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Frieda Inescort (Frieda Wrightman)

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Biography

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Tall, dark and regal Frieda Inescort's placid loveliness and dignified patrician features bode her well in Hollywood during the late 30s and 40s. Born on June 29, 1901, in Edinburgh, Scotland, the stage-established actress didn't arrive in Hollywood until age 34 (then considered too late for leading lady roles!) but managed to settle fairly comfortably on the supporting sidelines in chic melodrama and tearjerkers.

Her years growing up were unsettling. Born Frieda Wrightman, she was the daughter of Scots-born journalist John "Jock" Wrightman and actress Elaine Inescourt, who was of German and Polish descent. Read more...

Actor

Character: Evelyn Fletcher

If You Could Only Cook 1935

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Character: Mrs. Fenwicke-Ralston

The Garden Murder Case 1936

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Character: Mrs. Lancing

Tarzan Finds a Son! 1939

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Character: Flora Barton-Williams

Beauty for the Asking 1939

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Character: Mrs. Dewey Roberts

Remember the Day 1941

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Character: Mrs. Stella Armitage

Shadows on the Stairs 1941

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Character: Madame Molotov

Mission to Moscow 1943

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Character: Karen Holliday

The Amazing Mrs. Holliday 1943

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Character: Frieda - the Mother

Young and Beautiful 1943

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Character: Portia Winthrop

It Comes Up Love 1943

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Character: Ettie Clark

Heavenly Days 1944

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Character: Mrs. Ann Vickers

A Place in the Sun 1951

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Character: Signora Di Gambetta

Casanova's Big Night 1954

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Character: Edith Wadsworth

The Eddy Duchin Story 1956

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Character: Evelyn Hammond

Flame of the Islands 1956

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Character: Portia Merriman

Portia on Trial 1937

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Character: Martha Hale

Climax! 1954

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Character: De Chantenay's Mother

Thriller 1960

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Character: Emily Van Buren

Waterfront 1954

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Character: Lady Jane Ainsley

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