Forbes, Mary (1880–1974)

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Forbes, Mary (1880–1974)

English actress. Born Jan 1 (some sources cite Dec 30, 1883), 1880, in Hornsey, England; died July 23, 1974, in Beaumont, California; m. E.J. Taylor; m. Charles Quartermaine (div.); m. Wesley Wall; children: (1st m.) Brenda Forbes (1909–1996) and Ralph Forbes (both actors).

Began career in music halls; made London debut in The Two Pins (1908); had a long and prestigious stage career on both sides of the Atlantic; films include Sunny Side Up, The Brat, Farewell to Arms, Cavalcade, Les Miserables, Laddie, Anna Karenina, Awful Truth, You Can't Take It With You, Picture of Dorian Gray, Terror by Night and Earl Carroll Vanities.

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