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Emma Dunn


Past actress and article writer who appeared in nearly 110 movies during the period of her career, like the Great Dictator. In 1910 she produced her debut within the silent film, Mom. Furthermore to her several performing credits, she was also a released writer. Actually, her two books, Idea Quality within the Voice and you may Do It, had been both best-sellers. Her mom gave delivery to her in Cheshire, Britain. She made an appearance in THE FANTASTIC Dictator, that was directed by acting professional Charlie Chaplin in 1941.

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Full Name Emma Dunn
Date Of Birth April 30, 2000
Died December 14, 1966, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of Birth Texas
Profession Actor, Writer
Nationality British
Spouse Harry Beresford
Children Helen Stokes, Dorothy Stokes
Movies The Great Dictator, Son of Frankenstein, Life with Father, The Talk of the Town, The Cowboy and the Lady, Broken Lullaby, The Secret of Dr. Kildare, Ladies in Retirement, Dr. Kildare's Strange Case, Young Dr. Kildare, Babes on Broadway, Dr. Kildare Goes Home, Dance, Girl, Dance, Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day, Mourning Becomes Electra, You Can't Fool Your Wife, Half a Sinner, Dr. Monica, Each Dawn I Die, It's Tough to Be Famous, George White's 1935 Scandals, Hell's House, One Crowded Night, It Happened Tomorrow, The Keeper of the Bees, I Married a Witch, Night Train to Memphis, The Wet Parade, Little Big Shot, Elmer, the Great, This Modern Age, Dark Hazard, Three Loves Has Nancy, Cowboy from Brooklyn, Madame X, Varsity Show, The Emperor's Candlesticks, The North Star, The Penalty, Little Orvie, Scattergood Pulls the Strings, Scattergood Meets Broadway, The Postman Didn't Ring, Scattergood Baines, Private Jones, Old Lady 31, Morals for Women, Lord Jeff, The Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood, Circus Girl, The Guilty Generation
Star Sign Taurus

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1On screen from 1919, she often played characters older than her actual age. Invariably cast in matronly or servile roles.



The Woman in White1948Mrs. Vesey
Mourning Becomes Electra1947Mrs. Borden
Life with Father1947Margaret (cook)
Night Train to Memphis1946Ma Acuff
The Hoodlum Saint1946Maggie
Irish Eyes Are Smiling1944Mother Machree (uncredited)
My Buddy1944Mary Ballinger
Are These Our Parents?1944Ma Henderson
Prices Unlimited1944ShortAllotment Mother (uncredited)
It Happened Tomorrow1944Mrs. Keaver (uncredited)
The Bridge of San Luis Rey1944Doña Mercedes
The Cross of Lorraine1943Mme. Marchand (uncredited)
Minesweeper1943Mom Smith
The North Star1943uncredited
Hoosier Holiday1943Molly Baker
When Johnny Comes Marching Home1942Ma (Norah) Flanagan
I Married a Witch1942Wife of Justice of the Peace
The Talk of the Town1942Mrs. Shelley
The Postman Didn't Ring1942Martha Carter
The Mad Martindales1942Agnes
Babes on Broadway1941Mrs. Williams
Rise and Shine1941Mrs. Murray
Ladies in Retirement1941Sister Theresa
Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day1941Mrs. Martha Kildare
Scattergood Meets Broadway1941Mirandy Baines
Scattergood Pulls the Strings1941Mirandy Baines
The Penalty1941'Ma' McCormick
The Monster and the Girl1941Aunt Della (uncredited)
Scattergood Baines1941Mirandy Baines
Mr. & Mrs. Smith1941Martha
The Great Dictator1940Mrs. Jaeckel
Yesterday's Heroes1940Aunt Winnie
Dr. Kildare Goes Home1940Mrs. Martha Kildare
Dance, Girl, Dance1940Mrs. Simpson
One Crowded Night1940Ma
You Can't Fool Your Wife1940Mother Fields
Dr. Kildare's Strange Case1940Mrs. Martha Kildare
Half a Sinner1940Granny Gladden
Little Orvie1940Mrs. Welty
High School1940Mrs. O'Neill
The Llano Kid1939Doña Teresa
The Secret of Dr. Kildare1939Mrs. Martha Kildare
Hero for a Day1939Emmy 'Moms' Dunn
Each Dawn I Die1939Mrs. Ross
Calling Dr. Kildare1939Mrs. Martha Kildare
Son of Frankenstein1939Amelia
The Duke of West Point1938Mrs. West
Thanks for the Memory1938/IIMrs. Platt
The Cowboy and the Lady1938Ma Hawkins
Young Dr. Kildare1938Mrs. Martha Kildare
Three Loves Has Nancy1938Mrs. Briggs
The Crowd Roars1938Laura McCoy (uncredited)
Cowboy from Brooklyn1938Ma Hardy
Lord Jeff1938Mrs. Briggs
Madame X1937Rose
Varsity Show1937Mrs. Smith
Hideaway1937Emma Peterson
The Emperor's Candlesticks1937Anna, Olga's Housekeeper
Waikiki Wedding1937Mrs. Marvin (uncredited)
Circus Girl1937Molly
When You're in Love1937Mrs. Hamilton
Second Wife1936Mrs. Brown
The Harvester1936Granny Moreland
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town1936Mrs. Meredith (uncredited)
Seven Keys to Baldpate1935Mrs. Quimby
Another Face1935Sheila's Mother (uncredited)
This Is the Life1935Mrs. Davis
Little Big Shot1935Orphanage Matron
The Crusades1935Alan's Mother (uncredited)
The Keeper of the Bees1935Margaret Campbell
Ladies Crave Excitement1935Mrs. Phelan
The Glass Key1935'Mom' Madvig
George White's 1935 Scandals1935Aunt Jane
Flirtation1934Mrs. Poole
Dr. Monica1934Mrs. Monahan
The Quitter1934Cordelia Tilford
Dark Hazard1934Mrs. Mayhew
Walls of Gold1933Mrs. Satterlee (replaced by Margaret Seddon) (scenes deleted)
A Man of Sentiment1933Mrs. John Russell Sr.
It's Great to Be Alive1933Mrs. Wilton
Elmer, the Great1933Mrs. Kane
Private Jones1933Mrs. Jones
Grand Slam1933Sob Sister (uncredited)
Hard to Handle1933Mrs. Hawks (uncredited)
Blessed Event1932Mrs. Roberts
Letty Lynton1932Mrs. Darrow, Jerry's Mother
When a Fellow Needs a Friend1932Charity Lady (uncredited)
It's Tough to Be Famous1932'Moms' McClenahan
The Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood1932Mrs. Sarah Cohen
The Wet Parade1932Mrs. Chilcote
Hell's House1932Emma Clark
Broken Lullaby1932Frau Miller
Under 181931Mrs. Evans (uncredited)
Compromised1931Mrs. Squires
The Guilty Generation1931Nina Palmero
Bad Company1931Emma
Morals for Women1931Mrs. Huston
This Modern Age1931Mrs. Margaret Blake
Too Young to Marry1931Mrs. Bumpstead
The Bad Sister1931Mrs. Madison
The Prodigal1931Mrs. Cynthia Farraday
Manslaughter1930Miss Bennett
The Texan1930Señora Doña Marguerita Ibarra
Side Street1929Mrs. Nora O'Farrell
Pied Piper Malone1924Mother Malone
Old Lady 311920Angie Rose
Mother1914/IShortMrs. Wetherell



Side Street1929performer: "Irish Washerwoman" - uncredited

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Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2011TV Series documentaryAmelia
The Son of Frankenstein1966ShortAmelia, housekeeper

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