May 5, 1887
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died||November 5, 1968 (aged 81)|
Hollywood, California, U.S.
|Resting place||Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park|
Estelle Hemsley (May 5, 1887 - November 5, 1968) was a prominent early African American actress of stage and screen. She appeared in the stage and screen versions of Take a Giant Step, earning a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress in the 1959 movie directed by Philip Leacock. Her other notable film roles include playing Grandmother Topouzoglou in Elia Kazan's 1963 movie America, America (nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture), the role of Cla-Cla in Mel Ferrer's 1959 film Green Mansions, the mother of Ruby Dee in Edge of the City (1957), and Catherine in Robert Mulligan's 1965 movie Baby the Rain Must Fall.
- Estelle Hemsley at the Internet Broadway Database
- Estelle Hemsley on IMDb
- Estelle Hemsley at Find a Grave
|This article about a United States film actor or actress born in the 1880s is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|