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Dame May Whitty (1865–1948)


Born Mary Whitty on June 19, 1865 to a Liverpool newspaper editor and his wife, she became known as May Whitty to the world. She first stepped on the London stage in 1882. She worked as an understudy at the St. James Theatre, and then, began playing leading roles when she joined a traveling stock company. After nearly 25 years as one of the leading... See full bio »

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Known For

The Lady Vanishes
The Lady Vanishes Miss Froy
(1938)
Suspicion
Suspicion Mrs. McLaidlaw
(1941)
Mrs. Miniver
Mrs. Miniver Lady Beldon
(1942)
Gaslight
Gaslight Miss Thwaites
(1944)

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 1948 The Return of October
Aunt Martha Grant
 1948 The Sign of the Ram
Clara Brastock
 1947 This Time for Keeps
Grandmother Cambaretti
 1947 Green Dolphin Street
Mother Superior
 1943 Stage Door Canteen
May Whitty
 1943 Crash Dive
Grandmother
 1943 Slightly Dangerous
Baba
 1943 Flesh and Fantasy
Lady Pamela Hardwick (Episode 2)
 1943 Forever and a Day
Mrs. Lucy Trimble
 1942 Thunder Birds: Soldiers of the Air
Lady Jane Stackhouse
 1941 One Night in Lisbon
Florence
 1940 Return to Yesterday
Mrs. Truscott
 1939 Rake's Progress (TV Movie)
Mrs. Mead, Wilkes's mother-in-law
 1939 Mary Rose (TV Movie)
Mrs. Morland
 1938 Parnell (TV Movie)
Aunt Caroline
 1938 I Met My Love Again
Aunt William
 1936 Keep Your Seats, Please!
Aunt Georgina Withers (uncredited)
 1914 Enoch Arden
Miriam Lane (as May Whitty)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (Broadway debut) in "Irene Wycherley" on Broadway. Written by Anthony Wharton [credited as Anthony P. Wharton]. Astor Theatre: 20 Jan 1908-Feb 1908 (closing date unknown/39 performances). Cast: Viola Allen, Edwin Arden, John Glendinning, Dorothy Hammond [final Broadway role], Walter Hampden [Broadway debut], Selene ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

May Whitty | Miss May Whitty
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Personal Quote:

I've got everything Betty Grable has - only I've had it longer. See more »

Trivia:

Mother of actress/director Margaret Webster, who died in 1972. See more »

Nickname:

Old Faithful

Star Sign:

Gemini

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