Anita Sharp-Bolster

Anita Sharp-Bolster (28 August 1895 1 June 1985)[1] was an Irish-born American actress who appeared in 88 films and 12 TV series from 1928 to 1978. She was sometimes billed as Anita Bolster.[2]

Personal life

Sharp-Bolster was married to Jacob Schwartz.[3] She was born in Glenlohane, Kanturk, County Cork, Ireland, and died in North Miami, Florida.


Sharp-Bolster debuted in the British film What Money Can Buy (1928).[1] Her American film debut came in 1942 in Saboteur, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. She has been described as "one of the most riveting human gargoyles in Hollywood films."[4]


Sharp-Bolster's Broadway credits include Kathleen, Pygmalion, and Lady in Waiting.[5]


Sharp-Bolster worked with the BBC in the UK.[6]


  • The Saint (TV show, Season 1, Episode 2, 1962) as American tourist Ada Harmer.

Selected filmography


  1. Seymour, Blackie (Summer 2011). "Anita Sharp-Bolster". Films of the Golden Age (65): 84.
  2. "Anita Sharp-Bolster". IMDb. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  3. "Harold Pinter: An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center". Texas Archival Resources Online. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  4. Nissen, Axel (2013). The Films of Agnes Moorehead. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. p. 112. ISBN 9780810891371. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  5. "Anita Bolster". Playbill. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  6. "Today's Radio Programs". Maryland, Hagerstown. The Daily Mail. 8 April 1940. p. 10. Retrieved 8 October 2016 via
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