May Wallace

May Wallace (August 23, 1877 December 11, 1938) was an American film actress.[1]

May Wallace Maddox
Born(1877-08-23)August 23, 1877
DiedDecember 11, 1938(1938-12-11) (aged 61)
Years active1914-1938
Spouse(s)Thomas W. Maddox (?-1938) (her death) (2 children)


Wallace was born in 1877 in Russiaville, Indiana, where she worked in Hollywood as a film actress. She often played supporting roles for producer Hal Roach in his Laurel and Hardy and Our Gang comedies, mostly in maternal roles. She appeared in 63 films between 1914 and 1939.

Wallace was married to Thomas W. Maddox until her death, they had one daughter and one son. She died in Los Angeles, California, of heart disease, aged 61.

Selected filmography


  1. Massa, Steve. "Slapstick Divas: The Women of Silent Comedy". BearManor Media. Retrieved March 28, 2019 via Google Books.

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