Hope Emerson

Hope Emerson

Birth
Hawarden, Sioux County, Iowa, USA
Death 24 Apr 1960 (aged 62)
Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial
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Hawarden, Sioux County, Iowa, USA
Plot Section 22
Memorial ID 6517150 · View Source
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Character Actress. Born in Iowa, she graduated from West High School in Des Moines in 1916. She left the city and worked in nightclubs and on stage. In 1930, New York Theatrical Producer Norman Bel Geddes contracted her for the role of the amazonian Lampito in "Lysistrata" and was a hit. She is best remembered for her performance as a tyrannical prison matron in "Caged" (1950), this portrayal earned her an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actress. Other films: "House of Strangers" (1949), "Adam's Rib" (1949) (remembered in a wonderful scene raising in the air to Spencer Tracy), and "Westward the Women" (1951).

Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
  • Added: 16 Jun 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6517150
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hope Emerson (30 Oct 1897–24 Apr 1960), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6517150, citing Grace Hill Cemetery, Hawarden, Sioux County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .