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Spring Byington

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
The possessor of one of Hollywood's gentlest faces and warmest voices, and about as sweet as Tupelo honey both on-and-off camera, character actress Spring Byington was seldom called upon to play callous or unsympathetic (she did once play a half-crazed housekeeper in Dragonwyck (1946)). Although playing the part of Mrs. March in Little Women (1933) was hardly what one could call a stretch, it did ignite a heartwarming typecasting that kept her employed on the screen throughout the 1930s and 1940s. Her first name said it all: sunny, sparkling, flowery, energetic, whimsical, eternally cheerful. She was a wonderfully popular and old-fashioned sort. Read more...

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Character: Mrs. Byam

Mutiny on the Bounty 1935

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Character: Miss Ettie Coombes

Werewolf of London 1935

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Character: Lady Octavia Warrenton

The Charge of the Light Brigade 1936

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Character: Rebecca Perry

Theodora Goes Wild 1936

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Character: Ernst's Mother

The Road Back 1937

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Character: Penny Sycamore

You Can't Take It with You 1938

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Character: Dolly Madison

The Buccaneer 1938

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Character: Mummy Tyl

The Blue Bird 1940

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Character: Mrs. Malette

My Love Came Back 1940

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Character: Bridget Drake

When Ladies Meet 1941

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Character: Mrs. Maybelle Worthington

Rings on Her Fingers 1942

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Character: Rosa Yancey

The Vanishing Virginian 1942

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Character: Bertha Van Cleve

Heaven Can Wait 1943

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Character: Mrs. Mars

Presenting Lily Mars 1943

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Character: Nona Glenn

Thrill of a Romance 1945

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Character: Carrie Jannings

Cynthia 1947

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Character: Mrs. Martha Stafford

It Had to Be You 1947

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Character: Mrs. Minerva Alsop Morgan

Living in a Big Way 1947

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Character: Nellie Burke

In the Good Old Summertime 1949

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Character: Mary Coy

The Big Wheel 1949

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Character: Mrs. Edna Montville

Because You're Mine 1952

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Character: Suzie Robinson

Please Don't Eat the Daisies 1960

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Character: Gladys Fulton

B.F.'s Daughter 1948

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Character: Miss Karen Dooley

Mister Ed 1958

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Character: Cecilia Talbot

The War Against Mrs. Hadley 1942

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Character: Eloise Adams

Make Room for Daddy 1953

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Character: Lily Ruskin

December Bride 1954

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Character: Sister Edwitha

Angels in the Outfield 1951

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Character: Mother Caritas

Dr. Kildare 1961

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Character: Melinda Gray

Goodyear Theatre 1957

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Character: Spring Byington

Dennis the Menace 1959

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Character: Violet Price

The Enchanted Cottage 1945

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Character: Louisa Norton

Louisa 1950

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Character: Mrs. Duncan-Griswald-Wembly-Smythe

Broadway Hostess 1935

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