Margaret Wycherly

Actor
A distinguished actress in the New York theater, Wycherly was born in England but raised in the US, and was acting leading roles in vaudeville while still a teenager shortly before the turn of the century. Over the ... Read more »
Born: 10/26/1881 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (13)

White Heat 1949 (Movie)

Ma Jarrett (Actor)

Keeper of the Flame 1941 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sergeant York 1941 (Movie)

Mother York (Actor)

Midnight 1933 (Movie)

Mrs. Weldon (Actor)

Forever Amber (Movie)

Mrs. Song (Actor)

Johnny Angel (Movie)

Miss Drumm (Actor)

Random Harvest (Movie)

Mrs. Deventer (Actor)

Something in the Wind (Movie)

Grandma Read (Actor)

The Loves of Carmen (Movie)

Old Gypsy Crone (Actor)

The Man with a Cloak (Movie)

Mrs. Flynn (Actor)

The Moon Is Down (Movie)

Mme. Orden (Actor)

The President's Lady (Movie)

Mrs. Robards (Actor)

The Thirteenth Chair (Movie)

Mme. Rosalie La Grange (Actor)

Biography

A distinguished actress in the New York theater, Wycherly was born in England but raised in the US, and was acting leading roles in vaudeville while still a teenager shortly before the turn of the century. Over the years, her genteel prettiness and acting talent graced plays ranging from "The Adding Machine" to "June Clegg" to "Six Characters in Search of an Author." Film work, though, did not begin for Wycherly until she was nearly 50, when she recreated the stage role her husband, playwright (and occasional film director and producer) Bayard Veiller wrote for her in "The Thirteenth Letter." As the psychic Madame LaGrange in Tod Browning's creaky but genuinely creepy early talkie rendition of 1929, Wycherly played with all the stops out, but her flamboyant work at least made for a barnstorming good time.

Relationships

Bayard Veiller

Husband
born in Brooklyn, NY on January 2, 1869 died in New York City on June 16, 1943 wrote such plays as "The Primrose Path", "Within the Law", "The Thirteenth Chair", "The Trial of Mary Dugan" and "The Chatterbox" produced and directed some films for Metro Pictures in the early 1920s and later worked as a producer of programmers at Paramount in 1934-35

EDUCATION

Boston Latin School

Boston , Massachusetts

Milestones

1953

Acted in last films, "The President's Lady" and "That Man from Tangier"

1952

Played Mrs. Brown, the heroine's mother, on the short-lived NBC comedy-drama series, "Claudia: The Story of a Marriage"

1949

Played best-remembered feature film role in "White Heat"

1940

Received an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress for "Sergeant York"

1940

Began acting regularly in films with "Victory"

1933

Acted on Broadway in one of her most notable successes as a character actress, "Tobacco Road"

1929

Made feature film debut recreating her stage role in Tod Browning's film adaptation of "The Thirteenth Chair", written by her husband Bayard Veiller

Raised and educated in the US

Was playing leads onstage before the turn of the century

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