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Josephine Hutchinson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Josephine Hutchinson (October 12, 1903 - June 4, 1998) was an American actress. Hutchinson was born in Seattle, Washington. Her mother, Leona Roberts, was an actress best known for her role as Mrs. Meade in Gone with the Wind. Under contract with Warner Bros., Hutchinson went to Hollywood in 1934, debuting in Happiness Ahead. She was featured on the cover of Film Weekly on August 23, 1935 and appeared in The Story of Louis Pasteur in 1936. At Universal, she played Elsa von Frankenstein in one of her more memorable roles alongside actor Basil Rathbone and Boris Karloff in Son of Frankenstein (1939). She later played Mrs. Townsend in North by Northwest (1959) and Love Is Better Than Ever, starring Elizabeth Taylor. Hutchinson made a number of Television appearances, including episodes of Perry Mason, The Rifleman and Little House on the Prairie. She died, aged 94, on June 4, 1998 at the Florence Nightingale Nursing Home in Manhattan. Her ashes were scattered near her niece’s home at Springfield, Oregon.

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Oct 12, 1903 In Seattle, Washington, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie A Little Princess 1917-11-05
Latest Project:
Series Little House on the Prairie 1974-09-11
Known For
Poster of Little House on the Prairie
Poster of Step Down to Terror
Poster of Matinee Theater
Poster of Son of Frankenstein
Series Little House on the Prairie Unknown 1974-09-11
Series The Sixth Sense Unknown 1972-01-15
Movie Travis Logan, D.A. Mrs. Tice 1971-03-11
Movie The Homecoming: A Christmas Story Mamie Baldwin 1971-12-19
Movie Rabbit, Run Mrs. Angstrom, Rabbit's mother 1970-10-01
Series Then Came Bronson Unknown 1969-09-17
Series To Rome with Love Unknown 1969-09-28
Movie Shadow Over Elveron Emily Maslan 1968-03-05
Series The Mod Squad Unknown 1968-09-24
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Movie Nevada Smith Mrs. Elvira McCanles 1966-06-10
Movie Baby the Rain Must Fall Mme Ewing 1965-01-12
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Series Kraft Suspense Theatre Unknown 1963-10-10
Series General Electric True Unknown 1962-09-30
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Series The New Breed Unknown 1961-10-03
Movie The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Widow Douglas 1960-07-21
Movie Walk Like a Dragon Ma Bartlett 1960-06-01
Series The Barbara Stanwyck Show Betty Galloway 1960-09-19
Movie North by Northwest Vandamm's Sister aka Mrs. Townsend 1959-07-08
Series Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Series The Twilight Zone Unknown 1959-10-02
Movie Sing Boy Sing Caroline Walker 1958-02-21
Series The Rifleman Unknown 1958-09-30
Movie Step Down to Terror Mrs. Sarah Walters 1958-09-01
Movie Gun for a Coward Mrs. Keough 1957-01-30
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Movie Miracle in the Rain Agnes Wood 1956-03-31
Movie Many Rivers to Cross Mrs. Cherne 1955-02-04
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Series Matinee Theater Unknown 1955-10-31
Series The 20th Century Fox Hour Unknown 1955-10-05
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Ruby Gentry Letitia Gentry 1952-12-25
Movie Love Is Better Than Ever Mrs. Macaboy 1952-02-23
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie Adventure in Baltimore Mrs. Lilly Sheldon 1949-04-19
Movie The Tender Years Emily Norris 1948-01-03
Movie Cass Timberlane Lillian Drover 1947-11-06
Movie Somewhere in the Night Elizabeth Conroy 1946-06-12
Movie The Voice That Thrilled the World Herself (segment 'The Story of Louis Pasteur') (archive footage) 1943-01-01
Movie Her First Beau Mrs. Wood 1941-05-08
Movie My Son, My Son! Nellie Moscrop Essex 1940-03-21
Movie Tom Brown's School Days Mrs. Mary Arnold 1940-06-26
Movie Son of Frankenstein Elsa von Frankenstein 1939-01-13
Movie The Crime of Doctor Hallet Dr. Mary Reynolds 1938-03-12
Movie Mountain Justice Ruth Harkins 1937-04-24
Movie The Women Men Marry Jane Carson 1937-09-10
Movie The Story of Louis Pasteur Marie Pasteur 1936-02-22
Movie I Married a Doctor Carol Kennicott 1936-01-01
Movie The Right to Live Stella Trent 1935-01-26
Movie Oil For The Lamps Of China Hester 1935-06-08
Movie Happiness Ahead Joan Bradford 1934-10-27
Movie A Little Princess (uncredited) 1917-11-05