Angela Clarke (American actress)

Angela Clarke (August 14, 1909 – December 16, 2010) was an American stage, television and film actress.

Angela Clarke
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Born(1909-08-14)August 14, 1909
DiedDecember 16, 2010(2010-12-16) (aged 101)
Resting placeWestwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, U.S.
Years active1946-1988
Known forThe Seven Little Foys, House of Wax, The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima


Clarke appeared in over thirty films throughout her forty-year career, usually in bit parts or in background roles, uncredited. Films in which she made a large impression included The Seven Little Foys, in which she played a large supporting role as Bob Hope's disapproving sister-in-law, House of Wax, (1953)[1] A Double Life,[2] The Gunfighter[3] and The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima.[4]

Angela Clarke, despite entering the film business in her early forties (in 1949's The Undercover Man), cornered the market for grey-haired, matriarchal motherly-types (such as her role as Mama Caruso in The Great Caruso).[5]


Clarke died, aged 101, in Moorpark, California.[6]


Year Film[7] Role[8] Notes
1946 Her Sister's Secret Cafe Cashier (uncredited)
1947 Backlash Mrs O'Neill (uncredited)
1947 Night Song Woman (uncredited
1947 A Double Life Lucy (uncredited)
1948 The Snake Pit Greek Patient (uncredited)
1949 The Undercover Man Theresa Rocco
1949 House of Settlement Clara Christopher
1949 The Doctor and the Girl Miss Rourke (uncredited)
1949 Mrs. Mike Sarah Carpentier
1950 Captain Carey, U.S.A. Serafina
1950 Woman in Hiding Clara May's Mother (uncredited)
1950 The Gunfighter Mac's Wife (uncredited)
1950 Outrage Madge Harrison
1950 Undercover Girl Babe Snell
1950 Frightened City Mrs Dominic (uncredited)
1951 The Great Caruso Mama Caruso
1951 The Harlem Globetrotters Sylvia Saperman
1951 Rendezvous Nurse
1951 It's a Big Country Mama Esposito
1951 My Favorite Spy Gypsy Fortune Teller
1952 The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima Maria Rosa Abóbora dos Santos
1952 The Savage Pehangi
1953 House of Wax Mrs Andrews
1953 Houdini Harry's Mother
1953 Beneath the 12-Mile Reef Mama Petrakis
1954 The Egiptian Kipa (uncredited)
1954 The Bounty Hunter Señora Maria Dominquez (uncredited)
1955 The Seven Little Foys Aunt Clara Morando
1962 The Interns Mrs Emma Auer
1966 Blindfold Lavinia Vincenti
1973 The Girl Most Likely to... Actress TV movie
1974 Nightmare Honeymoon Lady in the Park
1974 Harrad Summer Mrs Kolasukas
1978 The Ghost of Flight 401 Mrs Collura TV movie
1986 Killer in the Mirror Mrs Wilkens TV movie
1988 Memories of Me "Mrs. Petrakis" (Small Part)


Year Show[9] Role[10] Notes
1961 Ben Casey Mrs Salazar Episode: To the Pure
1962 Going My Way Mama Cipollaro Episode: Not Good Enough for my Sister
1962 Alcoa Premiere Mama Episode: The Potentate
1963 Combat! Madame Michelin / Claire Brouchard Episode playing Mme. Michelin: No Hallelujahs for Glory

Episode playing Claire Brouchard: Reunion (both 1963)

1962 - 1963 The Untouchables Catherine Chavis / Mrs Santos Episode playing Catherine Chavis: Come and Kill Me (1962)

Episode playing Mrs Santos: The Spoiler (1963)

1964 The Outer Limits Sue Ann Beasley Episode: Second Chance
1962 - 1964 Gunsmoke Topsanah / Carrie Newcom / Mrs. Crabbe Episode playing Topsanah: Quint Asper Comes Home (1962)

Episode playing Carrie Newcom: The Far Places (1963)

Episode playing Mrs. Crabbe: Trip West (1964)

1965 Mr. Novak Mother General Episode: There's a Penguin in my Garden
1966 The Virginian Mary Tait Episode: The Inchworm's Got No Wings at All
1966 Dr. Kildare Dahlia Rossi Two episodes:

The Art of Taking a Powder

Read the Book and then See the Picture

1966 Daniel Boone Wanona Episode: The Allegiances
1967 Dundee and the Culhane Maria Episode: The Vasquez Brief
1967 Mission: Impossible Nancy Stoner Episode: The Survivors
1968 The High Chaparral Sister Luke Episode: A Joyful Noise
1965 - 1969 Death Valley Days Rosie Winters / Theresa Pico / Serafina Episode playing Rosie Winters: The Trouble with Taxes (1965)

Episode playing Theresa Pico: The Firebrand (1966)

Episode playing Serafina: The Great Pinto Bean Gold Hunt (1969)

1965 - 1970 Bonanza Teresa / Mrs Marshall Episode playing Teresa: Jonah (1965)

Episode playing Mrs Marshall: It's a Small World (1970)

1970 Arnie / Episode: Pilot
1970 Bracken's World Mama Finello / Norma Episode playing Mama Finello: Focus on a Gun

Episode playing Norma: Preview in Samarkand

1970 The Young Lawyers Mrs McGuire Episode: At the Edge of the Night
1971 Alias Smith and Jones Hannah Utley Episode: Stagecoach Seven
1973 The Partridge Family Myra Fromacher Episode: The Partridge Connection
1974 Kojak Mrs Harrington Episode: Cross Your Heart and Hope to Die
1974 - 1975 Petrocelli Mrs. Donato / Mrs. Moran Episode playing Mrs. Donato: An Act of Love (1974)

Episode playing Mrs. Moran: Five Yards of Trouble (1975)

1976 Rich Man, Poor Man Mrs Jardino Mini-series

Appears in Part III: Chapter 5

1974 - 1977 Insight Maria Abrams / Lillian Episode playing Maria Abrams: And the Walls Came Tumblin' Down (1974)

Episode playing Lillian: Arnstein's Miracle (1977)

1977 - 1978 Baretta Mama / Mrs. Volga Episode playing Mama: New Girl in Town (1977)

Episode playing Mrs. Volga: The Gadjo (1978)

1978 Fantasy Island Nana Episode: Return/The Toughest Man Alive
1979 All in the Family Mrs. Loretta Dillon Episode: Edith Gets Fired
1983 Voyagers! Sara Delano Roosevelt Episode: Destiny's Choice
1983 Brookside Elsa Two episodes:

Better Things to Do

In Clink (both 1973)

1984 St. Elsewhere Emma Keuhnelian Three episodes:


After Dark

Vanity (all 1984)

1985 MacGyver Caterina Bennett Episode: The Prodigal


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  2. ^ "Angela Clarke".
  3. ^ "films starring Angela Clarke".
  4. ^ "Angela Clarke - IMDB".
  5. ^ Erickson, Hal. "Angela Clarke biography".
  6. ^ "Angela Clarke - Find a Grave".
  7. ^ "Angela Clarke - IMDB".
  8. ^ "Angela Clarke IMDB".
  9. ^ "Angela Clarke - IMDB".
  10. ^ "Angela Clarke - IMDB".

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