Mary Forbes

Mary Forbes

  • Born on
    • January 1st, 1883
  • Died on
    • July 22nd, 1974
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Mary Forbes (1 January 1883 – 22 July 1974), born Ethel Louise Young, was a British-American film actress, based in the United States in her latter years, where she died. She appeared in more than 130 films between 1919 and 1958. Forbes was born in Hornsey, England. She made her first public appearance on the concert platform giving recitals. Her acting debut was in 1908 on the London stage at Aldwych Theatre. Her American stage debut came in Romance at Maxine Elliott's Theatre in 1913. She took over management of the Ambassadors Theatre in 1913 and had several years experience on stage in Britain and America before her appearances in Hollywood films. Two of her three children by her first marriage in the first quarter of 1904 to Ernest J. Taylor, Ralph and Dorothy Brenda, known as Brenda, were also actors. The middle child of the three, Phyllis Mary Taylor, was not in the acting business. Her second husband was British actor Charles Quartermaine, who married in 1925; the union ended in divorce. She married her third husband, Wesley Wall, an American businessman, in 1935; the couple remained married until her death in 1974. She became a naturalized United States citizen in 1943, with one of her character references being Lucile Webster Gleason, actress and wife of actor James Gleason.

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Acting (37 Credits)

1948You Gotta Stay Happy as Aunt Martha
1947Ivy as Lady Crail
1946Terror by Night as Lady Margaret Carstairs
1945The Picture of Dorian Gray as Lady Agatha
1943Sherlock Holmes in Washington as Mrs. Pettibone
1943Jane Eyre as Mrs. Eshton
1943Mr. Lucky as War Relief Worker (uncredited)
1942This Above All as Vicar's Wife
1941Nothing But the Truth as Mrs. Ralston
1941Back Street as Mrs. Williams
1940All This, and Heaven Too as Lady at the Theatre (uncredited)
1939You Can't Cheat an Honest Man as Mrs. Bel-Goodie
1939Fast and Loose as Mrs. Torrent
1939The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes as Lady Conyngham
1939Ninotchka as Lady Lavenham (uncredited)
1939The Ice Follies of 1939 as Lady Hilda (Uncredited)
1938Everybody Sing as Miss Colvin
1938You Can't Take It with You as Mrs. Anthony P. Kirby
1938The Rage of Paris as Woman in Opera Box (uncredited)
1937Another Dawn as Mrs. Lydia Benton
1937The Awful Truth as Mrs. Vance
1937One Hundred Men and a Girl as Concert Hall Patron
1937Wee Willie Winkie as Mrs. MacMonachie
1937Stage Door as Cast of Stage Play
1936Wedding Present as Mrs. Dodacker
1936Theodora Goes Wild as Mrs. Wyatt (uncredited)
1935Les Misérables as Mlle. Baptiseme
1935Anna Karenina
1935Captain Blood as Mrs. Steed
1934Shock as Lady Heatherly
1933Bombshell as Mrs. Middleton
1932A Farewell to Arms as Miss Van Campen
1930Holiday as Mrs. Pritchard Ames
1930The Devil to Pay! as Mrs. Hope (uncredited)
1930Abraham Lincoln as Actress (uncredited)
1929The Thirteenth Chair as Lady Alice Crosby
1929The Trespasser as Mrs. Ferguson

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