Hope Emerson

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Birthday
29, 1897
Birthplace
Hawderen, IA
Death Date
Apr 25, 1960 (62)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
29, 1897
Birthplace
Hawderen, IA
Death Date
Apr 25, 1960 (62)

About

Her 6'2" height and 230-pound frame often got her cast in sinister, villainous roles, particularly in film noirs. She earned an Academy Award nomination as the prison matron in Caged, and played a Spencer Tracy-tossing circus strongwoman in Adam's Rib.

Before Fame

She made her acting debut on Broadway and vaudeville stage in the 1920s and continued performing onstage into the 1930s.

Trivia

She played a role in the 1950 film Caged.

Family Life

She was born and raised in Hawarden, Iowa.

Associated With

She earned an Emmy Award for her role in Peter Gunn, a series remembered for its Henry Mancini-written theme music.