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Josephine Whittell (1883–1961)

Josephine Whittell was born on November 30, 1883 in San Francisco, California, USA as Josephine M. Cunningham. She was an actress, known for It's a Gift (1934), Larceny on the Air (1937) and Tugboat Annie Sails Again (1940). She was married to Robert Warwick and George Whittell Jr. She died on June 1, 1961 in Hollywood, California. See full bio »

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Known For

It's a Gift Mrs. Dunk
Larceny on the Air Nurse Nelson
Ziegfeld Girl Perkins


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 1958 The Buccaneer
Dowager at Sale (uncredited)
 1956 The Search for Bridey Murphy
Mrs. Shayne (uncredited)
 1954 A Star Is Born
Shrine Auditorium Reporter (uncredited)
 1953 Forever Female
Katherine (uncredited)
 1952 The Greatest Show on Earth
Spectator (uncredited)
 1951 Too Young to Kiss
Mrs. Fullerton (uncredited)
 1951 Here Comes the Groom
Esther - Secretary (uncredited)
 1951 A Place in the Sun
Margaret - Eastman's Secretary (uncredited)
 1950 The Goldbergs
Mrs. Van Nest
 1950 Shakedown
Mrs. Worthington (uncredited)
 1949 The Lady Takes a Sailor
Reporter (uncredited)
 1949 Chinatown at Midnight
Mrs. Emily Dryden
 1949 In the Good Old Summertime
Woman at Window (uncredited)
 1949 The Fountainhead
Hostess (uncredited)
 1949 Adventure in Baltimore
Mrs. Eckert
 1949 The Accused
Dean's Secretary (uncredited)
 1948 One Touch of Venus
Dowager (uncredited)
 1948 Train to Alcatraz
Widow (uncredited)
 1948 Sitting Pretty
Mrs. Martha Hammond (uncredited)
 1947 Song of Love
Lady with Pearls (uncredited)
 1947 The Devil Thumbs a Ride
Diane's mother
 1947 The Shocking Miss Pilgrim
Boardinghouse Keeper (uncredited)
 1946 That Brennan Girl
Mrs. Van Derwin (uncredited)
 1946 Affairs of Geraldine
Belle Walker
 1946 Rendezvous with Annie
Miss Thorndike (uncredited)
 1946 Easy to Wed
Mrs. Burns Norvell
 1946 The Virginian
Mrs. Jasper (uncredited)
 1945 Life with Blondie
Mrs. Brady (uncredited)
 1945 State Fair
Mrs. Metcalf (uncredited)
 1945 Having Wonderful Crime
Myra Lenhart (uncredited)
 1945 The Enchanted Cottage
Canteen Manager (uncredited)
 1944 Standing Room Only
Miss Becker
 1943 Dixie
Woman in Restaurant (uncredited)
 1942 The Magnificent Dope
Mrs. Hunter
 1942 Lady in a Jam
Woman (uncredited)
 1941 Design for Scandal
Woman (uncredited)
 1941 Glamour Boy
Helga Harris
 1941 Unfinished Business
Wardrobe Woman (unconfirmed)
 1941 Ziegfeld Girl
 1940 Kiddie Kure (Short)
Mrs. Julia Morton
 1940 Life with Henry
Aunt Harriet (uncredited)
 1940 Tugboat Annie Sails Again
Miss Morgan
 1940 I Take This Woman
Mrs. Brookhaven (scenes deleted)
 1940 Know Your Money (Short)
Mrs. Dudley (uncredited)
 1939 The Women
Mrs. Spencer (uncredited)
 1939 5th Ave Girl
Miss Watson - Borden's Secretary (uncredited)
 1939 Lucky Night
Lady in Paint Store (uncredited)
 1939 Boy Trouble
 1938 Blondie
Woman Seeing Optometrist (uncredited)
 1938 Too Hot to Handle
'Fake' Mrs. Harding (uncredited)
 1938 Three Comrades
Fake Mrs. Harding at Dance (uncredited)
 1938 Women Are Like That
Miss Douglas
 1938 Life in Sometown, U.S.A. (Short)
Mrs. Henry Barber (uncredited)
 1937 Beg, Borrow or Steal
Mrs. Ed Thompson (uncredited)
 1937 Stage Door
Miss Arden - Powell's Secretary (uncredited)
 1937 Married Before Breakfast
Miss Willis (uncredited)
 1937 Hotel Haywire
Mrs. Newhall
 1937 Larceny on the Air
Nurse Nelson
 1936 Beware of Ladies
Alice McDonald
 1936 Easy to Take
Mrs. Ferry
 1936 Follow Your Heart
Mrs. Plunkett
 1936 All Business (Short)
Mrs. Grace King
 1935 Redheads on Parade
Saleswoman (uncredited)
 1935 Shanghai
Mrs. Truesdale
 1935 Under Pressure
Newspaper Editress (uncredited)
 1934 Mills of the Gods
Henrietta Hastings
 1934 It's a Gift
Mrs. Dunk
 1934 Jealousy
 1934 Love Time
Mrs. Obenbiegler
 1934 Servants' Entrance
 1934 The Life of Vergie Winters
Madame Claire
 1934 You're Telling Me!
Townswoman (uncredited)
 1933 Baby Face (uncredited)
 1933 Zoo in Budapest
Felicia - Woman Whose Fur Was Stolen (uncredited)
 1933 Infernal Machine
Mme. Albini
 1932 What Price Hollywood?
Miss DuPont - the Interviewer (uncredited)
 1932 Symphony of Six Million
Mrs. Gifford
 1931 Peach O'Reno
Mrs. Doubleday-Doubleday
 1931 False Roomers (Short)
Girl in Bathroom
 1931 Caught Plastered
Miss Newton
 1921 The Inner Chamber
Nellie McGuire
 1919 The Climbers
Clara Hunter
 1919 Marie, Ltd.
 1917 Alimony
Bernice Bristol Flint

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One Kiss (1923). Comedy. See more »

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American character comedienne. On Broadway from 1912, films from 1917. Moved from flirtatious roles in the early 30's to playing matrons, mothers and assorted comic foils by the end of the decade. See more »

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