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Nella Walker

Nella Walker

  • Born on
    • March 6th, 1886
  • Died on
    • March 22nd, 1971
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Nella Walker (March 6, 1886 – March 22, 1971) was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, and in her teens became half of the husband and wife vaudeville team "Mack and Walker", with her husband Wilbur Mack. By 1929 she had launched a film acting career, her first film role being in Tanned Legs alongside Sally Blane, Dorothy Revier, June Clyde, and Arthur Lake. She appeared in three films in 1929, and easily transitioned to "talking films", appearing in another four films in 1930, possibly making the smooth transition because she was never an established silent film actress. In 1931 her film career took off, with her appearing in ten films that year, five of which were uncredited. Her marriage ended not long after her film career was on the rise, and from 1932-33 she appeared in fifteen films, only five of which were uncredited. In 1935, her career improved, and between that year and 1938 she had 23 film appearances. Her biggest film appearance during that period was in Young Dr. Kildare alongside Lionel Barrymore and Lew Ayres. Throughout the 1930s her career was strong, and, despite her never being a premier "star", she repeatedly had solid acting roles. She finished that decade strong in 1939 with nine film roles, only three of which were uncredited. The 1940s mirrored her success of the previous decade in many ways, with her appearing in 37 films from 1940 to 1947. Now later in her career, and over 60 years of age, she slowed her career for a time, not having another role until 1950 when she appeared in Nancy Goes to Rio alongside Ann Sothern and Carmen Miranda. She appeared in another two films in 1952, then had her last film acting role in 1954, in the film Sabrina alongside Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn.

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Filmography

Acting (42 Credits)

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1954Sabrina as Maude Larrabee
1950Nancy Goes to Rio as Mrs. Harrison
1947That Hagen Girl as Molly Freneau
1947Magic Town as Grandview Citizen (uncredited)
1946Two Sisters from Boston as Mrs. Lawrence Tyburt Patterson, Sr.
1946The Locket as Mrs. Wendall
1944In Society as Mrs. Elizabeth Van Cleve
1943Air Raid Wardens as Millicent Norton
1942Kid Glove Killer as Mrs. Daniels
1941Hellzapoppin' as Mrs. Rand
1941Back Street as Corinne Saxel
1941Buck Privates as Mrs. Parker II
1940I Love You Again as Kay's Mother
1940The Saint Takes Over as Lucy Fernack
1940Kitty Foyle as Aunt Jessica
1940No Time for Comedy as First-Nighter (uncredited)
1940Irene as Mrs. Marshall (uncredited)
1939When Tomorrow Comes as Betty Dumont
1939In Name Only as Mrs. Walker
1939The Saint Strikes Back as Mrs. Betty Fernack
1939Made for Each Other as Dr. Langham's Nurse-Receptionist
1938The Rage of Paris as Mrs. Duncan
1938Young Dr. Kildare as Mrs. Chanler
1938Hard to Get as Mrs. Emmy Atwater (uncredited)
1937Stella Dallas as Mrs. Grosvenor
1936Three Smart Girls as Dorothy Craig
1936Captain January as Mrs. Mason
1936Small Town Girl as Mrs. Dakin
1935The Woman in Red as Aunt Bettina
1935I Live My Life as Ruth's Mother (Uncredited)
1934Four Frightened People as Mrs. Ainger
1934The 9th Guest as Margaret Chisholm
1934Fashions of 1934 as Mrs. Van Tyle
1933Ever in My Heart as Cousin Martha Sewell
1933The House on 56th Street as Eleanor Van Tyle
1932They Call It Sin as Mrs. Hollister
1932Trouble in Paradise as Mme. Bouchet (uncredited)
1932As You Desire Me as Lucia Marco
193220, 000 Years in Sing Sing as Mrs. Long (uncredited)
1931Indiscreet as Mrs. Woodward
1931Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise) as Dinner Guest (uncredited)
1931An American Tragedy as Hotel Guest (uncredited)

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