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Lucille Watson

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B: May 27, 1879 in Québec
D: June 24, 1962 in New York, New York

Lucille Watson studied acting in the late 1890s at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and made her first appearance on Broadway in 1900. Two years later she was in her first hit play, The Girl with Green Eyes. She made her first film in 1916, but we have been unable to find a title linked to her name for that year. Married to playwright, Louis Shipman, Watson spent most of her professional as a stage actor. After his death in 1934 she accepted more work from Hollywood and was frequently cast as a mother or grandmother or maiden aunt of the lead actor or actress. She earned an Oscar nomination for her role as the Washington D.C. matriarch, Fanny Fannelly in 1943’s Watch on the Rhine. She is pictured above in a still from the 1946 film, Tomorrow is Forever, which was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

The Bishop Misbehaves (1933)
Men in Black (1934)
What Every Woman Knows (1934)
A Woman Rebels (1936)
The Garden of Allah (1936)
Rhythm of the Range (1936)
Three Smart Girls (1937)
Sweethearts (1938)
The Young in Heart (1938)
The Women (1939)
Made for Each Other (1939)

Florian (1940)
Waterloo Bridge (1940)
Footsteps in the Dark (1941)
Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941)
The Great Lie (1941)
Model Wife (1941)
Rage in Heaven (1941)
Watch on the Rhine (1943)
The Thin Man Goes Home (1944)
Uncertain Glory (1944)
Till We Meet Again (1944)
Tomorrow is Forever (1946)
The Razor’s Edge (1946)
Never Say Goodbye (1946)
My Reputation (1946)
Song of the South (1946)
Ivy (1947)
The Emperor Waltz (1948)
Julia Misbehaves (1948)
That Wonderful Urge (1948)
Everybody Does It (1949)
Little Women (1949)

Harriet Craig (1950)
Let’s Dance (1950)
My Forbidden Past (1951)

Watch on the Rhine, movie poster