Paula Trueman

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Paula Trueman
Born April 25, 1897
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died March 23, 1994 (aged 96)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1930–1988
Spouse(s) Harold Sterner (1936-1994; her death)

Paula Trueman (born April 25, 1897 – died March 23, 1994) was an American film, stage and television actress.[1][2]

Life and career[edit]

Born in 1897 in New York City to Joseph and Eva (née Cohn) Trueman, she was raised in Manhattan and attended Hunter College before gaining admission to the Neighborhood Playhouse to study dancing.[2]

Her stage career began with The Grand Street Follies revues in 1924, and at the end of that year she made her dramatic debut in The Little Clay Tart. She was also in the 1930 revue Sweet and Low, which starred Fannie Brice, George Jessel, and James Barton,[3] and appeared in Kiss and Tell, For Love or Money and Wake Up, Darling in the 1940s and 1950s.[2]

Her film debut was in Crime Without Passion (1934). She later played Mrs. Fenty in Paint Your Wagon and "Grandma Sarah" in The Outlaw Josey Wales. She appeared in Annie Hall and Zelig (both by Woody Allen), Dirty Dancing, and an uncredited role in Moonstruck. In 1978, she played Maggie Flannigan in All My Children.[2]

Death[edit]

Trueman died of natural causes in New York Hospital in 1994, aged 96. She was survived by her husband Harold Sterner, an architect, whom she married in 1936 and by a stepson, Michael Sterner.[2][4]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role
1934 Crime Without Passion Buster Malloy
1941 One Foot in Heaven Miss Peabody (uncredited)
1969 Paint Your Wagon Mrs. Fenty
1971 The Anderson Tapes Nurse
1974 Homebodies Mattie
1975 The Stepford Wives Welcome Wagon Lady
1976 The Outlaw Josey Wales Grandma Sarah
1977 Annie Hall Street Stranger
1980 Can't Stop the Music Stick-up Lady
1982 The Electric Grandmother Old Agatha
1983 Zelig Woman on Telephone
1984 Mrs. Soffel Mrs. Stevenson
1985 Grace Quigley Dorothy Trugert
1987 Sweet Lorraine Mrs. Falkman
1987 Dirty Dancing Mrs. Schumacher
1987 Moonstruck Lucy (uncredited)

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