Anna Townsend

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Anna Townsend
Grandma's Boy (1922) - Lloyd & Townsend.jpg
Still from Grandma's Boy (1922) with Lloyd and Townsend
Born (1845-01-05)January 5, 1845
Utica, New York
Died September 11, 1923(1923-09-11) (aged 78)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actor

Anna Townsend (January 5, 1845 – September 11, 1923) was a long-time theatre actress who turned to silent film in an advanced stage of her life. Townsend performed in several Harold Lloyd films,[1] she is probably best known for her role as Harold's good-hearted grandmother in Grandma's Boy (1922).


Year Film Role Notes
1913 The Hoyden's Awakening
1914 The Real Thing in Cowboys Mrs. Mitchell
1917 A Marked Man Harry's Mother
1918 Three Mounted Men Harry's Mother
1922 Grandma's Boy His Grandma
1922 Dr. Jack Jamison's Mother
1923 Daddy Mrs. Holden
1923 Safety Last! The Grandma


  1. ^ "Aged Film Actress Is Dead Here". Los Angeles Times. 1923-09-12. p. II 10. 

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