Character actress, Mary Gordon, was born Mary Gilmour on May 16, 1882 in Glasgow, Scotland. Gordon died at the age of 81 on Aug 23, 1963 in Pasadena, CA .
Mary Gordon was a diminutive but heftily-built Scottish-born actress who appeared in Hollywood films from 1925 after coming to America with a touring company. She could be kindly, truculent, or down-to-earth, and played scores of small supporting roles as mothers, housekeepers, washerwomen and landladies before her bun-like features found their perfect niche as Mrs. Hudson, Basil Rathbone's housekeeper, in the Sherlock Holmes films (and on radio). She later played Leo Gorcey's much put-upon mother in the Bowery Boys films.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).
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