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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: "...that when 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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May 3, 1906 In Quincy, Illinois, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Beggar Maid 1921-09-25
Latest Project:
Movie Bogart: The Untold Story 1997-01-05
Known For
Poster of The Power and the Prize
Poster of Jennie Gerhardt
Poster of The Lost Squadron
Poster of Two Arabian Knights
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 Youngblood Hawke Irene Perry 1964-11-04
Movie Hollywood Without Make-Up 1963-07-01
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Movie Return to Peyton Place Mrs. Roberta Carter 1961-05-05
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Series Thriller Unknown 1960-09-13
Movie A Stranger in My Arms Virgilnie Beasley 1959-03-03
Movie This Happy Feeling Mrs. Tremaine 1958-06-18
Movie The Devil's Hairpin Mrs. Jargin 1957-10-04
Movie The Power and the Prize Mrs. George Salt 1956-09-26
Movie A Kiss Before Dying Mrs. Corliss 1956-06-12
Movie The Thief Isabelle Lagarde 1955-02-04
Series Playwrights '56 Unknown 1955-10-04
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Series The United States Steel Hour Isabelle Lagarde 1953-10-27
Series Robert Montgomery Presents Unknown 1950-01-30
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie Act of Violence Pat 1949-01-22
Movie Any Number Can Play Ada 1949-07-15
Movie Little Women Marmee 1949-03-10
Series The Philco Television Playhouse Unknown 1948-10-03
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Movie Fiesta Señora Morales 1947-06-12
Movie Cass Timberlane Queenie Havock 1947-11-06
Movie Desert Fury Fritzi Haller 1947-08-15
Movie Cynthia Louise Bishop 1947-08-29
Movie Claudia and David Elizabeth Van Doren 1946-02-25
Movie Blonde Fever Delilah Donay 1944-12-05
Movie Young Ideas Josephine Evans 1943-08-02
Movie Thousands Cheer Hyllary Jones 1943-01-01
Movie The Palm Beach Story The Princess Centimillia 1942-08-28
Movie Across the Pacific Alberta Marlow 1942-09-04
Movie The Maltese Falcon Brigid O'Shaughnessy 1941-10-18
Movie The Great Lie Sandra Kovak 1941-04-05
Movie Breakdowns of 1941 Herself (archive footage) (uncredited) 1941-11-14
Movie Turnabout Marion Manning 1940-05-17
Movie Brigham Young Mary Ann Young 1940-09-27
Movie Midnight Helene Flammarion 1939-03-24
Movie There's Always a Woman Lola Fraser 1938-04-20
Movie No Time To Marry Kay McGowan 1938-02-05
Movie Paradise for Three Mrs. Irene Mallebre 1938-06-04
Movie Woman Against Woman Cynthia Holland 1938-06-24
Movie Listen, Darling Dottie Wingate 1938-10-21
Movie The Prisoner of Zenda Antoinette de Mauban 1937-09-03
Movie The Hurricane Madame Germaine De Laage 1937-11-09
Movie The Murder of Dr. Harrigan Lillian Cooper 1936-01-11
Movie And So They Were Married Edith Farnham 1936-05-10
Movie Lady from Nowhere Polly Dunlap 1936-12-23
Movie Trapped by Television Barbara 'Bobby' Blake 1936-06-15
Movie Dodsworth Edith Cortright 1936-09-23
Movie Red Hot Tires Patricia Sanford 1935-02-02
Movie Dinky Martha Daniels 1935-05-11
Movie Page Miss Glory Betty 1935-09-07
Movie Man of Iron Vida 1935-12-21
Movie Upperworld Hettie Stream 1934-04-19
Movie The Man with Two Faces Jessica Wells 1934-08-04
Movie Easy to Love Charlotte 1934-01-13
Movie The Case of the Howling Dog Bessie Foley 1934-09-22
Movie I Am a Thief Odette Mauclair 1934-11-24
Movie The Hollywood Gad-About Herself 1934-10-04
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 Convention City Arlene Dale 1933-12-14
Movie Those We Love May Ballard 1932-09-11
Movie The Lost Squadron Follette Marsh 1932-03-12
Movie A Successful Calamity Emmy 'Sweetie' Wilton 1932-09-17
Movie Red Dust Barbara Willis 1932-10-22
Movie The Sin Ship Frisco Kitty 1931-04-18
Movie The Royal Bed Princess Anne 1931-01-15
Movie Behind Office Doors Mary Linden 1931-03-15
Movie Smart Woman Nancy Gibson 1931-09-12
Movie Men of Chance Marthe 1931-12-27
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 The Woman from Hell Dee Renaud 1929-04-20
Movie Show of Shows Performer in 'The Pirate' Number (uncredited) 1929-11-21
Movie Dressed to Kill Jeanne 1928-03-17
Movie Romance of the Underworld Judith Andrews 1928-11-10
Movie Heart to Heart Princess Delatorre / Ellen Guthrie 1928-07-22
Movie Dry Martini Elizabeth Quimby 1928-10-06
Movie The Sea Tiger Amy Cortissos 1927-02-27
Movie Two Arabian Knights Mirza 1927-09-23
Movie The Rough Riders Dolly 1927-09-30
Movie Rose of the Golden West Elena 1927-09-25
Movie Don Juan Adriana della Varnese 1926-08-06
Movie Don Q Son of Zorro Dolores de Muro 1925-06-15
Movie Oh, Doctor! Dolores Hicks 1925-02-23
Movie Scarlet Saint Fidele Tridon 1925-11-08
Movie Beau Brummel Lady Margery Alvanley 1924-03-30
Movie Second Fiddle Polly Crawford 1923-01-14
Movie The Bright Shawl Narcissa Escobar 1923-04-22
Movie Success Rose Randolph 1923-02-25
Movie The Beggar Maid 1921-09-25
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