Mary Astor

Novelist / Stage Actress / Film Actress / Television Actress / Writer / Actress | * 05/03/1906 († 81, 09/25/1987) | Quincy, Illinois (United States of America (USA))
Mary Astor (born Lucile Vasconcellos Langhanke; May 3, 1906 – September 25, 1987) was an American actress. Although her career spanned several decades, she may be best remembered for her performance as Brigid O'Shaughnessy in The Maltese Falcon (1941). Astor began her long motion picture career as a teenager in the silent movies of the early 1920s. When talkies arrived, her voice was initially considered too masculine and she was off the screen for a year. After she appeared in a play with friend Florence Eldridge, film offers returned, and she resumed her career in sound pictures. In 1936, Astor's career was nearly destroyed by scandal. She had an affair with playwright George S. Kaufman and was branded an adulterous wife by her ex-husband during a custody fight over their daughter. Overcoming these stumbling blocks in her private life, she went on to greater film Success, eventually winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of concert pianist Sandra Kovak in The Great Lie (1941). Astor was a Metro-Goldwyn-Maye... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Mary Astor

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

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Movies with Mary Astor as Actress(107)

as (archive footage)1976 That's Entertainment, Part II
as herself1965 Hollywood My Home Town
as Irene Perry1964 Youngblood Hawke
as Mrs. Jewel Mayhew1964 Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte
as Mrs. Roberta Carter1961 Return to Peyton Place
as Virgilnie Beasley1959 A Stranger in My Arms
as Mrs. Tremaine1958 This Happy Feeling
as Mrs. Jargin1957 The Devil's Hairpin
as Mrs. George Salt1956 The Power and the Prize
as Mrs. Corliss1956 A Kiss Before Dying
as Isabelle Lagarde1955 The Thief
as Marmee1949 Little Women
as Pat1948 Act of Violence
as Fritzi Haller1947 Desert Fury
as Louise Bishop1947 Cynthia
as Señora Morales1947 Fiesta
as Queenie Havock1947 Cass Timberlane
as Elizabeth Van Doren1946 Claudia and David
as Delilah Donay1944 Blonde Fever
as Mrs. Anna Smith1944 Meet Me in St. Louis
as Hyllary Jones1943 Thousands Cheer
as Josephine Evans1943 Young Ideas
as The Princess Centimillia1942 The Palm Beach Story
as Alberta Marlow1942 Across the Pacific
as Brigid O'Shaughnessy1941 The Maltese Falcon
as Sandra Kovak1941 The Great Lie
as Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)1941 Breakdowns of 1941
as Marion Manning1940 Turnabout
as Mary Ann Young1940 Brigham Young
as Helene Flammarion1939 Midnight
as Dorothy 'Dottie' Wingate1938 Listen, Darling
as Lola Fraser1938 There's Always a Woman
as Kay McGowan1938 No Time To Marry
as Cynthia Holland1938 Woman Against Woman
as Mrs. Irene Mallebre1938 Paradise for Three
as Madame Germaine De Laage1937 The Hurricane
as Antoinette de Mauban1937 The Prisoner of Zenda
as Lillian Cooper1936 The Murder of Dr. Harrigan
as Edith Farnham1936 And So They Were Married
as Polly Dunlap1936 Lady from Nowhere
as Edith Cortright1936 Dodsworth
as Barbara 'Bobby' Blake1936 Trapped by Television
as Vida1935 Man of Iron
as Martha Daniels1935 Dinky
as Patricia Sanford1935 Red Hot Tires
as Betty1935 Page Miss Glory
as Herself (Queen of the Frolic)1934 The Hollywood Gad-About
as Odette1934 I Am a Thief
as Charlotte1934 Easy to Love
as Jessica Wells1934 The Man with Two Faces
as Hettie Stream1934 Upperworld
as Bessie Foley1934 The Case of the Howling Dog
as Virginia Claffin Nordholm1933 The World Changes
as Arlene Dale1933 Convention City
as Ruth Wayburn1933 The Little Giant
as Letty Pace1933 Jennie Gerhardt
as Hilda Lake1933 The Kennel Murder Case
as Barbara Willis1932 Red Dust
as Follette Marsh1932 The Lost Squadron
as May Ballard1932 Those We Love
as Emmy 'Sweetie' Wilton1932 A Successful Calamity
as Princess Anne1931 The Royal Bed
as Nancy Gibson1931 Smart Woman
as Marthe1931 Men of Chance
as Frisco Kitty1931 The Sin Ship
as Mary Linden1931 Behind Office Doors
as Lily Kulper1931 Other Men's Women
as Mary Gray1930 The Runaway Bride
as Julia Seton1930 Holiday
as Mimi Howell1930 Ladies Love Brutes
as Dona Rosita Garcia1930 The Lash
as Dee Renaud1929 The Woman from Hell
as Performer in 'The Pirate' Number1929 Show of Shows
as Anna1928 3-Ring Marriage
as Princess Delatorre / Ellen Guthrie1928 Heart to Heart
as Judith Andrews1928 Romance of the Underworld
as Jeanne1928 Dressed to Kill
as Elizabeth Quimby1928 Dry Martini
as Dolly1927 The Rough Riders
as Mirza1927 Two Arabian Knights
as Amy Cortissos1927 The Sea Tiger
as Adriana della Varnese1926 Don Juan
as Dolores de Muro1925 Don Q Son of Zorro
as Dolores Hicks1925 Oh, Doctor!
as Fidele Tridon1925 Scarlet Saint
as Leonore Bewlay1925 Enticement
as Helen Castle1924 Unguarded Women
as Fay Bartholdi1924 Inez from Hollywood
as Lady Margery Alvanley1924 Beau Brummel
as Rose Randolph1923 Success
as Vivian Hope-Clarke1923 The Marriage Maker
as Narcissa Escobar1923 The Bright Shawl
as Polly Crawford1923 Second Fiddle
as Violet Lynwood1923 Woman-Proof
as Elsie Worden1922 The Rapids
as Bit Part (uncredited)1920 The Scarecrow

TV Shows/Series with Mary Astor as Actress(16)

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: Mary Lucile Astor
Born: Thursday, 05/03 1906 (May) in Quincy, Illinois (United States of America (USA))
Died: Friday, 09/25 1987 (September) in Woodland Hills (aged: 81)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Languages: English (EN)
Employer: Warner Bros.
Spouses (current/former): Kenneth Hawks, Manuel del Campo, Franklyn Thorpe, Thomas G. Wheelock
Children: Marilyn Haoli Thorpe, Anthony Paul del Campo
Father: Otto Ludwig Wilhelm Langhanke
Mother: Helen Vasconcelles
Other names for Mary Astor (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Lucile Vasconcellos Langhanke"
"The Cameo Girl"
"Мэри Астор"
Mary Astor frequently works together with these people:
Don Taylor (14x, Crew)
James Gregory (13x, Actor)
John Newland (12x, Crew)
Ralph Bellamy (11x, Actor)
John Hoyt (11x, Actor)
James Whitmore (11x, Actor)
Macdonald Carey (11x, Actor)
J. Pat O'Malley (11x, Actor)
Edward Binns (11x, Actor)
Whit Bissell (10x, Actor)
Jack Weston (10x, Actor)
Cedric Gibbons (10x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2249, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 07/25/2021