Frieda Inescort (1901–1976)

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Tall, dark and regal Frieda Inescort's placid loveliness and dignified patrician features bode her well in Hollywood during the late 30s and 40s. Born on June 29, 1901, in Edinburgh, Scotland, the stage-established actress didn't arrive in Hollywood until age 34 (then considered too late for leading lady roles!) but managed to settle fairly ... See full bio »

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Pride and Prejudice Miss Bingley
Another Dawn Grace Roark
The Letter Dorothy Joyce
A Place in the Sun Mrs. Ann Vickers


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 1961 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Hope Quentin
- The Case of the Jealous Journalist (1961) ... Hope Quentin
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
De Chantenay's Mother
- The Prisoner in the Mirror (1961) ... De Chantenay's Mother
 1961 The Rebel (TV Series)
Varina Davis
- Mission--Varina (1961) ... Varina Davis
 1960 The Tab Hunter Show (TV Series)
- Devil to Pay (1960) ... Grandmother
 1960 The Crowded Sky
Mrs. Mitchell
 1959 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series)
Charity LeGrande
- The Golden Beetle (1959) ... Charity LeGrande
 1959 The Alligator People
Mrs. Lavinia Hawthorne - Henry's Wife
 1959 Juke Box Rhythm
Aunt Margaret
 1958 Senior Prom
Mrs. Sherridan
 1958 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Antoinette Creston
- The Charles Maury Story (1958) ... Antoinette Creston
 1958 Darby's Rangers
Lady Hollister
 1957 The O. Henry Playhouse (TV Series)
 1957 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Regina Wainwright
- The Regina Wainwright Story (1957) ... Regina Wainwright
 1957 December Bride (TV Series)
Miss Prudhomme
- Masquerade Party (1957) ... Miss Prudhomme
 1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
Helen Gould
- God's Healing (1956) ... Helen Gould
 1956 The She-Creature
Mrs. Chappel
 1956 The Eddy Duchin Story
Edith Wadsworth
 1955 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Miss Proctor
- A Place Full of Strangers (1955) ... Miss Proctor
 1955 Flame of the Islands
Evelyn Hammond
 1954-1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Louise / Mrs. Robbins
- The Amazing Mrs. Halliday (1955) ... Louise
- I'll Never Love Again (1954) ... Mrs. Robbins
 1955 Foxfire
Mrs. Lawrence
 1955 Climax! (TV Series)
Martha Hale
- The Dance (1955) ... Martha Hale
 1954 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
- The Waltz (1954)
 1954 The Ray Milland Show (TV Series)
- Stagestruck (1954) ... Mother
 1954 Waterfront (TV Series)
Emily Van Buren
- Family Problems (1954) ... Emily Van Buren
- The Skipper's Day (1954) ... Emily Van Buren (as Freida Inescourt)
- The Reluctant Guest ... Emily Van Buren
 1954 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Marian Rutledge
- The Crime of Daphne Rutledge (1954) ... Marian Rutledge
 1954 The Lone Wolf (TV Series)
Mrs. Folsom
- The Murder Story (1954) ... Mrs. Folsom
 1954 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Andrew Tack
- Little War at San Dede (1954) ... Mrs. Andrew Tack
 1954 Casanova's Big Night
Signora Di Gambetta
 1954 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
- Act of Faith (1954) ... Mabel
 1953 Your Jeweler's Showcase (TV Series)
 1953 Never Wave at a WAC
Lily Mae Gorham
 1952 The Schaefer Century Theatre (TV Series)
- From Such a Seed (1952)
 1952 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
- From Such a Seed (1952)
 1950-1952 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Unwritten Column (1951)
- Hope Chest (1950)
 1951 Meet Corliss Archer (TV Series)
Janet Archer (1951-52)
 1951 A Place in the Sun
Mrs. Ann Vickers
 1950 The Underworld Story
Mrs. Eldridge
 1948 The Judge Steps Out
Evelyn Bailey
 1945 Sham (TV Short)
 1944 Heavenly Days
Ettie Clark
 1943 The Return of the Vampire
Lady Jane Ainsley
 1943 Mission to Moscow
Madame Molotov (uncredited)
 1943 Young and Beautiful (Short)
Frieda - the Mother
 1943 The Amazing Mrs. Holliday
Karen Holliday
 1943 It Comes Up Love
Portia Winthrop
 1942 Street of Chance
Alma Diedrich
 1942 Sweater Girl
Mrs. Menard
 1942 The Courtship of Andy Hardy
Olivia Nesbit
 1941 Remember the Day
Mrs. Dewey Roberts
 1941 You'll Never Get Rich
Mrs. Julia Cortland
 1941 Sunny
Elizabeth Warren
 1941 Shadows on the Stairs
Mrs. Stella Armitage
 1941 The Trial of Mary Dugan
Mrs. Wayne
 1941 Father's Son
Ruth Emory
 1940 The Letter
Dorothy Joyce
 1940 Pride and Prejudice
Miss Bingley
 1940 Convicted Woman
Attorney Mary Ellis
 1939 A Woman Is the Judge
Mary Cabot
 1939 Tarzan Finds a Son!
Mrs. August Lancing
 1939 The Zero Hour
Linda Marsh
 1939 Beauty for the Asking
Flora Barton-Williams
 1939 Woman Doctor
Dr. Judith Randall Graeme
 1937 Portia on Trial
Portia Merriman
 1937 Another Dawn
Grace Roark
 1937 Call It a Day
Dorothy Hilton
 1937 The Great O'Malley
Mrs. Phillips (as Frieda Inescourt)
 1936 Give Me Your Heart
Rosamond Melford
 1936 Hollywood Boulevard
Alice Winslow
 1936 Mary of Scotland
Mary Beaton
 1936 The King Steps Out
Princess Helena
 1936 The Garden Murder Case
Mrs. Fenwicke-Ralston
 1935 If You Could Only Cook
Evelyn Fletcher (as Frieda Inescourt)
 1935 The Dark Angel
Ann West
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Stage Play: False Dreams, Farewell. Written by Hugh Stanislaus Stange. Directed by Frank Merin. Little Theatre: 15 Jan 1934- Feb 1935 (closing date unknown/25 performances). Cast: Glenn Anders (as "Eugene Cabot"), Adora Andrews (as "Miss Rhinebeck"), Homer Barton (as "Mr. Mackaye"), Lora Baxter (as "Eleanor Cabot"), Natasha Boleslavsky (as... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Freida Inescourt | Frieda Inescourt

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Personal Quote:

I'm so aristocratic on stage it's a wonder I don't come out blue when I take a bath.


Acoording to a full-length article by Barrie Roberts for Classic Images, Frieda signed a contract with Warner Bros. only to discover she had been hired as a threat to keep temperamental star Kay Francis in line. Frieda went on to appear in support of Francis in two films. See more »

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