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Elsa Lanchester

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Elsa Lanchester

English-American character actress with a long career in theatre, film and television add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1902.

Countries: United States (44%), United Kingdom (44%), Hungary (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Charles Laughton, Albert Finney, Agatha Christie

Linked to: The New York Times, NBC, Democratic Party

 

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Elsa Lanchester was born in 1902 add something


1925

She made her film debut in "The Scarlet Woman" and in 1928 appeared in three 'silent shorts' written for her by H.G. Wells in which Laughton made brief appearances add something


1927

She met the actor Charles Laughton in 1927, and they were married two years later add something

 

Charles Laughton - In 1927, Laughton began a relationship with Elsa Lanchester, at the time a cast mate in a stage play.


1929

Lanchester married Charles Laughton in 1929 add something


1930

They appeared together in a 1930 'film revue' entitled "Comets", featuring British stage, musical and variety acts, in which they sang in duet 'The Ballad of Frankie and Johnnie add something


1933

She appeared opposite Laughton again in 1933 as a highly comical Anne of Cleves in "The Private Life of Henry VIII" add something

 

Wendy Barrie - Barrie went on to make a number of motion pictures for London Films under the Korda brothers, Alexander and Zoltan, the best known of which is 1933's "The Private Life of Henry VIII", which starred Charles Laughton, Robert Donat, Merle Oberon, and Elsa Lanchester


1936

She and Laughton returned to Britain in 1936 to appear together again in "Rembrandt" and two years later in "Vessel of Wrath", a add something


1939

They both returned to Hollywood in 1939 where he made "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" although Lanchester didn't appear in another film until 1941 with "Ladies in Retirement" add something


1940

During the late 1940s and 1950s she appeared in small but highly varied supporting roles in a number of films while simultaneously appearing on stage at the "Turnabout Theatre" in Hollywood add something

 

She played supporting roles through the 1940s and 1950s add something


1948

She played a comical role in the 1948 thriller, "The Big Clock", in which Laughton starred as a murderous, megalomaniac press tycoon add something


1950

More supporting roles followed in the early 1950s, including a 2-minute cameo as the Bearded Lady in "3 Ring Circus", about to be shaved by Jerry Lewis add something

 

She released three LP albums in the 1950s add something


1956

Additionally, she had memorable guest roles in a classic "I Love Lucy" episode in 1956 and in episodes of NBC's "The Eleventh Hour" and "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." add something


1958

Albert Finney - His career began in the theatre; he made his first appearance on the London stage in 1958 in Jane Arden's "The Party", directed by Charles Laughton, who starred in the production along with his wife, Elsa Lanchester

 

Charles Laughton - Laughton returned to the London stage in May 1958 to direct and star in Jane Arden's The Party at the New Theatre which had Elsa Lanchester and Albert Finney in the cast.


1959

She appeared on 9 April 1959, on NBC's "The Ford Show, Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford" add something


1970

She continued television work into the early 1970s, appearing as a recurring character in "Nanny and the Professor", starring Richard Long and Juliet Mills add something


1972

They were both socialists, according to Lanchester's 1972 interview with Dick Cavett add something


1974

The Night of the Hunter (film) - In 1974, film archivists Robert Gitt and Anthony Slide retrieved several boxes of photographs, sketches, memos, and letters relating to the film from Laughton's widow Elsa Lanchester for the American Film Institute


1976

She was Jessica Marbles, a sleuth based on Agatha Christie's Jane Marple, in the 1976 murder mystery spoof, "Murder by Death", and she made her last film in 1980 as Sophie in "Die Laughing" add something


1983

In March 1983, Lanchester released her autobiography, entitled "Elsa Lanchester Herself" add something


Elsa Lanchester died in 1986 add something

 

Lanchester died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles on 26 December 1986, aged 84, at the Motion Picture Hospital from bronchopneumonia add something


1987

Her body was cremated on 5 January 1987, at the Chapel of the Pines in Los Angeles and her ashes scattered over the Pacific Ocean add something


1999

Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 1999 add something