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Mary Astor (May 3, 1906 - September 25, 1987) was an American actress. Most remembered for her role as Brigid O'Shaughnessy in The Maltese Falcon (1941) with Humphrey Bogart, Astor began her long motion picture career as a teenager in the silent movies of the early 1920s. She eventually made a successful transition to talkies, but almost saw her career destroyed due to public scandal in the mid-1930s. She was sued for support by her parents and was later branded an adulterous wife by her ex-husband during a custody fight over her daughter.

Overcoming these stumbling blocks in her private life, Astor went on to even greater success on the screen, eventually winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Sandra Kovak in The Great Lie (1941). She was an MGM contract player through most of the 1940s and continued to act in movies, on television and on stage until her retirement from the screen in 1964.

Astor was the author of five novels. Her autobiography became a bestseller, as did her later book, A Life on Film, which was specifically about her career. Director Lindsay Anderson wrote of her in 1990: "...(W)hen two or three who love the cinema are gathered together, the name of Mary Astor always comes up, and everybody agrees that she was an actress of special attraction, whose qualities of depth and reality always seemed to illuminate the parts she played."

Description above from the Wikipedia article Mary Astor, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mary Astor (May 3, 1906 - September 25, 1987) was an American actress. Most remembered for her role as Brigid O'Shaughnessy in The Maltese Falcon (1941) with Humphrey Bogart, Astor began her long motion picture career as a teenager in the silent movies of the early 1920s. She eventually made a successful transition to talkies, but almost saw her career destroyed due to public scandal in the mid-1930s. She was sued for support by her parents and was later branded an adulterous wife by her ex-husband during a custody fight over her daughter.

Overcoming these stumbling blocks in her private life, Astor went on to even greater success on the screen, eventually winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Sandra Kovak in The Great Lie (1941). She was an MGM contract player through most of the 1940s and continued to act in movies, on television and on stage until her retirement from the screen in 1964.

Astor was the author of five novels. Her autobiography became a bestseller, as did her later book, A Life on Film, which was specifically about her career. Director Lindsay Anderson wrote of her in 1990: "...(W)hen two or three who love the cinema are gathered together, the name of Mary Astor always comes up, and everybody agrees that she was an actress of special attraction, whose qualities of depth and reality always seemed to illuminate the parts she played."

Description above from the Wikipedia article Mary Astor, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 117

