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Isabel Jewell (July 19, 1907 – April 5, 1972) was an American actress most active in the 1930s and early 1940s. Some of her most famous films were Ceiling Zero, Marked Woman, A Tale of Two Cities, and Gone With the Wind. After years in theater stock companies, including an 87-week stint in Lincoln, Nebraska, she hit the big time after getting a part on Broadway in Up Pops the Devil (1930). She received glowing critical reviews for Blessed Event (1932) as well.

Jewell's film debut came in Blessed Event (1932). She had been brought to Hollywood by Warner Brothers for the film version of Up Pops the Devil. Jewell gained other supporting roles, appearing in a variety of films in the early 1930s. She played stereotypical gangsters' women in such films as Manhattan Melodrama (1934) and Marked Woman (1937). She was well received playing against type, as the seamstress sentenced to death on the guillotine along with Sydney Carton (Ronald Colman in A Tale of Two Cities (1935). Her most significant role was as the prostitute Gloria Stone in Lost Horizon (1937). Jewell's films included Gone with the Wind (1939) (in the role of "that white trash, Emmy Slattery"), Northwest Passage (1940), High Sierra (1941), and the low-budget The Leopard Man (1943).

By the end of the 1940s, her roles had reduced in significance to the degree that her performances were often uncredited, e.g. The Snake Pit. She performed in radio dramas in the 1950s, including This is Your FBI.

In 1972, Jewell appeared opposite Edie Sedgwick in the film Ciao! Manhattan. Her final film was the B movie Sweet Kill (1973), the directorial debut of Curtis Hanson, a future Academy Award winner. Description above from the Wikipedia article Isabel Jewell, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Isabel Jewell (July 19, 1907 – April 5, 1972) was an American actress most active in the 1930s and early 1940s. Some of her most famous films were Ceiling Zero, Marked Woman, A Tale of Two Cities, and Gone With the Wind. After years in theater stock companies, including an 87-week stint in Lincoln, Nebraska, she hit the big time after getting a part on Broadway in Up Pops the Devil (1930). She received glowing critical reviews for Blessed Event (1932) as well.

Jewell's film debut came in Blessed Event (1932). She had been brought to Hollywood by Warner Brothers for the film version of Up Pops the Devil. Jewell gained other supporting roles, appearing in a variety of films in the early 1930s. She played stereotypical gangsters' women in such films as Manhattan Melodrama (1934) and Marked Woman (1937). She was well received playing against type, as the seamstress sentenced to death on the guillotine along with Sydney Carton (Ronald Colman in A Tale of Two Cities (1935). Her most significant role was as the prostitute Gloria Stone in Lost Horizon (1937). Jewell's films included Gone with the Wind (1939) (in the role of "that white trash, Emmy Slattery"), Northwest Passage (1940), High Sierra (1941), and the low-budget The Leopard Man (1943).

By the end of the 1940s, her roles had reduced in significance to the degree that her performances were often uncredited, e.g. The Snake Pit. She performed in radio dramas in the 1950s, including This is Your FBI.

In 1972, Jewell appeared opposite Edie Sedgwick in the film Ciao! Manhattan. Her final film was the B movie Sweet Kill (1973), the directorial debut of Curtis Hanson, a future Academy Award winner. Description above from the Wikipedia article Isabel Jewell, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 64

Birthday 1907-07-19

Day of Death 1972-04-05

Place of Birth Shoshone, Wyoming, USA

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Also Known As

  • Isabel Jewel
  • Isobel Jewell

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1973 Ciao! Manhattan as Mummy
1972 Sweet Kill as Mrs. Cole
1968 The New Cinema
1959 Lock-Up (1 episode)
1955 Gunsmoke (1 episode)
1954 Drum Beat as Lily White
1953 Man in the Attic as Katy
1952 Mr. & Mrs. North (1 episode)
1949 The Story of Molly X as Mrs. Mack - Prison Laundry Matron
1948 Belle Starr's Daughter as Belle Starr
1947 The Bishop's Wife as Hysterical Mother
1947 Born to Kill as Laury Palmer
1945 Sensation Hunters as Mae
1945 Steppin' in Society as Jenny the Juke
1944 The Merry Monahans as Rose
1943 The Falcon and the Co-Eds as Mary Phoebus
1943 Danger! Women at Work as Marie
1943 The Seventh Victim as Frances Fallon
1943 The Leopard Man as Maria the Fortune Teller
1941 For Beauty's Sake as Amy Devore
1941 High Sierra as Blonde
1940 Little Men as Stella
1940 Marked Men as Linda Harkness
1940 Scatterbrain as Esther Harrington
1940 Babies for Sale as Edith Drake
1940 Irene as Jane McGee
1940 Northwest Passage as Jennie Coit
1940 Oh, Johnny, How You Can Love! as Gertie - Truck Stop Waitress
1939 Gone with the Wind as Emmy Slattery
1939 Missing Daughters as Peggy
1939 They Asked For It as Molly Herkimer
1938 The Crowd Roars as Mrs. Martin
1938 Swing It, Sailor! as Myrtle Montrose
1937 Love on Toast as Belle Huntley
1937 Lost Horizon as Gloria Stone
1937 Marked Woman as Emmy Lou Eagan
1936 Career Woman as Gracie Clay
1936 Go West Young Man as Gladys
1936 Valiant Is the Word for Carrie as Lilli Eipper
1936 The Man Who Lived Twice as Peggy Russell
1936 36 Hours to Kill as Jeanie Benson
1936 Small Town Girl as Emily 'Em' Brannan
1936 Big Brown Eyes as Bessie Blair
1936 Dancing Feet as Mabel Henry
1936 Ceiling Zero as Lou Clarke
1936 The Leathernecks Have Landed as Brooklyn
1935 The Casino Murder Case as Amelia
1935 Times Square Lady as Babe
1935 Shadow of Doubt as Inez
1934 Evelyn Prentice as Judith Wilson
1934 She Had to Choose as Sally Bates
1934 Here Comes the Groom as Angy
1934 Manhattan Melodrama as Annabelle
1934 Hollywood on Parade No. B-1
1933 Design for Living as Plunkett's Stenographer
1933 Counsellor at Law as Bessie Green
1933 The Women in His Life as Catherine Watson
1933 Advice to the Lovelorn as Rose
1933 Day of Reckoning as Kate Lovett
1933 Bombshell as A Girl Friend (as Isobel Jewell)
1933 Beauty for Sale as Hortense
1933 Bondage as Beulah
1933 The Crime of the Century as Bridge Player (uncredited)
1932 Blessed Event as Dorothy Lane

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