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Cathleen Nesbitt (Cathleen Mary Nesbitt)

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Biography

Cheshire, England, UK
Diminutive, genteel Cathleen Nesbitt was a grand dame of the theatre on both sides of the Atlantic in a career spanning seven decades. Among almost 300 roles on stage, she excelled at comic portrayals of sophisticated socialites and elegant mothers. Hollywood used her, whenever a gentler, sweeter version of Gladys Cooper was needed, yet someone still possessed of a subtly sarcastic wit and turn of phrase. Cathleen attended Queen's University in Belfast and the Sorbonne in Paris. Read more...

Actor

Character: Kate Somerford

Fanny by Gaslight 1944

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Character: Lucia Colletti

Black Widow 1954

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Character: Grandmother Janou

An Affair to Remember 1957

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Character: Harry's Mother

Staircase 1969

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Character: Edith Forbes

Never Never Land 1980

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Character: Lady Southwold

Upstairs, Downstairs 1971

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Character: Helene Choiseul

Naked City 1958

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Character: Frau Lucher

Producers' Showcase 1954

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Character: Mme. Boin

The Beloved Vagabond 1936

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Character: Cissie Hampshire

The United States Steel Hour 1953

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Character: Juliana Bordeaux

The ABC Afternoon Playbreak 1972

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Character: Louise McKendrick

The Parent Trap 1961

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Character: Aunty B

Suspicion 1957

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Character: Charlotte Pope

The Doctors and the Nurses 1962

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Character: Julia Rainbird

Family Plot 1976

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Character: Louisa Humber

Dr. Kildare 1961

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Character: 'The Old Lady' / The Old Lady

French Connection II 1975

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Character: Heather Rudge

The Haunting of Julia 1977

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Character: Madame Dupin de Francueil

Notorious Woman 1974

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Character: Madame Hervé

So Long at the Fair 1950

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Character: Mme. Bonaparte

Désirée 1954

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Character: Hertie Burton

Empire 1962

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Character: Granny Mermaid

Shirley Temple's Storybook 1958

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