Birthday 1906-05-03

Day of Death 1987-09-25

Place of Birth Quincy, Illinois, USA

Official Site http://themaryastorcollection.com/

Also Known As

  • Lucile Vasconcellos Langhanke
  • The Cameo Girl
  • Мэри Астор

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1997 Bogart: The Untold Story
1976 That's Entertainment, Part II as (archive footage)
1965 Hollywood My Home Town as Herself
1964 Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte as Mrs. Jewel Mayhew
1964 Youngblood Hawke as Irene Perry
1963 Burke's Law (1 episode)
1963 Hollywood Without Make-Up
1961 Ben Casey (1 episode)
1961 Dr. Kildare (2 episodes)
1961 Return to Peyton Place as Mrs. Roberta Carter
1960 Checkmate (1 episode) as Esther Brack
1960 Thriller (1 episode)
1959 A Stranger in My Arms as Virgilnie Beasley
1959 Rawhide (1 episode)
1958 This Happy Feeling as Mrs. Tremaine
1957 The Devil's Hairpin as Mrs. Jargin
1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (1 episode)
1956 The Power and the Prize as Mrs. George Salt
1956 A Kiss Before Dying as Mrs. Corliss
1955 Playwrights '56 (1 episode)
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (2 episodes)
1955 The Thief as Isabelle Lagarde
1954 Climax! (4 episodes)
1953 The United States Steel Hour (1 episode) as Isabelle Lagarde
1953 General Electric Theater (1 episode)
1950 Lux Video Theatre (2 episodes)
1950 Robert Montgomery Presents (1 episode)
1949 Any Number Can Play as Ada
1949 Little Women as Marmee
1949 Act of Violence as Pat
1948 Studio One (2 episodes)
1948 The Philco Television Playhouse (1 episode)
1947 Cass Timberlane as Queenie Havock
1947 Cynthia as Louise Bishop
1947 Desert Fury as Fritzi Haller
1947 Fiesta as Señora Morales
1946 Claudia and David as Elizabeth Van Doren
1944 Blonde Fever as Delilah Donay
1944 Meet Me in St. Louis as Mrs. Anna Smith
1943 Young Ideas as Josephine Evans
1943 Thousands Cheer as Hyllary Jones
1942 The Palm Beach Story as The Princess Centimillia
1942 Across the Pacific as Alberta Marlow
1941 Breakdowns of 1941 as Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
1941 The Maltese Falcon as Brigid O'Shaughnessy
1941 The Great Lie as Sandra Kovak
1940 Brigham Young as Mary Ann Young
1940 Turnabout as Marion Manning
1939 Midnight as Helene Flammarion
1938 Listen, Darling as Dorothy 'Dottie' Wingate
1938 Woman Against Woman as Cynthia Holland
1938 Paradise for Three as Mrs. Irene Mallebre
1938 There's Always A Woman as Lola Fraser
1938 No Time To Marry as Kay McGowan
1937 The Hurricane as Madame Germaine De Laage
1937 The Prisoner of Zenda as Antoinette de Mauban
1936 Lady from Nowhere as Polly Dunlap
1936 Dodsworth as Edith Cortright
1936 Trapped by Television as Barbara 'Bobby' Blake
1936 And So They Were Married as Edith Farnham
1936 The Murder of Dr. Harrigan as Lillian Cooper
1935 Man of Iron as Vida
1935 Page Miss Glory as Betty
1935 Dinky as Martha Daniels
1935 Red Hot Tires as Patricia Sanford
1934 I Am A Thief as Odette
1934 The Hollywood Gad-About as Herself (Queen of the Frolic)
1934 The Case of the Howling Dog as Bessie Foley
1934 The Man with Two Faces as Jessica Wells
1934 Upperworld as Hettie Stream
1934 Easy to Love as Charlotte
1933 Convention City as Arlene Dale
1933 The World Changes as Virginia Claffin Nordholm
1933 The Kennel Murder Case as Hilda Lake
1933 Jennie Gerhardt as Letty Pace
1933 The Little Giant as Ruth Wayburn
1932 Red Dust as Barbara Willis
1932 A Successful Calamity as Emmy 'Sweetie' Wilton
1932 Those We Love as May Ballard
1932 The Lost Squadron as Follette Marsh
1931 Men Of Chance as Marthe
1931 Smart Woman as Nancy Gibson
1931 The Sin Ship as Frisco Kitty
1931 Behind Office Doors as Mary Linden
1931 Other Men's Women as Lily Kulper
1931 The Royal Bed as Princess Anne
1930 The Lash as Dona Rosita Garcia
1930 Holiday as Julia Seton
1930 Ladies Love Brutes as Mimi Howell
1930 The Runaway Bride as Mary Gray
1929 Show of Shows as Performer in 'The Pirate' Number
1929 The Woman from Hell as Dee Renaud
1928 Romance of the Underworld as Judith Andrews
1928 Dry Martini as Elizabeth Quimby
1928 Heart to Heart as Princess Delatorre / Ellen Guthrie
1928 3-Ring Marriage as Anna
1928 Dressed to Kill as Jeanne
1927 The Rough Riders as Dolly
1927 Rose of the Golden West as Elena
1927 Two Arabian Knights as Mirza
1927 The Sea Tiger as Amy Cortissos
1926 Forever After
1926 Don Juan as Adriana della Varnese
1925 Scarlet Saint as Fidele Tridon
1925 Don Q Son of Zorro as Dolores de Muro
1925 Enticement as Leonore Bewlay
1925 Oh, Doctor! as Dolores Hicks
1924 Beau Brummel as Lady Margery Alvanley
1924 The Fighting Coward as Lucy
1923 Woman-Proof as Violet Lynwood
1923 The Marriage Maker as Vivian Hope-Clarke
1923 The Bright Shawl as Narcissa Escobar
1923 Success as Rose Randolph
1923 Second Fiddle as Polly Crawford
1921 The Beggar Maid
1921 Sentimental Tommy
1920 The Scarecrow as Bit Part (uncredited)

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