Actress. Born Mary Rose Brady in New York City, New York, she began her career in the theatre in 1911, at age 18. In 1914, she made her motion picture debut in the silent picture "As Ye Sow". She appeared in 53 films in the next 10 years, all while continuing to perform on stage, the film industry at the time being centered in New York City. When the silent era ended, she made the move to Hollywood appearing in MGM's "When Ladies Meet" (1933) and made another 25 films in seven years. She was nominated for an Academy Award for "My Man Godfrey" (1936) and won the Academy award for Best Supporting Actress for "In Old Chicago" (1937). From then on she worked frequently until her death, her final film was "Young Mr. Lincoln" (1939).
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith