ZaSu Pitts

Actor
Lead and supporting player from 1917 who first gained attention for her performance in Erich Von Stroheim's mammoth "Greed" (1924). With the emergence of sound Pitts established herself as an endearingly daffy ... Read more »
Born: 01/03/1898 in Parsons, Kansas, USA

Filmography

Actor (18)

The Real McTeague: A Synthesis of Forms 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Thrill of It All 1962 (Movie)

Olivia (Actor)

The Gale Storm Show 1956 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

This Could Be the Night 1957 (Movie)

Mrs Shea (Actor)

The Man Who Came to Dinner 1954 - 1955 (TV Show)

Actor

Francis 1950 (Movie)

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Life With Father 1947 (Movie)

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Let's Face It 1942 (Movie)

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It All Came True 1939 (Movie)

Miss Flint (Actor)

Naughty But Nice 1939 (Movie)

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Eternally Yours 1938 (Movie)

Mrs. Cary Bingham (Actor)

Nurse Edith Cavell 1938 (Movie)

Mme. Moulin (Actor)

A Woman of Experience 1930 (Movie)

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Bad Sister 1930 (Movie)

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13 Washington Square 1927 (Movie)

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The Wedding March 1927 (Movie)

Cecilia--Cornplaster Magnate's Daughter (Actor)

Greed 1924 (Movie)

Trina (Actor)

Souls For Sale 1922 (Movie)

Herself - Celebrity Actress in Commissary (Actor)

Biography

Lead and supporting player from 1917 who first gained attention for her performance in Erich Von Stroheim's mammoth "Greed" (1924). With the emergence of sound Pitts established herself as an endearingly daffy comedienne, often in support of Thelma Todd or in tandem with Slim Summerville. Pitts' trademark wailing voice and fluttering hands were last seen on screen in Stanley Kramer's 1963 film, "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World".

Relationships

Don Gallery

Son
adopted son of actor Barbara La Marr born in 1923 raised by Pitts after La Marr's death

Edward Woodall

Husband

Milestones

1963

Last feature acting role in "The Thrill of It All"

1956

Starring role on TV series, "The Gale Storm Show"

1925

Lead in Erich von Stroheim's "Greed"

1917

Feature acting debut, "A Little Princess"

Raised in California

Bonus Trivia

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Her unusual first name came from two aunts after whom she was named Eliza and Susan.

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