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May Robson

May Robson (April 19, 1858 - October 20, 1942) was an Australian actress. Born Mary Jeannette Robinson in Melbourne, she starred in the movie version of the play she wrote, A Night Out, in 1915. She made several silent films, then succsefully transitioned to talkies. She made 45 films during the 1930s, taking such roles as The Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland, Countess Vronsky in Anna Karenina, and Aunt Polly in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

In 1933 she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for Lady for a Day. Of all actors ever nominated for Academy Awards, Robson has the earliest birthdate.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

May Robson Facts

Birth NameMary Robinson
BirthdayApril 19, 1858
Date of deathOctober 20, 1942 (age 84)
Height5' 2" (1m57)  How tall is May Robson compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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