Margaret Mann

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Margaret Mann
Margaret Mann in Once to Every Woman by Allen Holubar 1920.png
Mann in an ad for Once to Every Woman (1920)
Born (1868-04-04)4 April 1868
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
Died 4 February 1941(1941-02-04) (aged 72)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation Actress
Years active 1918–1941
Spouse(s) James F. Smythe[1]

Margaret Mann (4 April 1868, in Aberdeen, Scotland – 4 February 1941, in Los Angeles, California), was a Scottish-American actress.


Margaret Mann starred in a number of major silent films such as Black Beauty in 1921 and played the lead role in John Fords 1928 drama Four Sons, one of John Wayne's first films. She often played kind-hearted or suffering motherly roles. With the advent of sound films her roles got noticeable smaller and she was often uncredited. She portrayed the kindly grandmother Mrs. Mack in two Our Gang comedies in 1931. She also played bit parts in movies like Frankenstein, You Can't Take It With You, Gone with the Wind and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939). Her last of over 80 movies was The Remarkable Andrew (1942), released one year after her death.

Mann died of cancer in 1941, aged 72. Not much about her private life is known, although a press release of 1928 said that Mann lived through many tragedies and hardships in her life. Her spouse was James F. Smythe.

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