Mae Busch

Born Jun 18, 1891

Mae Busch was an Australian film actress who worked in both silent and sound films in early Hollywood. In the latter part of her career, she appeared in many Laurel and Hardy comedies, where she frequently played Hardy's shrewish wife.

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1891 Birth Born on June 18, 1891.
1900 9 Years Old Born in Melbourne, Australia, Busch was a member of a musical family. Her father was a conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and her mother was a singer. In 1900 her family moved to America, where she was placed in a convent. … Read More


1912 21 Years Old She first appeared in films in The Agitator and The Water Nymph, both released in 1912.
1915 24 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1915 she began working at Keystone Studios, where she appeared in comedy two-reelers. … Read More


1926 35 Years Old Her career declined abruptly in 1926, when she walked out on her contract at Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer and suffered a nervous breakdown. … Read More
1927 36 Years Old In 1927, she was offered a leading role in a Hal Roach two-reeler, Love 'em and Weep, which began her long association with Laurel and Hardy. … Read More


1936 45 Years Old 1 More Event
Her last role in a Laurel and Hardy film was in The Bohemian Girl, again as a combative spouse of Hardy's, released in 1936.


1946 55 Years Old Busch died in 1946, age 54, at a San Fernando Valley sanitarium where she had been ill for five months with colon cancer. … Read More
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