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Genevieve Tobin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Genevieve Tobin (November 29, 1899 – July 21, 1995) was an American actress. The daughter of a vaudeville performer, Tobin made her film debut in 1910 in Uncle Tom's Cabin as Eva. She appeared in a few films as child, and formed a double act with her sister Vivian. Their brother, George, also had a brief acting career. Following her education in Paris and New York, Tobin concentrated on a stage career in New York. Although she was seen most often in comedies, she also played the role of Cordelia in a Broadway production of King Lear in 1923. Popular with audiences, she was often praised by critics for her appearance and style rather than for her talent, however in 1929 she achieved a significant success in the play Fifty Million Frenchmen. She introduced and popularized the Cole Porter song "You Do Something to Me" and the success of the role led her back to Hollywood, where she performed regularly in comedy films from the early 1930s. She played prominent supporting roles opposite such performers as Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Cary Grant, Barbara Stanwyck, Claudette Colbert, Joan Blondell and Kay Francis, but occasionally played starring roles, in films such as Golden Harvest (1933) and Easy to Love (1934). She played secretary Della Street to Warren William's Perry Mason in The Case of the Lucky Legs (1935). One of her most successful performances was as a bored housewife in the drama The Petrified Forest (1936) opposite Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, and Humphrey Bogart. She married the director William Keighley in 1938 and made only a couple more films; her final film before her retirement was No Time for Comedy (1940) with James Stewart and Rosalind Russell. Description above from the Wikipedia article Genevieve Tobin, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia. ​

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Nov 29, 1899 In New York, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie A Lady Surrenders 1930-10-06
Latest Project:
Movie Clown 2014-11-13
Known For
Poster of Pleasure Cruise
Poster of The Gay Diplomat
Poster of Up for Murder
Movie Rage Herself 2014-05-09
Movie Clown Iris Marvin 2014-11-13
Movie The French Minister Kathleen Gerard 2013-11-06
Movie Chess Florianne 2009-06-17
Movie Mr Cinema Della Street 2007-06-15
Movie Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise Mary 2006-04-30
Movie Three Summers Alice Merritt 2006-09-30
Movie Alexandra's Project Nancy Randall 2003-05-16
Movie Kannibal Countess Dorchy 2001-01-01
Movie Women in Film Herself 2001-01-24
Movie Melissa Mary Regan 1995-01-01
Movie Good Men, Good Women Herself 1995-05-13
Movie The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez Herself 1991-12-04
Movie My First 40 Years Mrs. Chisholm 1987-11-05
Movie The Mean Season Carol 1985-02-15
Movie Två solkiga blondiner Marge Mayhew Turner 1984-02-24
Movie Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever Ellen Smith 1983-05-16
Movie Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw Kitty 1976-03-01
Movie Crime in the Streets Julie Clochessy Wilson 1956-06-10
Movie The Rack Pauline Corbin 1956-11-02
Movie The Stranger Came Home Myra Deane 1954-09-24
Movie Sea Salts Shirley Poole 1949-04-08
Movie The Bat Man Amanda 'Mandy' Swift 1943-07-16
Movie No Time for Comedy Amanda 'Mandy' Swift 1940-09-14
Movie Yes, My Darling Daughter Connie Nevins 1939-02-25
Movie Dramatic School Gina Bertier 1938-12-09
Movie Kate Plus Ten Kate Westhanger 1938-03-17
Movie Zaza Florianne 1938-12-29
Movie The Great Gambini Nancy Randall 1937-06-24
Movie The Duke Comes Back Pauline Corbin 1937-11-29
Movie The Petrified Forest Mrs. Chisholm 1936-02-08
Movie Snowed Under Alice Merritt 1936-04-04
Movie The Man in the Mirror 1936-10-15
Movie Breakdowns of 1936 Herself 1936-12-30
Movie The Woman in Red Mrs. 'Nicko' Nicholas 1935-02-16
Movie The Goose and the Gander Betty Summers 1935-09-20
Movie Broadway Hostess Iris Marvin 1935-12-07
Movie Here's to Romance Kathleen Gerard 1935-10-03
Movie The Case of the Lucky Legs Della Street 1935-10-05
Movie Dark Hazard Marge Mayhew Turner 1934-02-03
Movie Easy to Love Carol 1934-01-13
Movie The Ninth Guest Jean Trent 1934-01-31
Movie Success At Any Price Agnes 1934-03-16
Movie Kiss and Make-Up Eve Caron 1934-07-13
Movie By Your Leave Ellen Smith 1934-11-09
Movie Pleasure Cruise Shirley Poole 1933-04-01
Movie Infernal Machine Elinor Green 1933-01-01
Movie Perfect Understanding Kitty 1933-01-15
Movie I Loved a Woman Martha Lane Hayden 1933-09-23
Movie Goodbye Again Julie Clochessy Wilson 1933-09-02
Movie The Wrecker Mary Regan 1933-07-10
Movie One Hour with You Mitzi Olivier 1932-03-22
Movie Seed Mildred 1931-05-14
Movie Up for Murder Myra Deane 1931-05-26
Movie The Gay Diplomat Countess Dorchy 1931-08-22
Movie A Lady Surrenders Mary 1930-10-06