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Biography

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
1930s and 1940s film actress Louise Beavers was merely one of a dominant gallery of plus-sized and plus-talented African-American character actresses forced to endure blatant, discouraging and demeaning stereotypes during Depression-era and WWII Hollywood. It wasn't until Louise's triumphant role in Fannie Hurst's classic soaper Imitation of Life (1934) that a film of major significance offered a black role of meaning, substance and humanity. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Sadie the Maid

Gold Diggers of Broadway 1929

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Character: Amelia - the Mannequins' Maid

Our Blushing Brides 1930

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Character: Angela - the Maid

Bright Lights 1930

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Character: Auntie Jenny

Sundown Trail 1931

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Character: Maid

Millie 1931

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Character: Levinnia, Kay's Maid

The Dark Horse 1932

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Character: Ada, Janet's Maid

It's Tough to Be Famous 1932

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Character: Pansy - Dorothy's Maid

42nd Street 1933

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Character: Anna - Mary's Maid

Midnight Mary 1933

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Character: Elite Club Attendant

Hold Your Man 1933

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Character: Delilah Johnson

Imitation of Life 1934

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Character: Suzy - Peter's Cook

Gambling Lady 1934

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Character: Sarah - Mary's Maid

Dr. Monica 1934

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Character: Azais' Maid

A Modern Hero 1934

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Character: Flo - Sadie's Maid

Registered Nurse 1934

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Character: Camille, Hattie's Maid

The Merry Frinks 1934

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Character: Nellie LaFleur

Bullets or Ballots 1936

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Character: Lily - Cook #3

Made for Each Other 1939

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Character: Maum Maria

Reap the Wild Wind 1942

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Character: Ruby - Gloria's Maid

The Big Street 1942

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Character: Petunia, the Maid

Seven Sweethearts 1942

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Character: Aunt Emmeline Preston

The Vanishing Virginian 1942

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Character: Cleo - the Warrens' Maid

Top Man 1943

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Character: Louise Beavers

Follow the Boys 1944

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Character: Magnolia Brown / Chloe

South of Dixie 1944

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Character: Hannah, Jo's Maid

Delightfully Dangerous 1945

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Character: Rosie, the Cook

Young Widow 1946

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Character: Mattie, Jackie's Maid

Colorado Sundown 1952

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Character: Bonnie Drew

Good-bye, My Lady 1956

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Character: Willamay, Fallon's Maid

Teenage Rebel 1956

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Character: Woman Talking to Police

Primrose Path 1940

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Character: Mammy Jenny

Jack London 1943

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Character: Actress 'She Done Him Wrong'

Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982

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