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Elsa Lanchester (Elizabeth Lanchester Sullivan)

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Biography

Lewisham, London, England, UK
Elsa Sullivan Lanchester was born into an unconventional a family at the turn of the 20th century. Her parents, James "Shamus" Sullivan and Edith "Biddy" Lanchester, were socialists - very active members of the Social Democratic Federation (SDF) in a rather broad sense and did not believe in the institution of marriage and being tied to any conventions of legality for that matter. Her mother had actually been committed to an asylum in 1895 by her father and older brothers because of her unmarried state with James. The incident received worldwide press as the "Lanchester Kidnapping Case. Read more...

Actor

Character: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley / The Monster's Mate

The Bride of Frankenstein 1935

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Character: Miss Shepperton

The Ghost Goes West 1935

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Character: Madame d'Annard

Naughty Marietta 1935

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Character: Elsa Smith

Tales of Manhattan 1942

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Character: Mrs. Carraclough

Lassie Come Home 1943

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Character: Miss Keith

The Razor's Edge 1946

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Character: Amelia Potts

Come to the Stable 1949

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Character: Dr. Mathilda Coffey

Dreamboat 1952

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Character: Lida O'Reilly

Hell's Half Acre 1954

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Character: Widow Sonder

The Glass Slipper 1955

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Character: Miss Plimsoll

Witness for the Prosecution 1957

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Character: Noah's Wife

The Flood 1962

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Character: Aunt Wendy

Pajama Party 1964

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Character: Madame Neherina

Easy Come, Easy Go 1967

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Character: Emily Stowecroft

Blackbeard's Ghost 1968

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Character: Miss Dennison

Me, Natalie 1969

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Character: Naomi Griswald

The Dick Powell Theatre 1961

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Character: Mrs. Miriam Crain

Ben Casey 1961

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Character: Anne of Cleves The Fourth Wife

The Private Life of Henry VIII. 1933

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Character: Mumsie Westcott

Here's Lucy 1968

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Character: Dr. Agnes Dabree

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 1964

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Character: Mrs. Smerrling

Mystery Street 1950

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Character: Rosie Bowker

The Ford Television Theatre 1952

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Character: Mrs. Zooker

Shower of Stars 1954

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Character: Ida Perkins

The 20th Century-Fox Hour 1955

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Character: Jessica Marbles

Murder by Death 1976

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Character: Lydia Bowen

Night Gallery 1969

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Character: Bessie Mopes

Burke's Law 1963

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Character: Henrietta Stiles

Willard 1971

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Character: Mrs. Wochuk

The Bill Cosby Show 1969

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Character: Miss Mollie Taylor

It Takes a Thief 1968

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Character: Emily Creed

Ladies in Retirement 1941

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Character: Aunt Queenie Holroyd

Bell Book and Candle 1958

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Character: Louella Woodward

Slattery's People 1964

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Character: Aggie McGregor

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 1962

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