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Georgia Caine (30 October 1876 – 4 April 1964) was an American actress who performed both on Broadway and in more than 80 films in her 51-year career.

Born in San Francisco, California in 1876, the daughter of two Shakespearean actors, George Caine and the former Jennie Darragh, she travelled with them when they toured the country. Caine left school at the age of 17 to join a Shakespearean repertory company. She made her Broadway debut in 1899 as the star of the musical A Reign of Error. Caine continued to perform continuously on Broadway as a star or featured performer, primarily in musicals, until the mid-1930s, including in George M. Cohan's Little Nellie Kelly, as well as his Mary, and The O'Brien Girls,. She appeared in Franz Lehár's The Merry Widow both on Broadway and in London.

Caine was often written about by theater columnists until the 1930s, when her star had started to fade. She made her last Broadway appearance in 1935, in Damon Runyon and Howard Lindsay's A Slight Case of Murder.

With her stage career fading, Caine took advantage of the advent of talking pictures to change her focus and moved to California to work in Hollywood. In 1930, Caine made her first film, Good Intentions, and in the next twenty years appeared in 83 films, mostly playing character roles – mothers, aunts, and older neighbors – although she occasionally played against type, such as when she was a streetwalker in Camille (1936). Many of her parts were small and she did not receive screen credit for them.

In 1940, Caine appeared as Barbara Stanwyck's mother in the film Remember the Night, which was written by Preston Sturges, and she would go on to become part of Sturges' unofficial "stock company" of character actresses, appearing in seven other films written by Sturges.

Caine made her final film appearance in 1950, at the age of 73, in Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye.

Caine in the musical Adele (1913)

According to Marie Dressler The Unlikeliest Star by Betty Lee, about Caine's friend Marie Dressler, Caine was married to a prominent man from San Francisco by the 1920s, but the book gives no information on what his name was or when or for how long they were married.

Georgia Caine died in Hollywood, California on 4 April 1964, at the age of 87, and is buried in Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery in North Hollywood, California.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Georgia Caine (30 October 1876 – 4 April 1964) was an American actress who performed both on Broadway and in more than 80 films in her 51-year career.

Born in San Francisco, California in 1876, the daughter of two Shakespearean actors, George Caine and the former Jennie Darragh, she travelled with them when they toured the country. Caine left school at the age of 17 to join a Shakespearean repertory company. She made her Broadway debut in 1899 as the star of the musical A Reign of Error. Caine continued to perform continuously on Broadway as a star or featured performer, primarily in musicals, until the mid-1930s, including in George M. Cohan's Little Nellie Kelly, as well as his Mary, and The O'Brien Girls,. She appeared in Franz Lehár's The Merry Widow both on Broadway and in London.

Caine was often written about by theater columnists until the 1930s, when her star had started to fade. She made her last Broadway appearance in 1935, in Damon Runyon and Howard Lindsay's A Slight Case of Murder.

With her stage career fading, Caine took advantage of the advent of talking pictures to change her focus and moved to California to work in Hollywood. In 1930, Caine made her first film, Good Intentions, and in the next twenty years appeared in 83 films, mostly playing character roles – mothers, aunts, and older neighbors – although she occasionally played against type, such as when she was a streetwalker in Camille (1936). Many of her parts were small and she did not receive screen credit for them.

In 1940, Caine appeared as Barbara Stanwyck's mother in the film Remember the Night, which was written by Preston Sturges, and she would go on to become part of Sturges' unofficial "stock company" of character actresses, appearing in seven other films written by Sturges.

Caine made her final film appearance in 1950, at the age of 73, in Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye.

Caine in the musical Adele (1913)

According to Marie Dressler The Unlikeliest Star by Betty Lee, about Caine's friend Marie Dressler, Caine was married to a prominent man from San Francisco by the 1920s, but the book gives no information on what his name was or when or for how long they were married.

Georgia Caine died in Hollywood, California on 4 April 1964, at the age of 87, and is buried in Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery in North Hollywood, California.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 49

Birthday 1876-10-30

Day of Death 1964-04-04

Place of Birth San Francisco, California, USA

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Also Known As

  • Georgia Cain
  • Georgia Craine

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1949 Bride for Sale as Mrs. Willis
1948 Give My Regards to Broadway as Mrs. Waldron
1947 The Sin of Harold Diddlebock as Bearded Lady
1944 Hail the Conquering Hero as Mrs. Truesmith
1944 Mr. Skeffington as Mrs. Newton (uncredited)
1943 The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek as Mrs. Johnson
1942 Gentleman Jim as Mrs. Geary (uncredited)
1942 The Wife Takes a Flyer as Mrs. Woverman
1942 Hello, Annapolis as Aunt Arabella
1942 Wild Bill Hickok Rides as Mrs. Oakey
1941 Hurry, Charlie, Hurry as Mrs. Georgia Whitley
1941 Ridin' on a Rainbow as Mariah Bartlett
1940 Santa Fe Trail as Officer's Wife at Party
1940 Nobody's Children as Mrs. Helen Marshall
1940 A Dispatch from Reuter's as Mother in 'Our American Cousin' (uncredited)
1940 Christmas in July as Mrs. MacDonald
1940 All This, and Heaven Too as Lady at the Theatre
1940 Babies For Sale as Iris Talbot
1940 The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady as Mrs. Penyon
1940 Alex in Wonderland as Mrs. J.D. Swinnerton
1940 Remember the Night as Lee's Mother
1939 Swanee River as Ann Rowan
1939 A Child Is Born as Mrs. Norton's Mother
1939 Tower of London as Dowager
1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington as Third Radio Speaker (uncredited)
1939 Hollywood Cavalcade as Reporter
1939 Honeymoon in Bali as Miss Stone
1939 No Place to Go as Mrs. Bradford
1939 Juarez as Lady in Waiting
1939 Dodge City as Mrs. Irving
1939 Boy Trouble as Mrs. Ungerleider
1938 Women Are Like That as Mrs. Amelia Brush
1938 Jezebel as Mrs. Petion (uncredited)
1937 It's Love I'm After as Mrs. Kane
1937 Affairs of Cappy Ricks as Mrs. Amanda Peasely
1937 The Outcasts of Poker Flat as Irate Townswoman
1937 Bill Cracks Down as Mrs. Witworth
1937 Time Out for Romance as Vera Blanchard
1936 The White Angel as Mrs. Nightingale
1936 One Rainy Afternoon as Cecile
1935 Hooray for Love as Magenta P. Schultz
1934 The Count of Monte Cristo as Mme. De Rosas
1934 Call It Luck as Amy Lark
1934 Once to Every Woman
1933 I Am Suzanne! as Mama
1933 Cradle Song as Vicaress
1931 Ambassador Bill as Monte's Wife
1931 Night Life in Reno as Catty Bridge Player
1930 Night Work as Mrs. Ten Eyck

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