Knowledge Identifier: +Elsa_Lanchester
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1902.
Countries: United States (44%), United Kingdom (44%), Hungary (6%)
Linked to: The New York Times, NBC, Democratic Party, New York Times Company
She met the actor Charles Laughton in 1927, and they were married two years later
Charles Laughton - In 1927, Laughton began a relationship with Elsa Lanchester, at the time a cast mate in a stage play.
Lanchester married Charles Laughton in 1929
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"
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
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
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"