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Leona Roberts

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Leona Roberts (July 26, 1879 – January 29, 1954) was an American stage and film actress. Leona Roberts was born as Leona Celinda Doty in a small village in Illinois. She made her debut on Broadway in 1926 and appeared there in about 40 productions between 1926 and 1945, mostly in supporting roles. Roberts started her film career in 1926 in Poor Mrs. Jones, produced by the United States Department of Agriculture, where she starred in the leading role. She went to Hollywood in 1937 and played in over 40 films, mostly in motherly supporting roles. She was probably best-known for her portrayal of "society gossip" Mrs. Meade in Gone with the Wind (1939), together with Harry Davenport, who played Dr. Meade. Roberts also appeared with Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn in the screwball comedy Bringing Up Baby (1938) as the house servant Mrs. Gogarty, as well in Of Human Hearts (1938) with James Stewart and The Blue Bird (1940) with Shirley Temple. In 1941, she returned to Broadway, where she worked until the mid-1940s. Subsequently, Roberts worked again in Hollywood and made a few last films there, including a small part in The Loves of Carmen (1948). She made her last film in 1949.


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Born:
Jul 26, 1879 In Mills Township, Bond County, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
31
First Appeared:
In the movie Border Cafe 1937-06-04
Latest Project:
Movie Chicago Deadline 1949-10-17
Known For
Poster of Boomerang!
Poster of Condemned Women
Poster of Bringing Up Baby
Poster of Fight for Your Lady
Filmography
Movie Chicago Deadline Maggie 1949-10-17
Movie Boomerang! Mrs. Crossman (uncredited) 1947-02-28
Movie The Madonna's Secret Mrs. Corbin 1946-02-16
Movie Week-End in Havana Passenger 1941-10-17
Movie Gangs of Chicago Mrs. Whitaker 1940-05-18
Movie Abe Lincoln in Illinois Mrs. Rutledge 1940-02-22
Movie The Blue Bird Mrs. Berlingot 1940-01-15
Movie The Man Who Wouldn't Talk Unknown 1940-01-11
Movie Queen of the Mob Mrs. Greenough 1940-06-28
Movie Golden Gloves Mrs. Parker 1940-08-02
Movie Blondie Plays Cupid Tante Hannah Henderson 1940-10-31
Movie Wildcat Bus Ma Talbot 1940-08-23
Movie The Spellbinder Mrs. Jenkins (Uncredited) 1939-07-28
Movie They Made Her a Spy Ella Wilkins 1939-04-14
Movie Bachelor Mother Old Lady (uncredited) 1939-06-30
Movie The Escape Aunt Mamie Qualen 1939-10-05
Movie Sued for Libel Mrs. Trent 1939-10-27
Movie Swanee River Mrs. Foster 1939-12-29
Movie Gone with the Wind Mrs. Caroline Meade 1939-12-15
Movie Of Human Hearts Sister Clarke 1938-02-11
Movie Crashing Hollywood Extra Assigned to Stage 6 (uncredited) 1938-01-07
Movie Everybody's Doing It Woman at Bar 1938-01-14
Movie Bringing Up Baby Hannah Gogarty 1938-02-18
Movie Condemned Women Kate Holt 1938-03-18
Movie The Affairs of Annabel Mrs. Hurley 1938-09-09
Movie Kentucky Grace Goodwin 1938-12-30
Movie Crime Ring Mrs. Wharton 1938-07-08
Movie Border Cafe Emily Whitney 1937-06-04
Movie Super-Sleuth Mrs. Abbington 1937-07-16
Movie There Goes the Groom Martha 1937-10-29
Movie Fight for Your Lady Cleaning Woman 1937-11-05