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Mary Astor

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Mary Astor (May 3, 1906 - September 25, 1987) was an American actress. Most remembered for her role as Brigid O'Shaughnessy in The Maltese Falcon (1941) with Humphrey Bogart, Astor began her long motion picture career as a teenager in the silent movies of the early 1920s. She eventually made a successful transition to talkies, but almost saw her career destroyed due to public scandal in the mid-1930s. She was sued for support by her parents and was later branded an adulterous wife by her ex-husband during a custody fight over her daughter. Overcoming these stumbling blocks in her private life, Astor went on to even greater success on the screen, eventually winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Sandra Kovak in The Great Lie (1941). She was an MGM contract player through most of the 1940s and continued to act in movies, on television and on stage until her retirement from the screen in 1964. Astor was the author of five novels. Her autobiography became a bestseller, as did her later book, A Life on Film, which was specifically about her career. Director Lindsay Anderson wrote of her in 1990: "...(W)hen two or three who love the cinema are gathered together, the name of Mary Astor always comes up, and everybody agrees that she was an actress of special attraction, whose qualities of depth and reality always seemed to illuminate the parts she played." Description above from the Wikipedia article Mary Astor, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
May 3, 1906 In Quincy, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
114
First Appeared:
In the movie The Scarecrow 1920-12-22
Latest Project:
Movie Bogart: The Untold Story 1997-01-05
Known For
Poster of The Woman from Hell

