Sara Haden

Sara Haden

  • Born on
    • November 17th, 1898
  • Died on
    • September 15th, 1981
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Sara Haden (born Catherine Haden, November 17, 1898 – September 15, 1981) was a character actress in Hollywood films of the 1930s through the 1950s and in television into the mid-1960s. She may be best remembered for appearing as Aunt Milly Forrest in thirteen entries in MGM's Andy Hardy film series. Haden first appeared on the stage in the early 1920s. As early as October 1920, she was appearing with Walter Hampden's acting troupe. Her Broadway debut came in Trigger (1927). She made her film debut in 1934 (one year after her mother's retirement) in the Katharine Hepburn vehicle Spitfire. Haden later became a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract player in the late 1930s and had smallish roles in many of the studio's films, most notably in the Andy Hardy series starring Mickey Rooney, cast as the spinsterish Aunt Milly Forrest. Haden made her last film, Andy Hardy Comes Home, in 1958, but was active on television until a 1965 guest spot on Dr. Kildare. She was most notable for her stern, humorless characterisations such as a truant officer in Shirley Temple's Captain January (1936), but she also played the much-loved teacher Miss Pipps, who is unjustly fired in the Our Gang comedy Come Back, Miss Pipps (1941). Other films in which she appeared include Poor Little Rich Girl (1936), The Shop Around the Corner (1940), Woman of the Year (1942), and The Bishop's Wife (1947). Her television appearances include episodes of Climax!, Bourbon Street Beat, and Bonanza. She had a guest appearance on Perry Mason as Florence Harvey in the 1959 episode, "The Case of the Romantic Rogue". Haden played Dora Darling in My Favorite Martian, season 2 episode 28, "Once Upon a Martian's Mother's Day" in 1965. She was married to film actor Richard Abbott (born Seamon Vandenberg; 1899-1986) from 1921 until their divorce in 1948. Sara Haden died on September 15, 1981 at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California, at age 82.

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Acting (37 Credits)

1953A Lion Is in the Streets as Lula May McManamee
1950The Great Rupert as Mrs.Katie Dingle
1950A Life of Her Own as Smitty
1949Roughshod as Ma Wyatt
1948Rachel and the Stranger as Mrs. Jackson
1947The Bishop's Wife as Mildred Cassaway
1946Love Laughs at Andy Hardy as Milly Forrest
1946She-Wolf of London as Martha Winthrop
1945Our Vines Have Tender Grapes as Mrs. Bjornson
1944Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble as Milly Forrest
1943Above Suspicion as Aunt Hattie
1943Lost Angel as Rhoda Kitterick
1943Best Foot Forward as Miss Talbert
1943Thousands Cheer as Second Nurse in Frank Morgan Skit
1942Andy Hardy's Double Life as Milly Forrest
1942The Courtship of Andy Hardy as Milly Forrest
1942Woman of the Year as Matron
1942Somewhere I'll Find You as Miss Coulter
1941Andy Hardy's Private Secretary as Milly Forrest
1941Life Begins for Andy Hardy as Milly Forrest
1941Love Crazy as Miss Cecilia Landis
1941H.M. Pulham, Esq. as Miss Rollo, Harry's Secretary
1940The Shop Around the Corner as Flora
1940Andy Hardy Meets Debutante as Milly Forrest
1940Boom Town as Miss Barnes
1939Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever as Milly Forrest
1939Remember? as Miss Wilson
1937A Family Affair as Milly Forrest
1937The Last of Mrs. Cheyney as Anna
1936Captain January as Agatha Morgan
1936Poor Little Rich Girl as Collins
1935Mad Love as Marie
1935Magnificent Obsession as Mrs. Nancy Ashford
1934Anne of Green Gables as Mrs. Barry
1934Spitfire as Etta Dawson
1934Finishing School as Miss Fisher
1934Music in the Air as Martha

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