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Isabel Withers (January 20, 1896 – September 3, 1968) was an American actress, who worked in theatre, film and television.

In her youth, Withers lived in Coffeyville, Kansas and Illinois. She attended school in Kansas City, Missouri. She later enrolled in a school of drama in Kansas City and joined a Chautauqua circuit repertoire company. At the time it was playing in Billings, Montana performing The Melting Pot, a play by Israel Zangwill. Following a route of tented colleges, Withers first appeared on the road in Little Women. She played the leading role in The Tailor Made Man after a season in stock theatre in Utica, New York. She performed in Cappy Ricks in Chicago.

George M. Cohan selected Withers for the lead feminine role, with Lowell Sherman, in the Chicago company of The Tavern. In New York City she appeared in Kempy at the Belmont Theater. While in New York Withers modeled for an exclusive gown shop during the day. Henry Duffy wired her to come to San Francisco, California to do Kempy just as she was on her way to visit her mother in Los Angeles. She made her way south acting in Love Em and Leave 'Em and Rain. Withers starred in Rain at the old Orpheum Theater, 12th Street, San Francisco, California, in November 1926. Drawing comparisons to actress Jeanne Eagels, she drew praise in the role of Sadie Thompson.

Withers accumulated ninety-two screen and television credits, beginning with a role in the movie The Hot Spot (1931). Many of her screen appearances were uncredited parts. She was also in her share of B-movies. Two memorable movies in which she had uncredited parts were The Babe Ruth Story (1948) and Monkey Business (1952).

She performed on television during the 1950s in such shows as Four Star Playhouse (1955), Lassie (1956), The Millionaire (1957), and The Bob Cummings Show (1958).

Isabel Withers died in 1968 in Hollywood, California, aged 72.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Isabel Withers (January 20, 1896 – September 3, 1968) was an American actress, who worked in theatre, film and television.

In her youth, Withers lived in Coffeyville, Kansas and Illinois. She attended school in Kansas City, Missouri. She later enrolled in a school of drama in Kansas City and joined a Chautauqua circuit repertoire company. At the time it was playing in Billings, Montana performing The Melting Pot, a play by Israel Zangwill. Following a route of tented colleges, Withers first appeared on the road in Little Women. She played the leading role in The Tailor Made Man after a season in stock theatre in Utica, New York. She performed in Cappy Ricks in Chicago.

George M. Cohan selected Withers for the lead feminine role, with Lowell Sherman, in the Chicago company of The Tavern. In New York City she appeared in Kempy at the Belmont Theater. While in New York Withers modeled for an exclusive gown shop during the day. Henry Duffy wired her to come to San Francisco, California to do Kempy just as she was on her way to visit her mother in Los Angeles. She made her way south acting in Love Em and Leave 'Em and Rain. Withers starred in Rain at the old Orpheum Theater, 12th Street, San Francisco, California, in November 1926. Drawing comparisons to actress Jeanne Eagels, she drew praise in the role of Sadie Thompson.

Withers accumulated ninety-two screen and television credits, beginning with a role in the movie The Hot Spot (1931). Many of her screen appearances were uncredited parts. She was also in her share of B-movies. Two memorable movies in which she had uncredited parts were The Babe Ruth Story (1948) and Monkey Business (1952).

She performed on television during the 1950s in such shows as Four Star Playhouse (1955), Lassie (1956), The Millionaire (1957), and The Bob Cummings Show (1958).

Isabel Withers died in 1968 in Hollywood, California, aged 72.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 23

Birthday 1896-01-20

Day of Death 1968-09-03

Place of Birth Frankton, Indiana, USA

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Also Known As

  • Isobel Withers
  • Isabelle Withers

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1949 The Story of Molly X as Parole Board Member
1947 Possessed as Nurse Rosen
1946 The Undercover Woman as Penny Davis
1945 The Lost Weekend as Woman Before Pawn Shop (uncredited)
1945 Girls of the Big House as Alma's Cell Warden
1945 The Missing Corpse as Miss Patterson
1944 Law Men as Auntie Mack
1944 Beautiful But Broke as Mrs. Grayson
1943 Six Gun Gospel as Miss Elvira
1943 Mr. Lucky as Blood Bank Nurse
1943 Mission to Moscow as Well-Wisher at Train
1942 Sweater Girl as Mrs. McGill
1942 Henry and Dizzy as Laura Stevens
1942 Blondie Goes to College as Mrs. Stringer
1940 No Time for Comedy as First-Nighter
1940 The House Across the Bay as Woman in Club
1939 Four Wives as Nurse Telling Jenkins It's a Boy (uncredited)
1939 Dust Be My Destiny as Jail Matron
1939 Off the Record as Telephone Operator (uncredited)
1938 Brother Rat as Nurse
1936 Crash Donovan as Mrs. Horner
1932 Women Won't Tell as Wanda Wolf
1931 The Hot Spot

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