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Beulah Bondy
Beulah Bondy

Gender

Female

Known Credits

12

Beulah Bondy

Date of Birth: May 03, 1888

Birthplace:  Chicago, Illinois, USA

 

 

Biography

Character actress Beulah Bondi was a favorite of directors and audiences and is one of the reasons so many films from the 1930s and 1940s remain so enjoyable, as she was an integral part of many of the ensemble casts (a hallmark of the studio system) of major and/or great films, including The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), Our Town (1940) and Penny Serenade (1941). Highly respected as a first-tier character actress, Bondi won two Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominations, for The Gorgeous Hussy (1936) and Of Human Hearts (1938), and an Emmy Award in 1976 for her turn in the television program The Waltons (1971). She was born Beulah Bondy on May 3, 1888, in Chicago, and established herself as a stage actress in the first phase of her career. She made her Broadway debut in Kenneth S.

Known For

Filmography

Track of the Cat

Track of the Cat

as Ma Bridges

1954

This Is Your Life (US)

This Is Your Life (US)

as  Herself

1952

The Snake Pit

The Snake Pit

as Mrs. Greer

1948

The Sainted Sisters

The Sainted Sisters

as Hester Rivercomb

1948

It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life

as Ma Bailey

1946

Back to Bataan

Back to Bataan

as Bertha Barnes

1945

Tonight We Raid Calais

Tonight We Raid Calais

as Mme. Bonnard

1943

Remember the Night

Remember the Night

as Mrs. Sargent

1940

Of Human Hearts

Of Human Hearts

as Mary Wilkins

1938

The Case Against Mrs. Ames

The Case Against Mrs. Ames

as Mrs. Livingston Ames

1936

Two Alone

Two Alone

as Mrs. Slag

1934