Connie Gilchrist

Actor
Born to a stage actress mother, Connie Gilchrist took to the theater herself at just 16, in an English production in 1917. She would continue to work stages across Europe and the United States, eventually landing on ... Read more »
Born: 02/02/1901 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (32)

Some Kind of a Nut 1969 (Movie)

Mrs Boland (Actor)

Sylvia 1965 (Movie)

Molly Baxter (Actor)

Two on a Guillotine 1965 (Movie)

Ramona Ryerdon (Actor)

Fluffy 1964 (Movie)

Hotel Maid (Actor)

The Monkey's Uncle 1964 (Movie)

Housekeeper (Actor)

Tickle Me 1964 (Movie)

Hilda (Actor)

A House Is Not a Home 1963 (Movie)

Hattie Miller (Actor)

A Tiger Walks 1963 (Movie)

Lewis' Wife (Actor)

Leave It to Beaver 1957 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

The Misadventures of Merlin Jones 1963 (Movie)

Mrs Gossett (Actor)

The Real McCoys 1957 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

The Interns 1961 (Movie)

Nurse Connie Dean (Actor)

Auntie Mame 1958 (Movie)

Norah Muldoon (Actor)

Machine Gun Kelly 1958 (Movie)

Ma (Actor)

Say One For Me 1958 (Movie)

Mary Manning (Actor)

Some Came Running 1958 (Movie)

Jane Barclay (Actor)

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit 1956 (Movie)

Mrs Manter (Actor)

The Far Country 1955 (Movie)

Hominy (Actor)

It Should Happen to You 1953 (Movie)

Mrs Riker (Actor)

The Great Diamond Robbery 1953 (Movie)

Blonde (Actor)

Houdini 1952 (Movie)

Mrs. Shultz (Actor)

Thunder on the Hill 1951 (Movie)

Sister Josephine (Actor)

A Ticket to Tomahawk 1950 (Movie)

Madame Adelaide (Actor)

Buccaneer's Girl 1950 (Movie)

Vegetable Woman (Actor)

Louisa 1950 (Movie)

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Act of Violence 1948 (Movie)

Martha Finney (Actor)

Little Women 1948 (Movie)

Mrs. Kirke (Actor)

A Letter to Three Wives 1947 (Movie)

Mrs. Ruby Finney (Actor)

Music For Millions 1945 (Movie)

Travelers Aid Woman (Actor)

Cry Havoc 1944 (Movie)

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The War Against Mrs. Hadley 1941 (Movie)

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A Woman's Face 1940 (Movie)

Christine Dalvik (Actor)

Biography

Born to a stage actress mother, Connie Gilchrist took to the theater herself at just 16, in an English production in 1917. She would continue to work stages across Europe and the United States, eventually landing on Broadway in the mid-30s. Within four years, Gilchrist managed to secure a decade-long deal with MGM. In 1940, she made her feature film debut in the musical "Hullabaloo," and soon established herself as a dependable character actress, handling disparate roles in everything from largely forgotten mysteries and westerns to director Joseph L. Mankiewicz's classic comedy drama "A Letter to Three Wives" in 1949. Following her time at MGM, Cilchrist found steady work in features during the 1950s, even appearing as the top-billed female in the '54 swashbuckler "Long John Silver," in which she played Purity Pinker, an innkeeper vying to marry the titular pirate. The film spawned a subsequent television series, "The Adventures of Long John Silver," with Gilchrist appearing as Pinker in all 26 episodes of the show. In 1958 alone, she appeared in such disparate films as the Frank Sinatra vehicle "Some Came Running," the spirited comedy "Aunt Mame" and the violent Roger Corman gangster flick "Machine-Gun Kelly," but worked almost exclusively in television during the 1960s, continuing to be prolific up until 1969, when she ended her three-decade career as a screen actress.

Relationships

Martha Daniels

Family

Milestones

1940

film actress

1935

Broadway actress

1917

London stage actress

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