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Job Actress
Years active 1921-1965
Known for Nosey neighbors, spinster aunts, dragon-like secretaries, no-nonsense parole officers, frozen-faced strait-laced do-gooders
Top Roles Flora, Aunt Hattie, Matron, Smitty, Miss Coulter, Stafford's Secretary
Top GenresDrama, Comedy, Romance, Family, Musical, Film Adaptation
Top TopicsBook-Based, Marriage, Based on Play
Top Collaborators (Director), (Producer), (Producer), (Producer)
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Sara Haden Overview:

Character actress, Sara Haden, was born Sarah Haden on Nov 17, 1899 in Galveston, TX. Haden died at the age of 81 on Sep 15, 1981 in Woodland Hills, CA .

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Sara Haden was a plain-faced, dark-haired American supporting player -- a former child actress who came to Hollywood in her late thirties and played nosey neighbors, spinster aunts, dragon-like secretaries, no-nonsense parole officers and frozen-faced, strait-laced do-gooders in general. She switched to films after a long theatre career, was nasty (on film) to Shirley Temple, then established herself as maiden Aunt Milly in the Andy Hardy series.

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

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: What a Character!

By Margaret Perry on Nov 8, 2013 From The Great Katharine Hepburn

: What a Character! Labels: Andy Hardy, blogathon, Mickey Rooney, , Spitfire (1934), What a Character blogathon, Woman of the Year (1942) This post is written in conjunction with the second annual What a Character! blogathon hosted by Kellee at Outspoken and Freck... Read full article


: What a Character! (2)

By MargaretPerry on Nov 8, 2013 From Margaret Perry

This post is written in conjunction with the second annual?What a Character! blogathon hosted by Kellee at Outspoken and Freckled, Aurora at Once Upon a Screen, and Paula at Paula’s Cinema Club. Read my contribution to last year’s blogathon about black character actress Louise Beavers. C... Read full article


: What a Character! (1)

By Margaret Perry on Nov 8, 2013 From The Great Katharine Hepburn

: What a Character! This post is written in conjunction with the second annual What a Character! blogathon hosted by Kellee at Outspoken and Freckled, Aurora at Once Upon a Screen, and Paula at Paula's Cinema Club. Read my contribution to last year's blogathon about black character ac... Read full article


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Sara Haden Quotes:

Yvonne Orlac: [referring to Gogol] He cures defomed children and mutilated soldiers.
Marie, Yvonne's Maid: Soldiers? I wish he'd fix one up for me.


Yvonne Orlac: How many times has he coughed?
Marie, Yvonne's Maid: Two, six, eight, who can remember?
Yvonne Orlac: Maybe he has a cold.
Marie, Yvonne's Maid: If he doesn't cough, he doesn't love you, if he coughs too much, he has a cold.


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Sara Haden Facts
Daughter of actress Charlotte Walker.

Character actress, who specialized in grumpy, dour spinster aunts, tough schoolmarms and the like. At MGM in the 1930s, she reprised these characterizations in 15 films over a two-year period. Best known as Mickey Rooney's Aunt Polly in the Andy Hardy series and for being Shirley Temple's nasty truancy officer in 'Captain January' (1936).

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