Marietta Canty

Actor
IVA Star Rating : 47
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Marietta Canty (1905-1986) was an African American actress, community activist and recipient of numerous humanist awards. As an actress, Marietta Canty first appeared on Broadway in 1933. She also appeared in 40 films between 1940 and 1955, mostly in supporting roles and bit parts. read more

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Marietta Canty (1905-1986) was an African American actress, community activist and recipient of numerous humanist awards. As an actress, Marietta Canty first appeared on Broadway in 1933. She also appeared in 40 films between 1940 and 1955, mostly in supporting roles and bit parts. Two of her first roles were in the films The Lady is Waiting (1942) and The Spoilers (1942), both with Marlene Dietrich in the leading role. Canty is perhaps best known as Delilah, Spencer Tracy's housemaid, in the comedy Father of the Bride (1950) and in its sequel Father's Little Dividend (1951). Canty retired from film acting in 1955, her last role in Hollywood was Rebel Without a Cause starring James Dean, where she had a memorable part as Sal Mineo's family maid.

Born

Saturday, 30 September 1905

Died

Wednesday, 09 July 1986

Actress Filmography

Rebel Without a Cause Crawford Family Maid 1955
A Man Called Peter Emma 1955
The Bad And The Beautiful Ida 1952
Dreamboat Lavinia 1952
A Streetcar Named Desire Giggling Woman with Eunice 1951
Father's Little Dividend Delilah (Banks' Maid) / Delilah 1951
Belle Le Grand Daisy 1951
Father Of The Bride Delilah 1950
My Foolish Heart Grace 1950
Dear Wife Dora 1949
(see additional filmography)

Actress Filmography

Rebel Without a Cause Crawford Family Maid 1955
A Man Called Peter Emma 1955
The Bad And The Beautiful Ida 1952
Dreamboat Lavinia 1952
A Streetcar Named Desire Giggling Woman with Eunice 1951
Father's Little Dividend Delilah (Banks' Maid) / Delilah 1951
Belle Le Grand Daisy 1951
Father Of The Bride Delilah 1950
My Foolish Heart Grace 1950
Dear Wife Dora 1949
Chicago Deadline Hazel 1949
Mother Is a Freshman Beulah 1949
Words and Music Mary 1948
Best Man Wins Hester 1948
Dear Ruth Dora 1947
The Sea Of Grass Rachael 1947
Home, Sweet Homicide Cherrington Housekeeper 1946
The Searching Wind Sophronia, the Maid 1946
Bring on the Girls Ida 1945
The Heavenly Body Pearl 1944
Lady in the Dark Martha 1944
Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event Verbena (Carmelita's Maid) 1943
Three Hearts For Julia Mattie, Julia's Maid 1943
Johnny Doughboy Sweetheart 1942
Silver Queen Ruby 1942
The Magnificent Dope Jenny 1942
The Spoilers Idabelle 1942
Not a Ladies' Man Lucy 1942
The Lady Is Willing Mary Lou 1942
Boom Town Maid / Karen's Maid 1940
'What's Your 'I.Q.'?': Number Two Woman with Child 1940
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