Zasu Pitts

Zasu Pitts
Zasu Pitts was an American actress who starred in many silent dramas and comedies, transitioning successfully to mostly comedy films with the advent of sound films. She may be best known for her performance in Erich von Stroheim's epic silent film Greed. Based on her performance, von Stroheim labeled Pitts "the greatest dramatic actress". He also featured her in his films The Honeymoon (1928), The Wedding March (1928), War Nurse (1930) and Walking Down Broadway, released as Hello, Sister! (1933). However, for the most part, with the advent of sound Pitts was mostly relegated to comedy parts. A bitter disappointment was when she was replaced in the classic war drama All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) by Beryl Mercer after her initial appearance in previews drew unintentional laughs, despite her intense performance. She had viewers rolling in the aisles in Finn and Hattie (1931), The Guardsman (1931), Blondie of the Follies (1932), Sing and Like It (1934) and Ruggles of Red Gap (1935). In 1936 and 1937 she portrayed Hildegarde Withers in two movies, succeeding Edna May Oliver as the spinster sleuth, but they were not well received. In the 1950s she started focusing on television. This culminated in her best known series role, playing second banana to Gale Storm on CBS's The Gale Storm Show (1956) (also known as Oh, Susannah) in the role of Elvira Nugent ("Nugie"), the shipboard beautician. In 1961, Pitts was cast opposite Earle Hodgins in the episode "Lonesome's Gal" on the ABC sitcom, Guestward, Ho!, set on a dude ranch in New Mexico. In 1962, Pitts appeared in an episode of CBS's Perry Mason, "The Case of the Absent Artist". Her final role was as Gertie, the switchboard operator in the Stanley Kramer comedy epic It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963).
nome Zasu Pitts
conosciuto anche come Zazu Pitts, Eliza Susan Pitts, ZaSu Pitts
compleanno 1894-01-03
Deathday 1963-06-07
Genere femmina
IMDB Zasu Pitts profilo su IMDB
luogo di nascita Parsons, Kansas, USA
As: Trina
1925-01-26
Greed...
As: Zasu
1931-12-26
On the Loose...
As: Nora Rafferty
1932-09-25
The Crooked Circle...
As: Aunt Emma Bates
1942-04-17
So's Your Aunt Emma!...
As: Maggie Keenan
1925-08-05
Pretty Ladies...
As: Annie Snodgrass
1934-04-20
Sing and Like it...
As: Zasu
1932-08-20
Show Business...
As: Zasu
1933-04-07
The Bargain of the C...
As: Pitts
1932-04-30
Strictly Unreliable...
As: Hildegarde Withers
1936-12-11
The Plot Thickens...
As: Miss Leyton
1932-10-02
Once in a Lifetime...
As: Sybil Smith
1932-05-14
Strangers of the Eve...
As: Hildegarde Withers
1937-09-24
Forty Naughty Girls...
As: Cora Upshaw
1935-08-23
Going Highbrow...
As: Maddie Skitch
1933-12-22
Mr. Skitch...
As: Tillie Prescott
1934-01-12
The Meanest Gal in T...
As: Zasu Pitts
1932-02-07
Sealskins...
As: Zasu
1932-09-24
Alum and Eve...
As: ZaSu
1931-08-22
Catch-As Catch-Can...
As: Miss Pitts
1933-03-04
Maids a la Mode...
As: Miss Pitts
1932-03-18
Red Noses...
As: Susan Todd
1935-09-01
The Affair of Susan...
As: Unknown
1933-09-23
I've Got to Sing a T...
As: Zasu
1931-11-14
War Mamas...
As: Zasu
1932-10-29
The Soilers...
As: Zasu
1931-10-03
The Pajama Party...
As: Zasu
1932-06-04
The Old Bull...
As: Miss Zasu Pitts - Wo
1932-12-10
Sneak Easily...
As: Unknown
1933-05-20
One Track Minds...
As: Zasu Pitts
1931-06-06
Let's Do Things...
As: Esmeralda
1935-08-05
She Gets Her Man...
