Esther Dale

Esther Dale

  • Born on
    • November 10th, 1885
  • Died on
    • July 23rd, 1961
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Esther Dale (November 10, 1885 – July 23, 1961) was an American actress, best known perhaps for her role as Aunt Genevieve in the 1935 Shirley Temple vehicle, Curly Top. On the stage, Dale starred in Carrie Nation on Broadway in 1933. Her other Broadway credits include Harvest of Years (1947), And Be My Love (1944), and Another Language (1932). Dale's first film was Crime Without Passion (1934) in an uncredited role. She was a familiar face in films of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, frequently playing stern, authoritarian characters such as prison matrons and head nurses, although she was equally adept at playing grande dames and ladies of the aristocracy. Dale played many roles in television over the years. In the 1958-1959 season of The Donna Reed Show, Dale played a job-seeking housekeeper who is frightened from the Stone home by Jeff Stone's pet mouse, and she appeared in the 1957 Maverick episode "According to Hoyle" opposite James Garner.

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Acting (35 Credits)

1960North to Alaska as Woman at Picnic
1959The Sound and the Fury as Mrs. Maud Mansfield
1953Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki as Birdie Hicks
1952Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair as Birdie Hicks
1952Monkey Business as Mrs. Rhinelander
1951Too Young to Kiss as Mrs. Boykin
1951On Moonlight Bay
1950Walk Softly, Stranger as Miss Thompson
1950No Man of Her Own as Josie
1949Holiday Affair as Mrs. Ennis
1949Ma and Pa Kettle as Mrs. Birdie Hicks
1948A Song Is Born as Miss Bragg
1947The Egg and I as Birdie Hicks
1946Margie as Grandma McSweeney
1946A Stolen Life as Mrs. Johnson
1946My Reputation as Anna
1943Old Acquaintance as Harriet
1943The North Star as Anna Kurin
1941Dangerously They Live as Dawson, Goodwin's Housekeeper
1941Back Street as Mrs. Smith
1941Mr. & Mrs. Smith as Mrs. Krausheimer
1940Arise, My Love as Susie
1940The Mortal Storm as Marta
1940Abe Lincoln in Illinois as Lincoln's Cook (uncredited)
1939Blackmail as Sarah
1939The Great Man Votes as Mrs. Markham
1939Made for Each Other as Annie - Cook #1
1939The Women as Ingrid (uncredited)
1937The Awful Truth as Mrs. Leeson
1937Easy Living as Lillian
1937Dead End as Mrs. Fenner
1936Fury as Mrs. Whipple
1935Curly Top as Genevieve Graham
1935The Wedding Night as Mrs. Kaise Novak
1935I Live My Life as Brumbaugh, Mrs. Gage's Housekeeper

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