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Aline MacMahon
Birth: May 3, 1899
McKeesport
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Oct. 12, 1991
New York
New York, USA

Actress. She had large, sleepy eyes and a bittersweet face. Her family moved to New York when she was a small child. She was educated at Erasmus Hall and Barnard College and made her first professional acting appearance with the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York in "The Madras House." Her Broadway debut came the year after her graduation, in "The Mirage." She is often confused with her mother, Jennie Simon MacMahon as Aline coaxed her into an acting career at the age of 53. Aline had a long career as a first class character actress. Offstage she was active in Actor's Equity, relief charity work and organizing community theatre productions. Among her films are: "Five Star Final" (1931) as Miss Taylor, her film debut; Sign of the Cross" (1932) in an uncredited bit part; "Gold Diggers of 1933"(1933) as one of her most memorable characters named Trixie Lorraine; "The World Changes" (1933) with Paul Muni, as Anna Nordholm; "Babbitt" (1934) as Myra Babbitt; "Ah, Wilderness!" (1935) with Lionel Barrymore, as Lily Davis; "Stage Door Canteen" (1943) as yet another Canteen Star"; "Dragon Seed" (1944) as Ling's Wife, for which she received an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress; "The Mighty McGurk" (1946) as Mamie Steeple; The Search" (1948) with Montgomery Clift, as Mrs. Murray; "The Flame and the Arrow" (1950) with Burt Lancaster as Nonna Bartoli; "The Eddie Cantor Story" (1953) as Grandma Esther and "I Could Go on Singing" (1963) as Ida, her last film. On TV she appeared on "The Philco Television Playhouse";"The Defenders"; "Studio One" and "Play of the Week."  (bio by: Christian Anderson) 
 
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  Clarence Samuel Stein (1882 - 1975)*
 
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Cause of death: Pneumonia
 
Burial:
Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Hawthorne
Westchester County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 6, Plot 124
 
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Record added: Mar 04, 2000
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