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Connie Gilchrist

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Years active  1940–1969
Ex-spouse  Edward O'Hanlon
Parents  Martha Daniels
Role  Film actress
Name  Connie Gilchrist

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Full Name  Rose Constance Gilchrist
Born  February 2, 1901 (1901-02-02) Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation  American film, TV and stage actress
Died  March 3, 1985, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Movies and TV shows  Long John Silver, Auntie Mame, The Adventures of Long J, A Letter to Three Wives, Some Came Running
Similar People  Betty Lou Keim, Byron Haskin, Yuki Shimoda, Norman Taurog, Ann Sothern

Connie Gilchrist (February 2, 1901 – March 3, 1985) was a stage, film and television character actress.


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Early years


Gilchrist was born Rose Constance Gilchrist in Brooklyn, New York. Her mother, Martha Daniels, was an actress.


Gilchrist followed in her mother's footsteps, making her stage debut in London at age 16. She eventually made her way to Hollywood, where she was signed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to a 10-year contract in 1939.

After playing Purity Pinker in the 1954 film Long John Silver, she reprised her role, as did Robert Newton, in the television series The Adventures of Long John Silver. She is perhaps best known today for her role as Norah Muldoon in the 1958 film Auntie Mame, and possibly her role in the 1949 film A Letter to Three Wives. She was also seen on television's General Electric Theater.

Gilchrist's Broadway credits include Ladies and Gentlemen, Work Is for Horses, Excursion, and Mulato.

Personal life

Gilchrist married Edward O'Hanlon in 1922. Their daughter, Dorothy, was also an actress, both on stage and in film.

She was involved in a lawsuit in 1961, charging that a hair dresser had permanently damaged her scalp when tinting her hair. A contemporary news report said, "She contended that she is now confined to grandmotherly roles because her scalp will stand no more dying." She sought $50,000 in damages but received $5,000 in a settlement.


Gilchrist died on March 3, 1985, aged 84.

Partial television credits

  • The Real McCoys (ABC-TV, 1961) as Mrs. Jensen
  • The Tall Man as Big Mamacita in the episode "The Great Western" (NBC-TV, 1961)
  • Going My Way (1963, in "Blessed Are the Meek", ABC-TV) as Mrs. Reardon
  • References

    Connie Gilchrist Wikipedia