Connie Gilchrist (1901–1985)

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With more than two decades of stage experience in France, England and on Broadway behind her, this moon-faced, heavy-set character actress first entered films in 1940. But no matter a film's genre - contemporary drama, historical costumer or shoot 'em up western - her Brooklyn roots always sounded through. See full bio »

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Cry 'Havoc' Sadie - the Cook
Auntie Mame Norah Muldoon
Tripoli Henriette


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 1969 Some Kind of a Nut
Mrs. Boland (uncredited)
 1965-1968 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Manager / Jessie / Amy
- The Mechanized Accomplice (1968) ... Manager
- Collision Course (1966) ... Jessie
- Pound of Flesh (1965) ... Amy
 1964-1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Housekeeper / Mrs. Minderman
- Holloway's Daughters (1966) ... Housekeeper
- Two Is the Number (1964) ... Mrs. Minderman
 1964-1966 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Natasha / Mrs. Pennyworth
- The Case of the Scarlet Scandal (1966) ... Natasha
- The Case of the Frightened Fisherman (1964) ... Mrs. Pennyworth
 1965 Tickle Me
 1965 Fluffy
 1965 The Monkey's Uncle
Mrs. Gossett
 1965 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Keziah Tench
- Cain's Birthday: Part 2 (1965) ... Keziah Tench
- Cain's Birthday: Part 1 (1965) ... Keziah Tench
 1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Mary Markham
- All Brides Should Be Beautiful (1965) ... Mary Markham
 1965 Sylvia
Molly Baxter (uncredited)
 1965 Two on a Guillotine
Ramona Ryerdon
 1964 A House Is Not a Home
Hattie Miller
 1964 A Tiger Walks
Liddy Lewis
 1964 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Hotel Proprietor
- Where the Action Is (1964) ... Hotel Proprietor
 1964 The Misadventures of Merlin Jones
Mrs. Gossett, Holmby's Housekeeper
 1963 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Mrs. Jensen
- My Name Is Not Legion (1963) ... Mrs. Jensen
 1963 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Mrs. McKenzie
- A Flame in the Dark (1963) ... Mrs. McKenzie
 1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Martha / Emma
- A Home Away from Home (1963) ... Martha
- The Long Silence (1963) ... Emma
 1963 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Mrs. Feeny
- In Praise of Pip (1963) ... Mrs. Feeny
 1963 Our Man Higgins (TV Series)
- Meet Aunt Sadie (1963) ... Sadie
 1963 Going My Way (TV Series)
Mrs. Reardon
- Blessed Are the Meek (1963) ... Mrs. Reardon
 1962 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Hazel Krolick
- Where There's a Will (1962) ... Hazel Krolick
 1962 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
- A Night with Nora Stewart (1962) ... Vera
 1962 The Interns
Nurse Connie Dean
 1960-1962 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Greta / Carrie Trisdale
- A Visit to the Bergens (1962) ... Greta
- Bentley and the Blood Bank (1960) ... Carrie Trisdale
 1962 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Maggie Vanderman
- The Door Without a Key (1962) ... Maggie Vanderman
 1960-1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Anna Peterson / Rosie Conners
- Money and the Minister (1961) ... Anna Peterson
- The Camel's Foot (1960) ... Rosie Conners
 1961 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
- Moment of Decision (1961) ... Emma
 1961 Westinghouse Playhouse (TV Series)
Clara Bassett
- The Mrs. Harper Story (1961) ... Clara Bassett
 1961 The Tall Man (TV Series)
Big Mamacita
- The Great Western (1961) ... Big Mamacita
 1961 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Mrs. Jensen
- The Swedish Girl (1961) ... Mrs. Jensen
 1961 Swingin' Along
Aunt Sophie
 1960 Lock Up (TV Series)
Molly Niessen
- The Skid Row Story (1960) ... Molly Niessen
 1960 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Molly Cassidy
- Trial for Murder: Part 2 (1960) ... Molly Cassidy
 1960 M Squad (TV Series)
Jane Finchley
- A Kid Up There (1960) ... Jane Finchley
 1959 Say One for Me
 1958 Some Came Running
Jane Barclay
 1958 Auntie Mame
Norah Muldoon
 1958 Machine-Gun Kelly
'Ma' Becker
 1957-1958 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Emma Bonner Bancroft / Mrs. Tolliver
- Aunt Emma (1958) ... Emma Bonner Bancroft
- The Shooting of Jett King (1957) ... Mrs. Tolliver
 1956-1958 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Rosie / Ma Rivers
- Swindler's Inn (1958) ... Rosie
- A Place on the Bay (1956) ... Ma Rivers
 1957 The Danny Thomas Show (TV Series)
