Jane Darwell

Actor
IVA Star Rating : 73
Jane Darwell was an American actress of stage, film, and television. With appearances in more than 100 major movies spanning half a century, Darwell is perhaps best-remembered for her poignant portrayal of the matriarch and leader of the Joad family in the film adaptation of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, for which she received the Oscar for... read more

Jane Darwell was an American actress of stage, film, and television. With appearances in more than 100 major movies spanning half a century, Darwell is perhaps best-remembered for her poignant portrayal of the matriarch and leader of the Joad family in the film adaptation of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, for which she received the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, and her role as the Bird Woman in Disney's musical family film Mary Poppins. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Birth Name

Patti Mary Woodward

Born

Wednesday, 15 October 1879

Died

Sunday, 13 August 1967

Actress Filmography

Vito Mrs. Winchell - Jack's Mother 2011
These Amazing Shadows Ma Joad (clip from The Grapes of Wrath (1940)) 2011
Roma Ma Joad 2004
John Ford Goes to War (voice) (archive footage) 2002
100 Years at the Movies Self 1994
America at the Movies Ma Joad 1976
The American West of John Ford Actress 'Wagon Master' 1971
Mary Poppins The Bird Woman 1964
That Regis Philbin Show Self 1964
Burke's Law Mrs. Leah Mulligan 1963
(see additional filmography)

