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Mary Carr

Mary Carr

Actress
Mary Carr
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Actress
Was Actor
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 14 March 1874, Germantown, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Death 24 June 1973, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California (aged 99 years)
Star sign Pisces
The details

Biography

Mary Carr (March 14, 1874 – June 24, 1973) was an American film actress and was married to the actor William Carr (1866–1937). She appeared in 144 films between 1915 and 1956. She was given some of filmdoms plum mother roles in silent pictures, especially Fox's 1920 Over the Hill to the Poorhouse which was a great success. She was interred in Calvary Cemetery. Carr bore a strong resemblance to Lucy Beaumont, another famous character actress of the time who specialized in mother roles. As older actresses such as Mary Maurice and Anna Townsend passed on, Carr, still in her forties, seem to inherit all the granny roles in silent films.

Mary Carr appeared on the 9 June 1954 episode of the radio quiz program "You Bet Your Life", hosted by comedian Groucho Marx.

The Carrs' oldest son, William (1902–04), died at two years of age. Almost all of her children were involved in the film business. All of them appeared with her in Over the Hill. They are as follows:

  • John Carr (January 2, 1904 - November 27, 1956)
  • Stephen Carr (April 23, 1906 - May 20, 1986)
  • Thomas Carr (July 4, 1907 - April 23, 1997)
  • Rosemary Carr (October 2, 1910 - April 24, 1987)
  • Maybeth (Mary Elizabeth) Carr (May 4, 1912 - December 27, 1996) m. Pete Carpenter
  • Louella Carr (?1899 - January 16, 1937)

Filmography

  • The Shadow of Tragedy (1915) (*short)
  • The Mirror (1915) (*short, as Mrs. Carr)
  • Blaming the Duck, or Ducking the Blame (1915) (*short, as Mrs. Carr)
  • The City of Failing Light (1916) (* as Mrs. William Carr)lost
  • Souls in Bondage (1916) (*as Mrs. Carr)Lost
  • Her Bleeding Heart (1916) (*as Mrs. Carr)Lost
  • The Flames of Johannis (1916) (*as Mrs. Carr) Lost
  • Love's Toll (1916 Lubin/V-L-S-E) (*as Mrs. Carr) Lost
  • The Light at Dusk (1916 Lubin/V-L-S-E) (*as Mary Kennevan Carr) Lost
  • The Barrier (1917 Rex Beach Pictures) (*as Mary Kennevan Carr) Lost
  • The Beloved Rogue (1918)Lost (*not to be confused with 1917 Kolb/Dill film Beloved Rogues)
  • The Sign Invisible (1918 First National Exhibitors) (*as Mary Kennevan Carr) Lost
  • My Own United States (1918 Metro Pictures) (*as Mary Kennevan Carr)Lost
  • To the Highest Bidder (1918 Greater Vitagraph) Lost
  • The Birth of a Race (1918 Gardner Syndicate) (*as Mary K. Carr)Extant
  • The Lion and the Mouse (1919 Vitagraph)(Lost)
  • Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1919 Paramount Pictures)(Extant; Library of Congress)
  • Calibre 38 (1919 William L. Sherry/Film Clearing House) (*as Mary Kennevan Carr)(Incomplete;Library of Congress)
  • The Spark Divine (1919 Vitagraph)(Lost)
  • Over the Hill to the Poorhouse (1920 Fox Film Corporation)(Extant; Bois d'Arcy|France)
  • Thunderclap (1921 Fox Film Corporation) (Lost)
  • Silver Wings (1922 Fox Film Corporation)(Lost)
  • The Custard Cup (1923 Fox Film Corporation) (Lost)
  • You Are Guilty (1923 Mastodon Films)(Extant, maybe LOC Kodascope abridged version)
  • Loyal Lives (1923 Vitagraph)(Extant; incomplete or abridged)
  • The Daring Years (1923 Equity Pictures Corporation)(Lost)
  • On the Banks of the Wabash (1923 Vitagraph)(Lost)
  • Broadway Broke (1923 Selznick Distributing Corporation)(Lost)
  • Three O'Clock in the Morning (1923 C.C. Burr Productions Inc.)(Lost)
  • Roulette (1924 Selznick Distributing Corporation)(Lost)
  • Painted People (1924 Associated First National)(Lost)
  • Damaged Hearts (1924 Film Booking Offices of America)(Lost)
  • Why Men Leave Home (1924 Associated First National)(Extant; MGM and or George Eastman)
  • The Woman on the Jury (1924 Associated First National)(Lost)
  • The Spirit of the USA (1924 Film Booking Offices) (Extant, abridged version)
  • For Sale (1924 Associated First National) (Lost)
  • A Self-Made Failure (1924 Associated First National)(Lost Trailer only; Library of Congress)
  • The Mine with the Iron Door (1924 Principal Distributing)
  • Three Women (1924 Warner Brothers)(Extant)
  • East of Broadway (1924 Associated Exhibitors)(Extant; Cineteca Italiana)
  • On the Stroke of Three (1924 Film Booking Offices)(Lost)
  • Easy Money (1925)(Extant; Library of Congress)
  • Capital Punishment (1925 Al Lichtman/Preferred Pictures)
  • The Parasite (1925 Al Lichtman/Preferred)(Extant; Library of Congress)
  • The Night Ship (1925 Lumas Film Corporation) (Lost)
  • The Re-Creation of Brian Kent (1925 Principal Distributing)(Extant' Library of Congress)
  • School for Wives (1925 Vitagraph) (Lost)
  • Wizard of Oz (1925 Chadwick Pictures) - Aunt Em(Extant)
  • Go Straight (1925 Al Lichtman/Preferred)(Extant; Library of Congress)
  • Drusilla with a Million (1925 Film Booking Offices)(Extant; Lobster Films|France)
  • A Slave of Fashion (1925 MGM)(Lost)
  • The Fighting Cub (1925 Truart Film Company)(Extant; UCLA 1reel missing)
  • His Master's Voice (1925 Lumas Film Corporation)(Extant; Grapevine Video)
  • Big Pal (1925 Henry Ginsberg Distributing)(Lost)
  • The Red Kimona (1925 Vital Exchanges)(Extant;Library of Congress)
  • Hogan's Alley (1925 Warner Brothers)(Extant)
  • Flaming Waters (1925 Film Booking Offices)(Extant; Library of Congress)
  • The Gold Hunters (1925 Davis Distributing Division) (Lost)
  • Stop, Look and Listen (1926 Larry Semon/Pathe Exchange)(Lost)
  • Her Own Story (1926 Goodwill Productions)(Lost)
  • The King of the Turf (1926 Film Booking Offices) (Extant; Cinematheque Belgique|Brussels)
  • Pleasures of the Rich (1926 Tiffany/Renown)(Lost; trailer at Library of Congress)
  • The Night Watch (1926 Truart) (Lost)
  • The Night Patrol (1926 Film Booking Offices)(Extant)
  • Somebody's Mother (1926 Rayart Pictures/Independent Sales Corporation) (Lost)
  • Fourth Commandment (1926 Universal Pictures)(Extant;BFI National Film & TV)
  • The Wise Guy (1926 First National)(Extant; National Archives of Canada)
  • The Hidden Way (1926 Associated Exhibitors)(Extant; New Zealand Film Archive, Museum of Modern Art)
  • Frenzied Flames (1926 Elbee Pictures)(Extant;Cinematheque de Belgique, Cineteca Italiana)
  • The Midnight Message (1926 Goodwill Productions)(Extant;Library of Congress)
  • The False Alarm (1926 Columbia Pictures)(Lost; according to IMDb)
  • Dame Chance (1926 American Cinema Associates)(Extant;Library of Congress)
  • Atta Boy(1926 Monty Banks/Pathe Exchange)(Extant; UCLA Film & TV)
  • Whom Shall I Marry (1926 Aywon Film)(Incomplete; BFI, missing a reel)
  • The Show Girl (1927 Rayart)(Extant; print held at UCLA Film & Television)
  • Blonde or Brunette (1927 Paramount)(Extant; Library of Congress)
  • God's Great Wilderness (1927 American Cinema Associates)(Lost)
  • Paying the Price (1927 Columbia Pictures)(Incomplete;Library of Congress)
  • False Morals (1927 Hi-Mark) (Extant; Library of Congress)
  • Special Delivery (1927 Paramount)(Extant; Library of Congress)
  • The Swell-Head (1927 Columbia Pictures)(Lost)
  • Better Days (1927 Trinity Pictures/First Division)(Extant; Library of Congress)
  • Jesse James (1927 Paramount)(Lost)
  • On Your Toes (1927 Universal Pictures)(Lost)
  • Frenzy (1928 Paramount) (*short)
  • Dame Care (1928 Deutsch First National Gmbh)Lost
  • A Million for Love (1928 Sterling Pictures)(Lost)
  • Ehre deine Mutter (Honour Thy Mother) (1928 Deutsche First National Gmbh)
  • Love Over Night (1928 Pathe Exchange)(Extant; Museum of Modern Art)
  • Some Mother's Boy (1929 Rayart)(Extant, BFI National Film and Television London)

