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Margaret Lindsay

Actor
Female
Born Sep 19, 1910

Margaret Lindsay was an American film actress. Her time as a Warner Bros. contract player during the 1930s was particularly productive. She was noted for her supporting work in successful films of the 1930s and 1940s such as Jezebel (1938) and Scarlet Street (1945) and her leading roles in lower-budgeted B movie films such as the Ellery Queen series at Columbia in the early 1940s.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1910 Birth Born on September 19, 1910.

TEENAGE

1930 19 Years Old She graduated in 1930 from Visitation Academy in Dubuque. … Read More

TWENTIES

1932 21 Years Old Lindsay was often mistaken as being British due to her convincing English accent, which impressed Universal Studios enough to sign her for their 1932 version of The Old Dark House. … Read More
1933 22 Years Old Her work in Cavalcade earned her a contract at Warner Bros. where she became a reliable supporting player, working with Paul Muni, Errol Flynn, Henry Fonda, Warren William, Leslie Howard, George Arliss, Humphrey Bogart, Boris Karloff and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Lindsay was cast four times as the love interest of James Cagney in Warner films from 1933-1935. … Read More
1934 23 Years Old Lindsay co-starred with Bette Davis in four Warners films: as Davis's sister in 1934's Fog Over Frisco; in 1935's Dangerous (for which Davis won her first Best Actress Academy Award); in Bordertown, co-starring Paul Muni, and, lastly, as Davis's rival for Henry Fonda's affections in Jezebel (1938), which earned Davis her second Best Actress Academy Award.
1936 25 Years Old An example of her work in a leading role in lower budget films while at Warner Bros. was 1936's The Law in Her Hands, in which she played a mob lawyer. … Read More
1940 29 Years Old Her 1940s film series work in Hollywood included Columbia's first entry in its Crime Doctor series, as well as her continuing role as Nikki Porter in Columbia's Ellery Queen series from 1940-1942. … Read More

THIRTIES

1950 39 Years Old She made her television debut in 1950 in The Importance of Being Earnest, which allowed her to once again display her finely-honed British accent. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1981 71 Years Old Lindsay died at the age of 70 of emphysema in 1981 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, survived by her four sisters and one brother. She was buried at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City. Margaret Lindsay's sister, Jane Kies (1909–1985), was also an actress under the name of Jane Gilbert. In 1940, Jane married the son of Hedda Hopper, actor William Hopper, best known for his role as Paul Drake in the Perry Mason television series. Their daughter Joan was born in 1942, and the couple divorced in the early 1960s. … Read More
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