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Esther Dale

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Biography

Beaufort, South Carolina, USA
Esther Dale was born on November 10, 1885 in Beaufort, South Carolina. She attended Leland and Gray Seminary in Townsend, Vermont, and then studied music in Berlin, Germany, and had a successful career as a lieder singer. Later, she became an actress in summer stock. She had the title role on Broadway of Carrie Nation in 1933, which also starred James Stewart, Mildred Natwick and Joshua Logan. Her first film was Crime Without Passion (1934) in 1934, followed by many, many roles in movies and television. Her husband, writer/director Arthur J. Beckhard was her manager. Read more...

Actor

Character: Aunt Genevieve Graham

Curly Top 1935

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Character: Mrs. Kaise Novak

The Wedding Night 1935

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Character: Mrs. Whipple

Fury 1936

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Character: Mrs. Leeson

The Awful Truth 1937

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Character: Annie - Cook #1

Made for Each Other 1939

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Character: Lincoln's Cook

Abe Lincoln in Illinois 1940

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Character: Mrs. Mason - Landlady

Forty Little Mothers 1940

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Character: Minerva Withers

Village Barn Dance 1940

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Character: Mrs. Krausheimer

Mr. & Mrs. Smith 1941

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Character: Aunt Matilda Collinge

All-American Co-Ed 1941

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Character: Mrs. Carrie Dill, the Landlady

Blondie Goes to College 1942

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Character: Anna Kurin

The North Star 1943

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Character: Caroline Bird, aka Anna Robbins

Swing Your Partner 1943

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Character: Grandma McSweeney

Margie 1946

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Character: Birdie Hicks

The Egg and I 1947

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Character: Mrs. Maud Mansfield

The Sound and the Fury 1959

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Character: Mrs. Boykin

Too Young to Kiss 1951

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Character: Ellen the Maid

Thriller 1960

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