Rose Constance "Connie" Gilchrist (February 2, 1901 – March 3, 1985) was an American actress. She is known for her roles in the films Cry 'Havoc' (1943), A Letter to Three Wives (1949), Little Women (1949), Tripoli (1950), Houdini (1953), Some Came Running (1958), and Auntie Mame (1958).
Gilchrist in a trailer for Cry 'Havoc' (1943)
Rose Constance Gilchrist
February 2, 1901
|Died||March 3, 1985 84) (aged|
|Resting place||Santa Fe National Cemetery|
|Spouse(s)||Edwin O'Hanlon |
(m. 1922; div. 19??)
Gilchrist was born in Brooklyn, New York. Her mother, Martha Daniels, was an actress.
After playing Purity Pinker in the 1954 film Long John Silver, she reprised her role, as did Robert Newton, in the television series The Adventures of Long John Silver. She is perhaps best known today for her role as Norah Muldoon in the 1958 film Auntie Mame, and her role in the 1949 film A Letter to Three Wives. She was also seen on television's General Electric Theater.
She was involved in a lawsuit in 1961, charging that a hair dresser had permanently damaged her scalp when tinting her hair. A news report said, "She contended that she is now confined to grandmotherly roles because her scalp will stand no more dyeing." She sought $50,000 in damages but received $5,000 ($41,900 today) in a settlement.
Gilchrist died on March 3, 1985, aged 84.
- Hullabaloo (1940) as Arline Merriweather
- The Wild Man of Borneo (1941) as Mrs. Diamond
- Barnacle Bill (1941) as Mamie
- A Woman's Face (1941) as Christina Dalvik
- Billy the Kid (1941) as Mildred (uncredited)
- Down in San Diego (1941) as Proprietress (uncredited)
- Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day (1941) as Jennie the Maid (uncredited)
- Married Bachelor (1941) as Mother with Baby on Train (uncredited)
- H. M. Pulham, Esq. (1941) as Tillie, Elevator Operator (uncredited)
- Johnny Eager (1941) as Peg
- Born to Sing (1942) as Welfare Worker
- This Time for Keeps (1942) as Miss Nichols
- We Were Dancing (1942) as Olive Ransome
- Sunday Punch (1942) as Ma Galestrum
- Tortilla Flat (1942) as Mrs. Torrelli
- Grand Central Murder (1942) as Pearl Delroy
- Apache Trail (1942) as Señora Martinez
- The War Against Mrs. Hadley (1942) as Cook
- The Human Comedy (1943) (listed in the cast, but did not appear onscreen)
- Presenting Lily Mars (1943) as Frankie
- Thousands Cheer (1943)
- Swing Shift Maisie (1943) as Maw Lustvogel
- Cry 'Havoc' (1943) as Sadie
- See Here, Private Hargrove (1944) (listed in the cast, but did not appear onscreen)
- The Heavenly Body (1944) as Beulah - 'Delia Murphy'
- Rationing (1944) as Mrs. Porter
- Patrolling the Ether (1944, Short) as Phillip's Mother (uncredited)
- Important Business (1944, Short) as Miss Larkin (uncredited)
- Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble (1944) as Mrs. Gordon (uncredited)
- The Seventh Cross (1944) as Frau Binder (uncredited)
- The Thin Man Goes Home (1944) as Woman on Train with Baby (uncredited)
- Nothing but Trouble (1944) as Mrs. Flannigan
- Music for Millions (1944) as Travelers Aid Woman
- The Valley of Decision (1945) as The Scotts' Cook (uncredited)
- Junior Miss (1945) as Hilda
- Up Goes Maisie (1946) as Cleaning Lady (uncredited)
- Young Widow (1946) as Aunt Cissie
- Bad Bascomb (1946) as Annie Freemont
- Faithful in My Fashion (1946) as Mrs. Murphy
- A Really Important Person (1947, Short) as Mrs. Reilly
- The Hucksters (1947) as Betty as Switchboard Operator
- Song of the Thin Man (1947) as Bertha
