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Mary Boland (Marie Anne Boland)

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Biography

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Lively, buxom character actress Mary Boland made a name for herself playing vacuous or pixillated motherly types during the 1930's. One of her most memorable performances was as the addle-brained Mrs. Rimplegar of Three Cornered Moon (1933), who gives away her family fortune to a swindler because he seemed like 'such a nice young man'. She also made a series of popular homespun comedies under contract to Paramount, in which she co-starred opposite Charles Ruggles. She was notable as a social snob in Ruggles of Red Gap (1935), the oversexed and alcoholic Countess DeLave in The Women (1939) and as Mrs. Read more...

Actor

Character: Mrs. Nellie Rimplegar

Three Cornered Moon 1933

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Character: Queen of Malakamokalu, 'Queenie'

Down to Their Last Yacht 1934

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Character: Mrs. Widden

Here Comes the Groom 1934

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Character: Carola P. Gaye

College Holiday 1936

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Character: The Countess De Lave - Flora

The Women 1939

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Character: Aunt Kitty Marblehead

One Night in the Tropics 1940

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Character: Valerie de Rossac

New Moon 1940

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Character: Mrs. Hawkley

Nothing But Trouble 1944

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Character: The Countess DeLave

Producers' Showcase 1954

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