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Bodil Rosing (1877–1941)

Bodil Rosing was born on December 27, 1877 in Copenhagen, Denmark as Bodil Hammerich. She was an actress, known for Sunrise (1927), You Can't Take It with You (1938) and Downstairs (1932). She was married to Einer Jansen. She died on December 31, 1941 in Hollywood, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Sunrise The Maid
Downstairs Sophie - the Cook
Why Be Good? Ma Kelly


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 1941 Marry the Boss's Daughter
Mrs. Polgar
 1941 Man at Large
Klara, Botany's Housekeeper (as Bodil Ann Rosing)
 1941 No Greater Sin
'Ma' James
 1941 They Dare Not Love
Leni (uncredited)
 1941 Reaching for the Sun
Rita's Mother
 1940 The Mortal Storm
Old Woman on Train (uncredited)
 1940 Four Sons
Townswoman (uncredited)
 1940 Florian
Anna - Diana's Maid (uncredited)
 1939 Hitler: Beast of Berlin
Frau Kohler
 1939 Nurse Edith Cavell
 1939 The Star Maker
Mrs. Swanson (uncredited)
 1939 Confessions of a Nazi Spy
Anna Keller - Passenger on Boat
 1939 Hotel Imperial
Ratty Old Woman (uncredited)
 1938 The Great Waltz
Innkeeper's Wife (uncredited)
 1938 You Can't Take It with You
Mrs. Schmidt
 1938 The First Hundred Years
 1937 Breakfast for Two
Nanny (uncredited)
 1937 Conquest
Anna - Servant (uncredited)
 1937 Heidi
First Village Woman (uncredited)
 1937 Little Pioneer (Short)
Mama Snee, Katie's Mother
 1937 Michael O'Halloran
Mrs. Polska
 1937 Thin Ice
Otto's Wife (uncredited)
 1936 The Plot Thickens
Theresa the Cook (uncredited)
 1936 Rose Bowl
Mrs. Schultz (uncredited)
 1936 Libeled Lady
Wife of the Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
 1936 Hearts in Bondage
Mrs. Adams
 1936 A Wedtime Story (Short)
Mrs. Fields
 1935 Peter Ibbetson
Undetermined Supporting Role (scenes deleted)
 1935 Thunder in the Night
 1935 Let 'em Have It
Mrs. Keefer
 1935 Roberta
 1935 A Night at the Ritz
Mama Jaynos
 1934 The Painted Veil
Frau Koerber
 1934 Crimson Romance
Mama von Bergen
 1934 King Kelly of the U.S.A.
Sylvia, Tania's Chaperone
 1934 Little Man, What Now?
Frau Kleinholz
 1934 All Men Are Enemies
Landlady (uncredited)
 1934 Mandalay
Mrs. Kleinschmidt
 1933 Queen Christina
Innkeeper's Wife (uncredited)
 1933 Ex-Lady
Mrs. Bauer
 1933 Reunion in Vienna
Kathie - the Krug Family Maid
 1933 The Crime of the Century
Hilda Ericson - Maid
 1933 Hallelujah I'm a Bum
Matron (uncredited)
 1932 The Match King
Frau Necher (uncredited)
 1932 6 Hours to Live
Greta (uncredited)
 1932 Downstairs
Sophie - the Cook
 1932/I Grand Hotel
Nurse Helping Old Lady Into Elevator (uncredited)
 1932 The Miracle Man
Townswoman (uncredited)
 1931 Surrender
 1931 Three Who Loved
Mrs. 'Aunt Anna' Larson
 1930 Part Time Wife
Martha - the Cook
 1930 Oh, for a Man!
Masseuse (uncredited)
 1930 A Lady's Morals
Innkeeper's Wife
 1930 All Quiet on the Western Front
Mother of Hospital Patient (uncredited)
 1930 Hello Sister
Martha Peddie
 1929 The Bishop Murder Case
Grete Menzel
 1929 Broadway Babies
 1929 Betrayal
Andre's Mother
 1929 Eternal Love
 1929 Why Be Good?
Ma Kelly
 1928 King of the Rodeo
 1928 The Woman from Moscow
 1928 The Fleet's In
Mrs. Deane
 1928 Out of the Ruins
Mère Gilbert
 1928 Ladies of the Mob
Yvonne's Mother
 1928 Wheel of Chance
Sara Turkeltaub
 1928 The Big Noise
Ma Sloval
 1928 The Law of the Range
Mother of Jim and the Kid
 1927 Wild Geese
Mrs. Sandbo
 1927 Blondes by Choice
Caroline Bennett
 1927 Sunrise
The Maid
 1927 Stage Madness
 1926 The City
 1926 The Return of Peter Grimm
Marta (uncredited)
 1926 It Must Be Love
Mom Schmidt
 1926 The Midnight Kiss
Swedish maid
 1926 The Sporting Lover
Nora O'Brien
 1926 The Volga Boatman
Tartar Woman (uncredited)
 1925 Lights of Old Broadway
Widow Gorman
 1925 The Tower of Lies
Midwife (uncredited)
 1925 Pretty Ladies
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Bodil Ann Rosing

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Rosing married Einer Jansen, a Norwegian doctor specializing in skin diseases, in 1897 or 1898. They had 4 children. Their daughter Tova (b. appro. 1899) was married to actor Monte Blue from 1924 until her death in 1956. Next was son Roderick (b. 1899), followed by another son Paul (b. 1920) and daughter Saima (b. 1923). For some reason, Paul and Saima are sometimes referred to as twins, but 1920... See more »

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