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Genevieve Tobin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Genevieve Tobin (November 29, 1899 – July 21, 1995) was an American actress. The daughter of a vaudeville performer, Tobin made her film debut in 1910 in Uncle Tom's Cabin as Eva. She appeared in a few films as a child, and formed a double act with her sister Vivian. Their brother, George, also had a brief acting career. Following her education in Paris and New York, Tobin concentrated on a stage career in New York. Although she was seen most often in comedies, Tobin also played the role of Cordelia in a Broadway production of King Lear in 1923. Popular with audiences, she was often praised by critics for her appearance and style rather than for her talent, however in 1929 she achieved a significant success in the play Fifty Million Frenchmen. She introduced and popularized the Cole Porter song "You Do Something to Me" and the success of the role led her back to Hollywood, where she performed regularly in comedy films from the early 1930s. She played prominent supporting roles opposite such performers as Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Cary Grant, Barbara Stanwyck, Claudette Colbert, Joan Blondell and Kay Francis, but occasionally played starring roles, in films such as Golden Harvest (1933) and Easy to Love (1934). She played secretary Della Street to Warren William's Perry Mason in The Case of the Lucky Legs (1935). One of her most successful performances was as a bored housewife in the drama The Petrified Forest (1936) opposite Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, and Humphrey Bogart. She married the director William Keighley in 1938 and made only a couple more films; her final film before her retirement was No Time for Comedy (1940) with James Stewart and Rosalind Russell. Description above from the Wikipedia article Genevieve Tobin, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Nov 29, 1899 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Country Cousin 1919-11-02
Latest Project:
Movie No Time for Comedy 1940-09-14
Known For
Poster of The Man in the Mirror
Poster of Kiss and Make-Up
Poster of Screen Snapshots No. 11
Poster of The Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood
Movie No Time for Comedy Amanda 'Mandy' Swift 1940-09-14
Movie Yes, My Darling Daughter Connie Nevins 1939-02-25
Movie Kate Plus Ten Kate Westhanger 1938-03-17
Movie Dramatic School Gina Bertier 1938-12-09
Movie Zaza Florianne 1938-12-29
Movie The Great Gambini Nancy Randall 1937-06-24
Movie The Duke Comes Back Pauline Corbin 1937-11-29
Movie The Petrified Forest Mrs. Chisholm 1936-02-08
Movie Snowed Under Alice Merritt 1936-03-29
Movie Breakdowns of 1936 Herself 1936-12-30
Movie The Man in the Mirror Helen 1936-10-15
Movie The Woman in Red Mrs. 'Nicko' Nicholas 1935-02-16
Movie Here's to Romance Kathleen Gerard 1935-10-04
Movie The Goose and the Gander Betty Summers 1935-09-20
Movie Broadway Hostess Iris Marvin 1935-12-07
Movie The Case of the Lucky Legs Della Street 1935-10-05
Movie The 9th Guest Jean Trent 1934-01-31
Movie Screen Snapshots No. 11 Herself 1934-01-01
Movie Dark Hazard Marge Mayhew Turner 1934-01-31
Movie Easy to Love Carol 1934-01-13
Movie Hollywood on Parade No. B-1 Unknown 1934-03-02
Movie Success at Any Price Agnes 1934-03-16
Movie By Your Leave Ellen Smith 1934-11-09
Movie Kiss and Make-Up Eve Caron 1934-07-13
Movie Infernal Machine Elinor Green 1933-04-08
Movie Pleasure Cruise Shirley Poole 1933-04-01
Movie The Wrecker Mary Regan 1933-07-10
Movie Perfect Understanding Kitty Drayton 1933-01-15
Movie Goodbye Again Julie Clochessy Wilson 1933-09-09
Movie I Loved a Woman Martha Lane Hayden 1933-09-23
Movie Golden Harvest Cynthia Flint 1933-09-21
Movie The Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood Genevieve Tobin 1932-03-27
Movie One Hour with You Mitzi Olivier 1932-03-23
Movie Hollywood Speaks Gertie Smith 1932-06-25
Movie Up for Murder Myra Deane 1931-05-26
Movie Seed Mildred 1931-05-14
Movie The Gay Diplomat Countess Dorchy 1931-08-22
Movie A Lady Surrenders Mary 1930-10-06
Movie Free Love Unknown 1930-12-01
Movie The Country Cousin Eleanor Howitt 1919-11-02