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Cathleen Nesbitt

Cathleen Nesbitt

Highest Rated: 95% Pygmalion (1938)

Lowest Rated: 20% Desiree (1954)

Birthday: Nov 24, 1888

Birthplace: Cheshire, England, UK

British actress Cathleen Nesbitt made a name for herself on the big screen. In her early acting career, Nesbitt appeared in such films as "Pygmalion" (1938) with Leslie Howard, "Black Widow" (1954) with Ginger Rogers and the Marlon Brando dramatic adaptation "Desiree" (1954). She also appeared in "Three Coins in the Fountain" (1954), the Cary Grant romance "An Affair to Remember" (1957) and "Separate Tables" (1958) with Rita Hayworth. She kept working in film throughout the sixties and the seventies, starring in the Hayley Mills comedic adaptation "The Parent Trap" (1961), "Promise Her Anything" (1966) and the dramatic adaptation "Staircase" (1969) with Richard Burton. She also appeared in the Richard Burton action flick "Villain" (1971). She also worked in television during these years, including a part on "The Farmer's Daughter" (ABC, 1963-66). In the latter part of her career, she tackled roles in the action movie "The French Connection II" (1975) with Gene Hackman, the Karen Black thrilling mystery "Family Plot" (1976) and "Full Circle" (1977). She also appeared in the dramatic biopic "Julia" (1977) with Jane Fonda. Additionally, she appeared on the television special "Abide With Me" (PBS, 1977-78). She also worked in television during these years, including a part on "Notorious Woman" (PBS, 1975-76). Nesbitt last appeared in "Night Cries" (ABC, 1977-78). Nesbitt passed away in August 1982 at the age of 94.

Highest rated movies

95% Pygmalion
93% Family Plot
90% The Parent Trap
82% French Connection II
73% Julia
67% Villain
67% Separate Tables
67% An Affair to Remember

Photos

FANNY BY GASLIGHT, (aka MAN OF EVIL), from left: Guy Le Feuvre, Cathleen Nesbitt, Stewart Granger, 1944 VILLAIN, Richard Burton, Cathleen Nesbitt, 1971 SEPARATE TABLES, Gladys Cooper, Cathleen Nesbitt, Burt Lancaster, 1958 FAMILY PLOT, from left: Cathleen Nesbitt, Barbara Harris, 1976 AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER, Deborah Kerr, Cary Grant, Cathleen Nesbitt, 1957, TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.. AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER, Cary Grant, Cathleen Nesbitt, Deborah Kerr, 1957, TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.. SEPARATE TABLES, David Niven, Gladys Cooper, Deborah Kerr, Rita Hayworth, Cathleen Nesbitt, Burt Lancaster, 1958 SEPARATE TABLES, Cathleen Nesbitt, Deborah Kerr, Gladys Cooper, 1958 FAMILY PLOT, (aka LA TRAMA), left top to bottom: Karen Black, Bruce Dern, Barbara Harris, Alfred Hitchcock, center from left: Cathleen Nesbitt, Barbara Harris, 1976 VILLAIN, Cathleen Nesbitt, Richard Burton, 1971

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Cries Mrs. Delesande (Character) - 1978
73% 70% Julia Grandmother (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 58% The Haunting of Julia Heather Rudge (Character) - 1976
93% 62% Family Plot Julia Rainbird (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Abide With Me Mrs. Hollins (Character) - 1976
82% 62% French Connection II The Old Lady (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Aspern Affair Juliana Bordeaux (Character) - 1973
67% 49% Villain Mrs. Dakin (Character) - 1971
40% 33% Staircase Harry's Mother (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Trygon Factor Unknown (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 28% Promise Her Anything Mrs. Brock (Character) - 1966
90% 75% The Parent Trap Louise McKendrick (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wuthering Heights Ellen Dean (Character) - 1958
67% 76% Separate Tables Lady Matheson (Character) - 1958
67% 87% An Affair to Remember Grandmother Janou (Character) - 1957
20% 68% Desiree Mme. Bonaparte (Character) - 1954
60% 44% Three Coins in the Fountain La Principessa (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 67% So Long at the Fair Madame Hervé (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 58% The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Miss Knag (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Agitator Mrs Montrose (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lamp Still Burns The Matron (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 25% Chamber of Horrors Ann Cody (Character) - 1940
95% 85% Pygmalion Old Lady (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Passing of the Third Floor Back Mrs. Tomkin (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beloved Vagabond Mme. Boin (Character) - 1936

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Upstairs, Downstairs Unknown (Guest Star) 1972-1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Farmer's Daughter Agatha Morley (Character) 1963-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Rebecca Pruitt (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alcoa Hour Mrs. Miller Sr. (Character) 1955-1957