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Mildred Natwick ACTOR


Mildred Natwick was born on June 19th, 1905 in Baltimore, Maryland to Joseph and Mildred Marion Dawes Natwick.  After graduating from the Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore she went on to earn a drama degree from Bennett College in New York.
Her career in entertainment began working as a stage actress.  She then joined the Vagabonds during the late 1920's and toured with them before she then made a career switch to join the University Players at Cape Cod in Massachusetts.
After gaining quite a few years of experience, Natwick had her Broadway debut in, "Carry Nation" in 1932, followed by roles in such stage productions as, "Amourette" (1933), "Spring in Autumn" (1933), "The Wind and the Rain" (1934), "The Distaff Side" (1934), "End of Summer" (1936), "Love from a Stranger" (1936), "The Star Wagon" (1937), "Missouri Legend" (1938) and "Christmas Eve" (1939).   
After so many years of working as a stage actress it was not until she was thirty five years old that she decided to take a chance and enter into the film industry.  Some of her earlier film roles were in such features as, "The Long Voyage Home" (1940), "The Enchanted Cottage" (1945), "3 Godfathers" (1948), "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" (1949) and "The Quiet Man" (1952).
Although she was successful in films as well, Natwick never forgot her love of working as a stage actress and she managed to return to the stage numerous times throughout her career.  Some of her later stage roles were I such productions as, "Candida" and "Blithe Spirit".
Mildred continued to appear on films some roles much smaller than others although she managed never to be out of work.  Some of the other film roles added to her resume were on such big screen films as, "The Late George Apley" (1947), "A Woman's Vengeance" (1948), "The Kissing Bandit" (1948), "Cheaper by the Dozen" (1950), "The Trouble with Harry" (1955), "The Court Jester" (1956), "Teenage Rebel" (1956) and "Tammy and the Bachelor" (1957).
Natwick always preferred working in the theatre over film work and she was awarded with her first Tony nomination in 1957 for her role in, "Waltz of the Toredors".  She was seen many more times on the stage in such productions as, "Barefoot in the Park" (1963) which later in 1967 was made into a film with the same title.  Her second Tony nomination came in 1972 with her role in the musical, "70 Girls 70".
Along with her long resume of film and stage roles she also appeared on a number of television movies such as, "Do Not Fold, Spindle, or Mutilate" (1971) and even earned an Emmy for her role in the television series, "The Snoop Sisters" (1972).  She was also seen on the series, "Family" (1976), "McMillan & Wife" (1975), "The Love Boat" (1980), "Murder, She Wrote" (1986) and "Hard Castle & McCormick" (1985).  
Mildred Natwick passed away at the age of eighty nine on October 25th, 1994 in New York City, New York after suffering from cancer.  She never married and never had any children of her own.  Her last stage performance was in a Broadway production of, "Bedroom Farce" (1979) and her final film role was in 1988 in, "Dangerous Liaisons".
Natwick is interred at Lorraine Cemetery in Baltimore, Maryland.     


1988 Dangerous Liaisons
1987 Deadly Deception 
1986 Murder, She Wrote
1985 Hardcastle and McCormick 
1983 Magnum, P.I.
1982 Kiss Me Goodbye
1982 Maid in America 
1981 Trapper John, M.D.
1980 Alice
1980 The Love Boat
1979 You Can't Take It with You
1978-1979 Hawaii Five-O
1978 Little Women
1977 The Bob Newhart Show
1976 Family
1976 Addie and the King of Hearts 
1975 McMillan & Wife 
1975 The Easter Promise 
1975 At Long Last Love
1974 Daisy Miller 
1972-1974 The Snoop Sisters
1973 The Evil Touch 
1973 The Thanksgiving Treasure 
1973 Money to Burn 
1972 The House Without a Christmas Tree 
1971 Do Not Fold, Spindle, or Mutilate 
1971 The Most Deadly Game 
1969 Trilogy 
1969 The Maltese Bippy 
1969 If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium
1969 Bonanza
1967 Barefoot in the Park 
1962 Hallmark Hall of Fame
1961 The Power and the Glory
1961 Naked City
1959 Play of the Week
1956-1958 Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1950-1957 Kraft Theatre
1957 Tammy and the Bachelor
1956 Playhouse 90
1956 Teenage Rebel
1956 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour 
1956 The Loretta Young Show 
1956 The Court Jester 
1956 Ford Star Jubilee 
1956 Blithe Spirit
1955 Star Stage 
1955 The 20th Century-Fox Hour 
1949-1955 Studio One in Hollywood
1955 The Trouble with Harry
1954 The United States Steel Hour 
1949-1954 Suspense
1954 Ponds Theater
1954 Love Story 
1954 Justice 
1954 Campbell Summer Soundstage
1954 You Are There
1953-1954 Armstrong Circle Theatre
1953 The Web 
1953 Goodyear Playhouse
1953 Medallion Theatre
1953 The Gulf Playhouse 
1953 The Doctor 
1953 Tales of Tomorrow 
1953 Lux Video Theatre
1952 Against All Flags
1950-1952 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse
1952 Danger 
1952 The Quiet Man
1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse 
1950-1951 Somerset Maugham TV Theatre 
1950 The Ford Theatre Hou
1950 Cameo Theatre
1950 Starlight Theatre 
1950 Lights Out
1950 Cheaper by the Dozen
1950 The Clock 
1949 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
1949 The Boris Karloff Mystery Playhouse 
1948 3 Godfathers
1948 The Kissing Bandit 
1948 A Woman's Vengeance 
1947 The Late George Apley
1946 Sorry, Wrong Number
1945 Yolanda and the Thief
1945 The Enchanted Cottage
1940 The Long Voyage Home

Matinee Classics - McMillan and Wife starring Rock Hudson, Susan Saint James, John Schuck, Nancy Walker, Martha Raye, Bill Quinn, Mildred Natwick, Linda Watkins, Donna Mills, Richard Gilliland, Gloria Stroock, Maudie Prickett and Connie Sawyer
Matinee Classics - The Enchanted Cottage starring Dorothy McGuire, Robert Young, Herbert Marshall, Mildred Natwick, Spring Byington, Hillary Brooke, Richard Gaines, Alec Englander, Robert Clarke and Edin Nicholas
Matinee Classics - She Wore a Yellow Ribbon starring John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar, Ben Johnson, Harry Carey Jr., Victor McLaglen, Mildred Natwick, Arthur Shields, Michael Dugan and Chief John Big Tree
Matinee Classics - She Wore a Yellow Ribbon starring John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar, Ben Johnson, Harry Carey Jr., Victor McLaglen, Mildred Natwick, Arthur Shields, Michael Dugan and Chief John Big Tree

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