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Anne Ramsey

Highest Rated:   80% Weeds (1987)
Lowest Rated:   0% Homer & Eddie (1989)
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Bennington College graduate Anne Ramsey married actor Logan Ramsey in 1954; together, they formed Philadelphia's prestigious Theatre of the Living Arts. Despite her many stage credits, Ramsey did not actively pursue a film career during her first two decades as a professional. Put bluntly, she was far from photogenic; thus she decided to hold off working in films until she was as old as she looked. In 1971, she made her film bow, acting opposite her husband in The Sporting Club. She continued essaying minor roles until the 1980s, when tragedy transformed Ramsey into a latter-day star. Suffering from throat cancer, Anne was forced to endure the removal of most of her tongue and jawbone. Thereafter, her performances had a sharp, pit-bull edginess that worked beautifully in such films as Any Which Way You Can (1980) and The Goonies (1985). In 1987, Ramsey was Oscar-nominated for her bravura portrayal of Danny DeVito's monstrous mother in Throw Momma From the Train. Reportedly as salty offscreen as on, Anne Ramsey refused to go gentle into That Good Night, continuing to work in films right up to her death in 1988.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Killers
  • Actor
2013
16% Tanner Hall
  • Coffin Vendor
$5.5k 2011
No Score Yet Dr. Hackenstein
  • Actor
2004
0% Homer & Eddie
  • Edna
1989
No Score Yet Meet the Hollowheads
  • Babbleaxe
1989
No Score Yet The River Pirates (Good Old Boy)
  • The Hag
1988
63% Throw Momma from the Train
  • Momma
1987
80% Weeds
  • Mom Umstetter
1987
No Score Yet Love at Stake
  • Actor
1987
8% Deadly Friend
  • Elvira Williams
1986
No Score Yet Say Yes
  • Major
1986
76% The Goonies
  • Mama Fratelli
1985
33% The Black Marble
  • Bessie Callahan
1980
20% Any Which Way You Can
  • Loretta Quince
1980
No Score Yet When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?
  • Rhea Childress
1979
73% Goin' South
  • Spinster #2
1978
50% Fun with Dick and Jane
  • Employment Applicant
1977
50% From Noon Till Three
  • Massive Woman
1976
56% For Pete's Sake
  • Telephone Lady
1974
60% Up the Sandbox
  • Battleaxe
1972

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Night Court
1984-1992
  • Edna
  • 1985
No Score Yet Starsky & Hutch
1975-1979
  • Gertrude
  • 1979

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