Hope Emerson

Actor, Vaudevillian
The 6'2" tall, 230-pound Hope Emerson, with her dark, curly hair, trademarked sidelong stares and grimly set mouth, may be primarily remembered for her unique and unforgettable physical presence. Most often cast in ... Read more »
Born: 10/29/1897 in Hawarden, Iowa, USA

Filmography

Actor (6)

Peter Gunn 1958 - 1961 (TV Show)

Actor

All Mine to Give 1957 (Movie)

Mrs Pugmire (Actor)

The Guns of Fort Petticoat 1957 (Movie)

Hannah Lacey (Actor)

Untamed 1955 (Movie)

Maria De Groot (Actor)

Caged 1950 (Movie)

Evelyn Harper (Actor)

Adam's Rib 1949 (Movie)

Olympia La Pere (Actor)

Biography

The 6'2" tall, 230-pound Hope Emerson, with her dark, curly hair, trademarked sidelong stares and grimly set mouth, may be primarily remembered for her unique and unforgettable physical presence. Most often cast in villainous roles in both comedy and drama, this giant and imposing figure could strike fear into any woman or man. Such memories, however, unjustly obscure the highly talented and surprisingly versatile actress inside.

Milestones

1958

Last films include "Rock-a-Bye Baby"

1952

Played Nellie Corkle on the short-lived NBC sitcom, "Doc Corkle"

1950

Received an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress for her work in the film, "Caged"

1948

Began working regularly in films beginning with her role in "Cry of the City"

1948

Appeared as a panelist on the ABC game show, "Quizzing the News"

Played 'Mother', a club owner, on the first season of the popular NBC detective series, "Peter Gunn"; received an Emmy nomination as Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series; left the series and was replaced in the role for the duration of the show's run

Played Sarge, the housekeeper, on the CBS sitcom, "The Dennis O'Keefe Show"

Played the leading role of Maw Shufflebottom on the CBS musical variety series, "Kobb's Corner"

Worked in vaudeville and on Broadway in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s; appeared in such productions as "Lysistrata", "Smiling Faces", "Swing Your Lady" and "Chicken Every Sunday"

Played Minerva Parker on the first season of the popular NBC sitcom, "I Married Joan", starring Joan Davis and Jim Backus

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