Received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for portrayal of the flighty mother of an eccentric family in "You Can't Take It With You", directed by Frank Capra
Starred in the radio production "December Bride"
Had regular role on the CBS Western series "Laramie"
Made last Broadway appearances in "No Questions Asked", "Jig Saw" and "The First Apple"
After father's death, sent with sister to live with relatives in Canada while mother completed medical training (date approximate)
Portrayed Marmee in the film version of "Little Women"
After divorce from husband, moved to NYC to pursue an acting career (date approximate)
Co-starred in "Dodsworth" and "Theodora Goes Wild", among others
Acted in the short comedy film "Papa's Slay Ride"
Continued in a maternal vein playing Judy Garland's parent in "Meet Lily Mars"
Introduced a signature role as the matriarch of a typical American family in "Every Saturday Night"; in original film family's surname was Evers, but it was changed to Jones for a series of 17 sequels produced between 1936 and 1940
Appeared as Barbara Stanwyck's mom in "Meet John Doe"
Returned to Denver, Colorado; attended high school there
Final film, "Please Don't Eat the Daisies"
Had one of her best career roles in "Louisa", as a widowed grandmother who is courted by two suitors
Married at age 18 and moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina (date approximate)
Reprised role in the TV series "December Bride" (CBS)
Was the cruel mother of Dorothy Maguire in "The Enchanted Cottage"
Portrayed the nosy gossip columnist Mary Sunshine in "Roxie Hart", starring Ginger Rogers
Breakthrough stage role in "Beggar on Horseback"
Spent two decades appearing in plays in NYC and touring in stock productions
Cast as Shirley Temple's mother in the Technicolor feature "The Blue Bird"
Made TV appearance in "Charming Billy", an episode of "Bigelow-Sanford Theater" on the Dumont network
Enjoyed warm notices for performance in stage play "Once in a Lifetime"
Before "retiring" in the late 1960s, made guest appearances on "Batman" (as the wealthy J. Pauline Spaghetti) and "I Dream of Jeanie"
Originated role of Mrs. Hardy in "A Family Affair"; role was played by Faye Holden in later installments of the series
Appeared in eight movies, including "Mutiny on the Bounty" and "Ah, Wilderness!"
Canadian; died c. 1897
Canadian; attended medical schools in Colorado and Boston, Massachusetts; died c. 1909