Elsa Lanchester

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Elsa Lanchester
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Birth name Elizabeth Lanchester Sullivan
Born October 28, 1902 in Lewisham, London, England
Died December 26, 1986 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA from bronchial pneumonia
Notable Roles Aunt Henrietta in Nanny and the Professor
Margaret Culver in The John Forsythe Show
Notable Episodes
Awards None for TV
Other Awards: 1 Golden Globe (Motion Picture)
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Elsa Lanchester is best known as the title character in the movie Bride of Frankenstein.

Contents

Biography

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
The John Forsythe Show Margaret Culver 1965–1966 1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Studio One 6x04 - Music and Mrs. Pratt October 12, 1953
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Betsey Monk, the Widow 3x17 - The Baker of Barnbury December 25, 1953
Lux Video Theatre Emily 5x16 - Ladies in Retirement December 9, 1954
The Ford Television Theatre Rosie Bowker 3x26 - Hanrahan March 31, 1955
The Best of Broadway Mrs. Orcutt 1x08 - Stage Door April 6, 1955
Shower of Stars Mrs. Zooker 2x06 - The Flattering World March 15, 1956
Lux Video Theatre Miss Mabel 6x44 - Miss Mabel July 26, 1956
The 20th Century-Fox Hour Ida Perkins 2x02 - Stranger in the Night October 17, 1956
I Love Lucy Mrs. Edna Grundy 6x06 - Off to Florida November 12, 1956
Robert Montgomery Presents 8x15 - Miracle at Lensham December 17, 1956
Shirley Temple's Storybook Mother Goose 1x16 - Mother Goose December 21, 1958
Adventures in Paradise Miss Creshaw 2x02 - The Intruders October 10, 1960
General Electric Theater Hanna Winters 10x03 - Cat in the Cradle October 1, 1961
The Dick Powell Show Naomi Griswald 1x13 - The Fifth Caller December 19, 1961
Follow the Sun Lilli St. John 1x27 - A Ghost in Her Gazebo March 18, 1962
Burke's Law Mrs. Ormsby 1x13 - Who Killed Eleanora Davis? December 20, 1963
The Eleventh Hour Mrs. Dalrymple 2x23 - A Full Moon Every Night March 4, 1964
Burke's Law Bessie Mopes 2x03 - Who Killed Cassandra Cass? September 30, 1964
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Aggie McGregor 3x07 - The McGregor Affair November 23, 1964
Ben Casey Mrs. Miriam Crain 4x14 - A Boy Is Standing Outside the Door January 4, 1965
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Dr. Dabree 1x23 - The Brain-Killer Affair March 8, 1965
Slattery's People Louella Woodward 1x26 - Question: What's a Swan Song for a Sparrow? April 16, 1965
The Wonderful World of Disney Mrs. Formby 16x02 - My Dog, the Thief (1) September 21, 1969
The Wonderful World of Disney Mrs. Formby 16x03 - My Dog, the Thief (2) September 28, 1969
Then Came Bronson Hattie Calter 1x04 - The Circle of Time October 8, 1969
It Takes a Thief Mollie 3x12 - The Old Who Came in from the Spy December 11, 1969
The Bill Cosby Show Mrs. Wochuk 1x15 - The Elevator Doesn't Stop Here Anymore January 11, 1970
The Bill Cosby Show Mrs. Wochuk 2x23 - Power of the Trees February 28, 1971
Nanny and the Professor Aunt Henrietta 3x05 - Aunt Henrietta's Premonition October 11, 1971
Nanny and the Professor Aunt Henrietta 3x10 - Aunt Henrietta and the Poltergeist October 25, 1971
Nanny and the Professor Aunt Henrietta 3x07 - Aunt Henrietta and the Jinx November 15, 1971
Night Gallery Lydia Bowen 2x15a - Green Fingers January 5, 1972
Mannix Edna Barrington 5x24 - Death Is the Fifth Gear March 8, 1972
Mannix Portia Penhaven 6x17 - A Matter of Principle January 14, 1973
Here's Lucy Mumsie Westcott 5x18 - Lucy Goes to Prison January 22, 1973
The Wonderful World of Disney Mrs. Satterfield 19x14 - Rascal (1) February 11, 1973
The Wonderful World of Disney Mrs. Satterfield 19x15 - Rascal (2) February 18, 1973
The Wonderful World of Disney Kipp MacDougall 26x07 - That Darn Cat! January 13, 1980
The Wonderful World of Disney Emily Stowecroft 29x09 - Blackbeard's Ghost (1) November 20, 1982
The Wonderful World of Disney Emily Stowecroft 29x10 - Blackbeard's Ghost (2) November 27, 1982

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Alice in Wonderland Red Queen October 23, 1955 Hallmark Hall of Fame
The Flood Noah's Wife June 14, 1962
In Name Only Gertrude Caruso November 25, 1969 ABC Movie of the Week

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The Ed Wynn Show February 25, 1950
The Ed Sullivan Show September 23, 1951
Startime Academy Award Songs March 15, 1960
The Mike Douglas Show November 3, 1965
The Ed Sullivan Show January 7, 1967
The Woody Woodbury Show February 15, 1968
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson June 28, 1972
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson October 31, 1972

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Academy Awards

  • Nominated: Best Actress in a Supporting Role (1950) - Come to the Stable
  • Nominated: Best Actress in a Supporting Role (1958) - Witness for the Prosecution

Golden Globe Awards

  • Won: Best Supporting Actress (1958) - Witness for the Prosecution

Laurel Awards

  • Nominated: Supporting Performance, Female (1966) - That Darn Cat!

Trivia