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Elsa Lanchester

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Elsa Sullivan Lanchester  (28 October 1902 – 26 December 1986) was an English-American character actress with a long career in theatre, film and television. Lanchester studied dance as a child and after the First World War began performing in theatre and cabaret, where she established her career over the following decade. She met the actor Charles Laughton in 1927, and they were married two years later. She began playing small roles in British films, including the role of Anne of Cleves with Laughton in The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933). Laughton's success in American films resulted in the couple moving to Hollywood, where Lanchester played small film roles. Her role as the bride in Bride of Frankenstein (1935), brought her recognition, and came to be one of the roles most closely associated with her throughout her life. Lanchester played supporting roles through the 1940s and 1950s. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Come to the Stable (1949) and Witness for the Prosecution (1957), the last of twelve films in which she appeared with Laughton. Following Laughton's death in 1962, Lanchester resumed her career with appearances in such Disney films as Mary Poppins (1964), That Darn Cat! (1965) and Blackbeard's Ghost (1968). The horror film, Willard, (1971) was highly successful and one of her last roles was in Murder By Death (1976). Description above from the Wikipedia article Elsa Lanchester, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia


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Born:
Oct 28, 1902 In Lewisham, London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
67
First Appeared:
In the movie The Constant Nymph 1928-02-20
Latest Project:
Movie Cinema's Exiles: From Hitler to Hollywood 2009-01-01
Known For

Elsa Lanchester Movies Filmography

Movie
Cinema's Exiles: From Hitler to Hollywood
Herself (archive footage) 2009-01-01
Movie
Commercial Entertainment Product
The Monster's Bride 1992-11-24
Movie
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
Herself (archive footage) 1983-02-25
Movie
Die Laughing
1980-04-01
Movie
Murder by Death
Jessica Marbles 1976-06-23
Movie
Arnold
Hester 1973-11-16
Movie
Terror in the Wax Museum
Julia Hawthorn 1973-05-02
Movie
Willard
Henrietta Stiles 1971-07-30
Series
Night Gallery
Unknown 1970-12-16
Series
Nanny and the Professor
Unknown 1970-01-21
Movie
In Name Only
Gertrude Caruso 1969-11-25
Movie
My Dog the Thief
1969-09-21
Series
The Bill Cosby Show
Unknown 1969-09-14
Movie
Me, Natalie
Miss Dennison 1969-07-13
Movie
Rascal
Mrs. Satterfield 1969-06-11
Movie
Blackbeard's Ghost
Emily Stowecroft 1968-02-08
Movie
Easy Come, Easy Go
Madame Neherina 1967-03-22
Movie
That Darn Cat!
Mrs. MacDougall 1965-12-02
Series
The John Forsythe Show
1965-09-13
Movie
Pajama Party
Aunt Wendy 1964-11-11
Movie
Mary Poppins
Katie Nanna 1964-08-27
Movie
Bell, Book and Candle
Aunt Queenie Holroyd 1958-12-25
Movie
Witness for the Prosecution
Miss Plimsoll 1957-12-17
Series
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
Unknown 1956-10-05
Movie
Alice in Wonderland
Red Queen 1955-10-22
Movie
The Glass Slipper
Widow Sonder 1955-01-01
Movie
3 Ring Circus
The Bearded Lady 1954-12-22
Movie
Hell's Half Acre
Lida O'Reilly 1954-06-01
Movie
The Girls of Pleasure Island
Thelma 1953-04-01
Series
General Electric Theater
Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie
Androcles and the Lion
Megaera 1952-12-01
Movie
Les Miserables
Madame Magloire 1952-08-14
Movie
Dreamboat
Mathilda Coffey 1952-07-26
Series
I Love Lucy
Unknown 1951-10-15
Movie
Frenchie
Countess 1950-12-25
Series
Lux Video Theatre
Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie
The Petty Girl
Dr. Crutcher 1950-08-17
Movie
Mystery Street
Mrs. Smerrling 1950-06-23
Movie
Buccaneer's Girl
Madame Brizar 1950-03-01
Movie
The Inspector General
Maria 1949-12-31
Movie
The Secret Garden
Martha 1949-04-30
Movie
Come to the Stable
Amelia Potts 1949-01-01
Series
The Ed Sullivan Show
Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie
The Big Clock
Louise Patterson 1948-03-18
Movie
The Bishop's Wife
Matilda 1947-12-25
Movie
Northwest Outpost
Princess 'Tanya' Tatiana 1947-06-25
Movie
The Razor's Edge
Miss Keith 1946-11-19
Movie
The Spiral Staircase
Mrs. Oates 1946-02-06
Movie
Forever and a Day
Mamie 1943-01-21
Movie
Thumbs Up
Emily "Emmy" Ffinch 1943-07-05
Movie
Lassie Come Home
Mrs. Carraclough 1943-10-07
Movie
Tales of Manhattan
Elsa (Mrs Charles) Smith 1942-08-05
Movie
Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake
Bristol Isabel 1942-01-29
Movie
Ladies in Retirement
Emily Creed 1941-09-09
Movie
Cavalcade of the Academy Awards
Herself 1940-07-31
Movie
The Beachcomber
Martha Jones 1938-03-04
Movie
Rembrandt
Hendrickje Stoffels 1936-11-06
Movie
David Copperfield
Clickett 1935-01-18
Movie
The Bride of Frankenstein
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley / The Monster's Bride 1935-04-20
Movie
Naughty Marietta
Madame d'Annard 1935-03-29
Movie
The Ghost Goes West
Miss Shepperton 1935-12-17
Movie
The Private Life of Henry VIII
Anne of Cleves 1933-08-17
Movie
The Stronger Sex
Thompson 1931-01-01
Movie
Potiphar's Wife
Therese 1931-01-01
Movie
Comets
Herself 1930-01-01
Movie
Blue Bottles
Elsa 1928-05-05
Movie
The Constant Nymph
Lady 1928-02-20