Fay Holderness (1881–1963)

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Fay Holderness started her career in films with D. W. Griffith and then gravitated to making films with 'The Hal Roach Film Studios'. She acted in films for 23 years and retired in 1940. See full bio »

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Blind Husbands The 'Vamp' Waitress
The Secret Garden Mrs. Medlock
The Last Man on Earth Elmer's Mother
Lonesome Overdressed Woman on Roller Coaster


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 1953 Here Come the Girls
Washwoman (uncredited)
 1952 The Greatest Show on Earth
Spectator (uncredited)
 1944 The Mummy's Ghost
Policewoman (uncredited)
 1944 Lucky Cowboy (Short)
Washerwoman (uncredited)
 1943 Hers to Hold
Mrs. Kitnacker (uncredited)
 1942 The Pride of the Yankees
Spectator (uncredited)
 1941 Honky Tonk
Bricklayer (uncredited)
 1940 The Bank Dick
Lady Passerby (uncredited)
 1940 Spring Parade
Townswoman (uncredited)
 1939 Torchy Blane.. Playing with Dynamite
Prison matron (uncredited)
 1939 Zenobia
Townswoman (uncredited)
 1939 Let Us Live
Theatre Scrubwoman (uncredited)
 1937 Youth on Parole
Interviewer (uncredited)
 1937 Dangerous Holiday
Old Maid (uncredited)
 1936 The Champ's a Chump (Short)
Registrar (uncredited)
 1936 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Nurse (uncredited)
 1936 Share the Wealth (Short)
 1936 Just Speeding (Short)
 1935 Music Is Magic
Bus Passenger (uncredited)
 1935 Ginger
Gossip (uncredited)
 1934 Flirtation
Woman on a Window (uncredited)
 1934 Among the Missing
Police Matron (uncredited)
 1934 Whom the Gods Destroy
Balkan Passenger (uncredited)
 1934 Benny, from Panama (Short)
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1934 A Duke for a Day (Short)
Woman in Hotel Lobby (uncredited)
 1934 Babes in the Goods (Short)
Picky Nightgown Customer (uncredited)
 1933 Ann Vickers
Prison Matron (uncredited)
 1933 The Barber Shop (Short)
Little Girl's Mother (uncredited)
 1933 The Bargain of the Century (Short)
Elmer's Wife (uncredited)
 1933 Sing, Bing, Sing (Short)
Landlady (uncredited)
 1933 A Wrestler's Bride (Short)
Large Wife (uncredited)
 1933 Blue of the Night (Short)
Train Passenger (uncredited)
 1932 Doubling in the Quickies (Short)
Landlady (uncredited)
 1932 False Impressions (Short)
Mother (uncredited)
 1932 Officer, Save My Child (Short)
 1932 Courting Trouble (Short)
Gabby Woman (uncredited)
 1932 Neighbor Trouble (Short)
Cleaning Woman
 1932 The Loud Mouth (Short)
Indignant World Series Fan (uncredited)
 1931 Ladies of the Big House
Visiting day caller (uncredited)
 1930 Hog Wild (Short)
Mrs. Hardy (uncredited)
 1930 Bear Shooters (Short)
Spud's Mother (uncredited)
 1930 Los cazadores de osos (Short)
Pancho's Mama
 1930 Down with Husbands (Short) (uncredited)
 1929 Marching to Georgie (Short)
 1929 Good Night Nurse (Short)
 1929 Tight Places (Short)
 1928 Should Scotchmen Marry? (Short)
 1928/I The Boy Friend (Short)
Mama Davidson
 1928 Lonesome
Overdressed Woman on Roller Coaster
 1928 Their Purple Moment (Short)
Mrs. Pincher
 1928 Campus Cuties (Short)
 1927 Call of the Cuckoo (Short)
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1927 Her Husky Hero (Short)
 1927 Salvation Jane
Captain Carrie Brown
 1927 Should Men Walk Home? (Short)
Nurse (uncredited)
 1926 Up in Mabel's Room
Tiny (Mabel's maid) (uncredited)
 1926 Baby Clothes (Short)
Midget's guardian
 1926 Be Careful, Dearie! (Short)
The Shrewish Wife
 1925 Should Sailors Marry? (Short)
Verbena Singlefoot
 1925 Itching for Revenge (Short)
 1925 Are Husbands Human? (Short)
 1925 Dick Turpin
Barmaid (uncredited)
 1924 The Last Man on Earth
Elmer's Mother
 1924/I Fast and Furious (Short)
 1924 Rip Van Winkle (Short)
 1920 The Flaming Disc
Stella Dean
 1920 Distilled Love (Short)
 1919 Blind Husbands
The 'Vamp' Waitress
 1919 Regular Cut-Ups (Short)
Mrs. Henry Peck
 1919 The Right to Happiness
Leah - the Nurse
 1919 Men, Women, and Money
Mrs. Parkton
 1919 Maggie Pepper
Mrs. Thatcher
 1919 The Secret Garden
Mrs. Medlock
 1918 Hello Trouble (Short)
A foxy spinster
 1918 Playmates (Short)
 1918 Bright and Early (Short)
A Maid
 1918 A Dog's Life (Short)
Woman in Dance Hall (uncredited)
 1918 Hearts of the World
The Innkeeper
 1918 Ambrose, the Lion Hearted (Short)
Sad-Eyed Sue
 1918 Beaches and Peaches (Short)
Mrs. Fishcake
 1917 Even as Him and Her (Short)
Mrs. Lampem
 1917 Prairie Chicken (Short)
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Former vaudevillian in silent screen comedy. Worked variously for Hal Roach, at L-KO, Universal, Fox, Pathe and Educational.


Played large formidable wives

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