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 Mary Carr

Mary Carr

Birth
Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 24 Jun 1973 (aged 99)
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Section X Lot 86 Grave 4
Memorial ID 7506413 · View Source
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Actress. Nicknamed "The Mother of the Movies". Born Mary Kennevan in Germantown, Pennsylvania, she entered films in 1915 after two decades of experience in touring repertory companies. She went on to portray kindly, perennially suffering mothers in scores of silent tearjerkers, notably "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch" (1919) and "Over the Hill to the Poorhouse" (1920), and was an equally stoic grandmother in early talkies. Carr's most visible film today is probably the Laurel and Hardy comedy "One Good Turn" (1931), in which she slyly spoofed her stock in trade; playing an amateur actress rehearsing an old melodrama, she nearly pulls the villain's pants off with her enthusiastic pleas for mercy. Her later appearances were infrequent and she bowed out with a cameo in "Friendly Persuasion" (1956). Among Carr's 140 screen credits are "Light at Dusk" (1916), "Why Men Leave Home" (1924), "The Wizard of Oz" (as Aunt Em, 1925), "Lights of New York" (1928), "Some Mother's Boy" (1929), "Pack Up Your Troubles" (1932), and "East Side of Heaven" (1939). She died at the Motion Picture Country Home at the age of 99. A trivia note: Carr's name can be spotted in the "List of Casualties" scene in "Gone With the Wind" (1939).

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 7506413
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Carr (14 Mar 1874–24 Jun 1973), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7506413, citing Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .