- 23 October 1880
- Belfast, Ireland [now Northern Ireland], UK
Delightful character actress who held her own against such acting heavyweights as Charles Laughton, Boris Karloff, Tyrone Power, Barbara Stanwyck, and Sydney Greenstreet. Often cast by studio heads as comic relief thanks to her thick Irish accent and rubber-faced expressions, most notably in Universal's horror classics, Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and The Invisible Man (1933). Her final role was as the devoted housekeeper in Billy Wilder's Witness for the Prosecution (1957), a role she originated on stage. Her hilarious testimony during the trial is one of the film's highlights.
|Movie Name||Release Date|
|Ο Ρομπέν των δασών – The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)||May 14, 1938|
|Η μνηστή του Φρανκενστάιν – Bride of Frankenstein (1935)||May 6, 1935|
|Μάρτυς κατηγορίας – Witness for the Prosecution (1957)||February 6, 1958|
|Αιχμάλωτοι του παρελθόντος – Random Harvest (1942)||June 2, 1947|