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Mary Carr (I) (1874–1973)

American character actress famed for roles as mothers. Born in a Philadelphia suburb as Mary Kennevan, she became a schoolteacher, but soon gave it up for work as an actress in touring companies. She married actor William Carr and toured extensively with his company. After the turn of the century, he became involved in film production as both an ... See full bio »

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Known For

Lights of New York Mrs. Morgan
Drusilla with a Million Drusilla Doane
Oregon Trail Granny Layton


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 1957 Dino
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1956 Friendly Persuasion
Emma - Quaker Woman (uncredited)
 1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Member of the Jury
- The Night of January Sixteenth (1956) ... Member of the Jury
 1946 Partners in Time
Miss Rutledge (uncredited)
 1945 Oregon Trail
Granny Layton
 1942 Eagle Squadron
 1941 Model Wife
Servant (uncredited)
 1940 Haunted House
 1940 Manhattan Heartbeat
Grandma in Music Store
 1940 The Shop Around the Corner
Grandmother (uncredited)
 1939 East Side of Heaven
Mrs. James Travers (uncredited)
 1938 West of Rainbow's End
Mrs. Martha Carter
 1937 Music for Madame
Bus Passenger (uncredited)
 1936 The Sea Fiend
Jose's Mother
 1936 Postal Inspector
Mrs. John Mead (uncredited)
 1936 Gentle Julia
Old Lady at Dance (uncredited)
 1936 The Country Doctor
Woman with Baby Clothes (uncredited)
 1935 I Don't Remember (Short)
Harry's Mother
 1935 Silk Hat Kid
Mrs. Grant (uncredited)
 1935 Go Into Your Dance
Wardrobe Mistress (uncredited)
 1935 Fighting Lady
Mrs. Davis
 1934 The Silver Streak
Mother on Train (uncredited)
 1934 The World Accuses
Mrs. Warren
 1934 Whom the Gods Destroy
Madge (uncredited)
 1934 The Loudspeaker
 1934 Change of Heart
Mrs. Rountree
 1934 Love Past Thirty
Grandma Nelson
 1934 Bedside
Heart Patient (uncredited)
 1933 The Power and the Glory
Flower Lady (uncredited)
 1933 Headline Shooter
Flood Victim (uncredited)
 1933 Police Call
Mother Daniels
 1933 Flying Devils
Mrs. Murray
 1933 The Moonshiner's Daughter (Short)
Maw Catfield
 1933 Gun Law
Mother Andrews
 1932 Forbidden Trail
Mrs. Middleton
 1932 Young Blood
Widow (uncredited)
 1932 Pack Up Your Troubles
Old Woman with Letter
 1932 Running Hollywood (Short)
Mary Carr
 1932 The Fighting Fool
Old Woman (uncredited)
 1931 The Law of the Tong
Mother McGregor
 1931 The Fighting Marshal
Aunt Emily
 1931 One Good Turn (Short)
Old Lady
 1931 Honeymoon Lane
Mother Murphy
 1931 Stout Hearts and Willing Hands (Short)
Heroine's Mother
 1931 Beyond Victory
Bud's Mother
 1931 Kept Husbands
Mrs. Brunton
 1931 The Primrose Path
 1930 Midnight Special
Mrs. Boone
 1930 Just Imagine
Little Old Lady (uncredited)
 1930 The Utah Kid
Aunt Ada
 1930 Hot Curves
'Grandma' Dolan
 1930 Ladies in Love
Mrs. Wood
 1930 Trailing Trouble
Old Lady
 1930 Second Wife
Mrs. Rhodes - Housekeeper
 1929 Sailor's Holiday
Mrs. Pike
 1929 Puckered Success (Short)
 1929 Some Mother's Boy
The Mother
 1928 Love Over Night
 1928 Ehre deine Mutter
Die Mutter
 1928 Lights of New York
Mrs. Morgan
 1928 A Million for Love
Mrs. Eagan
 1928 The Riding Renegade
Mrs. Taylor
 1928 Dame Care
Seine Frau
 1928 Frenzy (Short)
 1927 On Your Toes
 1927 Jesse James
Mrs. Zerelda Samuels
 1927 Better Days
 1927 The Swell-Head
Mother Malone
