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May Whitty Overview:

Character actress, May Whitty, was born Mary Louise Whitty on Jun 19, 1865 in Liverpool, England. Whitty died at the age of 82 on May 29, 1948 in Beverly Hills, CA .

MINI BIO:

After a distinguished stage career, British actress May Whitty, made her first Hollywood film at age 72, and largely stayed in Hollywood for the last 11 years of her life, exuding kindliness, resourcefulness and British common sense. She was most memorable as the disappearing Miss Fray in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Lady Vanishes". She received Academy Award nominations for "Night Must Fall" and Mrs. Miniver".

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Whitty was nominated for two Oscars, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1937Best Supporting ActressNight Must Fall (1937)Mrs. BramsonNominated
1942Best Supporting ActressMrs. Miniver (1942)Lady BeldonNominated
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BlogHub Articles:

Dame - What a Character! Blogathon

By The Metzinger Sisters on Nov 7, 2013 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Dame was a delightful character actress of numerous first-class productions of the late 1930s and 1940s. Typically playing a distinguished aunt, mother, grandmother, or dowager, her presence brought an authentic English air to any film....possibly even more so than Gladys Cooper. Proud, g... Read full article


Dame - What a Character! Blogathon

By The Metzinger Sisters on Nov 7, 2013 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Dame was a delightful character actress of numerous first-class productions of the late 1930s and 1940s. Typically playing a distinguished aunt, mother, grandmother, or dowager, her presence brought an authentic English air to any film....possibly even more so than Gladys Cooper. Proud, g... Read full article


Dame - What a Character! Blogathon

By The Metzinger Sisters on Nov 7, 2013 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Dame was a delightful character actress of numerous first-class productions of the late 1930s and 1940s. Typically playing a distinguished aunt, mother, grandmother, or dowager, her presence brought an authentic English air to any film....possibly even more so than Gladys Cooper. Proud, g... Read full article


Dame - What a Character! Blogathon

By The Metzinger Sisters on Nov 7, 2013 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Dame was a delightful character actress of numerous first-class productions of the late 1930s and 1940s. Typically playing a distinguished aunt, mother, grandmother, or dowager, her presence brought an authentic English air to any film....possibly even more so than Gladys Cooper. Proud, g... Read full article


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May Whitty Quotes:

Kay Miniver: Did you know that the 12th Lord Beldon was hanged?
Lady Beldon: He was beheaded! Such things happen in the best families. In fact, usually in the best families.


Iris: [Following Miss Froy back to her compartment] Thank you for looking after me when I was - well, knocked out before.
Miss Froy: Never mind, dear. Now if I were you I'd try to get a little sleep. It'll make you feel quite well again! There's a most intriguing acrostic in the Needlewoman. I'm going to try to finish it before you wake up.
[Watches and then smiles as Iris closes her eyes]


Miss Froy: I never think you should judge any country by its politics. After all, we English are quite honest by nature, aren't we?


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