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Alma Kruger (September 13, 1868 or 1871 – April 5, 1960) was an American actress.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Kruger had a long career on stage before appearing in films. From 1907 to 1935, she featured in theatre plays on Broadway, mostly in Shakespearean plays such as Hamlet (as Gertrude), Twelfth Night (as Olivia), Taming of the Shrew (Widow), and The Merchant of Venice (Nerissa).

She appeared in her first film while in her sixties, These Three (1936). She then proceeded to act in over forty films in the space of little more than a decade. Among her notable roles was Nurse Molly Byrd, the superintendent of nurses in the popular Dr. Kildare/Dr. Gillespie film series, appearing in all but the first two of the sixteen movies.

She portrayed Empress Maria Theresa of Austria in Marie Antoinette (1938) and the almost mother-in-law of Rosalind Russell's lead character in His Girl Friday (1940). In 1942, she appeared as the subversive society matron Henrietta Sutton in Alfred Hitchcock's Saboteur (1942). Kruger's last film appearance was in the film, Forever Amber (1947).

From Wikipedia

Alma Kruger (September 13, 1868 or 1871 – April 5, 1960) was an American actress.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Kruger had a long career on stage before appearing in films. From 1907 to 1935, she featured in theatre plays on Broadway, mostly in Shakespearean plays such as Hamlet (as Gertrude), Twelfth Night (as Olivia), Taming of the Shrew (Widow), and The Merchant of Venice (Nerissa).

She appeared in her first film while in her sixties, These Three (1936). She then proceeded to act in over forty films in the space of little more than a decade. Among her notable roles was Nurse Molly Byrd, the superintendent of nurses in the popular Dr. Kildare/Dr. Gillespie film series, appearing in all but the first two of the sixteen movies.

She portrayed Empress Maria Theresa of Austria in Marie Antoinette (1938) and the almost mother-in-law of Rosalind Russell's lead character in His Girl Friday (1940). In 1942, she appeared as the subversive society matron Henrietta Sutton in Alfred Hitchcock's Saboteur (1942). Kruger's last film appearance was in the film, Forever Amber (1947).

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 40

Birthday 1868-09-13

Day of Death 1960-04-05

Place of Birth Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1947 Forever Amber as Lady Constance Redmond
1947 Dark Delusion as Molly Byrd
1947 Fun on a Weekend as Mrs. Van Orsdale
1946 A Scandal in Paris as Marquise De Pierremont
1945 The Crime Doctor's Warning as Mrs. Wellington Lake (uncredited)
1945 Between Two Women as Molly Byrd
1944 Our Hearts Were Young and Gay as Mrs. Lamberton
1944 Babes on Swing Street as Martha Curtis
1944 3 Men in White as Molly Bird
1943 Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case as Molly Byrd
1942 That Other Woman as Grandma Borden
1942 Calling Dr. Gillespie as Molly Byrd
1942 Saboteur as Mrs. Henrietta Sutton
1942 Dr. Kildare's Victory as Molly Byrd
1941 Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day as Molly Byrd
1941 Puddin' Head as Matilda Montgomery
1941 The People Vs. Dr. Kildare as Molly Byrd
1941 The Trial of Mary Dugan as Dr. Saunders
1941 Blonde Inspiration as Victoria Mason
1940 Dr. Kildare's Crisis as Molly Byrd
1940 You'll Find Out as Aunt Margo Bellacrest
1940 Dr. Kildare Goes Home as Molly Byrd
1940 Anne of Windy Poplars as Mrs. Stephen Pringle
1940 Dr. Kildare's Strange Case as Molly Byrd, Superintendant of Nurses
1940 His Girl Friday as Mrs. Baldwin
1939 Balalaika as Mrs. Danchenoff
1939 The Secret of Dr. Kildare as Head Nurse Molly Byrd
1939 Calling Dr. Kildare as Molly Byrd
1939 Made for Each Other as Sœur Madeline
1938 Tarnished Angel as Mrs. Stockton
1938 Marie Antoinette as Maria Theresa
1938 Mother Carey's Chickens as Aunt Bertha
1938 The Toy Wife as Madame Vallaire
1937 One Hundred Men and a Girl as Mrs. Tyler
1937 Vogues of 1938 as Sophie Miller
1937 Breezing Home as Mrs. Evans
1937 The Mighty Treve as Mrs. Davis
1936 Love Letters of a Star as Veronica Todd
1936 Craig's Wife as Miss Austen
1936 These Three as Amelia Tilford

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