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Nora Cecil

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Nora Cecil (September 20, 1878 – May 1, 1951) was a British-American character actress whose 30-year career spanned both the silent and sound film eras. Cecil's career began on the stage, where she appeared in a single Broadway production, The Sleeping Beauty and the Beast, which ran for more than 240 performances at the Broadway Theatre in 1901-02. (A 1930 newspaper article says that Cecil "made her debut, three decades ago, on the London stage.") Cecil appeared in well over 100 feature films and film shorts. In 1915, she moved from the stage into films, her first appearance being in a starring role in The Arrival of Perpetua, directed by Émile Chautard. She often played "thin-lipped, stern-visaged dowagers and forbidding mothers-in-law" and "welfare workers, landladies, schoolmistresses and maiden aunts". One of the most significant roles was in the W.C. Fields vehicle, The Old Fashioned Way in 1934. Some of the other notable films in which Cecil appeared include: Ernst Lubitsch's historical romance, The Merry Widow, starring Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald; the 1939 version of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, starring Mickey Rooney; the John Ford classic, Stagecoach, with John Wayne. Her final acting performance was in a featured role in Mourning Becomes Electra in 1947, starring Rosalind Russell.

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Sep 26, 1878 In London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie A Model Husband 1916-03-29
Latest Project:
Movie The Big Parade of Comedy 1964-09-02
Known For
Poster of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Poster of Car 99
Poster of Chained
Poster of The Poor Little Rich Girl
Movie The Big Parade of Comedy (archive footage) 1964-09-02
Movie Two Sisters from Boston Mrs. Mulberry - Recital Guest (uncredited) 1946-06-06
Movie The Missing Lady Miss Millie 1946-08-17
Movie The Thin Man Goes Home Miss Peavy 1944-12-24
Movie The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek Hospital Nurse (uncredited) 1943-12-24
Movie Obliging Young Lady Miss Hollyrod - Bird Lover (uncredited) 1942-04-01
Movie The Wife Takes a Flyer Miss Updike 1942-04-28
Movie Apache Trail Passenger (uncredited) 1942-09-01
Movie I Married a Witch Harriet Wooley (uncredited) 1942-10-30
Movie A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob Charwoman 1941-03-14
Movie Three Girls About Town Casket Customer 1941-10-23
Movie Lucky Partners Women's Club President 1940-08-02
Movie Young People Righteous Old Lady 1940-08-30
Movie Little Men Head of Orphanage 1940-11-29
Movie The Bank Dick Lompoc Ladies Auxiliary (uncredited) 1940-11-29
Movie Stagecoach Boone's Landlady (uncredited) 1939-03-03
Movie The Story of Alexander Graham Bell Miss Jenkins 1939-04-04
Movie The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mrs. Shackleford 1939-02-10
Movie What a Life Miss Eggleston 1939-10-05
Movie Union Pacific Snoring Woman on Train (uncredited) 1939-05-05
Movie International Settlement English Woman 1938-02-04
Movie Mr. Boggs Steps Out Widow Peddie 1938-02-18
Movie Champagne Waltz Train Passenger 1937-02-05
Movie Easy Living Miss Swerf 1937-07-16
Movie The Mighty Treve Old Maid at Dog Show 1937-01-17
Movie Nothing Sacred Schoolteacher (uncredited) 1937-11-25
Movie Borrowing Trouble Dressmaker 1937-12-10
