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Mabel Albertson

Lowest Rated:   33% A Fine Madness (1966)
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No one played supercilious, judgmental mothers-in-law with as much enthusiasm as Mabel Albertson. The sister of comic actor Jack Albertson, Albertson made a few tentative stabs at a film career in the 1920s and 1930s, but chose instead to concentrate on stage work. Returning to Hollywood in 1953, she became a semi-regular on several television series, and also contributed sharply honed character performances in films like Home Before Dark (1958) (as Jean Simmons' disastrously well-meaning stepmother) and The Gazebo (1959) (as a garrulous real estate agent). She hit her stride in the 1960s playing the self-pitying mother and mother-in-law of such TV actors as Tom Ewell, Dick Van Dyke, and Bewitched's Dick York and Dick Sargent. Though the roles may have been stereotyped, she always managed to make them hilariously -- and sometimes disturbingly -- real. Mabel Albertson died of Alzheimer's disease at the age of 81.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
89% What's Up, Doc?
  • Mrs. Van Hoskins
1972
No Score Yet The House That Would Not Die
  • Mrs. McDougal
1970
100% On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
  • Mrs. Hatch
1970
85% Barefoot in the Park
  • Aunt Harriet
1967
33% A Fine Madness
  • Chairwoman
1966
71% Period of Adjustment
  • Mrs. Alice McGill
1962
No Score Yet All in a Night's Work
  • Mrs. Kingsley Sr.
1961
No Score Yet All the Fine Young Cannibals
  • Mrs. McDowall
1960
No Score Yet Don't Give Up the Ship
  • Mrs. Trabert
1959
No Score Yet The Hangman
  • Amy Hopkins
1959
No Score Yet The Gazebo
  • Mrs. Chandler
1959
No Score Yet Home Before Dark
  • Inez Winthrop
1958
89% The Long, Hot Summer
  • Mrs. Stewart
1958
No Score Yet The Female Animal
  • Irma Jones
1958
No Score Yet Ransom!
  • Mrs. Partridge
1956
No Score Yet Forever, Darling
  • Society Reporter
1956
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki
  • Mrs. Andrews
1955
71% The Cobweb
  • Regina Mitchell-Smythe
1955
No Score Yet Black Widow
  • Sylvia
1954
No Score Yet About Mrs. Leslie
  • Mrs. Sims
1954
No Score Yet So This Is Love
  • Mary Garden
1953
No Score Yet She's Back on Broadway
  • Velma Trumbull
1953
No Score Yet My Pal Gus
  • Mrs. Frisbee
1952

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show
1970-1977
  • Ethel
  • 1975
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
  • Laura May Tomer
  • 1971
No Score Yet Bewitched
1964-1972
  • Grandma Stephens Mother Phyllis Stephens Mrs. Stephens Phyllis
  • 1971
  • 1970
  • 1969
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1966
  • 1965
  • 1964
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
1960-1968
  • Mrs. Sprague
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1966
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
  • Mme. Adella
  • 1966
No Score Yet The Wild Wild West
1965-1969
  • Mrs. Grimes
  • 1966
  • 1965
83% The Munsters
1964-1966
  • Agnes
  • 1964
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
  • Kate Gody
  • 1963
  • 1961
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
  • Carrie Wilson
  • 1962
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
  • Kalla
  • 1960
  • 1959
No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
1952-1958
  • Kate White
  • 1953

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