Mae Busch
Actress
Mae Busch
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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Femmine Folli (Foolish Wives) – Erich von Stroheim (1922) - Paperblog
Google News - over 5 years
... Sergius Karamzin (lo stesso Von Stroheim, sempre a suo agio nei panni dell'uomo perfido dell'Europa dell'est) è in esilio a Montecarlo insieme alle due “cugine”, Olga Petchnikoff (Maude George) e la Principessa Vera Petchnikoff (Mae Busch)
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Lon Chaney Movie Schedule: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, TELL IT TO THE MARINES ... - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Cast: Lon Chaney, Mae Busch, Matt Moore. BW-86 mins. 1:30 AM THE UNKNOWN (1927) In this silent film, an escaped killer pretends to be a sideshow's armless wonder. Dir: Tod Browning. Cast: Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, Joan Crawford. BW-50 mins
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Tinseltown as it saw itself - Bangkok Post
Google News - over 5 years
SOULS FOR SALE (USA, 1923, b&w) directed by Rupert Hughes and starring Eleanor Boardman, Frank Mayo, Richard Dix, Mae Busch, Barbara La Marr and Lew Cody. Silent with musical score, 90 min. English intertitles. A Warner Bros Archive release (no extras
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'Dracula,' 'Mark of the Vampire' bring vintage bite to Aero Theatre - Los Angeles Times
Google News - almost 6 years
Rounding out the family is a pickpocket (Mae Busch) and a vicious gorilla. Though the studio initially thought that “The Unholy Three” was a low-budget B-picture, it performed so well at the box office that Browning was given a contract at the studio
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WESTCHESTER GUIDE
NYTimes - over 24 years
OUT OF THE ARCHIVES The Amerique Septentrionale map, dated 1746 and covering North America, Central America and the Caribbean, is one of many maps and map- making and surveyor's tools from the 18th and 19th centuries that will be on view at Philipsburg Manor in Tarrytown through the end of August. Drawn from the collection of Historic Hudson
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mae Busch
    FIFTIES
  • 1946
    Age 54
    Busch died in 1946, age 54, at a San Fernando Valley sanitarium where she had been ill for five months with colon cancer.
    More Details Hide Details Her grave is located at Chapel of the Pines Crematory. For her contribution to the motion picture industry, Mae Busch has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located at 7021 Hollywood Blvd.
  • FORTIES
  • 1936
    Age 44
    Her film roles after 1936 were often uncredited.
    More Details Hide Details Overall, she had roles in approximately one hundred and thirty motion pictures between 1912 and 1946. Jackie Gleason later mentioned her name on his television show as "the ever-popular Mae Busch".
    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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1927
    Age 35
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She appeared in thirteen of their comedies, often as shrewish, gold-digging floozies (Chickens Come Home, Come Clean), a volatile wife of Oliver Hardy (Sons of the Desert, Their First Mistake), or more sympathetic roles (Them Thar Hills, Tit for Tat, The Fixer Uppers).
  • 1926
    Age 34
    Her career declined abruptly in 1926, when she walked out on her contract at Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer and suffered a nervous breakdown.
    More Details Hide Details Afterwards, she found herself working for less prestigious studios such as Gotham and Tiffany, and she was relegated mostly to supporting roles.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1915
    Age 23
    Busch married three times: to actor Francis McDonald from 1915–1922; to John Earl Cassell from 1926–29; and to civil engineer Thomas C. Tate from 1936 until her death.
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    In 1915 she began working at Keystone Studios, where she appeared in comedy two-reelers.
    More Details Hide Details Her dalliance with studio chief Mack Sennett famously ended his engagement to actress Mabel Normand when Normand allegedly walked in on the pair. Normand had been Busch's friend and mentor prior to the incident. According to some accounts, Busch inflicted a serious head injury on Normand by striking her with a vase (she was known for pinpoint throwing accuracy); Normand died a few years later at age 37 from health problems, principally tuberculosis. At the pinnacle of her film career, Busch was known as the versatile vamp. She starred in such feature films as The Devil's Pass Key (1920) and Foolish Wives (1923), both directed by Erich von Stroheim, and in The Unholy Three (1925), with Lon Chaney.
  • 1912
    Age 20
    She first appeared in films in The Agitator and The Water Nymph, both released in 1912.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1900
    Age 8
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Upon her graduation Busch decided to pursue a career in theatre, and appeared on stage and then in vaudeville.
  • 1891
    Born
    Born on June 18, 1891.
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