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Known Credits: 68

Birthday: 1902-10-28

Day of Death: 1986-12-26

Place of Birth: Lewisham, London, England, UK

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Elsa Lanchester

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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).

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Acting
1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage as Herself (archive footage)
1976 Murder by Death as Jessica Marbles
1973 Arnold as Hester
1973 Terror In The Wax Museum as Julia Hawthorn
1971 Willard as Henrietta Stiles
1970 Night Gallery - (1 episode)
1970 Nanny and the Professor - (3 episodes)
1969 In Name Only as Gertrude Caruso
1969 My Dog the Thief
1969 Then Came Bronson - (1 episode)
1969 The Bill Cosby Show - (2 episodes)
1969 Me, Natalie as Miss Dennison
1969 Rascal as Mrs. Satterfield
1968 Here's Lucy - (1 episode)
1968 Blackbeard's Ghost as Emily Stowecroft
1967 Mannix - (2 episodes)
1967 Easy Come, Easy Go as Madame Neherina
1965 The John Forsythe Show - (29 episodes)
1964 Pajama Party as Aunt Wendy
1964 Mary Poppins as Katie Nanna
1964 Honeymoon Hotel as Chambermaid
1963 Burke's Law - (2 episodes)
1961 Ben Casey - (1 episode)
1961 Follow the Sun - (1 episode)
1959 Adventures in Paradise - (1 episode)
1958 Bell, Book and Candle as Aunt Queenie Holroyd
1957 Witness for the Prosecution as Miss Plimsoll
1956 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show - (1 episode)
1955 The Glass Slipper as Widow Sonder
1955 The 20th Century Fox Hour - (1 episode)
1954 Hell's Half Acre as Lida O'Reilly
1953 The Girls of Pleasure Island as Thelma
1953 General Electric Theater - (1 episode)
1953 Androcles and the Lion as Megaera
1952 Les Miserables as Madame Magloire
1952 Dreamboat as Dr. Mathilda May Coffey
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame - (1 episode)
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - (1 episode)
1951 I Love Lucy - (1 episode)
1950 Frenchie
1950 Lux Video Theatre - (2 episodes)
1950 Star Time - (1 episode)
1950 The Petty Girl as Dr. Crutcher
1950 Mystery Street as Mrs. Smerrling
1950 Buccaneer's Girl as Madame Brizar
1950 Robert Montgomery Presents - (1 episode)
1949 The Inspector General as Maria
1949 Come to the Stable as Amelia Potts
1949 The Secret Garden as Martha
1948 Westinghouse Studio One - (1 episode)
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show - (1 episode)
1948 The Big Clock as Louise Patterson
1947 The Bishop's Wife as Matilda
1947 Northwest Outpost as Princess 'Tanya' Tatiana
1946 The Razor's Edge as Miss Keith
1945 The Spiral Staircase as Mrs. Oates
1944 Passport to Destiny as Ella Muggins
1943 Lassie Come Home as Mrs. Carraclough
1942 Tales of Manhattan as Elsa (Mrs Charles) Smith
1942 Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake as Bristol Isabel
1941 Ladies in Retirement as Emily Creed
1938 Vessel of Wrath
1936 Rembrandt as Hendrickje Stoffels
1935 The Ghost Goes West as Miss Shepperton
1935 The Bride of Frankenstein as Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankensteins Braut
1935 Naughty Marietta as Madame d'Annard
1933 The Private Life of Henry VIII as Anne of Cleves
1929 The Academy Awards - (1 episode)