Actress Filmography

Vito Mrs. Winchell - Jack's Mother 2011
These Amazing Shadows Ma Joad (clip from The Grapes of Wrath (1940)) 2011
Roma Ma Joad 2004
John Ford Goes to War (voice) (archive footage) 2002
100 Years at the Movies Self 1994
America at the Movies Ma Joad 1976
The American West of John Ford Actress 'Wagon Master' 1971
Mary Poppins The Bird Woman 1964
That Regis Philbin Show Self 1964
Burke's Law Mrs. Leah Mulligan 1963
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Granny Carnation 1962
Follow the Sun Charlotte Randolph 1961
Here's Hollywood Self 1960
New Comedy Showcase Olga 1960
Hound-Dog Man Grandma Wilson 1959
The Last Hurrah Delia Boylan / Delia 1958
Buckskin Mrs. Hale 1958
Shirley Temple's Storybook Grandma 1958
The Real McCoys Grandma McCoy 1957
Maverick Mrs. Knowles 1957
Wagon Train Mrs. Anderson, Angie Matthewson 1957
Playhouse 90 Annie Jackson, Lady on Bus, Mrs. Jacoby 1956
Circus Boy Mamie LaRue 1956
The Sheriff of Cochise Mrs. Harvey 1956
Girls in Prison Matron Jamieson 1956
Screen Directors Playhouse Lena 1955
My Friend Flicka Grandma Dobbs 1955
There's Always Tomorrow Mme Rogers / Mrs. Rogers 1955
A Life at Stake Landlady 1955
Hit the Deck Jenny 1955
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin O'Hara's Mother 1954
Climax! Mrs. Koestler, B. Cool 1954
Studio 57 Carrie Harper, Mom Riker 1954
Willy Katherine 1954
Lassie Mrs. Brenner 1954
The Bigamist Mrs. Connelley 1953
The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse Carrie Harper 1953
The Loretta Young Show Irene Townsend 1953
Affair with a Stranger Ma Stanton 1953
It Happens Every Thursday Mrs. Eva Spatch / Mrs. Spatch 1953
The Sun Shines Bright Mrs. Aurora Ratchitt / Aurora Ratchitt 1953
The Ford Television Theatre Mrs. O'Connor, Mrs. Riggs, Christabel, Mama Mumby 1952
Cavalcade of America Minna 1952
We're Not Married! Mrs. Bush 1952
The Red Skelton Hour Mother in Mother's Day Skit 1951
Journey Into Light Mack 1951
Excuse My Dust Mrs. Belden 1951
Wonderful Town, U.S.A. Self 1951
The Lemon Drop Kid Nellie Thursday / 'Nellie Thursday' Regan 1951
The Second Face Mrs. Lockridge 1950
Three Husbands Mrs. Wurdeman 1950
Redwood Forest Trail Hattie Hickory 1950
Surrender Molly Hale 1950
Caged Isolation Matron 1950
Wagon Master Sister Ledyard 1950
The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady Mrs. Murphy 1950
Red Canyon Aunt Jane 1949
3 Godfathers Miss Florie 1948
Studio One Anna - Maid 1948
Train to Alcatraz Aunt Ella 1948
The Red Stallion Mrs. Aggie Curtis / Aggie Curtis 1947
Keeper of the Bees Mrs. Ferris 1947
My Darling Clementine Kate Nelson 1946
Three Wise Fools Sister Mary Brigid 1946
The Dark Horse Aunt Hattie 1946
Captain Tugboat Annie Tugboat Annie 1945
A Yank in London Mrs. Patterson 1945
Sunday Dinner for a Soldier Mrs. Helen Dobson 1944
Music in Manhattan Mrs. Pearson 1944
The Impatient Years Minister's Wife 1944
Tender Comrade Mrs. Henderson 1944
Government Girl Miss Trask 1943
Stage Door Canteen Jane Darwell 1943
Gildersleeve's Bad Day Aunt Emma Forrester 1943
The Great Gildersleeve Aunt Emma Forrester 1942
The Ox-Bow Incident Ma Grier / Jenny Grier 1942
Highways by Night Grandma Fogarty 1942
The Battle of Midway Narrator (voice) / Narrator 1942
The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe Mrs. Mariah Clemm / Mariah Clemm 1942
Men of Texas Mrs.Scott aka Aunt Hattie 1942
It Happened in Flatbush Mrs. Maguire 1942
On the Sunny Side Annie 1942
Young America Grandmother Nora Campbell 1942
All Through the Night Mrs. Donahue 1942
Small Town Deb Katie 1941
All That Money Can Buy Ma Stone 1941
Private Nurse Miss Adams 1941
Thieves Fall Out Grandma Allen 1941
Chad Hanna Mrs. Huguenine / Mrs. Bettina Huguenine 1940
Youth Will Be Served Supervisor Stormer 1940
Brigham Young Eliza Kent 1940
Untamed Mrs. Maggie Moriarty 1940
The Grapes of Wrath Ma Joad 1940
Gone with the Wind Mrs. Merriwether 1940
20, 000 Men a Year Mrs. Allen 1939
