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Sara Haden (born Catherine Haden, November 17, 1898 – September 15, 1981) was a character actress in Hollywood films of the 1930s through the 1950s and in television into the mid-1960s. She may be best remembered for appearing as Aunt Milly Forrest in thirteen entries in MGM's Andy Hardy film series.

Haden first appeared on the stage in the early 1920s. As early as October 1920, she was appearing with Walter Hampden's acting troupe. Her Broadway debut came in Trigger (1927).

She made her film debut in 1934 (one year after her mother's retirement) in the Katharine Hepburn vehicle Spitfire. Haden later became a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract player in the late 1930s and had smallish roles in many of the studio's films, most notably in the Andy Hardy series starring Mickey Rooney, cast as the spinsterish Aunt Milly Forrest.

Haden made her last film, Andy Hardy Comes Home, in 1958, but was active on television until a 1965 guest spot on Dr. Kildare. She was most notable for her stern, humorless characterisations such as a truant officer in Shirley Temple's Captain January (1936), but she also played the much-loved teacher Miss Pipps, who is unjustly fired in the Our Gang comedy Come Back, Miss Pipps (1941). Other films in which she appeared include Poor Little Rich Girl (1936), The Shop Around the Corner (1940), Woman of the Year (1942), and The Bishop's Wife (1947). Her television appearances include episodes of Climax!, Bourbon Street Beat, and Bonanza. She had a guest appearance on Perry Mason as Florence Harvey in the 1959 episode, "The Case of the Romantic Rogue".

Haden played Dora Darling in My Favorite Martian, season 2 episode 28, "Once Upon a Martian's Mother's Day" in 1965.

She was married to film actor Richard Abbott (born Seamon Vandenberg; 1899-1986) from 1921 until their divorce in 1948. Sara Haden died on September 15, 1981 at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California, at age 82.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sara Haden (born Catherine Haden, November 17, 1898 – September 15, 1981) was a character actress in Hollywood films of the 1930s through the 1950s and in television into the mid-1960s. She may be best remembered for appearing as Aunt Milly Forrest in thirteen entries in MGM's Andy Hardy film series.

Haden first appeared on the stage in the early 1920s. As early as October 1920, she was appearing with Walter Hampden's acting troupe. Her Broadway debut came in Trigger (1927).

She made her film debut in 1934 (one year after her mother's retirement) in the Katharine Hepburn vehicle Spitfire. Haden later became a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract player in the late 1930s and had smallish roles in many of the studio's films, most notably in the Andy Hardy series starring Mickey Rooney, cast as the spinsterish Aunt Milly Forrest.

Haden made her last film, Andy Hardy Comes Home, in 1958, but was active on television until a 1965 guest spot on Dr. Kildare. She was most notable for her stern, humorless characterisations such as a truant officer in Shirley Temple's Captain January (1936), but she also played the much-loved teacher Miss Pipps, who is unjustly fired in the Our Gang comedy Come Back, Miss Pipps (1941). Other films in which she appeared include Poor Little Rich Girl (1936), The Shop Around the Corner (1940), Woman of the Year (1942), and The Bishop's Wife (1947). Her television appearances include episodes of Climax!, Bourbon Street Beat, and Bonanza. She had a guest appearance on Perry Mason as Florence Harvey in the 1959 episode, "The Case of the Romantic Rogue".

Haden played Dora Darling in My Favorite Martian, season 2 episode 28, "Once Upon a Martian's Mother's Day" in 1965.

She was married to film actor Richard Abbott (born Seamon Vandenberg; 1899-1986) from 1921 until their divorce in 1948. Sara Haden died on September 15, 1981 at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California, at age 82.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 90