Irate Customer
- Terry, the Breadwinner (1957) ... Irate Customer
 1957 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Mother O'Hara
- Mother O'Hara's Marriage (1957) ... Mother O'Hara
 1957 Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)
- Captain Jack (1957) ... Minerva
 1957 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Pinky Tomlinson
- Pinkytown (1957) ... Pinky Tomlinson
 1956-1957 The Adventures of Long John Silver (TV Series)
Purity Pinker
- Dragon Slayer (1957) ... Purity Pinker
- Devil's Stew (1957) ... Purity Pinker
- Voodoo (1957) ... Purity Pinker
- Strange Cargo (1957) ... Purity Pinker
- The Fishwife (1957) ... Purity Pinker
 1957 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Marm Colby
- Country Cousin (1957) ... Marm Colby
 1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Cousin Philippa
- Adam Had Four Sons (1957) ... Cousin Philippa
 1956 Further Adventures of Spin and Marty (TV Series)
Mrs. Markham
 1956 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Anna Graff
- Mystery of Caspar Hauser (1956) ... Anna Graff
 1955 Waterfront (TV Series)
Louise 'Lou' Brown
- The Angel Louise (1955) ... Louise 'Lou' Brown
 1954 Long John Silver
Purity Pinker
 1954 The Far Country
 1954 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
- Dear Midge (1954) ... Tootsie
 1954 It Should Happen to You
Mrs. Riker
 1953 Houdini
Mrs. Shultz
 1952 The Half-Breed
Ma Higgins
 1952 Flesh and Fury
Mrs. Richardson
 1952 One Big Affair
Miss Marple
 1951 Here Comes the Groom
Ma Jones
 1951 Chain of Circumstance
Mrs. Mullins
 1951 Thunder on the Hill
Sister Josephine
 1950 Tripoli
 1950 Undercover Girl
Capt. Sadie Parker
 1950 The Killer That Stalked New York
Belle - the Landlady
 1950 Peggy
Miss Zim, the Nurse
 1950 Louisa
Housekeeper Gladys
 1950 A Ticket to Tomahawk
Madame Adelaide
 1950 Stars in My Crown
Sarah Isbell
 1950 Buccaneer's Girl
Vegetable Woman
 1949 The Story of Molly X
 1949 Little Women
Mrs. Kirke
 1949 Act of Violence
 1949 A Letter to Three Wives
Ruby Finney
 1949 Chicken Every Sunday
Millie Moon
 1948 Luxury Liner
 1948 Big City
Martha - the Judge's Maid
 1948 The Bride Goes Wild
Nurse Tooker (uncredited)
 1948 Tenth Avenue Angel
Mrs. Murphy
 1947 Good News
Cora - the Cook
 1947 The Unfinished Dance
Josie's Mother (uncredited)
 1947 Song of the Thin Man
 1947 The Hucksters
Betty - Switchboard Operator
 1947 A Really Important Person (Short)
Mrs. Reilly
 1946 Faithful in My Fashion
Mrs. Murphy
 1946 Bad Bascomb
Annie Freemont
 1946 Young Widow
Aunt Cissie
 1946 Up Goes Maisie
Cleaning Lady (uncredited)
 1945 Junior Miss
 1945 The Valley of Decision
The Scott's Cook (uncredited)
 1944 Music for Millions
Travelers Aid Woman
 1944 Nothing But Trouble
Mrs. Flannigan
 1944 The Thin Man Goes Home
Woman on Train with Baby (uncredited)
 1944 The Seventh Cross
Frau Binder (uncredited)
 1944 Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble
Mrs. Gordon (uncredited)
 1944 Important Business (Short)
Miss Larkin - Secretary (uncredited)
 1944 Patrolling the Ether (Short)
Phillip's Mother (uncredited)
 1944 Rationing
Mrs. Porter
 1944 The Heavenly Body
Beulah - 'Delia Murphy'
 1943 Cry 'Havoc'
Sadie - the Cook
 1943 Swing Shift Maisie
Maw Lustvogel
 1943 Presenting Lily Mars
 1942 Apache Trail
Señora Martinez
 1942 Grand Central Murder
Pearl Delroy
 1942 Tortilla Flat
Mrs. Torrelli
 1942 Sunday Punch
Ma Galestrum
 1942 This Time for Keeps
Miss Nichols
 1942 We Were Dancing
Olive Ransome
 1942 Born to Sing
Welfare Worker
 1941 Johnny Eager
 1941 H.M. Pulham, Esq.
Tillie, Elevator Operator (uncredited)
 1941 Married Bachelor
Mother with Baby on Train (uncredited)
 1941 Down in San Diego
Proprietress (uncredited)
 1941 Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day
Jennie the Maid (uncredited)
 1941 Billy the Kid
Mildred - Blonde Barmaid (uncredited)
 1941 A Woman's Face
Christina Dalvik
 1941 Barnacle Bill
 1941 The Wild Man of Borneo
Mrs. Diamond
 1940 Hullabaloo
Arline Merriweather
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Stage Play: Work Is for Horses. Comedy. Directed by Anthony Brown. Windsor Theatre: 20 Nov 1937- Nov 1937 (closing date unknown/9 performances). Cast: Patricia Carroll (as "Pauline Prentiss"), Connie Gilchrist (as "Millie Prentiss"), Eula Guy (as "Clara Manning"), Robert Keith (as "Cornelius Prentiss"), James Todd (as "George Shattuck"), ... See more »

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Perhaps remembered as Mrs Jensen in TV's The Real McCoys (1957).

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