Kitty Kelly

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Kitty Kelly
Born (1902-04-27)April 27, 1902
New York City, New York
Died September 29, 1968(1968-09-29) (aged 66)
Hollywood, California
Occupation Stage, film, television actress

Kitty Kelly, (born Sue O'Neil April 27, 1902 – June 29, 1968), was an American stage and film character actress. She was best known as a member of the Ziegfeld Follies and her radio hosting with Columbia Broadcasting. One of her best remembered roles is that of Lt. Ethel Armstrong in the 1943 Paramount wartime drama So Proudly We Hail!. However, she is probably more infamously remembered in the Hal Roach Our Gang comedy short Beginner's Luck, which was released by M-G-M in 1935. In that film, Kelly was cast as the pushy stage mother of Spanky McFarland. Thanks to his friends, she finds herself an unwitting victim, as well as a laughing stock, in the gang's attempt to sabotage and ruin Spanky's Shakespearean stage act in a talent competition.

After the war, she appeared in many TV series (including Bonanza, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Batman and Perry Mason, from which she made four guest appearances including the role of Millie Foster in the 1958 episode, "The Case of the Rolling Bones."

Filmography[edit]

  • 1925 : A Kiss in the Dark : Chorus Girl
  • 1930 : La Nuit (La Nuit est à nous) : Maud Sarazin
  • 1930 : Hot Bridge
  • 1931 : Behind Office Doors : Delores Kogan
  • 1931 : Bachelor Apartment : Miss Clark, First Girl in Ladies Room
  • 1931 : White Shoulders : Maria Fontaine
  • 1932 : Men of Chance : Gertie Robbins
  • 1932 : Ladies of the Jury : Mayme Mixter
  • 1932 : Girl Crazy : Kate Foster
  • 1933 : The Girl in 419 : Telephone Girl
  • 1933 : Too Much Harmony : Patsy Dugan
  • 1934 : All of Me : Lorraine
  • 1934 : A Woman's Man : Molly Evans
  • 1934 : The Lemon Drop Kid : Cora Jennings
  • 1935 : Beginner's Luck : Spanky's mother
  • 1935 : Dizzy Dames : La Vere
  • 1935 : The Farmer Takes a Wife : Ivy
  • 1935 : The Private Secretary
  • 1936 : Rhythm in the Air : Celia
  • 1936 : The Man Behind the Mask : Marian Weeks
  • 1937 : Blossoms on Broadway : Death Valley Cora Keane
  • 1938 : Men with Wings : Martha Ranson
  • 1939 : Grand Jury Secrets : Miss Clark
  • 1939 : Geronimo : Daisy Devine
  • 1939 : All Women Have Secrets : Mary
  • 1940 : Road to Singapore : Sailor's wife
  • 1940 : Women Without Names : Countess
  • 1940 : Those Were the Days! : Mrs. Sanford
  • 1941 : The Mad Doctor : Winnie
  • 1941 : Hold Back the Dawn : American Lady at Bullfight
  • 1942 : The Lady Is Willing : Nellie Quigg
  • 1942 : Larceny, Inc. : Fourth customer
  • 1942 : They All Kissed the Bride : Spotter
  • 1942 : Holiday Inn : Drunk
  • 1942 : Lucky Jordan : Sara Maggotti
  • 1943 : So Proudly We Hail! : Lt. Ethel Armstrong
  • 1943 : Swing Out the Blues
  • 1944 : Practically Yours : Wife-newsreel theater
  • 1946 : Two Years Before the Mast
  • 1957 : Gunsight Ridge : Old Woman
  • 1958 : The Lost Missile : Mother Freed
  • 1960 : Twelve Hours to Kill : Woman

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