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Alma Kruger

From Wikipedia Alma Kruger (September 13, 1868 or 1871 – April 5, 1960) was an American actress. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Kruger had a long career on stage before appearing in films. From 1907 to 1935, she featured in theatre plays on Broadway, mostly in Shakespearean plays such as Hamlet (as Gertrude), Twelfth Night (as Olivia), Taming of the Shrew (Widow), and The Merchant of Venice (Nerissa). She appeared in her first film while in her sixties, These Three (1936). She then proceeded to act in over forty films in the space of little more than a decade. Among her notable roles was Nurse Molly Byrd, the superintendent of nurses in the popular Dr. Kildare/Dr. Gillespie film series, appearing in all but the first two of the sixteen movies. She portrayed Empress Maria Theresa of Austria in Marie Antoinette (1938) and the almost mother-in-law of Rosalind Russell's lead character in His Girl Friday (1940). In 1942, she appeared as the subversive society matron Henrietta Sutton in Alfred Hitchcock's Saboteur (1942). Kruger's last film appearance was in the film, Forever Amber (1947).


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Born:
Sep 13, 1868 In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
39
First Appeared:
In the movie These Three 1936-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie Forever Amber 1947-10-10
Known For
Poster of Between Two Women
Poster of Babes on Swing Street
Poster of You'll Find Out
Poster of Calling Dr. Kildare
Filmography
Movie Fun on a Weekend Mrs. Van Orsdale 1947-05-15
Movie Dark Delusion Molly Byrd 1947-06-24
Movie Forever Amber Lady Constance Redmond 1947-10-10
Movie A Scandal in Paris Marquise De Pierremont 1946-07-19
Movie The Crime Doctor's Warning Mrs. Wellington Lake (uncredited) 1945-09-27
Movie Between Two Women Molly Byrd 1945-03-28
Movie Babes on Swing Street Martha Curtis 1944-10-27
Movie 3 Men in White Molly Bird 1944-05-25
Movie Our Hearts Were Young and Gay Mrs. Lamberton 1944-11-02
Movie Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case Molly Byrd 1943-05-08
Movie Dr. Kildare's Victory Molly Byrd 1942-02-04
Movie Saboteur Mrs. Henrietta Sutton 1942-04-24
Movie Calling Dr. Gillespie Molly Byrd 1942-08-01
Movie That Other Woman Grandma Borden 1942-11-13
Movie Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant Molly Byrd 1942-11-01
Movie The Trial of Mary Dugan Dr. Saunders 1941-02-14
Movie The People Vs. Dr. Kildare Molly Byrd 1941-05-02
Movie Blonde Inspiration Victoria Mason 1941-02-07
Movie Puddin' Head Matilda Montgomery 1941-06-25
Movie Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day Molly Byrd 1941-08-22
Movie Dr. Kildare's Strange Case Molly Byrd, Superintendant of Nurses 1940-04-12
Movie His Girl Friday Mrs. Baldwin 1940-01-18
Movie Anne of Windy Poplars Mrs. Stephen Pringle 1940-06-28
Movie Dr. Kildare Goes Home Molly Byrd 1940-09-06
Movie You'll Find Out Aunt Margo Bellacrest 1940-11-22
Movie Dr. Kildare's Crisis Molly Byrd 1940-11-29
Movie Made for Each Other Sœur Madeline 1939-02-10
Movie Calling Dr. Kildare Molly Byrd 1939-04-28
Movie The Secret of Dr. Kildare Head Nurse Molly Byrd 1939-11-24
Movie Balalaika Mrs. Danchenoff 1939-12-15
Movie Mother Carey's Chickens Aunt Bertha 1938-07-29
Movie The Toy Wife Madame Vallaire 1938-06-10
Movie Tarnished Angel Mrs. Stockton 1938-10-28
Movie Marie Antoinette Maria Theresa 1938-08-26
Movie Vogues of 1938 Sophie Miller 1937-08-18
Movie One Hundred Men and a Girl Mrs. Tyler 1937-09-05
Movie These Three Amelia Tilford 1936-03-18
Movie Love Letters of a Star Veronica Todd 1936-11-08
Movie Craig's Wife Miss Austen 1936-09-25
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