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Polly Moran (Pauline Theresa Moran)

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Biography

Chicago, Illinois, USA
She was one rowdy, no-holds-barred entertainer. Comedienne Polly Moran was considered second only to perhaps Louise Fazenda as Mack Sennett's funniest lady during her silent-era heyday. Born in 1883, Polly was made for vaudeville, touring all over the world, notably Europe. Sennett snapped her up in 1915 and she clowned around for him for several years in scores of his classic one- and two-reelers. At age 40 she, just by happenstance, paired up with, of all people, equally homely and down-to-earth Marie Dressler. Read more...

Actor

Character: Family Retainer with Bouquet

Flesh and the Devil 1926

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Character: Lars' Nagging Wife

The Trail of '98 1928

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Character: Polly - the Maid

The Unholy Night 1929

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Character: Polly

Paid 1930

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Character: Ivy Higgins

Politics 1931

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Character: Polly Rochay

Reducing 1931

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Character: Lizzie Praskins

Prosperity 1932

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Character: Henrietta Clemp

Hollywood Party 1934

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Character: Nella Fitzgerald

Down to Their Last Yacht 1934

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Character: Sarah in 'China Bound'

The Big Parade of Comedy 1964

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