May Beatty

Courtesy of Alexander Turnbull Library, Irene Cox Collection Reference: PA1-q-240-390 Photograph
Courtesy of Alexander Turnbull Library, Irene Cox Collection Reference: PA1-q-240-390 Photograph

Born ; June 4, 1880 in Christchurch , New Zealand

Died ; April 1,   1945 in Covina, California, USA


Actress

The following is from Quentin Tod's diary of Baba's visit to Hollywood in 1932

Courtesy of The Awakener ; Vol. X11, No.3 - page 8
Courtesy of The Awakener ; Vol. X11, No.3 - page 8
Portrait of May Beatty, a member of the Pollard Opera Company, taken ca 1895 by an unknown photographer.
Portrait of May Beatty, a member of the Pollard Opera Company, taken ca 1895 by an unknown photographer.
May Beatty in Tale of Two Cities
May Beatty in Tale of Two Cities
May Beatty with parrot on shoulder talks to the wax figure of Yvonne ; Film - "Mad Love"
May Beatty with parrot on shoulder talks to the wax figure of Yvonne ; Film - "Mad Love"

Biography by Hans J. Wollstein

One of Hollywood's great dowagers, long under contract to MGM, May Beatty, from New Zealand, rarely had more than a few moments to make her presence felt. But felt it was, from a silent bit in Dinner at Eight (1933) to the inquisitive Lady Handel in the thriller I Wake Up Screaming (1941). 

 

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Actress (68 titles)
Show
1943 Lassie Come Home
Heavy Woman (uncredited)
 
1943 The Crystal Ball
Dowager (uncredited)
 
1943 Forever and a Day
Wartime Londoner Cook
 
1942 This Above All
Tea Shop Customer (uncredited)
 
1941 I Wake Up Screaming
Lady Handel (as Mae Beatty)
 
1941 Dressed to Kill
Phyllis Lathrop
 
1940 Pride and Prejudice
Mrs. Philips at Meryton Village
 
1940 Queen of the Mob
Ellen, the Sturgis Maid (uncredited)
 
1940 My Son, My Son!
Annie
 
1940 Vigil in the Night
Mrs. Merchant, Prescott's Housekeeper (uncredited)
 
1940 That Inferior Feeling (short)
Cleaning Woman (uncredited)
 
1939 We Are Not Alone
Mrs. Patterson
 
1939 Eternally Yours
Dowager (uncredited)
 
1939 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Mrs. Jameson
 
1939 The Women
Fat woman/Society woman (uncredited)
 
1939 Union Pacific
Mrs. Hogan (uncredited)
 
1939 Inside Story (uncredited)
 
1938 I Am a Criminal
Maggie
 
1938 Mysterious Mr. Moto
Woman at Police Station (uncredited)
 
1938 If I Were King
Anna
 
1938 A Crime Does Not Pay Subject: They're Always Caught (short)
Grocery Clerk (uncredited)
 
1938 One Wild Night
Mrs. Spencer (uncredited)
 
1938 Man-Proof
Landlady (uncredited)
 
1937 She Loved a Fireman
Mrs. Michaels
 
1937 A Damsel in Distress
Landlady (uncredited)
 
1937 Call It a Day
Frank's Landlady (uncredited)
 
1937 The Romance of Robert Burns (short)
Lady Argyle (uncredited)
 
1936 Camille
Second Doorman (uncredited)
 
1936 Four Days' Wonder
Mrs. Parracot
 
1936 Lloyd's of London
Lady Markham
 
1936 Ghost Patrol
Landlady (uncredited)
 
1936 Satan Met a Lady
Mrs. Arden (uncredited)
 
1936 The Crime of Dr. Forbes
Deep-Voiced Woman (uncredited)
 
1936 The White Angel
Nurse (uncredited)
 
1936 Private Number
Grandma Gammon
 
1936 Show Boat
Mrs. O' Brien (uncredited)
 
1936 The Invisible Ray
Mme. LeGrand (uncredited)
 
1936 Riffraff
Old Woman (uncredited)
 
1935 A Tale of Two Cities
Aristocrat (uncredited)
 
1935 The Widow from Monte Carlo
Dowager (uncredited)
 
1935 Sylvia Scarlett
Older Woman on Ship (uncredited)
 
1935 The Girl Who Came Back
Aunty
 
1935 Here Comes the Band
Miss Doyle
 
1935 Bonnie Scotland
Flirty Relative (uncredited)
 
1935 Mad Love
Françoise, Gogol's Housekeeper
 
1935 Living on Velvet
Dowager (uncredited)
 
1935 Night Life of the Gods
Mrs. Betts (uncredited)
 
1935 Mystery of Edwin Drood
Second Gossip (uncredited)
 
1935 Enchanted April
Martha (uncredited)
 
1934 The Little Minister
Rintoul's Maid Making Wedding Dress (uncredited)
 
1934 Stingaree
Minor Role (uncredited)
 
1934 Glamour
Journalist (uncredited)
 
1933 Rainbow Over Broadway
Queenie
 
1933 Ann Vickers
Nurse (uncredited)
 
1933 Horse Play
The Duchess
 
1933 Love Is Dangerous
Gloria
 
1933 Our Betters
Duchess of Hightower (uncredited)
 
1932 Vanity Street
Mrs. dantry
 
1932 The Man Called Back
Mrs. Sanderson
 
1931 Against the Rules (short)
 
1931 East Lynne
Charity Bazaar Committee (uncredited)
 
1930 The Boudoir Diplomat
Bit Part (uncredited)
 
1930 Ex-Flame
Lady Harriett
 
1930 The Benson Murder Case
Mrs. Paula Banning
 
1927 Ten Years Old (short)
Jackie's maid
 
1925 Mary, Queen of Tots (short)