Sara Allgood (1879–1950)


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Dublin-born Sara Allgood started her acting career in her native country with the famed Abbey Theatre. From there she traveled to the English stage, where she played for many years before making her film debut in 1918. Her warm, open Irish face meant that she spent a lot of time playing Irish mothers, landladies, neighborhood gossips and the like,... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

Known For

(1941)
That Hamilton Woman Mrs. Cadogan-Lyon
(1941)
The Lodger Ellen Bonting
(1944)
Between Two Worlds Mrs. Midget
(1944)

Filmography

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 1950 Sierra
Mrs. Jonas
 1950 Cheaper by the Dozen
Mrs. Monahan
 1949 Challenge to Lassie
Mrs. MacFarland
 1949 The Accused
Mrs. Conner
 1948 The Girl from Manhattan
Mrs. Beeler
 1948 One Touch of Venus
Landlady
 1948 The Man from Texas
Aunt Belle (as Sarah Allgood)
 1947 My Wild Irish Rose
Mrs. Brennan
 1947 Mourning Becomes Electra
Adam Brant's Landlady
 1947 Mother Wore Tights
Grandmother McKinley
 1947 Ivy
Martha Huntley
 1947 The Fabulous Dorseys
Mrs. Dorsey
 1946 Cluny Brown
Mrs. Maile
 1946 The Spiral Staircase
Nurse Barker
 1945 Kitty
Old Meg
 1944 The Keys of the Kingdom
Sister Martha
 1944 Between Two Worlds
Mrs. Midget
 1944 The Lodger
Ellen Bonting
 1943 Jane Eyre
Bessie
 1943 Forever and a Day
Cook (1917) (scenes deleted)
 1943 City Without Men
Mrs. Maria Barton
 1942 Life Begins at Eight-Thirty
Alma Lothian, Robert's Aunt
 1942 The War Against Mrs. Hadley
Mrs. Michael Fitzpatrick
 1942 It Happened in Flatbush
Mrs. 'Mac' McAvoy
 1942 This Above All
Waitress
 1942 Roxie Hart
Mrs. Morton
 1941 How Green Was My Valley
Mrs. Morgan
 1941 Lydia
Mary
 1941 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Mrs. Higgins
 1941 That Hamilton Woman
Mrs. Cadogan-Lyon
 1939 The Fugitive
Charwoman
 1938 The Londonderry Air
Widow Rafferty
 1938 The Sky's the Limit
Mrs. O'Reilly
 1937 The Coiner (TV Movie)
Mrs. Cannatt
 1937 Storm in a Teacup
Honoria Hegarty
 1937 Kathleen
Mary Ellen O'Dwyer
 1936 The Workhouse Ward (TV Movie)
Mrs. Donohoe
 1936 Southern Roses
Miss Florence
 1936 It's Love Again
Mrs. Hopkins
 1936 Pot Luck
Mrs. Kelly
 1935 Riders to the Sea (Short)
Maurya
 1935 Crime Unlimited
Jewel Thief (uncredited)
 1935 The Passing of the Third Floor Back
Mrs. de Hooley
 1935 Peg of Old Drury
Irish Woman on Boat (uncredited)
 1935 Lazybones
Bridget
 1934 Norah O'Neale
Mrs. Gogarthy
 1934 The Bride of the Lake
Mrs O'Connor
 1933 The Fortunate Fool
Rose (as Sarah Allgood)
 1932 The World, the Flesh, the Devil
Emme Stanger
 1930 Juno and the Paycock
Mrs. Boyle ('Juno')
 1929 Blackmail
Mrs. White
 1918 Just Peggy
Peggy
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Other Works:

Stage Play: The Playboy of the Western World. Comedy [repertory production]. Written by John Millington Synge. Maxine Elliott's Theatre: 20 Nov 1911- unknown (unknown performances). Cast: Sara Allgood, J.M. Kerrigan, Cathleen Nesbitt [Broadway debut], Una O'Connor, Arthur Sinclair. Produced by The Irish Players. Note: Played in repertory ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Sarah Allgood

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Trivia:

While touring Australia and New Zealand in the acclaimed stage play "Peg o' My Heart", she married her leading man, Gerald Henson, in Melbourne in September of 1916. She gave birth to a daughter who lived only one hour, a victim of the influenza epidemic that raged through Melbourne. Her husband also died of the illness shortly afterward. See more »

Trademark:

Played housekeepers and warm hearted motherly roles

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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