Zeffie Tilbury

Zeffie Tilbury
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Zeffie Agnes Lydia Tilbury (November 20, 1863 – July 24, 1950) was an English actress. Tilbury was known first on the London stage and on Broadway in New York City. In 1881, she debuted on stage in Nine Points of the Law at the Theatre Royal, Brighton, England. She is today best known for playing wise or evil older characters in films, such as the distinguished lady gambler at dinner with Garbo in The Single Standard, as the pitiful Grandma Joad in The Grapes of Wrath and Grandma Lester in Tobacco Road. She appeared in over 70 films. Her earliest surviving silent film is the Valentino / Nazimova 1921 production of Camille. Tilbury is probably best remembered as the old lady who is befriended by Spanky and his friends on her birthday and, as a result, is transformed from a lonely, disagreeable recluse to a happy and loving carefree soul in the 1936 Hal Roach Our Gang comedy Second Childhood. In the same year she also portrayed the Gypsy Queen in the Laurel and Hardy film The Bohemian Girl. Tilbury was married twice. First to Arthur Frederick Lewis in June, 1887, and later to L. E. Woodthorpe, who died on April 8, 1915. She died in Los Angeles, California in 1950 at the age of 86.
Name Zeffie Tilbury
Also Known As Zeffie Agnes Lydia Tilbury, Zeffie Tilsbury
Birthday 1863-11-20
Deathday 1950-07-24
Gender Female
IMDB Zeffie Tilbury profile on IMDB
Place of Birth Paddington, London, England, UK
As: Grandma Joad
1940-03-15
The Grapes of Wrath...
As: Aunt Lucy (uncredite
1936-12-25
After the Thin Man...
As: Mrs. Moncaster
1935-05-13
Werewolf of London...
As: Aunt Meg
1939-01-11
Arrest Bulldog Drumm...
As: Zeffie
1937-09-24
Bulldog Drummond Com...
As: Drunk in Jail Cell (
1937-04-21
Bulldog Drummond Esc...
As: Mrs. Sanders
1939-04-04
The Story of Alexand...
As: Grandma Lester
1941-02-20
Tobacco Road...
As: The Opium Woman
1935-02-04
Mystery of Edwin Dro...
As: Aunt Olga
1936-04-11
Desire...
As: Mrs. Handley
1929-07-27
The Single Standard...
As: Mrs. Daniel Beall
1936-08-28
The Gorgeous Hussy...
As: Mrs. Weevens
1938-03-18
Bulldog Drummond's P...
As: The Duchess de Lovel
1937-06-21
Rhythm in the Clouds...
As: Ma Hawkins
1940-12-07
She Couldn't Say No...
As: Dying Duchess Marie
1937-10-09
The King Without a C...
As: Mrs. Jepson
1939-01-27
Boy Trouble...
As: Lady Daley
1930-01-31
The Ship from Shangh...
As: Mrs. Dresser (uncred
1935-08-23
Alice Adams...
As: Peg Martin
1935-02-01
Women Must Dress...
As: Prudence
1921-09-26
Camille...
As: Miss Gordon
1937-09-07
It Happened in Holly...
As: Grandma
1938-06-24
Woman Against Woman...
As: Miss Mary
1939-06-12
Tell No Tales...
As: Esther Warren
1936-09-17
Give Me Your Heart...
As: Mrs. Lane
1937-04-04
Midnight Taxi...
As: Woman Donating Sheet
1936-06-25
The White Angel...
As: Woman Congratulating
1939-08-11
Lady of the Tropics...
As: Princess Natalya Pet
1939-12-15
Balalaika...
As: Mrs. Beamish
1937-08-13
Hideaway...
As: Old Woman
1938-05-27
Kidnapped...
As: Goody Hodgers
1937-02-12
Maid of Salem...
As: Miss Nana (uncredite
1940-01-05
The Earl of Chicago...
As: Mrs. Cobb
1940-01-05
Emergency Squad...
As: Mrs. Crippen
1937-10-29
Federal Bullets...
As: Grandma
1936-12-18
Grandma's Buoys...
As: Granny Plimpton
1934-03-15
Mystery Liner...
As: Rogers' Neighbor (un
1934-01-26
Two Alone...
As: Granny Carson
1941-05-07
Sheriff of Tombstone...
As: Mrs. Nash
1937-01-08
Under Cover of Night...
As: Bridge Player
1935-09-17
Navy Wife...
As: Old Hag (uncredited)
1935-06-29
Stranded...
As: The Wise Woman
1935-10-18
The Last Days of Pom...