Zasu Pitts Movies List

Zasu Pitts
Zasu Pitts
03-01-1894
Parsons, Kansas, USA
49
Wine of Youth

Actor Zasu Pitts Filmography

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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Director: Stanley Kramer
Music Director: Ernest Gold
Release date: 07-11-1963
The Thrill of It All
The Thrill of It All ( English )
Director: Norman Jewison
Release date: 17-07-1963
This Could Be the Night
Director: Robert Wise
Release date: 14-05-1957
Francis Joins the WACS
Director: Arthur Lubin
Release date: 30-07-1954
Denver and Rio Grande
Denver and Rio Grande ( English )
Director: Byron Haskin
Music Director: Paul Sawtell , Harry Templeton
Release date: 16-05-1952
Francis
Francis ( English )
Director: Arthur Lubin
Release Year: 1950
Life with Father
Life with Father ( English )
Director: Michael Curtiz
Music Director: Max Steiner
Release date: 13-09-1947
The Perfect Marriage
The Perfect Marriage ( English )
Director: Lewis Allen
Music Director: Friedrich Hollaender , Roy Webb
Release date: 24-01-1947
Let's Face It
Let's Face It ( English )
Artist: Bob Hope , Betty Hutton , Zasu Pitts , Phyllis Povah , Dave Willock
Director: Sidney Lanfield
Release date: 04-08-1943
The Bashful Bachelor
The Bashful Bachelor ( English )
Artist: Chester Lauck , Norris Goff , Zasu Pitts , Grady Sutton
Director: Malcolm St. Clair
Release date: 19-03-1942
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Zasu Pitts Biography

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).

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