Mary Forbes

Place of birth:
Hornsey, Middlesex [now in Haringey, London], England, UK:
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.


You Gotta Stay Happy (1948)
as Aunt Martha
The Exile (1947)
as Second Court Lady
Ivy (1947)
as Lady Crail
Cigarette Girl (1947)
as Mrs. Halstead
Terror by Night (1946)
as Lady Margaret Carstairs
Earl Carroll Vanities (1945)
as Queen Mother Elena
I'll Remember April (1945)
as Mrs. Barrington
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
as Lady Agatha
Jane Eyre (1943)
as Mrs. Eshton
Mr. Lucky (1943)
as War Relief Worker
Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943)
as Mrs. Pettibone
The Great Impersonation (1942)
as Lady Leslie Clayfair
This Above All (1942)
as Vicar's Wife
Twin Beds (1942)
Klondike Fury (1942)
as Mrs. Langton
Nothing But the Truth (1941)
as Mrs. Ralston
Back Street (1941)
as Mrs. Williams
South of Suez (1940)
as Mrs. Putnam
All This, and Heaven Too (1940)
as Lady at the Theatre
Private Affairs (1940)
as Mrs. Stanley
Florian (1940)
as Grandmother
Laddie (1940)
as Mrs. Anna Pryor
Ninotchka (1939)
as Lady Lavenham (uncredited)
Hollywood Cavalcade (1939)
as Mrs. Gaynes
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
as Lady Conyngham
These Glamour Girls (1939)
as Mrs. Van Reichton (uncredited)
I Stole a Million (1939)
as Flower Shop Customer (uncredited)
The Sun Never Sets (1939)
as Mrs. Randolph
Three Smart Girls Grow Up (1939)
as Mrs. Withers
The Ice Follies of 1939 (1939)
as Lady Hilda (Uncredited)
Risky Business (1939)
as Mrs. Jameson
Fast and Loose (1939)
as Mrs. Torrent
You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939)
as Mrs. Bel-Goodie
Three Loves Has Nancy (1938)
as Mrs. Hansen
You Can't Take It with You (1938)
as Mrs. Anthony P. Kirby
Always Goodbye (1938)
as Aunt Martha Marshall
The Rage of Paris (1938)
as Woman in Opera Box (Uncredited)
Outside of Paradise (1938)
as Mrs. Stonewall
What Do You Think? (Number Three) (1938)
as Mrs. Dosier - John's Mother (uncredited)
Everybody Sing (1938)
as Miss Colvin
The Awful Truth (1937)
as Mrs. Vance
Stage Door (1937)
as Cast of Stage Play
One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937)
as Concert Hall Patron
The Life of the Party (1937)
as Mrs. Saunders
Wee Willie Winkie (1937)
as Mrs. MacMonachie
Another Dawn (1937)
as Mrs. Lydia Benton
Women of Glamour (1937)
as Mrs. Stark
Theodora Goes Wild (1936)
as Mrs. Wyatt
Wedding Present (1936)
as Mrs. Dodacker
The White Angel (1936)
as Lady Disapproving of Florence #1 (uncredited)
Captain Blood (1935)
as Mrs. Steed
The Widow from Monte Carlo (1935)
as Lady Holloway
The Perfect Gentleman (1935)
as Lady Clyffe-Pembrook
Anna Karenina (1935)
Stranded (1935)
as Grace Dean (uncredited)
Dizzy Dames (1935)
as Mrs. Stokes
Les Misérables (1935)
as Mlle. Baptiseme
Happiness Ahead (1934)
as Mrs. Travis
Two Heads on a Pillow (1934)
as Mrs. Caroline Devonshire
A Lost Lady (1934)
as Mrs. Hardy (uncredited)
Blind Date (1934)
as Mrs. Hartwell
Shock (1934)
as Lady Heatherly
Most Precious Thing in Life (1934)
as Mrs. Kelsey
You Can't Buy Everything (1934)
as Kate Farley
Bombshell (1933)
as Mrs. Middleton
A Farewell to Arms (1932)
as Miss Van Campen
Vanity Fair (1932)
as Mrs. Sedley
The Silent Witness (1932)
as Lady Howard
Working Girls (1931)
as Mrs. Johnstone
The Brat (1931)
as Mrs. Forester
Chances (1931)
as Mrs. Ingleside
Born To Love (1931)
as The Duchess
The Man Who Came Back (1931)
as Mrs. Gaynes
The Devil to Pay! (1930)
as Mrs. Hope (uncredited)
East Is West (1930)
as Mrs. Benson
Abraham Lincoln (1930)
as Actress (uncredited)
So This Is London (1930)
as Lady Worthing
Strictly Unconventional (1930)
as Mrs. Anna Shenstone
Sunnyside Up (1929)
as Mrs. Cromwell
The Trespasser (1929)
as Mrs. Ferguson
The Thirteenth Chair (1929)
as Lady Alice Crosby
Her Private Life (1929)
as Ladu Wildering
Women Who Win (1919) © 2020

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