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Encyclopedia > May Robson

May Robson (April 19, 1858 - October 20, 1942) was an Australian-born actress and playwright. Born Mary Jeannette Robinson in Melbourne, Australia, she starred in the movie version of the play she wrote, A Night Out, in 1915. She made several silent films, then successfully transitioned to talkies. She made 45 films during the 1930s, taking such roles as The Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland, Countess Vronsky in Anna Karenina, Aunt Elizabeth in Bringing Up Baby, and Aunt Polly in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... 1858 is a common year starting on Friday. ... October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 72 days remaining. ... This article is about the year. ... The City of Melbournes coat of arms The central business district of Melbourne, viewed from the north Alternate meanings: Melbourne (disambiguation) Melbourne is the capital and largest city of the state of Victoria, and the second largest city in Australia, with a population of 52,117 in the Central... A Night Out was Edna Purviances first film after starting work with Charlie Chaplin in 1915. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... // Events and trends A public speech by Benito Mussolini, founder of the Fascist movement The 1930s were described as an abrupt shift to more radical lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the global depression. ... Bringing up Baby is a 1938 screwball comedy film which tells the story of a scientist who winds up falling in love with a woman who tricks him into caring for a leopard, named Baby. ... Cover of a combined edition of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (published 1876) is a very well-known and popular story concerning American youth. ...

In 1933 she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for Lady for a Day. Of all actors ever nominated for Academy Awards, Robson has the earliest birthdate. 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Janet Gaynor getting the first Best Actress Oscar from Douglas Fairbanks Sr. ... Lady for a Day is a 1933 film which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ...

She died at the age of 84 of natural causes and was buried in Cypress Hills, Queens, New York.

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robson: University of Utah News Release: May 13, 2002 (635 words)
robson: University of Utah News Release: May 13, 2002
Robson began his work at the University of Utah in 1961 as a Management Lecturer, and became a full professor in 1975.
Robson earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in economics at Utah State University, and he did coursework for his Ph.D. at Cornell University, as well as completing selected seminars at Harvard University.
Portrait of the actress May Robson by Thomas Staedeli (223 words)
The actress May Robson was born as Mary Jeanette Robison in Melbourne.
Before May Robson launched a career as an actress she was educated in Brussels, Paris and London.
May Robson made her film debut with "A Night Out" (15), but only at the end of the 20's she appeared regular in movies.
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