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Blanche Friderici (1878–1933)

Blanche Friderici was born on January 21, 1878 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for It Happened One Night (1934), Sadie Thompson (1928) and Secrets (1933). She was married to Donald Campbell. She died on December 23, 1933 in Visalia, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

It Happened One Night Zeke's Wife
Sadie Thompson Mrs. Alfred Davidson
Secrets Mrs. Martha Marlowe
A Farewell to Arms Head Nurse


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 1934 It Happened One Night
Zeke's Wife
 1934 All of Me
Miss Haskell
 1933 Flying Down to Rio
Dona Elena De Rezende
 1933 The Way to Love
 1933 Aggie Appleby, Maker of Men
Aunt Katherine
 1933 Man of the Forest
Mrs. Peg Forney
 1933 Hold Your Man
Mrs. Wagner
 1933 Adorable
The Countess
 1933 The Barbarian
Mrs. Hume
 1933 Alimony Madness
Mrs. Van
 1933 Secrets
Mrs. Martha Marlowe
 1933 The Thundering Herd
Mrs. Jane Jett (as Blanche Frederici)
 1932 Cynara
Concerned Mother in Courtroom (uncredited)
 1932 A Farewell to Arms
Head Nurse
 1932 Behind Jury Doors
Mrs. Lanfield
 1932 If I Had a Million
Mrs. Garvey (uncredited)
 1932 Three on a Match
Miss Blazer (uncredited)
 1932 Thirteen Women
Miss Kirsten
 1932 The Night Club Lady
Mrs. Carewe
 1932 Love Me Tonight
Third Aunt (as Blanche Frederici)
 1932 Miss Pinkerton
 1932 State's Attorney
Night Court Judge (uncredited)
 1932 So Big!
Widow Paarlenburg (uncredited)
 1932 Young Bride
Miss Margaret Gordon, the Librarian (as Blanche Frederici)
 1932 Lady with a Past
Nora (as Blanche Frederici)
 1932 The Hatchet Man
Madame Si-Si (uncredited)
 1931 Mata Hari
Sister Angelica (as Blanche Frederici)
 1931 Honor of the Family
Mme. Boris (as Blanche Frederici)
 1931 Wicked
Mrs. Johnson
 1931 Friends and Lovers
Lady Allice
 1931 A Dangerous Affair
Letty Randolph
 1931/II The Woman Between
Mrs. Weston
 1931 Murder by the Clock
Julia Endicott
 1931 Night Nurse
Mrs. Maxwell (as Blanche Frederici)
 1931 Woman Hungry
Mrs. Temple (as Blanche Frederici)
 1931 Ten Cents a Dance
Mrs. Blanchard
 1930 The Cat Creeps
Mam' Pleasant (as Blanche Frederici)
 1930 Kismet
Narjis (as Blanche Frederici)
 1930 Billy the Kid
Mrs. McSween (as Blanche Frederici)
 1930 The Office Wife
Kate Halsey
 1930 Numbered Men
Mrs. Miller
 1930 Courage
Aunt Caroline (as Blanche Frederici)
 1930 The Bad One
Madame Durand (as Blanche Frederici)
 1930 Soldiers and Women
Martha (as Blanche Frederici)
 1930 A Notorious Affair
Lady Teel (uncredited)
 1930 The Girl Said No
Mrs. McAndrews (uncredited)
 1930 Personality
Ma (as Blanche Frederici)
 1930 Trifles (Short)
Mrs. Peters
 1929 Marching On (Short) (as Blanche Frederici)
 1929 The Dead Line (Short)
 1929 The Flattering Word (Short)
Mrs. Zukor (as Blanche Frederici)
 1929 The Trespasser
Miss Potter - Nurse (as Blanche Frederici)
 1929 Jazz Heaven
Mrs. Langley (as Blanche Frederici)
 1929 The Awful Truth
Mrs. Leeson (as Blanche Frederici)
 1929 Wonder of Women
Stephen Trombolt's Housekeeper (as Blanche Frederici)
 1928 Stolen Love
Aunt Evvie (as Blanche Frederici)
 1928 Fleetwing
Furja (as Blanche Frederici)
 1928 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Miss Chapman (as Blanche Frederici)
 1928 Sadie Thompson
Mrs. Alfred Davidson
 1922 No Trespassing
Dorinda (as Blanche Frederici)
 1920 39 East
Miss McMasters (as Blanche Frederici)
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Blanche Frederici


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Grave-looking character actress, often in domineering or severe roles as landladies, governesses and tough or doleful wives. On stage from 1914, notably as Mammy Pleasant in 'The Cat and the Canary' (1922) (in blackface). In films, seen to best advantage as the head nurse in A Farewell to Arms (1932), Madame Si-Si in The Hatchet Man (1932) and as Dona Elena in Flying Down to Rio (1933).

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