- The Unfinished Dance (1947) as Josie's Mother (uncredited)
- Good News (1947) as Cora, the cook
- Tenth Avenue Angel (1948) as Mrs. Murphy
- The Bride Goes Wild (1948) as Nurse Tooker (uncredited)
- The Big City (1948) as Martha
- Luxury Liner (1948) as Bertha
- Chicken Every Sunday (1949) as Millie Moon
- A Letter to Three Wives (1949) as Mrs. Ruby Finney
- Act of Violence (1949) as Martha Finney
- Little Women (1949) as Mrs. Kirke
- The Story of Molly X (1949) as Dawn
- Buccaneer's Girl (1950) as Vegetable Woman
- Stars in My Crown (1950) as Sarah Isbell
- Ticket to Tomahawk (1950) as Madame Adelaide
- Louisa (1950) as Housekeeper Gladys
- Peggy (1950) as Miss Zim
- The Killer That Stalked New York (1950) as Belle
- Undercover Girl (1950) as Capt. Sadie Parker
- Tripoli (1950) as Henriette
- Thunder on the Hill (1951) as Sister Josephine
- Chain of Circumstance (1951) as Mrs. Mullins
- Here Comes the Groom (1951) as Ma Jones
- One Big Affair (1952) as Miss Marple
- Flesh and Fury (1952) as Mrs. Richardson
- The Half-Breed (1952) as Ma Higgins
- Houdini (1953) as Mrs. Shultz
- The Great Diamond Robbery (1954) as Blonde
- It Should Happen to You (1954) as Mrs. Riker
- The Far Country (1954) as Hominy
- Long John Silver (1954) as Purity Pinker
- The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956) as Mrs. Manter
- Machine-Gun Kelly (1958) as "Ma" Becker
- Auntie Mame (1958) as Norah Muldoon
- Some Came Running (1958) as Jane Barclay
- Say One for Me (1959) as Mary
- Swingin' Along (1961) as Aunt Sophie
- The Interns (1962) as Nurse Connie Dean
- The Misadventures of Merlin Jones (1964) as Mrs. Gossett
- A Tiger Walks (1964) as Liddy Lewis
- A House Is Not a Home (1964) as Hattie Miller
- Two on a Guillotine (1965) as Ramona Ryerdon
- Sylvia (1965) as Molly Baxter (uncredited)
- The Monkey's Uncle (1965) as Mrs. Gossett
- Fluffy (1965) as Maid
- Tickle Me (1965) as Hilda
- Some Kind of a Nut (1969) as Mrs. Boland (uncredited) (final film role)
Partial television credits
- Leave It To Beaver (CBS-TV, 1957) as Minerva, a maid, in the episode "Captain Jack"
- The Real McCoys (ABC-TV, 1961) as Mrs. Jensen
- The Tall Man as Big Mamacita in the episode "The Great Western" (NBC-TV, 1961)
- Going My Way (1963, in "Blessed Are the Meek", ABC-TV) as Mrs. Reardon
- The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, two appearances in 1963
- Hal Erickson. "Connie Gilchrist biography". Allmovie. Retrieved 2008-02-12.
- "'Camel's Foot' Tonight Has Vera Miles, Connie Gilchrist". Texas, Galveston. The Galveston Daily News. October 23, 1960. p. 19. Retrieved March 22, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- ""Connie Gilcrist" search". Playbill. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
- Hopper, Hedda (April 16, 1948). "Looking at Hollywood". Illinois, Chicago. Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 8. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
- Hedda Hopper's Staff (June 12, 1947). "Looking at Hollywood". Illinois, Chicago. p. 32. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
- "Hair Tinting Suit Settled for Cash". New Mexico, Hobbs. Hobbs Daily News-Sun. March 31, 1961. p. 4. Retrieved March 22, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- "The Human Comedy". American Film Institute.
- "Thousands Cheer". American Film Institute.
- "See Here, Private Hargrove". American Film Institute.
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