Elisabeth Risdon

Elisabeth Risdon

  • Born on
    • April 26th, 1887
  • Died on
    • December 20th, 1958
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Elisabeth Risdon (born Daisy Cartwright Risdon; 26 April 1887 – 20 December 1958) was an English film actress. She appeared in over 140 films between 1913 and 1952. A beauty in her youth, she usually played in society parts. In later years in films she switched to playing character parts. Born in London, England, Risdon graduated from the Royal Academy of Arts in 1918 with high honours. She attracted the attention of George Bernard Shaw and was cast as the lead in his biggest plays. Besides her performances for Shaw, she was leading lady for actors including George Arliss, Otis Skinner, and William Faversham. She was also under contract to the Theatre Guild for many years. In later years, she taught drama to patients at a veterans administration hospital near her Brentwood home. She was married to the prolific silent film director George Loane Tucker who left her a widow in 1921. She later married actor Brandon Evans, who died in April 1958. She was the great-aunt of actress Wendy Barrie-Wilson. Risdon died in December 1958 in St Johns Hospital in Santa Monica, California from a cerebral haemorrhage. Her body was donated to medical science.

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Acting (34 Credits)

1952Scaramouche as Isabelle de Valmorin
1951It's a Big Country: An American Anthology as Diner on Train
1950The Secret Fury as Dr. Twining
1950Sierra as Aunt Susan
1948Bodyguard as Gene Dysen
1948Every Girl Should Be Married as Mary Nolan
1947Life with Father as Mrs. Whitehead
1947The Romance of Rosy Ridge as Emily Baggett
1947High Wall as Mrs. Kenet
1947The Egg and I as Betty's Mother
1946Roll on Texas Moon as Cactus Kate Taylor
1944Weird Woman as Dean Grace Gunnison
1944Tall in the Saddle as Miss Elizabeth Martin
1944The Canterville Ghost as Mrs. Polverdine
1943Higher and Higher as Georgia Keating
1943Lost Angel as Mrs. Pringle
1942Journey for Margaret as Mrs. Bailey
1942The Lady Is Willing as Mrs. Cummings
1942Reap the Wild Wind as Mrs. Claiborne
1942Random Harvest as Mrs. Lloyd
1941High Sierra as Ma
1940The Howards of Virginia as Aunt Clarissa
1940Abe Lincoln in Illinois as Sarah Lincoln
1939The Roaring Twenties as Mrs. Sherman
1939The Great Man Votes as Phoebe Ainslee
1939The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as Widow Douglass
1939Five Came Back as Martha Spengler
1937Mannequin as Mrs. Cassidy (as Elizabeth Risdon)
1937Make Way for Tomorrow as Cora Payne
1937They Won't Forget as Mrs. Hale (as Elizabeth Risdon)
1937Dead End as Mrs. Connell
1936Theodora Goes Wild as Aunt Mary
1936Craig's Wife as Mrs. Landreth
1935Crime and Punishment as Mrs. Raskolnikov

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