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Lucile Watson as Miss Doshy

Born: May 27, 1879; Quebec, Canada

Died: June 24, 1962; New York, NY (Age 83)

Lucile Watson began her career in Canada and became a leading character actress in the early part of this century. Watson's stage popularity eventually led her to Hollywood where she made memorable appearances in many of the most successful motion pictures of the 30's and 40's. Usually cast as a woman of great determination and strength, Watson played opposite such stars as Marlene Dietrich, Basil Rathbone, Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Joan Crawford, Vivien Leigh, Rosalind Russell, Gene Terney and Tyrone Power.

In 1943, her critically acclaimed performace in the film version of Lillian Hellman's classic "Watch on the Rhine" earned her an Academy Award nomination as best supporting actress.

Among her most famous motion picture credits are in The Garden of Allah (1936), Sweethearts (1938), The Women (1939), The Thin Man Goes Home (1945), Little Women (1949), and Harriet Craig (1950). Lucile Watson's final appearance on film was in My Forbidden Past (1951).

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IMDb Filmography: Lucile Watson



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