Thursday, June 30, 2011

Child Actress Edith Fellows, 1923-2011

Edith Fellows, a prominent child actress throughout the '30s and early '40s, has passed away at the age of 88.

Fellows' films included playing Melvyn Douglas's spoiled daughter in SHE MARRIED HER BOSS (1935) and Mary Astor's calculating daughter in AND SO THEY WERE MARRIED (1936).

She also appeared as Adele in the 1934 version of JANE EYRE, with Colin Clive and Virginia Bruce; as Australia in MRS. WIGGS OF THE CABBAGE PATCH (1934); with Bing Crosby in PENNIES FROM HEAVEN (1936); and as Polly Pepper in four FIVE LITTLE PEPPERS movies in the years 1939-1940.

Her final films as a teenager included two Gene Autry titles, HEART OF THE RIO GRANDE (1942) and STARDUST ON THE SAGE (1942).

In later years she appeared on television in shows such as CAGNEY AND LACEY and E.R.

Fellows' survivors include her daughter Kathy and son-in-law David Lander of LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY.

2 Comments:

Blogger la peregrina said...

Some death announcements make me say ooh when I first read them. She was so good in And So They Were Married.

4:52 PM  
Blogger Steven Beasley said...

LOVE Edith Fellows. She was brilliant, and the most natural actress Ive ever seen. You never saw the 'acting', she just filled her characters with grace and substance. Should've been a major star-Steven Beasley

1:13 PM  

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