Sarah Edwards

Birthday:
10/11/1881
Place of birth:
Glyn Ceiriog, Denbighshire, Wales:
Biography:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Sarah Edwards (October 11, 1881 – January 7, 1965) was a Welsh-born American film and stage actress. She often played dowagers or spinsters in numerous Hollywood movies of the 1930s and 1940s, mostly in minor roles. Edwards started her acting career as a stage actress, she was described in 1916 by a newspaper article as a leading actress "very popular with West End theatre-goers".[1] She eventually settled in the United States and appeared in six Broadway plays between 1919 and 1931, primarily in comedies like The Merry Malones by George M. Cohan. Among her first movies was the New York-filmed 1929 musical Glorifying the American Girl (1929), where she portrayed the mercenary mother of leading actress Mary Eaton. She came to Hollywood in the mid-1930s where she appeared in about 190 films until her retirement 1951, mostly in uncredited, small character roles. Sarah Edwards died in Hollywood in 1965, aged 83. Edwards seemed older than she was and often portrayed a "kindly grandmother, imperious dowager, hardy pioneer wife, ill-tempered teacher and strict governess". She remains perhaps best-known to modern audiences as the imperious mother of Mary Hatch (Donna Reed) in Frank Capra's film classic It's a Wonderful Life (1946) who tries to keep her daughter away from George Bailey. Edwards also played a customer in Ernst Lubitsch's The Shop Around the Corner (1940) with James Stewart. She also appeared in another Christmas classic, The Bishop's Wife (1947) with Cary Grant, and as the wife of a doctor on the train in Hitchcock's thriller Shadow of a Doubt (1943). Edwards sometimes also portrayed more substantial roles, for instance in the Charlie Chan movie Charlie Chan in the Secret Service (1944).

Credits

Carson City (1952)
as Stagecoach Passenger (uncredited)
Family Honeymoon (1948)
as Mrs. Carp (uncredited)
The Main Street Kid (1948)
as Mrs. Clauson
The Bishop's Wife (1947)
as Mrs. Duffy
Good News (1947)
as Miss Pritchard (uncredited)
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
as Mrs. Hatch
Undercurrent (1946)
as Cora (uncredited)
Song of Arizona (1946)
as Dolly Finnuccin
Girls of the Big House (1945)
as Dormitory Matron
The Corn Is Green (1945)
as Mrs. Watty's Friend
Storm Over Lisbon (1944)
as Maude Perry-Tonides
Henry Aldrich's Little Secret (1944)
as Mrs. Bradley
Henry Aldrich Plays Cupid (1944)
as Mrs. Bradley
Charlie Chan in the Secret Service (1944)
as Mrs. Hargue
All by Myself (1943)
as Mrs. Vincent
Dixie Dugan (1943)
as Mrs. Kelly
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
as Doctor's Wife on Train (uncredited)
Calling All Pa's (1942)
as Grandma Vanderscnooze (uncredited)
The Forest Rangers (1942)
as Mrs. Hansen (uncredited)
Apache Trail (1942)
as Stagecoach Passenger
Sons of the Pioneers (1942)
as Housekeeper
My Favorite Blonde (1942)
as Mrs. Weatherwax (uncredited)
Rings on Her Fingers (1942)
Dudes Are Pretty People (1942)
as Miss Priddle
H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941)
as Mrs. Motford - Kay's Mother (uncredited)
I Wake Up Screaming (1941)
as Customer (uncredited)
Three Girls About Town (1941)
as Clubwoman
Sunset in Wyoming (1941)
as Susanna Hawkins Peabody
Tom, Dick and Harry (1941)
as Mrs. Burton (uncredited)
Mr. District Attorney (1941)
as Miss Petherby
The Invisible Woman (1940)
as Showroom Buyer
Little Men (1940)
as Landlady
Arise, My Love (1940)
as Spinster (Uncredited)
Strike Up the Band (1940)
as Miss Hodges
The Howards of Virginia (1940)
as Neighbor Girl
Young People (1940)
as Mrs. Stinchfield
New Moon (1940)
as Marquise della Rosa
Lucky Cisco Kid (1940)
as Spinster
Curtain Call (1940)
as Literary Committee Member
Free, Blonde and 21 (1940)
as Undetermined Role
The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
as Woman Customer
Remember? (1939)
as Lady in Revolving Door
The Amazing Mr. Williams (1939)
as Citizens Committee Woman (uncredited)
Meet Dr. Christian (1939)
as Mrs. Minnows
Too Busy to Work (1939)
Drunk Driving (1939)
as Driver (uncredited)
Sabotage (1939)
as (uncredited)
Espionage Agent (1939)
as Militant American Tourist
Here I Am a Stranger (1939)
as Chaperone at Dance
Coast Guard (1939)
as Florence (uncredited)
Unmarried (1939)
as Mrs. Jones
Blondie Meets the Boss (1939)
as Saleswoman (uncredited)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939)
as Annie Rucker
Boy Trouble (1939)
as Mrs. Moots
A Doggone Mixup (1938)
The Shining Hour (1938)
as Chairwoman of Morals Society (uncredited)
A Man to Remember (1938)
as Clerk (uncredited)
Woman Against Woman (1938)
as Party Guest
The Beloved Brat (1938)
as School Board Member Miss Brundage
Women Are Like That (1938)
as Mrs. Snell
Judge Hardy's Children (1938)
as Miss Adams (uncredited)
Merrily We Live (1938)
as Mrs. Fleming
Gold Is Where You Find It (1938)
as Party Guest (uncredited)
Love Is a Headache (1938)
as Mrs. Warden, Fan from New Jersey (uncredited)
The Awful Truth (1937)
as Lucy's Attorney's Wife (uncredited)
It's Love I'm After (1937)
as Mrs. Hinkle
Varsity Show (1937)
as Mrs. Biddle
Public Wedding (1937)
as Mrs. Van Drexel
Big Business (1937)
as Miss Collins - School Principal
We're on the Jury (1937)
as Evelyn Bottomley
Early to Bed (1936)
as Miss Barton
Palm Springs (1936)
as Miss Pinchon
The Golden Arrow (1936)
as Mrs. Lizzie Burke-Meyers
Colleen (1936)
as First Society Woman (uncredited)
Stars Over Broadway (1935)
as Woman Dancing with Fat Man
It's in the Air (1935)
as Old Maid (uncredited)
I Live My Life (1935)
as Professor Douglas (Uncredited)
Two-Fisted (1935)
as Abigail Adams
People Will Talk (1935)
as Martie Beemish
Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)
as Mrs. Myron Carey
Shadow of Doubt (1935)
as Dowager in Taxi
Sweepstake Annie (1935)
as Friend of Mrs. Foster (uncredited)
The World Accuses (1934)
as Lucille Weymouth
My Grandfather's Clock (1934)
as Housekeeper (uncredited)
Wayward (1932)
as Nurse (uncredited)
Glorifying the American Girl (1929)
as Mrs. Hughes

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