Job Actress
Years active 1907-1955
Known for Harassed and sometimes domineering wives, vacuous motherly types
Top Roles Carola P. Gaye, The Countess De Lave, Mrs. Bennet, Mrs. Bromley, Mrs. Hawkley
Top GenresComedy, Drama, Romance, Musical, Film Adaptation, Family
Top TopicsBook-Based, Mistaken Identity, Marriage
Top Collaborators (Producer), , ,
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Mary Boland Overview:

Character actress, Mary Boland, was born Marie Anne Boland on Jan 28, 1880 in Detroit, MI. Boland died at the age of 85 on Jun 23, 1965 in New York City, NY and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn (Glendale) Cemetery in Glendale, CA.


Round-faced American actress Mary Boland turned from drama on the stage to comedy on the screen, scoring resounding success opposite Charlie Ruggles, in a whole series of films in the thirties, usually playing his harassed (and sometimes domineering) wife.

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



She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Mary Boland Quotes:

Mrs. Peabody: Now, Henry, I don't want to reproach you, but I want you to feel like a dirty little rat, Sweetheart.

Mrs. Mary Walker: There ain't any jail of steel or stone that can hold a body prisoner as tight as one built of old age... and lack of money.

Mrs. Genevieve Russell: Then we can just expect the worst. I don't know what it is, but we can expect it.

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Mary Boland Facts
Of Irish Catholic extraction, and convent-educated.

Never married.

Performed on Broadway from 1907-54.

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