Job Actress
Years active 1910s - 1960
Known for Brusque voice and stern demeanor; villainous roles
Top Roles Helena Domenico, Mrs. Riley, Tyler's Landlady, Maria DeGroot, Evelyn Harper, Mrs. Schlaghammer
Top GenresDrama, Comedy, Romance, Crime, Western, Musical
Top TopicsMarriage, Book-Based, Romance (Comic)
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Shares birthday with Fanny Brice, Akim Tamiroff, Richard Dreyfuss  see more..

Hope Emerson Overview:

Character actress, Hope Emerson, was born on Oct 29, 1897 in Hawarden, IA. Emerson died at the age of 62 on Apr 25, 1960 in Hollywood, CA .

MINI BIO:

You really couldn't miss Hope Emerson in films. About as wide as a barn door and with eagle-like features, she was also 6'2" tall. A vaudeville and Broadway star of the 1920s and 1930s, she was commandeered by the cinema in post-war years and was sometimes cast as fearless pioneering frontier women (Indians beware!). She was even more effective as the death-dealing masseuse in "Cry of the City" and the sadistic prison matron in "Caged". She died from a liver ailment.

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

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Emerson was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1950Best Supporting ActressCaged (1950)Evelyn HarperNominated
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BlogHub Articles:

The ‘What a Character!’ Blogathon:

By shadowsandsatin on Dec 16, 2016 From Shadows and Satin

She stood six-foot-two and weighed in at 230 pounds. She was a performer for more than 30 years, gaining prominence in film, on stage, in radio and television, and entertaining audiences with her ?hot? piano playing in supper clubs nationwide. And she possessed a uniquely versatile talent that allow... Read full article


The ‘What a Character!’ Blogathon:

By shadowsandsatin on Dec 16, 2016 From Shadows and Satin

She stood six-foot-two and weighed in at 230 pounds. She was a performer for more than 30 years, gaining prominence in film, on stage, in radio and television, and entertaining audiences with her ?hot? piano playing in supper clubs nationwide. And she possessed a uniquely versatile talent that allow... Read full article


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Hope Emerson Quotes:

Evelyn Harper: Let's you and me get acquainted honey. You may be a number to others but not to me. Sit down in this chair, it's kinda roomy.


Evelyn Harper: Line up, you tramps. This ain't no upstairs delicatessen.


Evelyn Harper: Come on you tramps - line up for Christmas.


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