As: Tillie Whim
1934-08-17
Their Big Moment...
As: Pandora Polly
1941-11-14
Miss Polly...
As: Araminta Tootle
1934-05-04
Love Birds...
As: Belle McGill
1935-08-20
Hot Tip...
As: Unknown
1933-01-01
She Whoops To Conque...
As: Nurse Valerie Humper
1950-01-01
Francis...
As: Miss Hazy
1934-10-28
Mrs. Wiggs of the Ca...
As: Aunt Dot
1932-03-25
Shopworn...
As: Zasu
1933-10-20
Meet The Baron...
As: Mrs. Fay Kinney
1936-11-13
Mad Holiday...
As: Geraldine
1942-03-19
The Bashful Bachelor...
As: Emmy Sawyer
1941-10-17
Niagara Falls...
As: Mrs. Truesdale
1932-05-27
Westward Passage...
As: Cornelia Pigeon
1943-08-04
Let's Face It...
As: Mirabelle
1934-12-14
The Gay Bride...
As: Elmerada de Leon
1933-06-09
Professional Sweethe...
As: Julia Jordan
1941-01-01
Uncle Joe...
As: Aunt Theodora
1961-08-01
Teenage Millionaire...
As: Temperance Worker
1932-04-17
Destry Rides Again...
As: Miss Harkins
1936-04-29
13 Hours by Air...
As: Bonny
1933-04-08
Out All Night...
As: Millie
1933-04-14
Hello, Sister!...
As: Mary Horner
1933-08-03
Her First Mate...
As: Zasu
1933-01-22
Asleep in the Feet...
As: Aggie Pilkington (as
1942-09-17
Tish...
As: Camille
1927-03-08
Casey at the Bat...
As: Ruth Fanning
1925-11-06
Lazybones...
As: Mrs. Scudder
1932-07-01
Make Me a Star...
As: Mrs. Dole
1932-09-01
Back Street...
As: Alice Mudge
1934-03-22
Three on a Honeymoon...
As: Unknown

Free Love...
As: Unknown
1933-01-05
They Just Had to Get...
As: Bella
1931-12-31
The Secret Witness...
As: Mrs. Judson
1935-03-08
Ruggles of Red Gap...
As: Matilda Ounce Heming
1934-09-01
Dames...
As: Miss Flint
1940-04-06
It All Came True...
As: The Elk
1929-10-19
Oh, Yeah!...
As: Liesl
1931-11-07
The Guardsman...
As: Bertha
1930-08-27
Monte Carlo...
As: Hilda
1930-11-27
The Lottery Bride...
As: Maggie Conklin
1935-06-27
Spring Tonic...
As: Miss Pepper
1942-03-13
Mexican Spitfire at ...
As: Sybby 'Sib'
1933-10-18
Aggie Appleby, Maker...
As: Emily Pepper
1941-11-28
The Mexican Spitfire...
As: Esthey Roberts
1934-01-26
Two Alone...
As: Mrs. Hattie Haddock
1931-02-28
Finn and Hattie...
As: 'Mlle' Fritzi Mobley
1931-04-03
Beyond Victory...
As: Dot
1932-03-13
Steady Company...
As: Katie
1931-08-06
A Woman of Experienc...
As: Gwen Logan
1936-12-25
Sing Me a Love Song...
As: Gladys Fairweather
1932-05-01
The Trial of Vivienn...
As: Jennie Jones, The Ja
1919-08-18
The Other Half...
As: Lilly Handy
1939-07-03
Mickey the Kid...
As: Miss Dibbs
1931-07-12
Their Mad Moment...
As: Celia Stebbins
1924-11-12
Secrets of the Night...
As: Selma
1955-12-21
Screen Directors Pla...
As: Unknown
1928-01-29
Buck Privates...
As: Unknown
1922-06-04
For the Defense...
As: Cousin Cora Cartwrig
1947-09-13
Life with Father...
As: Mrs. Cary Bingham
1939-10-07
Eternally Yours...
