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  • BIRTH 08/11/1885
  • DEATH 23/07/1961
  • Country United States
  • SHOWS 2
  • MOVIES 21

Esther Dale

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Esther Dale (November 10, 1885 – July 23, 1961) was an American actress, best known perhaps for her role as Aunt Genevieve in the 1935 Shirley Temple vehicle, Curly Top.

On the stage, Dale starred in Carrie Nation on Broadway in 1933. Her other Broadway credits include Harvest of Years (1947), And Be My Love (1944), and Another Language (1932).

Dale's first film was Crime Without Passion (1934) in an uncredited role. She was a familiar face in films of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, frequently playing stern, authoritarian characters such as prison matrons and head nurses, although she was equally adept at playing grande dames and ladies of the aristocracy.

Dale played many roles in television over the years. In the 1958-1959 season of The Donna Reed Show, Dale played a job-seeking housekeeper who is frightened from the Stone home by Jeff Stone's pet mouse, and she appeared in the 1957 Maverick episode "According to Hoyle" opposite James Garner.

Esther Dale

Shows (2)

Four Star Playhouse
Four Star Playhouse
Mrs. Weston
M Squad
M Squad
Julia Sheldon

Movies (21)

Blackmail
Blackmail
Sarah
A Song Is Born
A Song Is Born
Miss Bragg
Fury
Fury
Mrs. Whipple
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Mrs. Krausheimer
A Stolen Life
A Stolen Life
Mrs. Johnson
Dead End
Dead End
Mrs. Fenner
The Mortal Storm
The Mortal Storm
Marta
North to Alaska
North to Alaska
Woman at Picnic
Made for Each Other
Made for Each Other
Annie (uncredited)
The Egg and I
The Egg and I
Birdie Hicks
Curly Top
Curly Top
Genevieve Graham
Holiday Affair
Holiday Affair
Mrs. Ennis
Monkey Business
Monkey Business
Mrs. Rhinelander
Old Acquaintance
Old Acquaintance
Harriet
The North Star
The North Star
Anna Kurin
I Live My Life
I Live My Life
Brumbaugh, Mrs. Gage's Housekeeper
Easy Living
Easy Living
Lillian
Ma and Pa Kettle
Ma and Pa Kettle
Mrs. Birdie Hicks
Behind City Lights
Behind City Lights
Sarah Lowell
The Sound and the Fury
The Sound and the Fury
Mrs. Maud Mansfield
The Awful Truth
The Awful Truth
Mrs. Leeson