Gilchrist in Cry Havoc (1943)
|Born||Rose Constance Gilchrist
February 2, 1901
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Died||March 3, 1985
Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.
|Occupation||American film, TV and stage actress|
|Spouse(s)||Edwin O'Hanlon (1922-19??); 1 daughter|
Connie Gilchrist (February 2, 1901 – March 3, 1985) was a stage, film and television character actress.
Gilchrist was born Rose Constance Gilchrist in Brooklyn, New York. Her mother, Martha Daniels, was an actress.
Gilchrist followed in her mother's footsteps, making her stage debut in London at age 16. She eventually made her way to Hollywood, where she was signed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to a 10-year contract in 1939.
After playing Purity Pinker in the 1954 film Long John Silver, she reprised her role, as did Robert Newton, in the television series The Adventures of Long John Silver. She is perhaps best known today for her role as Norah Muldoon in the 1958 film Auntie Mame, and possibly her rather meaty role in the 1949 film A Letter to Three Wives. She was also seen on television's General Electric Theater.
She was involved in a lawsuit in 1961, charging that a hair dresser had permanently damaged her scalp when tinting her hair. A contemporary news report said, "She contended that she is now confined to grandmotherly roles because her scalp will stand no more dying." She sought $50,000 in damages but received $5,000 in a settlement.
Gilchrist died on March 3, 1985, aged 84.
- Hullabaloo (1940) as Arline Merriweather
- The Wild Man of Borneo (1941) as Mrs. Diamond
- Two-Faced Woman (1941)
- Barnacle Bill (1941) as Mamie
- A Woman's Face (1941) as Christina Dalvik
- Billy the Kid (1941) as Mildred - Blonde Barmaid (uncredited)
- Down in San Diego (1941) as Proprietress (uncredited)
- Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day (1941) as Jennie the Maid (uncredited)
- Married Bachelor (1941) as Mother with Baby on Train (uncredited)
- H. M. Pulham, Esq. (1941) as Tillie, Elevator Operator (uncredited)
- Johnny Eager (1941) as Peg
- Born to Sing (1942) as Welfare Worker
- This Time for Keeps (1942) as Miss Nichols
- We Were Dancing (1942) as Olive Ransome
- Sunday Punch (1942) as Ma Galestrum
- Tortilla Flat (1942) as Mrs. Torrelli
- Grand Central Murder (1942) as Pearl Delroy
- Apache Trail (1942) as Señora Martinez
- The War Against Mrs. Hadley (1942) as Cook
- Thousands Cheer (1943)
- The Human Comedy (1943)
- Presenting Lily Mars (1943) as Frankie
- Swing Shift Maisie (1943) as Maw Lustvogel
- Cry 'Havoc' (1943) as Sadie
- See Here, Private Hargrove (1944)
- The Heavenly Body (1944) as Beulah - 'Delia Murphy'
- Rationing (1944) as Mrs. Porter
- Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble (1944) as Mrs. Gordon (uncredited)
- The Seventh Cross (1944) as Frau Binder (uncredited)
- Nothing but Trouble (1944) as Mrs. Flannigan
- Music for Millions (1944) as Travelers Aid Woman
- Nothing But the Truth (1945)
- The Valley of Decision (1945) as The Scott's Cook (uncredited)
- Junior Miss (1945) as Hilda
- The Thin Man Goes Home (1945) as Woman on Train with Baby (uncredited)
- Up Goes Maisie (1946) as Cleaning Lady (uncredited)
- Young Widow (1946) as Aunt Cissie
- Bad Bascomb (1946) as Annie Freemont
- Faithful in My Fashion (1946) as Mrs. Murphy
- The Hucksters (1947) as Betty - Switchboard Operator
- Song of the Thin Man (1947) as Bertha
- The Unfinished Dance (1947) as Josie's Mother (uncredited)
- Good News (1947) as Cora - the Cook
- Tenth Avenue Angel (1948) as Mrs. Murphy
- The Bride Goes Wild (1948) as Nurse Tooker (uncredited)
- The Big City (1948) as Martha, the Judge's Maid
- Luxury Liner (1948) as Bertha
- Chicken Every Sunday (1949) as Millie Moon
- A Letter to Three Wives (1949) as Mrs. Ruby Finney
- Act of Violence (1949) as Martha
- Little Women (1949) as Mrs. Kirke
- The Story of Molly X (1949) as Dawn
- Buccaneer's Girl (1950) as Vegetable Woman
- Stars in My Crown (1950) as Sarah Isbell
- Ticket to Tomahawk (1950) as Madame Adelaide
- Louisa (1950) as Housekeeper Gladys
- Peggy (1950) as Miss Zim, the Nurse
- Undercover Girl (1950) as Capt. Sadie Parker
- Tripoli (1950) as Henriette
- The Killer That Stalked New York (1950) as Belle - the Landlady
- Chain of Circumstance (1951) as Mrs. Mullins
- Thunder on the Hill (1951) as Sister Josephine
- Here Comes the Groom (1951) as Ma Jones
- One Big Affair (1952) as Miss Marple
- Flesh and Fury (1952) as Mrs. Richardson
- The Half Breed (1952) as Ma Higgins
- Houdini (1953) as Mrs. Shultz
- The Great Diamond Robbery (1954) as Blonde
- It Should Happen to You (1954) as Mrs. Riker
- Long John Silver (1954) as Purity Pinker
- The Far Country (1955) as Hominy
- The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956) as Mrs. Manter
- Machine Gun Kelly (1958) as 'Ma' Becker
- Auntie Mame (1958) as Norah Muldoon
- Some Came Running (1958) as Jane Barclay
- Say One for Me (1959) as Mary
- Double Trouble (1961) as Aunt Sophie
- The Real McCoys (ABC-TV, 1961) as Mrs. Jensen
- The Tall Man as Big Mamacita in the episode "The Great Western" (NBC-TV, 1961)
- The Interns (1962) as Nurse Connie Dean
- Going My Way (1963, in "Blessed Are the Meek", ABC-TV) as Mrs. Reardon
- The Misadventures of Merlin Jones (1964) as Mrs. Gossett, Holmby's Housekeeper
- A Tiger Walks (1964) as Liddy Lewis
- A House Is Not a Home (1964) as Hattie Miller
- Two on a Guillotine (1965) as Ramona Ryerdon
- Sylvia (1965) as Molly Baxter
- The Monkey's Uncle (1965) as Mrs. Gossett
- Fluffy (1965) as Maid
- Tickle Me (1965) as Hilda
- Some Kind of a Nut (1969) as Mrs. Boland (uncredited, Last appearance)
- Hal Erickson. "Connie Gilchrist biography". Allmovie. Retrieved 2008-02-12.
- "'Camel's Foot' Tonight Has Vera Miles, Connie Gilchrist". Texas, Galveston. The Galveston Daily News. October 23, 1960. p. 19. Retrieved March 22, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- ""Connie Gilcrist" search". Playbill. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
- Hopper, Hedda (April 16, 1948). "Looking at Hollywood". Illinois, Chicago. Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 8. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
- Hedda Hopper's Staff (June 12, 1947). "Looking at Hollywood". Illinois, Chicago. p. 32. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
- "Hair Tinting Suit Settled for Cash". New Mexico, Hobbs. Hobbs Daily News-Sun. March 31, 1961. p. 4. Retrieved March 22, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
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