As: Delia
1924-06-22
Changing Husbands...
As: Becky
1917-11-05
A Little Princess...
As: Myra
1941-06-13
Broadway Limited...
As: Annie
1930-11-10
Sin Takes a Holiday...
As: Jennie
1931-05-14
Seed...
As: Anna, Craig's Maid
1941-12-12
Weekend for Three...
As: Louise
1930-11-01
River's End...
As: Lucy
1924-09-15
Wine of Youth...
As: Mary
1918-09-22
A Society Sensation...
As: Cushie
1930-11-22
War Nurse...
As: Lt. Valerie Humpert
1954-07-30
Francis Joins the WA...
As: Annie Pogani
1926-01-11
Mannequin...
As: Monica
1930-08-03
Little Accident...
As: Dulcey Lee
1939-04-27
The Lady's from Kent...
As: Gertie
1932-09-01
Blondie of the Folli...
As: Olivia
1963-07-17
The Thrill of It All...
As: Mme. Moulin
1939-08-31
Nurse Edith Cavell...
As: Gabby Woman
1932-07-08
Roar of the Dragon...
As: Lena
1929-05-09
The Squall...
As: Mrs. Harney
1930-12-06
Passion Flower...
As: Morning Gazette Tele
1932-06-17
Is My Face Red?...
As: Florrie
1932-11-04
Madison Sq. Garden...
As: Mrs. Bassett
1931-10-03
Penrod and Sam...
As: Emily
1918-12-10
A Lady's Name...
As: Unknown
1929-11-07
Paris...
As: Unknown
1925-04-08
Old Shoes...
As: Nora Dugan
1931-09-27
The Big Gamble...
As: Minnie
1931-03-29
The Bad Sister...
As: Jane Dwyer
1952-05-16
Denver and Rio Grand...
As: Agnes Wheaton
1926-10-04
Risky Business...
As: Mickey
1923-08-19
Three Wise Fools...
As: Aunt Penelope Hardwi
1939-06-23
Naughty But Nice...
As: Anna, Holderlin's Ma
1932-01-24
The Broken Lullaby...
As: Elvira Spriggens
1946-02-26
Breakfast in Hollywo...
As: Pauline Hastings
1940-12-19
No, No, Nanette...
As: Rosa
1947-01-24
The Perfect Marriage...
As: Telephone Girl
1929-11-16
The Locked Door...
As: Oscar's Sweetheart
1918-06-29
How Could You, Jean?...
As: Cecelia Schweisser
1928-10-06
The Wedding March...
As: Pauline Hastings
1930-02-16
No, No, Nanette...
As: Mayme
1930-03-29
Honey...
As: Polly Jordan
1925-02-15
The Great Divide...
As: Mrs. Shea
1957-05-14
This Could Be the Ni...
As: Ethel
1930-05-09
The Devil's Holiday...
As: A Kansas Belle (uncr
1917-12-30
A Modern Musketeer...
As: Party Guest (uncredi
1917-10-15
'49–'17...
As: Herself
1934-03-27
And She Learned Abou...
As: Hilda (as Zazu Pitts
1926-02-08
What Happened to Jon...
As: Undetermined Role (u
1917-09-22
Rebecca of Sunnybroo...
As: Herself - Celebrity
1923-04-22
Souls for Sale...
As: Herself
1925-04-09
1925 Studio Tour...
As: Unknown
1964-09-02
The Big Parade of Co...
As: Gertie - Switchboard
1963-11-07
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad...
As: Unknown
1953-02-01
Private Secretary...
As: Unknown
1956-09-29
The Gale Storm Show...
As: Unknown
1960-09-29
Guestward, Ho!...
As: Unknown
1959-09-22
The Dennis O'Keefe S...
As: Unknown
1963-09-20
Burke's Law...
As: Unknown
1957-09-21
Perry Mason...
As: Unknown
1953-02-01
General Electric The...
As: Unknown
1955-10-05
The 20th Century Fox...
As: Unknown
1948-10-03
The Philco Televisio...