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Judith Anderson

Judith Anderson

Highest Rated: 100% And Then There Were None (1945)

Lowest Rated: 50% Cinderfella (1960)

Birthday: Feb 10, 1897

Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

A leading Broadway star from the 1920s through the '50s, Judith Anderson was perhaps most famous for her award-winning performance as "Medea" in 1947; as a formidable Lady Macbeth (opposite Laurence Olivier in London in 1937 and Maurice Evans on Broadway in 1941); and as an interpreter of the neurotic heroines of Eugene O'Neill (Nina in "Strange Interlude" in 1928 and Lavinia in "Mourning Becomes Electra" in 1932). Anderson made her film debut in 1933 and played the sinister housekeeper Mrs. Danvers in Hitchcock's "Rebecca" seven years later. It was the first, and most memorable, in a series of malevolent character roles that made good use of her commanding presence. Cast against type, Anderson made an effective Big Mama in Richard Brooks' film adaptation of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (1958). Late in her career she gained a new following as campy grande dame Minx Lockridge on the NBC soap opera "Santa Barbara."

Highest rated movies

100% Pursued
100% The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
100% And Then There Were None
100% Laura
100% Kings Row
100% All Through the Night 98% Rebecca
97% Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Photos

FORTY LITTLE MOTHERS, Judith Anderson, Eddie Cantor, 1940 BLOOD MONEY, Judith Anderson, George Bancroft, 1933, TM and copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved . LADY SCARFACE, Judith Anderson, 1941 THE FURIES, Judith Anderson, Walter Huston, Barbara Stanwyck, 1950 THE FURIES, Judith Anderson, Barbara Stanwyck, 1950 FREE AND EASY, Robert Cummings, Judith Anderson, Reginald Owen, 1941 THE FURIES, Walter Huston, Judith Anderson, 1950 THE RED HOUSE, Judith Anderson, Edward G. Robinson, 1947 LAURA, Clifton Webb, Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Vincent Price, Judith Anderson, 1944. TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.. ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT, Conrad Veidt, Judith Anderson, Kaaren Verne, 1941 A MAN CALLED HORSE, Judith Anderson, 1970 REBECCA, Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, Judith Anderson, 1940 THE DIARY OF A CHAMBERMAID, Judith Anderson, Francis Lederer, Paulette Goddard, 1946 LAURA, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price, Judith Anderson, 1944. TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.. THE FURIES, from left: Judith Anderson, Walter Huston, 1950 REBECCA, Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, Judith Anderson, 1940 REBECCA, Judith Anderson, Joan Fontaine, 1940 PURSUED, Robert Mitchum, Teresa Wright, Judith Anderson, 1947 ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT, Peter Lorre, Conrad Veidt, Judith Anderson (far right), 1942. WHY BOTHER TO KNOCK, (aka DON'T BOTHER TO KNOCK), from left: Elke Sommer, Richard Todd, Judith Anderson, 1961

Filmography

Movies

Credit
79% 67% Star Trek III: The Search for Spock High Priestess T'Lar (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 0% Inn of the Damned Caroline Straulle (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Underground Man Mrs. Snow (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 45% The Borrowers Aunt Sophy (Character) - 1973
86% 60% A Man Called Horse Buffalo Cow Head (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The File on Devlin Elisabeth Devlin (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Elizabeth, the Queen Queen Elizabeth I (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ghost of Sierra de Cobre Paulina (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Why Bother to Knock Maggie Shoemaker (Character) - 1961
50% 65% Cinderfella Wicked Stepmother (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 67% Macbeth Lady Macbeth (Character) - 1960
97% 92% Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Ida "Big Momma" Pollitt (Character) - 1958
84% 87% The Ten Commandments Memnet (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 47% Salome Queen Herodias (Character) - 1953
92% 80% The Furies Flo Burnett (Character) - 1950
100% 81% Pursued Mrs. Medora 'Ma' Callum (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 36% Tycoon Miss Ellen Braithwaite (Character) $107.1K 1947
83% 66% The Red House Ellen Morgan (Character) - 1947
100% 74% The Strange Love of Martha Ivers Mrs. Ivers (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 55% Diary of a Chambermaid Madame Lanlaire (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Strange Love of Martha Ivers Mrs. Ivers (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Specter of the Rose Madame La Sylph (Character) - 1946
100% 77% And Then There Were None Emily Brent (Character) - 1945
100% 90% Laura Ann Treadwell (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 61% Stage Door Canteen Self - 1943
No Score Yet 78% Edge of Darkness Gerd Bjarnesen (Character) - 1943
100% 78% Kings Row Mrs. Harriet Gordon (Character) - 1942
100% 71% All Through the Night Madame (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady Scarface Slade (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Free and Easy Lady Joan Culver (Character) - 1941
98% 92% Rebecca Mrs. Danvers (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forty Little Mothers Madame Granville (Character) - 1940

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Santa Barbara Minx Lockridge (Character) 1984-1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Felizia Kingdom (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Star and the Story Unknown (Character) 1955-1956