Movie Blossoms On Broadway Leader of Committee (uncredited) 1937-11-19
Movie Collegiate Miss Curtiss 1936-01-22
Movie Two in the Dark Mrs. Potter, Landlady 1936-01-10
Movie Dancing Pirate Landlady (uncredited) 1936-05-22
Movie Fury Albert's Mother (uncredited) 1936-06-05
Movie College Holiday Miss Elkins (uncredited) 1936-12-19
Movie Let's Make a Million Unknown 1936-09-01
Movie The Big Broadcast of 1937 Home Economics Woman 1936-10-05
Movie Little Miss Nobody Mrs. Robinson 1936-06-05
Movie Memories and Melodies Customer (uncredited) 1935-02-16
Movie Biography of a Bachelor Girl Ship's Matron (uncredited) 1935-01-04
Movie Car 99 Granny Adams 1935-03-02
Movie Way Down East Townswoman at Party 1935-10-25
Movie Gold Diggers of 1935 Housekeeper (uncredited) 1935-03-15
Movie Slightly Static Beauty Products Announcer (uncredited) 1935-09-07
Movie Laughing Boy Schoolteacher 1934-04-13
Movie Upperworld The Streams' Housekeeper (uncredited) 1934-04-19
Movie The Old Fashioned Way Mrs. Wendelschaffer 1934-07-13
Movie Mixed Nuts Mrs. Twitchett 1934-02-16
Movie Search for Beauty Miss Pettigrew 1934-02-02
Movie You're Telling Me! Mrs. Price 1934-03-18
Movie Chained Edith (uncredited) 1934-08-31
Movie Bachelor Bait Mrs. Trutmanner (uncredited) 1934-07-27
Movie Opened by Mistake Head Nurse 1934-10-05
Movie The Merry Widow Animal Woman (uncredited) 1934-11-02
Movie The Spectacle Maker Duchess 1934-09-20
Movie One-Horse Farmers Subway Passenger (uncredited) 1934-08-01
Movie King of the Jungle Spinster in Park 1933-03-10
Movie Wreckety Wrecks Miss Winterbottom 1933-02-18
Movie Asleep in the Feet Female Police Officer 1933-01-21
Movie Fast Workers Tall Window-Shopper (Uncredited) 1933-03-10
Movie Peg o' My Heart Smythe (maid) 1933-05-26
Movie Design for Living Tom's Secretary (uncredited) 1933-12-29
Movie Going Hollywood Briarcroft's Teacher 1933-12-22
Movie Meet the Baron Professor Winterbottom (uncredited) 1933-10-20
Movie Doctor Bull Aunt Emily Banning 1933-09-22
Movie Stage Mother Miss Gilford, Kitty's Music Store Boss 1933-09-29
Movie Young Bride Landlady (uncredited) 1932-04-08
Movie Amateur Daddy Saleslady 1932-04-10
Movie Mr. Bride Mrs. Cecil 1932-12-24
Movie Pack Up Your Troubles Welfare Association Officer (uncredited) 1932-09-16
Movie Girl Grief Unknown 1932-10-08
Movie Everything’s Rosie Hotel Proprietress 1931-06-13
Movie Millie Helen and Angie's Landlady (uncredited) 1931-02-08
Movie Street Scene Alice Simpson - Welfare Worker 1931-09-05
Movie The Ruling Voice Malcom's Nurse (uncredited) 1931-10-30
Movie Little Accident Dr. Zernecke 1930-08-03
Movie Seven Days' Leave Amelia Twymley 1930-01-24
Movie Hell's Angels Helen's Maid (uncredited) 1930-11-15
Movie Only Saps Work Mrs. Partridge 1930-12-05
Movie Footlights and Fools (uncredited) 1929-12-08
Movie The Baby Cyclone Mrs. Crandall 1928-09-26
Movie The Cavalier Unknown 1928-11-01
Movie Girls Matron Helen Hunt 1927-03-27
Movie Sensation Seekers Mrs. Lodge 1927-03-21
Movie Too Many Crooks Unknown 1927-04-02
Movie The Devil Dancer Julia 1927-11-03
Movie Chip of the Flying U Dr. Cecil Grantham 1926-03-14
Movie Midnight Faces Mrs. Hart 1926-03-24
Movie Timothy's Quest Townswoman 1922-09-16
Movie Prunella 1918-01-01
Movie The Poor Little Rich Girl One of Gwendolyn's Teachers (uncredited) 1917-03-05
Movie Tillie Wakes Up Gossip in Ice Cream Parlor / Woman Having Picture Taken 1917-01-29
Movie A Model Husband Mrs Gossip 1916-03-29
Movie The Social Secretary Spinster (uncredited) 1916-09-16