Publicity still from about 1940
|Born||Dorothy Fay Hammerton
September 26, 1893
Birmingham, England, U.K.
|Died||June 23, 1973
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale|
|Spouse(s)||David Clyde (1914-1945; his death)|
Born as Dorothy Fay Hammerton in Birmingham, England, she appeared in 46 films between 1935 and 1958, but is best known for her recurring role as Emily Hardy, Mickey Rooney's mother in the MGM Andy Hardy movie series.
Holden is also remembered for her performance as Hazel, the mother of Samson (Victor Mature), in Cecil B. DeMille's Samson and Delilah, in which she utters her character's most notable line: "He wants to marry a Philistine!"
- Judge Hardy and Son' (1939)
- Blossoms in the Dust (1941)
- Whispering Smith (1948)
- Samson and Delilah (1949)
- The Big Hangover (1950)
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