Edith Barrett (1907–1977)


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Edith Barrett was born on January 19, 1907 in Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA as Edith Williams. She was an actress, known for I Walked with a Zombie (1943), Jane Eyre (1943) and Ladies in Retirement (1941). She was married to Vincent Price. She died on February 22, 1977 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. See full bio »

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(1943)
Jane Eyre Mrs. Fairfax
(1943)
Ladies in Retirement Louisa Creed
(1941)
Telephone Time Sarah Bernhardt
(1958)

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 1959 Northwest Passage (TV Series)
Reba Morris
- The Witch (1959) ... Reba Morris
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Connie
- Happy Hill (1959) ... Connie
 1958 In Love and War
Mrs. Lenaine (uncredited)
 1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- Kinsman (1958)
 1958 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Sarah Bernhardt
- Recipe for Success (1958) ... Sarah Bernhardt
 1957 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Aggie Whiteford / Felicia Green
- A Man Greatly Beloved (1957) ... Aggie Whiteford
- The Night the World Ended (1957) ... Felicia Green
 1956 The Swan
Elsa - Beatrix's Maid
 1954-1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Julie / Louisa
- The Lucky Finger (1955) ... Julie
- Ladies in Retirement (1954) ... Louisa
 1952 Holiday for Sinners
Mrs. Corvier
 1949 The Lady Gambles
Ruth Phillips
 1948 Ruthless
Mrs. Burnside
 1945 That's the Spirit
Abigail
 1945 Molly and Me
Julia
 1944 The Keys of the Kingdom
Aunt Polly
 1944 Strangers in the Night
Ivy Miller
 1944 The Story of Dr. Wassell
Mother of Little English Boy (uncredited)
 1943 Jane Eyre
Mrs. Fairfax
 1943 The Song of Bernadette
Croisine Bouhouhorts
 1943 The Ghost Ship
Ellen Roberts
 1943 Always a Bridesmaid
Mrs. Cavanaugh
 1943 I Walked with a Zombie
Mrs. Rand
 1942 You Can't Escape Forever
Madame Lucille
 1942 Get Hep to Love
Miss Roberts
 1942 Give Out, Sisters
Agatha Waverly
 1942 Lady for a Night
Katherine Alderson
 1941 Ladies in Retirement
Louisa Creed
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Stage Play: Parnell. Historical drama (revival). Written by Elsie T. Schauffler. Staged by Robinson Smith and Frederick Ayer. Directed by Robinson Smith and Frederick Ayer. 48th Street Theatre: 4 May 1936- Jun 1936 (closing date unknown/32 performances). Cast: Edith Barrett (as "Katharine O'Shea"), Hugh Bigelow, Gordon Burby, Gage Clarke, ... See more »

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Brown-eyed former child actress, with fair complexion and birdlike features. She had a very successful 25-year career on the stage, which were never matched by her later performances on screen. According to actor Roddy McDowell, who knew her as a child, she suffered from mental illness from very early on. Her condition deteriorated -- exacerbated by alcoholism and an addiction to amphetamines -- ... See more »

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