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Dame May Whitty (Mary Louisa Whitty)

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Biography

Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
Born Mary Whitty on June 19, 1865 to a Liverpool newspaper editor and his wife, she became known as May Whitty to the world.

She first stepped on the London stage in 1882. She worked as an understudy at the St. James Theatre, and then, began playing leading roles when she joined a traveling stock company. After nearly 25 years as one of the leading British stage actresses, she appeared in her first film, Enoch Arden (1914), in Great Britain. She did not care much for the experience, and appeared in only a few silent films afterward. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Mrs Emily Truscott

Return to Yesterday 1940

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Character: Mrs. McLaidlaw

Suspicion 1941

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Character: Lady Beldon

Mrs. Miniver 1942

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Character: Lady Jane Stackhouse

Thunder Birds [Soldiers of the Air] 1942

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Character: Dally

Lassie Come Home 1943

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Character: May Whitty

Stage Door Canteen 1943

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Character: Lady Constance Longborough

The Constant Nymph 1943

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Character: Mrs. Lucy Trimble

Forever and a Day 1943

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Character: Madame Eugene Curie

Madame Curie 1943

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Character: Grandmother Cambaretti

This Time for Keeps 1947

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