Birthday 1898-11-17

Day of Death 1981-09-15

Place of Birth Galveston, Texas, USA

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Also Known As

  • Catherine Haden
  • Sarah Haden
  • Sarah Hayden
  • Sara Hayden

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1963 Breaking Point (1 episode)
1963 Vacation Playhouse (1 episode)
1960 Route 66 (1 episode)
1959 Bourbon Street Beat (1 episode)
1959 Lock-Up (1 episode)
1959 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (1 episode)
1958 Andy Hardy Comes Home as Aunt Milly Forrest
1957 Perry Mason (1 episode)
1956 State Trooper (1 episode)
1955 Matinee Theater (1 episode)
1955 Betrayed Women as Head Guard Darcy
1955 The Millionaire (1 episode)
1954 Outlaw's Daughter as Mrs. Merril
1954 December Bride (1 episode)
1953 A Lion Is in the Streets as Lula May McManamee
1952 Mr. & Mrs. North (1 episode)
1952 Wagons West as Mrs. Cook
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode)
1950 A Life of Her Own as Smitty
1950 The Great Rupert as Mrs.Katie Dingle
1949 Roughshod as Ma Wyatt
1949 The Big Cat as Mrs. Mary Cooper
1948 Rachel and the Stranger as Mrs. Jackson
1947 The Bishop's Wife as Mildred Cassaway
1947 Love Laughs at Andy Hardy as Aunt Milly
1946 Mr. Ace as Alma Rhodes
1946 Our Hearts Were Growing Up as Miss Dill
1946 Bad Bascomb as Tillie Lovejoy
1946 She-Wolf of London as Martha Winthrop
1945 She Wouldn't Say Yes as Laura Pitts
1945 Our Vines Have Tender Grapes as Mrs. Bjornson
1944 Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble as Aunt Milly Forrest
1944 Broadway Rhythm as Miss Wynn (uncredited)
1943 Lost Angel as Rhoda Kitterick
1943 Best Foot Forward as Miss Talbert
1943 Above Suspicion as Aunt Hattie
1943 The Youngest Profession as Sister Lassie
1943 Thousands Cheer as Second Nurse in Frank Morgan Skit
1942 Andy Hardy's Double Life as Aunt Milly Forrest
1942 Somewhere I'll Find You as Miss Coulter
1942 The Affairs of Martha as Mrs. Justin I. Peacock
1942 The Courtship of Andy Hardy as Aunt Milly Forrest
1942 Flag of Mercy as Clara Barton
1942 Woman of the Year as Matron
1941 H.M. Pulham, Esq. as Miss Rollo, Harry's Secretary
1941 Life Begins for Andy Hardy as Aunt Milly Forrest
1941 Love Crazy as Miss Cecilia Landis
1941 Washington Melodrama as Harriet Harringan
1941 Barnacle Bill as Aunt Letty
1941 Andy Hardy's Private Secretary as Aunt Milly Forrest
1941 The Trial of Mary Dugan as Miss Matthews
1940 Keeping Company as Mrs. Foster
1940 Hullabaloo as 'Sue' Merriweather
1940 Boom Town as Miss Barnes
1940 Andy Hardy Meets Debutante as Aunt Milly Forrest
1940 The Shop Around the Corner as Flora
1939 Judge Hardy and Son as Aunt Mildred 'Millie' Forrest
1939 Remember? as Miss Wilson
1939 The Secret of Dr. Kildare as Nora
1939 Think First as Policewoman
1939 Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever as Aunt Milly
1939 Tell No Tales as Miss Brendon
1939 Angel of Mercy as Clara Barton
1939 The Hardys Ride High as Mildred 'Aunt Milly' Forrest
1939 Four Girls in White as Miss Bennett
1938 Out West with the Hardys as Aunt Milly Forrest
1937 You're Only Young Once as Aunt Milly Forrest
1937 First Lady as Mrs. Mason
1937 A Family Affair as Aunt Milly Forrest
1937 Under Cover of Night as Janet Griswald
1936 Laughing at Trouble as Mrs. Jennie Nevins
1936 Reunion as Ellie
1936 Poor Little Rich Girl as Collins
1936 The Crime of Dr. Forbes as Dr. Anna Burkhart
1936 Little Miss Nobody as Mrs. Lewis
1936 Half Angel as Henrietta Hargraves
1936 Captain January as Agatha Morgan
1935 Magnificent Obsession as Mrs. Nancy Ashford
1935 Way Down East as Cordelia Peabody
1935 O'Shaughnessy's Boy as Aunt Martha
1935 Mad Love as Yvonne's Maid Marie
1934 Music in the Air as Martha
1934 Anne of Green Gables as Mrs. Barry
1934 The White Parade as Miss Harrington
1934 The Fountain as Sophie Van Leyden
1934 Hat, Coat and Glove as The Secretary
1934 The Life of Vergie Winters as Winnie Belle
1934 Finishing School as Miss Fisher
1934 Affairs of a Gentleman as Frances Bennett - Gresham's Secretary
1934 Spitfire as Etta Dawson

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