Born: July 15, 1889 in San Francisco, CA, USA
Died: July 6, 1970 in Palm Springs, CA, USA
|~The Los Angeles Times~
July 8, 1970
Tough mining camp audiences at the turn of the century wept when 12-year-old Marjorie Rambeau
played Camille, always taking at least 20 minutes to die.
Rambeau, who then billed herself as the youngest leading woman in the American theater, went on
to become a Broadway star and one of Hollywood's greatest character actresses.
She was in her element whether playing Mama Ravioli, with an Italian accent, in the movie "East of
the River" or Tugboat Annie, with an Irish brogue, in the picture "Tugboat Annie Sails Again."
In 1940 Rambeau was nominated for an Academy Award in the best supporting actress category for
her role of Mamie in "Primrose Path."
But for all her success in the movies, Rambeau was most proud of her days as a teenage leading
woman, traveling with a stock company "from one end of the Pacific Coast to the other."
—Richard West in The Los Angeles Times July 8, 1970
Syncopating Sue (1926) .... Herself
The Fortune Teller (1920) .... Renee Browning
The Common Cause (1919) .... Columbia (prologue)
National Red Cross Pageant (1917) .... America - Final episode
Mary Moreland (1917) .... Mary Moreland
The Dazzling Miss Davison (1917) .... Rachel (The Dazzling Miss Davison)
... aka Who Is She? (USA)
The Mirror (1917) .... Blanche
The Debt (1917) .... Countess Ann
Motherhood (1917/I) .... Louise
The Greater Woman (1917) .... Auriole Praed