Caption: Still of Maureen O'Sullivan, Greer Garson, Heather Angel, Mary Boland, Edmund Gwenn, Marsha Hunt and Ann Rutherford in Pride and Prejudice (1940)
Born: September 26, 1877
Star sign: Libra
Height: 5' 5" (1.65 m)
Known for: The Trouble with Harry (1955), Miracle on 34th Street (1947), Them! (1954), Foreign Correspondent (1940)
There are very few character actors from the 1930s, '40s or '50s who rose to the rank of stardom. Only a rare man or woman reached the level of renown and admiration, and had enough audience appeal, to be the first name in a cast's billing, a name that got marquee posting. Charles Coburn comes to mind, but there aren't many others. However, one ...