Mary Nash

Mary Nash

1884 - 1976

The actress Mary Nash was born as Mary Ryan.

She got her acting training at the American Academy of Dramatic Art and she made her stage debut with the play "The Girl from Kay's" in 1904.

She became a demanded stage actress in the next years and she appeared at different theaters in England and the USA, among others on Broadway. To her other successful plays belong "Alice-Sit-by-the-Fire" (05) with Ethel Barrymore, "Captain Jinks", "The Silver Box", "Major Barbara" (15) and "Uncle Tom's Cabin" (33). Finally she also took part in first English silent movies like "The Unbroken Road" (15), "Tides of Time" (15) and "Arms and the Woman" (16).

These movie experiences remained her only ones for a long time. It lasted till 1934, when she moved to Hollywood, when she impersonated roles again in front of the camera. In the meantime the film was able to speak.
Mary Nash played support roles in the next years in well known movies like "Uncertain Lady" (34), "The King and the Chorus Girl" (37), as the nasty Miss Rottenmeier in "Heidi" (37) with the child star Shirley Temple, "Wells Fargo" (37), "The Little Princess" (39) - again with Shirley Temple and "The Rains Came" (39).

Her last movies came in the 40s into being, among them "Charlie Chan in Panama" (40), "The Philadelphia Story" (40), "The Human Comedy" (43), "Cobra Woman" (44), "Yolanda and the Thief" (45) and "Monsieur Beaucaire" (46).

Mary Nash was married with the actor José Ruben. Her sister Florence Ryan was an actress and writer.

Other movies with Mary Nash:
College Scandal (35) Come and Get It (36) Easy Living (37) Sailor's Lady (40) Gold Rush Maisie (40) Men of Boys Town (41) Calling Dr. Gillespie (42) The Lady and the Monster (44) In the Meantime, Darling (44) Till the Clouds Roll By (46) Swell Guy (46)