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Edith Atwater

Highest Rated:   98% Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
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American actress Edith Atwater gained Broadway fame in 1939 as the original Maggie Cutler in Kaufman and Hart's The Man Who Came to Dinner. This role was played in the film version of Dinner by Bette Davis; it was Edith Atwater's fate (not unusual among theatrical performers) to be ideal for leading roles on stage, but to be consigned to supporting roles in films. The actress began her stage career at age 15; she made her first film, We Went to College, in 1935. Her best known film appearance was producer Val Lewton's The Body Snatcher (1945), as the mother of a crippled child. Fans of the 1970s TV series The Hardy Boys will remember Ms. Atwater as the Hardy brothers' Aunt Gertrude. Edith Atwater was married to actor Kent Smith, whom she outlived by only one year.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Mean Dog Blues
  • Linda's Mother
1978
92% Family Plot
  • Mrs. Clay
1976
No Score Yet Our Time
  • Mrs. Pendleton
1974
No Score Yet Die Sister, Die!
  • Amanda Price
1974
No Score Yet Stand up and Be Counted
  • Sophie
1972
No Score Yet The Love Machine
  • Mary
1971
No Score Yet Pieces of Dreams
  • Mrs. Lind
1970
89% True Grit
  • Mrs. Floyd
1969
No Score Yet Strange Bedfellows
  • Mrs. Stevens
1965
88% Strait-Jacket
  • Mrs. Fields
1964
17% It Happened at the World's Fair
  • Miss Steuben
1963
98% Sweet Smell of Success
  • Mary
1957
No Score Yet Teresa
  • Mrs. Lawrence
1951
No Score Yet C-Man
  • Lydia Brundage
1949
85% The Body Snatcher
  • Meg Camden
1945
No Score Yet The Gorgeous Hussy
  • Lady Vaughn
1936
No Score Yet His Brother's Wife
  • Mary
1936

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Family Ties
1982-1989
  • Aunt Trudy
  • 1985
No Score Yet Kaz
1978-1979
  • Illsa Fogel
  • 1979
  • 1978
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
  • Kate Banning
  • 1975
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
  • Roberta
  • 1970
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
  • Miss Bryan
  • 1969
No Score Yet The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
1962-1965
  • Mrs. Benner
  • 1965

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