|Birth: ||May 3, 1889|
|Death: ||Jan. 11, 1981|
Los Angeles County
Actress. Stage career began at age 7 when she played the male role of Little Lord Fauntleroy and made her Broadway debut in 1925 in a play titled "One Of The Family." The 2-time Oscar nominee was most famous on film for playing mothers and grandmothers. She played the mother of Jimmy Stewart in four films, "Of Human Hearts," "Vivacious Lady," "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington," and her best known role as 'Ma Bailey' in the 1946 classic "It's A Wonderful Life." Then, in 1971 she played Jimmy Stewart's mother again on television in an episode of "The Jimmy Stewart Show". Won an Emmy at the age of 85 in the category "Best Actress For A Single Appearance In A Drama or Comedy Series" for her role of Aunt Martha on The Waltons. (bio by: Decal)
Cause of death: Pulmonary Complications due to injuries sustained in a fall at home.
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
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Record added: Jan 07, 2000
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Loved you on the Waltons as Cousin Martha Corrine, rest in peace dear lady....|
Added: Jul. 17, 2014
My favorite memory of you (and there were many) was in It's a Wonderful Life. Thank you and God bless.|
Added: Jul. 16, 2014
I have seen you in many movies & still seeing you on TV thanks to TCM!! I thought you were a terrific actress - always enjoyed your work!! Rest in Peace beautiful lady & God Bless!|
Added: Jul. 13, 2014
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