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Sarah Selby

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Sarah Selby
Sarah Selby in The Hardy Boys 1956
Born
Sarah Elizabeth Selby

August 30, 1905
DiedJanuary 7, 1980 (aged 74)
OccupationActress
Years active1941–1979
Spouse(s)
  • Holger Yngvar Harthern (m. 1945 – 1966) (his death)
  • Stanley Robert Wuliger (m. 1943 – 1944) (divorced)
Children2

Sarah Elizabeth Selby (born August 30, 1905 – January 7, 1980) was an American actress.

Career

Selby was a character actress who played minor roles for the most part – usually a town gossip, maiden aunt, or teacher. Beginning her career as a radio actress, she made her screen debut voicing one of the elephants in Disney's Dumbo (1941). She was best known for her recurring role as Ma Smalley, the owner of a boarding house on TV's Gunsmoke (1955).[1] She had recurring roles on the The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, initially as Gracie's friend Mamie Kelly, and then a recurring role as Lucille Vanderlip the society hostess wife of banker Chester Vanderlip.

She starred in numerous films from 1941 to 1978. In her first role, she voiced[2] the elephant Prissy in the movie Dumbo.[3] Selby was an actress, known for Tower of London (1962), Beyond the Forest (1949) and a recurring role as Aunt Gertrude in the The Mickey Mouse Club television series The Hardy Boys: The Mystery of the Applegate Treasure (1956). Among her radio program appearances, she played various roles on 1947 Escape drama anthology series, and was a regular cast member as Grace in the 1948-50 Junior Miss radio sitcom.[4]

Personal life and death

Selby was married to Holger Yngvar Harthern-Jakobsen and Stanley Robert Wuliger. She died on Monday, January 7, 1980, from cancer at the age of 79 in Los Angeles California.[5]

Feature-length films

1943

1944

1945

1946

1947

1948

1949

1950

1951

1952

1953

1954

1955

1957

1962

1964

1967

1973

Bibliography

  • Dunning, John (1998). On the Air : The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. New York : Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3.

References

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  2. ^ "Sarah Selby (visual voices guide)". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved April 11, 2021.
  3. ^ "Sarah Selby". Metacritic. Retrieved April 11, 2021.
  4. ^ Dunning 1998, pp. 254, 400.
  5. ^ "Sarah Selby: Directors Knew Her Even If Public Didn't". The Los Angeles Times. January 14, 1980. Retrieved June 2, 2021.
  6. ^ "The Seventh Victim". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  7. ^ "San Diego, I Love You". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  8. ^ "The Curse of the Cat People". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  9. ^ "The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  10. ^ "Earl Carroll Vanities". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  11. ^ "The Beautiful Cheat". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  12. ^ "Wonder Man". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  13. ^ "The Naughty Nineties". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  14. ^ "One Exciting Week". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  15. ^ "Ideal Girl". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  16. ^ "Little Iodine". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  17. ^ "Swell Guy". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  18. ^ "Stork Bites Man". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  19. ^ "The Fabulous Texan". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  20. ^ "That's My Man". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  21. ^ "A Double Life". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  22. ^ "Trapped by Boston Blackie". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  23. ^ "Train to Alcatraz". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  24. ^ "Beyond the Forest". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  25. ^ "Prison Warden". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  26. ^ "Side Street". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  27. ^ "Perfect Strangers (1950 film)". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  28. ^ "Jim Thorpe – All-American". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  29. ^ "The Sniper". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  30. ^ "The Iron Mistress". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  31. ^ "Battle Circus". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  32. ^ "Mister Scoutmaster". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  33. ^ "The System". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  34. ^ "Men of the Fighting Lady". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  35. ^ "Good Morning, Miss Dove". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  36. ^ "Battle Cry". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  37. ^ "The McConnell Story". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  38. ^ "An Affair to Remember". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  39. ^ "Short Cut to Hell". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  40. ^ "Gunfire at Indian Gap". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  41. ^ "Stopover Tokyo". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  42. ^ "No Time to Be Young". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  43. ^ "Moon Pilot". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  44. ^ "Tower of London". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  45. ^ "Maude Taggart". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  46. ^ "Don't Make Waves". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  47. ^ "The World's Greatest Athlete". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
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