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Maude Eburne

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Name  Maude Eburne
Role  Character actress
Spouse  Gene Hill (m. ?–1932)

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Died  October 15, 1960, Hollywood, California, United States
Movies  The Vampire Bat, Ruggles of Red Gap, To Be or Not to Be, The Bat Whispers, Ladies They Talk About
Similar People  Roland West, Joseph Kane, Leo McCarey, Erle C Kenton, George Sherman

Maude Eburne (10 November 1875 – 15 October 1960) was a Canadian character actress of stage and screen, known for playing eccentric roles.


Early years

Eburne was born Maud Eburne Riggs, the daughter of John and Mary Riggs, in Bronte-on-the-Lake, Ontario. She studied elocution in Toronto.

Eburne's father's death in 1901 was a catalyst for her entry into acting as a profession. She said that he would not have approved a stage career for her and added, "If my father knew I was on the stage he would not rest in peace."


Eburne began her career in stock theater in Buffalo, New York. Her early theater work was in Ontario and New York City, debuting on Broadway to great acclaim as "Coddles" in the 1914 farce A Pair of Sixes.

She continued to play mainly humorous domestic roles on stage, appearing in productions such as The Half Moon (1920), Lady Butterfly (1923), Three Cheers (1928) and Many a Slip (1930), before her first significant film role — and first sound film role — in The Bat Whispers (1930), director Roland West's sound remake of his 1926 silent feature The Bat.

Personal life

Eugene J. Hall married Eburne "in about 1905". They had a daughter, Marion Birdseye Hall, in 1907.

She retired in 1951.


Eburne died on October 15, 1960, in Hollywood, California, aged 84.

Partial filmography

Eburne's more than 100 films include:


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