Sara Allgood

as Mrs. 'Mac' McAvoy in the movie It Happened in Flatbush

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Was born at 31 October 1879 in Dublin, Ireland . Died at 13 September 1950, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA (heart attack)

Dublin-born Sara Allgood started her acting career in her native countrywith the famed Abbey Theatre. From there she traveled to the Englishstage, where she played for many years before making her film debut in1918. Her warm, open Irish face meant that she spent a lot of timeplaying Irish mothers, landladies, neighborhood gossips and the like,although she is best remembered for playing Mrs. Morgan, the mother ofa family of Welsh miners, in How Green Was My Valley (1941) , forwhich she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best SupportingActress.

Her sister 'Maire O'Neill (I)' was an actress in Ireland,and famed Irish poet 'William Butler Yeats' was a family friend. Sara Allgood died of a heart attack shortly after making her last film, Sierra (1950) . .

There is some small facts about Sara Allgood:
  • She became a U.S. citizen in 1945.
  • Older sister of Irish actress 'Maire O'Neill (I)' .
  • Daughter died of influenza in 1917.
  • Her sister Molly Allgood, stage name 'Maire O'Neill (I)' , was also a famous actress. A brother, Frank Allgood, died fighting with the British Army during World War I on the Western Front.
  • While performing in Australia, she had a highly unsatisfactory experience in her debut film, Just Peggy (1918) . It was 11 years before she attempted another, with 'Alfred Hitchcock (I)' 's Blackmail (1929) .
  • While touring Australia and New Zealand in the acclaimed stage play "Peg o' My Heart", she married her leading man, 'Gerald Henson' , in Melbourne in September of 1916. She gave birth to a daughter who lived only one hour, a victim of the influenza epidemic that raged through Melbourne. Her husband also died of the illness shortly afterward.
  • Was first enrolled in the National Theatre Society and within a few years became one of Ireland's top theatre actresses.
  • After the death of her father she was raised in a Dublin orphanage. She later apprenticed as an upholsterer, which was her father's profession.
  • Profiled in "Actresses of a Certain Character" by 'Nils Axel Nissen' .
  • Father: George Allgood; Mother: Margaret Harold.
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There is the list of movies, where Sara Allgood was taked part:
1 It Happened in Flatbush movie It Happened in Flatbush 1942 as Mrs. 'Mac' McAvoy
2 Juno and the Paycock movie Juno and the Paycock 1929 as Mrs. Boyle ('Juno')
3 Kathleen Mavourneen movie Kathleen Mavourneen 1938 as Mary Ellen O'Dwyer
4 Life Begins at Eight-Thirty movie Life Begins at Eight-Thirty 1942 as Alma Lothian, Robert's Aunt
5 Mother Wore Tights movie Mother Wore Tights 1947 as Grandmother McKinley
6 The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry movie The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry 1945 as Nona
7 Between Two Worlds movie Between Two Worlds 1944 as Mrs. Midget
8 Blackmail movie Blackmail 1929 as Mrs. White
9 Challenge to Lassie movie Challenge to Lassie 1949 as Mrs. MacFarland
10 Cheaper by the Dozen movie Cheaper by the Dozen 1950 as Mrs. Monahan
11 City Without Men movie City Without Men 1943 as Mrs. Maria Barton
12 Cluny Brown movie Cluny Brown 1946 as Mrs. Maile
13 Crime Unlimited movie Crime Unlimited 1935 as Jewel Thief
14 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde movie Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1941 as Mrs. Higgins
15 Forever and a Day movie Forever and a Day 1943 as Cook (1917)
16 How Green Was My Valley movie How Green Was My Valley 1941 as Mrs. Morgan
17 Irish Hearts movie Irish Hearts 1934 as Mrs. Gogarthy
18 Its Love Again movie Its Love Again 1936 as Mrs. Hopkins
19 Ivy movie Ivy 1947 as Martha Huntley
20 Jane Eyre movie Jane Eyre 1943 as Bessie
21 Just Peggy movie Just Peggy 1918 as Peggy
22 Kitty movie Kitty 1945 as Old Meg
23 Lazybones movie Lazybones 1935 as Bridget
24 Lily of Killarney movie Lily of Killarney 1934 as Mrs. O'Connor
25 Lydia movie Lydia 1941 as Mary
26 Man from Texas movie Man from Texas 1948 as Aunt Belle
27 Mourning Becomes Electra movie Mourning Becomes Electra 1947 as Landlady
28 My Wild Irish Rose movie My Wild Irish Rose 1947 as Mrs. Brennan
29 On the Night of the Fire movie On the Night of the Fire 1939 as Charwoman
30 One Touch of Venus movie One Touch of Venus 1948 as Landlady
31 Peg of Old Drury movie Peg of Old Drury 1935 as Irish Woman on Boat
32 Pot Luck movie Pot Luck 1936 as Mrs. Kelly
33 Riders to the Sea movie Riders to the Sea 1935 as Maurya
34 Roxie Hart movie Roxie Hart 1942 as Mrs. Morton
35 Sierra movie Sierra 1950 as Mrs. Jonas
36 Southern Roses movie Southern Roses 1936 as Miss Florence
37 Storm in a Teacup movie Storm in a Teacup 1937 as Honoria Hegarty
38 That Hamilton Woman movie That Hamilton Woman 1941 as Mrs. Cadogan-Lyon
39 The Accused movie The Accused 1949 as Mrs. Conner
40 The Coiner movie The Coiner 1937 as Mrs. Cannatt
There is the list of some articles of Sara Allgood:
  • "The Stage" (UK), 21 September 1950, pg. 11:4, "Sara Allgood"
  • "Variety" (USA), 20 September 1950, pg. 63:1, "Sara Allgood"
  • "The London Times" (UK), 15 September 1950, pg. 6:5, "Sara Allgood"
  • "New York Times" (USA), 14 September 1950, pg. 31:1, "Sara Allgood Dies; Stage, Screen Star; Character Actress Had Noted Career with Abbey Players Before Turning to Films"
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