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Beulah Bondi ACTOR


Beulah Bondi was born on may 3rd, 1888 in Chicago, Illinois to parents Eva and Adolphe Bondy.  She began working in the acting industry as a child at the age of seven.  She graduated from college at the Frances Shimer Academy in 1907 and went on to earn a Bachelors and a Masters degree in oratory from Valparaiso university.
As she became older she began to pursue a career as a stage actress and soon was making her way to Broadway.  Her first Broadway production was in, "One of the Family" (1925) followed by performances in, "Saturday's Children", "Mariners", "Cock Robin" and "Street Scene" in 1929 which was the performance that began her career.
At the age of forty three, the film industry took interest in Bondi and she was cast in her film debut, "Street Scene" (1931) adapted from the play version.  As her career progressed she continued to work as a stage actress on Broadway while pursuing film roles.
Some of her more well known film roles were in, "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine" (1936), "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" (1939), "Our Town" (1940), "Penny Serenade" (1941) and "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946).  She also won two Best Supporting Actress nominations for her roles in the films, "The Gorgeous Hussy" (1936) and "Of Human Hearts" (1938).
Along with a successful stage and film career, she also made a number of television appearances on such series as, "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", "Goodyear Television Playhouse" and in 1976 she won an Emmy Award for her role on the program, "The Waltons". 
Beulah never chose to marry and never had any children of her own.  She passed away on January 11th, 1981 in Woodland Hills, California after suffering pulmonary complications from a fall she had taken at the age of ninety two.


1963 Tammy and the Doctor
1962 The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm
1961 Tammy Tell Me True
1959 A Summer Place
1957 The Big Fisherman
1957 The Unholy Wife
1956 Back from Eternity
1954 Track of the Cat
1953 Latin Lovers
1952 Lone Star
1950 The Furies
1950 The Baron of Arizona
1949 Reign of Terror
1949 Mr. Soft Touch
1949 The Life of Riley
1948 So Dear to My Heart
1948 The Snake Pit
1948 The Sainted Sisters
1947 High Conquest
1946 It's a Wonderful Life
1946 Sister Kenny
1946 Breakfast in Hollywood
1945 Back to Bataan
1945 The Southerner
1944 And Now Tomorrow
1944 The Very Thought of You
1944 Our Hearts Were Young and Gay
1944 I Love a Soldier
1944 She's a Soldier Too
1943 Watch on the Rhine
1943 Tonight We Raid Calais
1941 One Foot in Heaven
1941 The Shepherd of the Hills
1941 Penny Serenade
1940 The Captain Is a Lady
1940 Our Town
1940 Remember the Night
1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
1939 The Under-Pup
1939 On Borrowed Time
1938 The Sisters
1938 Vivacious Lady
1938 Of Human Hearts
1938 The Buccaneer
1937 Make Way for Tomorrow
1937 Maid of Salem
1936 The Gorgeous Hussy
1936 Hearts Divided
1936 The Case Against Mrs. Ames
1936 The Moon's Our Home
1936 The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
1936 The Invisible Ray
1935 Bad Boy
1935 The Good Fairy
1934 Ready for Love
1934 The Painted Veil
1934 Finishing School
1934 Registered Nurse
1934 Two Alone
1933 Christopher Bean
1933 The Stranger's Return
1932 Rain
1931 Arrowsmith
1931 Street Scene

Matinee Classics - Our Town starring William Holden, Martha Scott, Thomas Mitchell, Frank Craven, Fay Bainter, Beulah Bondi, and Stuart Erwin
Matinee Classics - Shepherd of the Hills starring John Wayne, Betty Field, Harry Carey, Beulah Bondi, James Barton, Samuel S.  Hinds, Marjorie Main, Ward Bond, Marc Lawrence, John Qualen, and John Forrest 'Fuzzy' Knight
Matinee Classics - Back to Bataan starring John Wayne
Matinee Classics - Shepherd of the Hills starring John Wayne, Betty Field, Harry Carey, Beulah Bondi, James Barton, Samuel S.  Hinds, Marjorie Main, Ward Bond, Marc Lawrence, John Qualen, and John Forrest 'Fuzzy' Knight
Matinee Classics - Beulah Bondi
Matinee Classics - It's a Wonderful Life starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Ward Bond, Henry Travers, Beulah Bondi, Frank Faylen, Frank Albertson and Gloria Grahame
Matinee Classics - Mr. Smith Goes to Washington starring Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold, Guy Kibbee, Thomas Mitchell, Eugene Pallette, Beulah Bondi, H.B. Warner, Harry Carey, Astrid Allwyn, Ruth Donnelly, Grant Mitchell, Porter Hall and Pierre Watkin
Matinee Classics - Of Human Hearts starring Walter Huston, James Stewart, Beulah Bondi, Gene Reynolds, Guy Kibbee, Charles Coburn, John Carradine, Ann Rutherford, Leatrice Joy Gilbert, Charles Grapewin, Leona Roberts, Gene Lockhart, Clem Bevans, Arthur Aylesworth and Sterling Holloway
Matinee Classics - One Foot in Heaven starring Fredric March, Martha Scott, Beulah Bondi, Gene Lockhart, Elisabeth Fraser, Harry Davenport, Laura Hope Crews, Grant Mitchell, Moroni Olsen, Frankie Thomas, Jerome Cowan, Ernest Cossart, Nana Bryant, Carlotta Jelm and Peter Caldwell
Matinee Classics - Penny Serenade starring Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Beulah Bondi, Edgar Buchanan, Ann Doran and Eva Lee Kuney

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