The Rains Came Aunt Phoebe - Mrs. Smiley / Aunt Phoebe Smiley 1939
Grand Jury Secrets Mrs. Keefe 1939
Unexpected Father Mrs. Callahan 1939
The Zero Hour Sophie 1939
Inside Story Aunt Mary Perkins 1939
Jesse James Mrs. Samuels / Mrs. Samuels - Jesse's mother 1939
Five of a Kind Mrs. Waldron / Nurse Waldron 1938
Little Miss Broadway Miss Hutchins 1938
Three Blind Mice Mrs. Kilian 1938
Battle of Broadway Mrs. Rogers 1938
The Jury's Secret Mrs. Sheldon, Bill's Mother 1938
Change of Heart Mrs. Thompson 1938
Dangerously Yours Aunt Cynthia Barton 1937
Wife, Doctor and Nurse Mrs. Krueger 1937
The Singing Marine Ma Marine 1937
Slave Ship Mrs. Marlowe 1937
Fifty Roads to Town Mrs. Henry 1937
The Great Hospital Mystery Miss Sarah Keats - Head Nurse / Nurse Sarah Keats 1937
Nancy Steele Is Missing! Mrs. Mary Flaherty 1937
Love Is News Mrs. Flaherty 1937
Laughing at Trouble Glory Bradford 1936
Ramona Aunt Ri Hyar 1936
Craig's Wife Mrs. Harold 1936
Star for a Night Mrs. Martha Lind 1936
Poor Little Rich Girl Woodward 1936
White Fang Maud Mahoney 1936
Private Number Mrs. Meecham 1936
Little Miss Nobody Eva Bradley / Martha Bradley 1936
Captain January Eliza Croft / Mrs. Eliza Croft 1936
The First Baby Mrs. Ellis 1936
The Country Doctor Mrs. Graham 1936
Paddy O'Day Dora 1936
We're Only Human Mrs. Walsh 1935
Metropolitan Grandma 1935
Navy Wife Mrs. Louise Keats 1935
Curly Top Mrs. Denham 1935
Life Begins at 40 Ida Harris 1935
One More Spring Mrs. Sweeney / Mary Sweeney 1935
Bright Eyes Mrs. Higgins 1934
Gentlemen Are Born Landlady 1934
The White Parade Miss 'Sailor' Robets / Miss Robets 1934
The Firebird Mrs. Miller - Apartment House Tenant 1934
Tomorrow's Youth Mary O'Brien 1934
Happiness Ahead Mrs. Davis - the Landlady 1934
Wake Up and Dream Landlady 1934
Desirable Frederick's Mother 1934
One Night of Love Mrs. Barrett - Mary's Mother 1934
Million Dollar Ransom Ma McGarry 1934
The Scarlet Empress Miss Cardell, Sophia's Nurse 1934
Blind Date Ma Taylor 1934
Most Precious Thing in Life Mrs. O'Day 1934
Let's Talk It Over Mrs. O'Keefe 1934
Change of Heart Mrs. Mc Gowan 1934
Finishing School Maude - Internes' Receptionist 1934
Once to Every Woman Mrs. Wood 1934
Wonder Bar Baroness 1934
Journal of a Crime Dinner Guest 1934
David Harum Mrs. Woolsey 1934
Heat Lightning Gladys - the Wife 1934
Fashions of 1934 Customer at Maison Elegance / Customer 1934
Cross Country Cruise Mrs. O'Hara / Mrs. O'Hara (Uncredited) 1934
Design for Living Curtis' Housekeeper 1933
Roman Scandals Roman Spa Proprietress 1933
Only Yesterday Mrs. Lane 1933
Aggie Appleby, Maker of Men Mrs. Spence - Landlady 1933
Ann Vickers Mrs. Gage 1933
One Sunday Afternoon Mrs. Lind 1933
He Couldn't Take It Mrs. Case 1933
Before Dawn Mrs. Marble 1933
Bed of Roses Mrs. Webster - Head Prison Matron 1933
Good Housewrecking Wife 1933
Jennie Gerhardt Boardinghouse Keeper 1933
The Girl in 419 Nurse Esmond 1933
Emergency Call Head Nurse Brown 1933
Bondage Mrs. Elizabeth Wharton 1933
Murders in the Zoo Banquet Guest 1933
Child of Manhattan Mrs. McGonagle 1933
Air Hostess Ma Kearny 1933
Women Won't Tell Mrs. Walter Robinson 1933
Hot Saturday Mrs. Brock 1932
Washington Merry-Go-Round Alice's Aunt 1932
Back Street Mrs. Adolph Schmidt 1932
The Strange Case of Clara Deane Mortimer's Wife 1932
Young America Schoolteacher / School Teacher (Uncredited) 1932
No One Man Patient 1932
Ladies of the Big House Mrs. Turner 1931
Huckleberry Finn Widow Douglas 1931
Fighting Caravans Pioneer Woman 1931
Tom Sawyer Widow Douglas 1930
Little Church Around the Corner Anxious Woman at Mine Disaster 1923
The Restless Sex Housekeeper 1920
The Reform Candidate Mrs. Haggerty 1915
The Goose Girl Irma 1915
Hypocrites Madam 1915
Rose of the Rancho Juanita's Mother / Senora Castro Kenton / Señora Castro Kenton, Juanita's Mother 1914
1941 Oscar Best Actress in a Supporting Role Won
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