Mary Astor Movies Filmography

Movie
Bogart: The Untold Story
1997-01-05
Movie
That's Entertainment, Part II
(archive footage) 1976-05-17
Movie
Hollywood My Home Town
Herself 1965-12-31
Movie
Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte
Mrs. Jewel Mayhew 1964-12-15
Movie
Youngblood Hawke
Irene Perry 1964-11-04
Series
Burke's Law
Unknown 1963-09-20
Movie
Hollywood Without Make-Up
1963-07-01
Series
Ben Casey
Unknown 1961-10-02
Series
Dr. Kildare
Unknown 1961-09-27
Movie
Return to Peyton Place
Mrs. Roberta Carter 1961-05-05
Series
Checkmate
Esther Brack 1960-09-17
Series
Thriller
Unknown 1960-09-13
Movie
A Stranger in My Arms
Virgilnie Beasley 1959-03-03
Series
Rawhide
Unknown 1959-01-09
Movie
This Happy Feeling
Mrs. Tremaine 1958-06-18
Movie
The Devil's Hairpin
Mrs. Jargin 1957-10-04
Series
Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater
Unknown 1956-10-05
Movie
The Power and the Prize
Mrs. George Salt 1956-09-26
Movie
A Kiss Before Dying
Mrs. Corliss 1956-06-12
Series
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Unknown 1955-10-02
Movie
The Thief
Isabelle Lagarde 1955-02-04
Series
Climax!
Unknown 1954-10-07
Series
General Electric Theater
Unknown 1953-02-01
Series
Lux Video Theatre
Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie
Any Number Can Play
Ada 1949-07-15
Movie
Little Women
Marmee 1949-04-01
Movie
Act of Violence
Pat 1949-02-01
Series
The Philco Television Playhouse
Unknown 1948-10-03
Series
Studio One
Unknown 1948-11-07
Movie
Cass Timberlane
Queenie Havock 1947-11-06
Movie
Cynthia
Louise Bishop 1947-08-27
Movie
Desert Fury
Fritzi Haller 1947-08-15
Movie
Fiesta
Señora Morales 1947-06-12
Movie
Claudia and David
Elizabeth Van Doren 1946-02-25
Movie
Blonde Fever
Delilah Donay 1944-12-05
Movie
Meet Me in St. Louis
Anna Smith 1944-11-23
Movie
Young Ideas
Josephine Evans 1943-08-02
Movie
Thousands Cheer
Hyllary Jones 1943-01-01
Movie
The Palm Beach Story
The Princess Centimillia 1942-11-07
Movie
Across the Pacific
Alberta Marlow 1942-09-05
Movie
The Great Lie
Sandra Kovak 1941-04-12
Movie
The Maltese Falcon
Brigid O'Shaughnessy 1941-10-18
Movie
Breakdowns of 1941
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited) 1941-11-14
Movie
Brigham Young
Mary Ann Young 1940-09-27
Movie
Turnabout
Marion Manning 1940-05-17
Movie
Midnight
Helene Flammarion 1939-03-24
Movie
Listen, Darling
Dottie Wingate 1938-10-21
Movie
Woman Against Woman
Cynthia Holland 1938-06-24
Movie
Paradise for Three
Mrs. Irene Mallebre 1938-06-04
Movie
There's Always a Woman
Lola Fraser 1938-04-20
Movie
No Time To Marry
Kay McGowan 1938-02-05
Movie
The Hurricane
Madame Germaine De Laage 1937-11-05
Movie
The Prisoner of Zenda
Antoinette de Mauban 1937-09-03
Movie
And So They Were Married
Edith Farnham 1936-05-10
Movie
The Murder of Dr. Harrigan
Lillian Cooper 1936-01-11
Movie
Trapped by Television
Barbara 'Bobby' Blake 1936-06-15
Movie
Dodsworth
Edith Cortright 1936-09-23
Movie
Lady from Nowhere
Polly Dunlap 1936-12-23
Movie
Man of Iron
Vida 1935-12-21
Movie
Page Miss Glory
Betty 1935-09-07
Movie
Dinky
Martha Daniels 1935-05-11
Movie
Red Hot Tires
Patricia Sanford 1935-02-02
Movie
I Am a Thief
Odette Mauclair 1934-11-24
Movie
The Hollywood Gad-About
Herself (Queen of the Frolic) 1934-10-04
Movie
The Case of the Howling Dog
Bessie Foley 1934-09-22
Movie
The Man with Two Faces
Jessica Wells 1934-08-04
Movie
Upperworld
Hettie Stream 1934-04-19
Movie
Easy to Love
Charlotte 1934-01-13
Movie
The Little Giant
Ruth Wayburn 1933-05-20
Movie
The Kennel Murder Case
Hilda Lake 1933-10-28
Movie
Jennie Gerhardt
Letty Pace 1933-06-08
Movie
The World Changes
Virginia Claffin Nordholm 1933-11-25
Movie
Red Dust
Barbara Willis 1932-10-22
Movie
A Successful Calamity
Emmy 'Sweetie' Wilton 1932-09-17
Movie
Those We Love
May Ballard 1932-09-11
Movie
The Lost Squadron
Follette Marsh 1932-03-12
Movie
Men of Chance
Marthe 1931-12-27
Movie
Smart Woman
Nancy Gibson 1931-09-12
Movie
The Sin Ship
Frisco Kitty 1931-04-18
Movie
Behind Office Doors
Mary Linden 1931-03-15
Movie
Other Men's Women
Lily Kulper 1931-01-17
Movie
The Royal Bed
Princess Anne 1931-01-15
Movie
The Runaway Bride
Mary Gray 1930-05-04
Movie
Ladies Love Brutes
Mimi Howell 1930-05-14
Movie
Holiday
Julia Seton 1930-07-03
Movie
The Lash
Dona Rosita Garcia 1930-12-14
Movie
Show of Shows
Performer in 'The Pirate' Number 1929-11-21
Movie
The Woman from Hell
Dee Renaud 1929-04-20
Movie
Romance of the Underworld
Judith Andrews 1928-11-10
Movie
Dry Martini
Elizabeth Quimby 1928-10-06
Movie
Heart to Heart
Princess Delatorre / Ellen Guthrie 1928-07-22
Movie
3-Ring Marriage
Anna 1928-06-10
Movie
Dressed to Kill
Jeanne 1928-03-17
Movie
The Rough Riders
Dolly 1927-09-30
Movie
Rose of the Golden West
Elena 1927-09-25
Movie
Two Arabian Knights
Mirza 1927-09-23
Movie
The Sea Tiger
Amy Cortissos 1927-02-27
Movie
Forever After
1926-10-24
Movie
Don Juan
Adriana della Varnese 1926-08-06
Movie
Oh, Doctor!
Dolores Hicks 1925-02-23
Movie
Scarlet Saint
Fidele Tridon 1925-11-08
Movie
Enticement
Leonore Bewlay 1925-03-01
Movie
Don Q Son of Zorro
Dolores de Muro 1925-06-15
Movie
The Fighting Adventurer
1924-05-26
Movie
Beau Brummel
Lady Margery Alvanley 1924-03-30
Movie
The Fighting Coward
Lucy 1924-03-14
Movie
Woman-Proof
Violet Lynwood 1923-10-28
Movie
The Marriage Maker
Vivian Hope-Clarke 1923-09-30
Movie
The Bright Shawl
Narcissa Escobar 1923-04-22
Movie
Success
Rose Randolph 1923-02-25
Movie
Second Fiddle
Polly Crawford 1923-01-14
Movie
The Beggar Maid
1921-09-25
Movie
Sentimental Tommy
1921-03-26
Movie
The Scarecrow
Bit Part (uncredited) 1920-12-22