Madge Kennedy

1891 - 1987

The actress Madge Kennedy began studies at the "Art Students League" in order to seize the occupation of an illustrator later.

But when she took part in a student musical she got offered a fulltime job at a small theater.
Already in 1912 she became a star on Broadway with the play "Little Miss Brown". During the next five years she aroused enthusiasm of the Broadway audience by different plays.

When Samuel Goldwyn founded "Goldwyn Pictures", he signed Madge Kennedy on and brought her successfully into play in his next movies. Madge Kennedy was soon a star in the film business too and was convincing with movies like "Baby Mine" (17), "The Danger Game" (18), "The Kingdom of Youth" (18), "A Perfect Lady" (18), "Strictly Confidential" (19), "The Truth" (20) and "The Highest Bidder" (21).

When she left Samuel Goldwyn she took part in some movies of her husband and producer Harold Bolster, so in "The Purple Highway" (23), "Scandal Street" (25), "Bad Company" (25) and "Lying Wives" (25). After that she retired from the film business and concentrated exclusively to the stage.
One year later she married again and gave also up her theater career.

Only in 1952, when George Cukor engaged her for the movie "The Marrying Kind" (52), she started a second career as a character actress which she rounded off with movies like "The Rains of Ranchipur" (55), "The Catered Affair" (56), "Lust for Life" (56), "Houseboat" (58), "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" (69) and finally "Marathon Man" (76),, her last movie.

Besides the cinema she also appeared in many TV productions like the serials "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" and "Leave It to Beaver".

Other movies with Madge Kennedy:
Nearly Married (17) Our Little Wife (18) The Fair Pretender (18) The Service Star (18) Friend Husband (18) Day Dreams (19) Daughter of Mine (19) Leave It to Susan (19) Through the Wrong Door (19) The Blooming Angel (20) Dollars and Sense (20) Help Yourself (20) The Girl with the Jazz Heart (21) Oh Mary Be Careful (21) Three Miles Out (24) Oh, Baby! (26) Main Street to Broadway (53) Three Bad Sisters (56) Serie "Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Help Wanted" (56) Serie "Leave It to Beaver: Bever's Short Pants" (57) Serie "Leave It to Beaver: Train Trip" (58) Serie "Leave It to Beaver: The Visiting Aunts" (58) A Nice Little Bank That Should Be Robbed (58) Plunderers of Painted Flats (59) Serie "Alfred Hitchcock Presents: A True Account" (59) Serie "Leave It to Beaver: Beaver the Magician" (59) Serie "Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Graduating Class" (59) Serie "Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Coming, Mama" (61) Serie "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour: Don't Look Behind You" (62) Serie "Leave It to Beaver: Beaver's prep school" (63) Serie "The Twilight Zone: On Thursday We Leave for Home" (63) The Baby Maker (70) Serie "The Odd Couple: Where's Granpa?" (72) The Day of the Locust (75)