Mary Gordon

Mary Gordon

  • Born on
    • May 16th, 1882
  • Died on
    • August 23rd, 1963
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Mary Gordon (born Mary Gilmour, 16 May 1882 – 23 August 1963) was a Scottish actress, long in the United States, who mainly played housekeepers and mothers, most notably the landlady Mrs. Hudson in the Sherlock Holmes series of movies of the 1940s starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. Her body of work included nearly 300 films between 1925 and 1950. With her mother and daughter (both also named Mary), she arrived in Los Angeles in the mid-1920s and began playing variations on the roles she would spend her career on. She became friends with John Ford while making Hangman's House in 1928 and made seven more films with him. In 1939, she took on her best-remembered role as Sherlock Holmes' landlady and played the role in ten films and numerous radio plays. She was a charter member of the Hollywood Canteen, entertaining servicemen throughout the Second World War. On the radio show Those We Love, she played the regular role of Mrs. Emmett. She entered retirement just as television reshaped the entertainment industry, making only a single appearance in that medium. She was active in the Daughters of Scotia auxiliary of the Order of Scottish Clans. She lived out her final years in Pasadena, California with her daughter and grandson. She died at age 81 on 23 August 1963 in Pasadena, California after a long illness.

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Acting (67 Credits)

1949Mr. Soft Touch as Slatternly Woman Tenant (Uncredited)
1949The File on Thelma Jordon as Charwoman (Uncredited)
1948Fort Apache as Ma (barmaid)
1946Little Giant as Ma Miller
1946Shadows Over Chinatown as Mrs. Conover
1946Dressed to Kill as Mrs. Hudson
1946The Hoodlum Saint as Trina
1945Strange Confession as Mrs. O'Connor
1945The Body Snatcher as Mary McBride (uncredited)
1945The Woman in Green as Mrs. Hudson
1945Kitty as Nanny
1944The Pearl of Death as Mrs. Hudson
1944Million Dollar Kid as Mrs. McGinnis
1944Hollywood Canteen as Hostess (uncredited)
1943Sherlock Holmes Faces Death as Mrs. Hudson
1943The Spider Woman as Mrs. Hudson
1943Sherlock Holmes in Washington as Mrs. Hudson
1942The Mummy's Tomb as Jane Banning
1942Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror as Mrs. Hudson
1942Meet the Stewarts as Mrs. Stewart
1942Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon as Mrs. Hudson
1942The Pride of the Yankees as Maid (uncredited)
1942Gentleman Jim as Mrs. Casey (uncredited)
1941Pot o' Gold as Mom McCorkle
1941Double Cross as Mrs. Murray
1941It Started with Eve as Mrs. O'Toole (uncredited)
1940When the Daltons Rode as Ma Dalton
1940The Invisible Woman as Mrs. Bates
1940Kitty Foyle as Cleaning Lady (uncredited)
1940Saps at Sea as Mrs. O'Riley
1940The Invisible Man Returns as Cookie (uncredited)
1940Go West as Train Passenger
1940Brother Orchid as Mrs. Sweeney - Flo's Landlady (uncredited)
1939The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes as Mrs. Hudson
1939Day-Time Wife as Scrubwoman
1939The Hound of the Baskervilles as Mrs. Hudson
1939Mr. Smith Goes to Washington as Woman (uncredited)
1937Double Wedding as Mrs. Keough
1937A Damsel in Distress as Cook
1937The Great O'Malley as Mrs. O'Malley
1937Mannequin as Mrs. O'Rourke (Uncredited)
1936Great Guy as Mrs. Ogilvie
1936After the Thin Man as Rose (uncredited)
1936The Plough and the Stars as Woman at Barricades
1936Mary of Scotland as Nurse
1935The Irish in Us as Ma O'Hara
1935Bonnie Scotland as Mrs. Bickerdike
1935The Bride of Frankenstein as Hans' wife (uncredited)
1935Mutiny on the Bounty as Peddler (uncredited)
1934The Little Minister as Nanny
1934Baby, Take a Bow as Mrs. O'Brien
1934Our Daily Bread as Community Woman in Cottage (uncredited)
1934Manhattan Melodrama as Boat Passenger (uncredited)
1934Murder at the Vanities as Assistant Wardrobe Woman (Uncredited)
1933The Power and the Glory as Nurse (uncredited)
1933The Invisible Man as Screaming Woman (uncredited)
1933She Done Him Wrong as Cleaning Lady
1933The Kiss Before the Mirror as Scrubwoman (uncredited)
1933Design for Living as Theatre Chambermaid (uncredited)
1933Doctor Bull as Townswoman at Meeting
1932Pack Up Your Troubles as Mrs. MacTavish (uncredited)
1932Call Her Savage as Lady in Tenement (Uncredited)
1931The Black Camel as Mrs. MacMaster
1931Possessed as Woman at Political Rally (uncredited)
1931Waterloo Bridge as Distraught Woman on Stairway (uncredited)
1929Hell's Heroes as Lady in Church Choir
1928The Matinee Idol as Woman in Audience (uncredited)

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