 1927 Special Delivery
The Mother (scenes deleted)
 1927 False Morals
 1927 Paying the Price
Mrs. Gordon
 1927 The Fourth Commandment
Mrs. Graham
 1927 God's Great Wilderness
Emma Stoner
 1927 The Show Girl
Mrs. Udell
 1927 Blonde or Brunette
 1926 Her Own Story
 1926 Atta Boy
 1926 Dame Chance
Mrs. Vernon
 1926 The False Alarm
Mrs. Casey
 1926 Frenzied Flames
Mrs. Grogan
 1926 The Hidden Way
 1926 The Midnight Message
Widow Malone
 1926 The Wise Guy
Ma Palmer
 1926 Somebody's Mother
Mary, aka 'Matches' Mary
 1926 The Night Patrol
Mrs. Collins
 1926 The Night Watch
Mrs. Blackwell
 1926 Pleasures of the Rich
Kate Wilson
 1926 The King of the Turf
Martha Fairfax
 1926 Stop, Look and Listen
 1925 The Gold Hunters
Mary McAllister
 1925 Flaming Waters
Mrs. Mary O'Neil
 1925 Hogan's Alley
Mother Ryan
 1925 The Red Kimona
The Matron
 1925 Big Pal
Mary Williams
 1925 His Master's Voice
Mrs. Henley
 1925 The Fighting Cub
Tom's Mother
 1925 A Slave of Fashion
Mother Emerson
 1925 Drusilla with a Million
Drusilla Doane
 1925 Go Straight
Mrs. Rhodes
 1925 The Re-Creation of Brian Kent
Auntie Sue
 1925 The Night Ship
Martha Randall
 1925 The Wizard of Oz
Aunt Em
 1925 The Parasite
Mrs. Laird
 1925 Capital Punishment
Mrs. OConnor
 1925 Easy Money
Mrs. Hale
 1924 On the Stroke of Three
'Ma' Forrest
 1924 East of Broadway
Mrs. Morrisey
 1924 Three Women
Mrs. Colman
 1924 The Mine with the Iron Door
St. Jimmy's mother
 1924 A Self-Made Failure
Grandma Neal
 1924 For Sale
Mrs. Harrison Bates
 1924 The Spirit of the USA
Mary Gains
 1924 The Woman on the Jury
Mrs. Pierce
 1924 Why Men Leave Home
Grandma Sutton
 1924 Damaged Hearts
The Mother
 1924 Painted People
Mrs. Lane
 1924 Roulette
Mrs. Harris
 1923/I Three O'Clock in the Morning
Mrs. Winthrop
 1923 Broadway Broke
Nellie Wayne
 1923 On the Banks of the Wabash
Anne Bixler
 1923 The Daring Years
Mrs. Browning
 1923 Loyal Lives
Mary O'Brien
 1923 Children of Dust
Terwilliger's Mother
 1923 You Are Guilty
Mrs. Grantwood
 1923 The Custard Cup
Mrs. Penfield
 1922 Silver Wings
Anna Webb (prologue / play)
 1921 Thunderclap
Mrs. Jamieson
 1919 New Folks in Town (Short)
 1919 The Spark Divine
Mrs. Jardine
 1919 The Lion and the Mouse
 1919 Calibre 38
Rosemary (as Mary Kennevean Carr)
 1919 Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch
Mrs. Nancy Wiggs
 1918 The Birth of a Race
Mrs. O'Brien (as Mary K. Carr)
 1918 To the Highest Bidder
Miss Cottle
 1918 My Own United States
Mrs. Alexander Hamilton (as Mary Kennevan Carr)
 1918 The Sign Invisible
Mrs. Winston (as Mary Kennevan Carr)
 1917 The Barrier
Alluna (as Mary Kennevan Carr)
 1916 Ignorance
The Mother
 1916 The Light at Dusk
Natasha (as Mary Kennavan Carr)
 1916 Love's Toll
Mrs. Lane (as Mrs. Carr)
 1916 The Flames of Johannis
Kate (as Mrs. Carr)
 1916 Her Bleeding Heart
Mrs. Lane (as Mrs. Carr)
 1916 Souls in Bondage
Mrs. Coombes (as Mrs. Carr)
 1916 The City of Failing Light
Mrs. Packard (as Mrs. William Carr)
 1915 Blaming the Duck, or Ducking the Blame (Short)
Mrs. Jones (as Mrs. Carr)
 1915 The Mirror (Short)
The Rival's Invalid Mother (as Mrs. Carr)
 1914 The Shadow of Tragedy (Short)
Martha Sterling - the Mother (as Mrs. Carr)
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Alternate Names:

Mary K. Carr | Mary Kennavan Carr | Mary Kennevan Carr | Mary Kennevean Carr | Mrs. William Carr | Mrs. Carr | Mary Kennavan | Mary Kennevean

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