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Mildred Natwick

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Mildred Natwick (June 19, 1905 – October 25, 1994) was an American stage, film and television actress. In 1967, she earned an Academy Award nomination for her supporting role in Barefoot in the Park. She was nominated for two Tony Awards in 1957 and 1972 and won a Primetime Emmy Award for her work in the miniseries The Snoop Sisters, opposite Helen Hayes. Natwick began performing on the stage at age 21 with "The Vagabonds", a non-professional theatre group in Baltimore. She soon joined the University Players on Cape Cod. Natwick made her Broadway debut in 1932 playing Mrs. Noble in Frank McGrath’s play Carry Nation, about the famous temperance crusader Carrie Nation. Throughout the 1930s she starred in a number of plays, frequently collaborating with friend and actor-director-playwright Joshua Logan. On Broadway, she played "Prossy" in Katharine Cornell's production of Candida. She made her film debut in John Ford's The Long Voyage Home as a Cockney slattern, and portrayed the landlady in The Enchanted Cottage (1945). Natwick is remembered for small but memorable roles in several John Ford film classics, including 3 Godfathers (1948), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), and The Quiet Man (1952). She played Miss Ivy Gravely, in Alfred Hitchcock's Trouble with Harry (1955), and a sorceress in The Court Jester (1956). Natwick in the film The Trouble with Harry in 1955 She continued to appear onstage, and made regular guest appearances in television series. She was twice nominated for Tony Awards: in 1957 for The Waltz of the Toreadors, the same year she also starred in Tammy and the Bachelor with Debbie Reynolds and Leslie Nielsen and in 1972 for the musical 70 Girls 70. She returned to film in Barefoot in the Park (1967) as the mother of the character played by Jane Fonda. The role earned Natwick her only Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting actress. One of Natwick's memorable roles was in The House Without a Christmas Tree (1972), which starred Jason Robards and Lisa Lucas. The program's success spawned three sequels: The Thanksgiving Treasure, The Easter Promise, and Addie and The King of Hearts. In 1971, Natwick co-starred with Helen Hayes in the ABC Movie of the Week, Do Not Fold, Spindle, or Mutilate, in which their characters worked together as amateur sleuths. The success of that telefilm resulted in a 1973-74 series, also called The Snoop Sisters, which was part of The NBC Wednesday Mystery Movie. For her performance, Natwick won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie. In 1981, Natwick joined Hayes as the first members of the Board of Advisors to the Riverside Shakespeare Company. Both attended and supported several fund raisers for that off-Broadway theatre company. She guest-starred on such television series as McMillan & Wife, Family, Alice, The Love Boat, Hawaii Five-O, The Bob Newhart Show, and Murder, She Wrote. She made her final film appearance at the age of 83 in the 1988 historical drama Dangerous Liaisons. Description above from the Wikipedia article Mildred Natwick, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jun 19, 1905 In Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Long Voyage Home 1940-11-11
Latest Project:
Movie Dangerous Liaisons 1988-06-09
Known For
Poster of Deadly Deception
Poster of Teenage Rebel
Poster of The Kissing Bandit
Poster of The Enchanted Cottage
Movie Dangerous Liaisons Madame de Rosemonde 1988-06-09
Movie Deadly Deception Sarah Cleason 1987-03-08
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Movie Kiss Me Goodbye Mrs. Reilly 1982-12-22
Series Magnum, P.I. Unknown 1980-12-11
Series Trapper John, M.D. Unknown 1979-09-23
Movie You Can't Take it With You Grand Duchess Olga Katrina 1979-05-16
Series Little Women Aunt March 1978-10-02
Series Alice Unknown 1976-08-31
Movie Addie and the King of Hearts Grandma Mills 1976-02-25
Movie The Easter Promise Grandma 1975-03-26
Movie At Long Last Love Mabel Pritchard 1975-03-01
Movie Daisy Miller Mrs. Costello 1974-05-22
Series The Snoop Sisters Gwendolyn Snoop Nicholson 1973-12-19
Movie The Thanksgiving Treasure Grandma 1973-11-18
Movie Money to Burn Emily Finnegan 1973-10-27
Movie The House Without a Christmas Tree Grandma Mills 1972-12-03
Movie Do Not Fold, Spindle, or Mutilate Shelby Saunders 1971-11-09
Movie The Maltese Bippy Molly Fletcher 1969-06-18
Movie Trilogy Miss Miller 1969-06-08
Movie If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium Jenny Grant 1969-04-24
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Movie Barefoot in the Park Ethel Banks 1967-05-25
Series Naked City Unknown 1958-09-30
Movie Tammy and the Bachelor Aunt Renie 1957-06-14
Movie Blithe Spirit Madame Arcati 1956-01-14
Movie Teenage Rebel Grace Hewitt 1956-11-01
Movie The Court Jester Griselda 1955-12-24
Movie The Trouble with Harry Miss Ivy Gravely 1955-10-03
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Series Letter to Loretta Unknown 1953-09-20
Movie Against All Flags Molvina MacGregor 1952-12-24
Movie The Quiet Man The Widow Sarah Tillane 1952-07-21
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Series Tales of Tomorrow Unknown 1951-08-03
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie Cheaper by the Dozen Mrs. Mebane 1950-03-31
Series Suspense Unknown 1949-01-06
Movie She Wore a Yellow Ribbon Abby Allshard ("Old Iron Pants") 1949-10-22
Series Lights Out Unknown 1949-07-19
Movie 3 Godfathers The Mother 1948-12-31
Movie The Kissing Bandit Isabella 1948-11-14
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Series The Philco Television Playhouse Unknown 1948-10-03
Movie A Woman's Vengeance Nurse Caroline Braddock 1948-01-29
Movie The Late George Apley Amelia Newcombe 1947-03-19
Movie Yolanda and the Thief Aunt Amarilla 1945-11-20
Movie The Enchanted Cottage Mrs. Abigail Minnett 1945-04-28
Movie The Long Voyage Home Freda 1940-11-11