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Josephine Hutchinson (October 12, 1903 - June 4, 1998) was an American actress. Hutchinson was born in Seattle, Washington. Her mother, Leona Roberts, was an actress best known for her role as Mrs. Meade in Gone with the Wind. Under contract with Warner Bros., Hutchinson went to Hollywood in 1934, debuting in Happiness Ahead. She was featured on the cover of Film Weekly on August 23, 1935 and appeared in The Story of Louis Pasteur in 1936.

At Universal, she played Elsa von Frankenstein in one of her more memorable roles alongside actor Basil Rathbone and Boris Karloff in Son of Frankenstein (1939). She later played Mrs. Townsend in North by Northwest (1959) and Love Is Better Than Ever, starring Elizabeth Taylor.

Hutchinson made a number of Television appearances, including episodes of Perry Mason, The Rifleman and Little House on the Prairie.

She died, aged 94, on June 4, 1998 at the Florence Nightingale Nursing Home in Manhattan. Her ashes were scattered near her niece’s home at Springfield, Oregon.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Josephine Hutchinson (October 12, 1903 - June 4, 1998) was an American actress. Hutchinson was born in Seattle, Washington. Her mother, Leona Roberts, was an actress best known for her role as Mrs. Meade in Gone with the Wind. Under contract with Warner Bros., Hutchinson went to Hollywood in 1934, debuting in Happiness Ahead. She was featured on the cover of Film Weekly on August 23, 1935 and appeared in The Story of Louis Pasteur in 1936.

At Universal, she played Elsa von Frankenstein in one of her more memorable roles alongside actor Basil Rathbone and Boris Karloff in Son of Frankenstein (1939). She later played Mrs. Townsend in North by Northwest (1959) and Love Is Better Than Ever, starring Elizabeth Taylor.

Hutchinson made a number of Television appearances, including episodes of Perry Mason, The Rifleman and Little House on the Prairie.

She died, aged 94, on June 4, 1998 at the Florence Nightingale Nursing Home in Manhattan. Her ashes were scattered near her niece’s home at Springfield, Oregon.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 55

Birthday 1903-10-12

Day of Death 1998-06-04

Place of Birth Seattle, Washington, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1974 Little House on the Prairie (1 episode)
1972 The Sixth Sense (1 episode)
1971 The Homecoming: A Christmas Story as Mamie Baldwin
1971 Travis Logan, D.A. as Mrs. Tice
1970 Rabbit, Run as Mrs. Angstrom, Rabbit's mother
1969 To Rome with Love (1 episode)
1969 Then Came Bronson (1 episode)
1968 The Mod Squad (1 episode)
1968 Shadow Over Elveron as Emily Maslan
1967 Mannix (1 episode)
1966 Nevada Smith as Mrs. Elvira McCanles
1965 The F.B.I. (2 episodes)
1965 Baby the Rain Must Fall as Mme Ewing
1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (1 episode)
1963 Burke's Law (1 episode)
1962 General Electric True (1 episode)
1961 The New Breed (1 episode)
1961 Dr. Kildare (1 episode)
1960 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as Widow Douglas
1960 Walk Like a Dragon as Ma Bartlett
1959 The Twilight Zone (1 episode)
1959 North by Northwest as Vandamm's Sister aka Mrs. Townsend
1959 Rawhide (1 episode)
1958 The Rifleman (1 episode)
1958 Step Down to Terror as Mrs. Sarah Walters
1958 Sing Boy Sing as Caroline Walker
1957 Perry Mason (3 episodes)
1957 Gun for a Coward as Mrs. Keough
1956 Miracle in the Rain as Agnes Wood
1955 Matinee Theater (1 episode)
1955 The 20th Century Fox Hour (1 episode)
1955 Gunsmoke (2 episodes)
1955 Many Rivers to Cross as Mrs. Cherne
1953 General Electric Theater (2 episodes)
1952 Ruby Gentry as Letitia Gentry
1952 Love Is Better Than Ever as Mrs. Macaboy
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1 episode)
1950 Lux Video Theatre (1 episode)
1949 Adventure in Baltimore as Mrs. Lilly Sheldon
1948 The Tender Years as Emily Norris
1947 Cass Timberlane as Lillian Drover
1946 Somewhere in the Night as Elizabeth Conroy
1941 Her First Beau as Mrs. Wood
1940 Tom Brown's School Days as Mrs. Mary Arnold
1940 My Son, My Son! as Nellie Moscrop Essex
1939 Son of Frankenstein as Elsa von Frankenstein
1938 The Crime of Doctor Hallet as Dr. Mary Reynolds
1937 The Women Men Marry as Jane Carson
1937 Mountain Justice as Ruth Harkins
1936 I Married a Doctor as Carol Kennicott
1936 The Story of Louis Pasteur as Marie Pasteur
1935 Oil For The Lamps Of China as Hester
1935 The Right to Live as Stella Trent
1934 Happiness Ahead as Joan Bradford
1917 A Little Princess as (uncredited)

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