Sound films

  • Lights of New York (1928)
  • Sailor's Holiday (1929)
  • Second Wife (1930)
  • Trailin Trouble (1930)
  • Ladies in Love (1930)
  • Hot Curves (1930)
  • The Utah Kid (1930)
  • Just Imagine (1930)
  • Midnight Special (1930)
  • The Primrose Path (1931)
  • Kept Husbands (1931)
  • Beyond Victory (1931)
  • Stout Hearts and Willing Hands (1931)
  • Honeymoon Lane (1931)
  • One Good Turn (1931)
  • The Fighting Marshall (1931)
  • The Law of the Tong (1931)
  • The Fighting Fool (1932)
  • Pack Up Your Troubles (1932)
  • Young Blood (1932)
  • Forbidden Trail (1932)
  • Gun Law (1933)
  • The Moonshiner's Daughter (1933) (*short)
  • Flying Devils (1933)
  • Police Call (1933)
  • The Power and the Glory (1933)
  • Bombshell (1933)
  • Headline Shooter (1933 (*uncredited)
  • Bedside (1934) (*uncredited)
  • Love Past Thirty (1934)
  • Change of Heart (1934)
  • The Loudspeaker (1934)
  • Whom the Gods Destroy (1934)
  • The World Accuses (1934)
  • The Silver Streak (1934)
  • Fighting Lady (1935)
  • Go Into Your Dance (1935) (*uncredited)
  • Silk Hat Kid (1935) (*uncredited)
  • I Don't Remember (1935) (*short)
  • The Sea Fiend (1936)
  • The Country Doctor (1936)(*uncredited)
  • Gentle Julia (1936) (*uncredited)
  • Postal Inspector (1936) (*uncredited)
  • Rich Relations (1937)
  • Music for Madame (1937) (*uncredited)
  • West of Rainbow's End (1938)
  • East Side of Heaven (1939 (*uncredited)
  • The Shop Around the Corner (1940)(*uncredited)
  • Manhattan Heartbeat (1940)
  • Haunted House (1940)
  • Model Wife (1941) (*uncredited)
  • Eagle Squadron (1942)
  • Oregon Trail (1945)
  • Partners in Time (1946)
  • Friendly Persuasion (1956)
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