Zeffie Tilbury Overview:

Character actress, Zeffie Tilbury, was born Zeffie Agnes Lydia Tilbury on Nov 20, 1863 in London, England. Tilbury died at the age of 86 on Jul 24, 1950 in Los Angeles, CA .



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By Judy on Nov 22, 2015 From Movie Classics

This is my contribution to the What a Character blogathon. Please do visit and look at the other contributions. as Grandma in The Grapes of Wrath ?appeared in more than 70 films, came from a famous theatrical family and had a long stage career before making her film debu... Read full article

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Zeffie Tilbury Quotes:

Pip: Granny! Granny!
Granny Carson: Who's a-comin'?
Pip: Two men. Look kinda sheriffy to me.

Ma Joad: There, gramma! There's California.
Grandma Joad: Phbbtt!

Granny Carson: We ain't budgin' boys.
Mary Carson: Your bonnet's crooked!
Granny Carson: Me shootin's straight.

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Zeffie Tilbury Facts
She was the daughter of Lydia Thompson, one of the giants of 19th century British theater, who brought her troupe of "British Blondes" to New York in 1868.

Almost from the beginning of her film career, she was typecast in grandmotherly roles, both sweet and diabolical.

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