Rose Hobart

Rose Hobart

Infobox actor
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name = Rose Hobart

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birthdate = birth date|1906|05|01|mf=y
location = New York, New York, USA
deathdate = death date and age|2000|08|29|1906|05|01
deathplace = Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
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birthname = Rose Kefer

Rose Hobart (May 1, 1906August 29, 2000) was an American actress.


Born in New York City, her father was a cellist in the New York Symphony. She began her career as a stage actress. On stage, one of her best-known roles was as Grazia, in the American stage production of "Death Takes a Holiday", in 1929.

Her first film role was the part of Julie in the first talking picture version of Ferenc Molnar's "Liliom", made by Fox Film Corporation in 1930, starring Charles Farrell in the title role, and directed by Frank Borzage. She co-starred with Fredric March and Miriam Hopkins in Rouben Mamoulian's original 1931 film version of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde". She played the role of Muriel, Jekyll's fiancée. Ironically, her co-star in "Dr. Jekyll and Mr, Hyde", Fredric March, starred in the 1934 film version of "Death Takes a Holiday", but Ms. Hobart did not play Grazia in the film. The role went instead to Evelyn Venable.

In 1931, Hobart appeared in a B-movie called "East of Borneo". Surrealist artist Joseph Cornell, who bought a print of the movie to screen at home, became smitten with the actress, and cut out nearly all the parts that did not include her; he also slowed down the film and projected it through a blue tint. He named the resulting 1936 work "Rose Hobart". Hobart often played the "other woman" in movies during the 1940s; her last major film role was such a part, in 1949's "Bride of Vengeance".

She gave birth at age 43. During the 1950s she landed on the Hollywood blacklist and was denied acting work for years; during that time she became an acting counselor. In the 1960s she took on television roles, including a part on "Peyton Place".

Later years

In 1994, Hobart published her autobiography, "A Steady Digression to a Fixed Point".

On August 29, 2000, Rose Hobart died at the actors' home in Woodland Hills, California in 2000, aged 94, from natural causes.


* "Liliom" (1930)
* "A Lady Surrenders" (1930)
* "Chances" (1931)
* "East of Borneo" (1931)
* "Compromised" (1931)
* "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (1931)
* "Scandal for Sale" (1932)
* "The Shadow Laughs" (1933)
* "Convention Girl" (1935)
* "Tower of London" (1939)
* "Wolf of New York" (1940)
* "Susan and God" aka "The Gay Mrs. Trexel" (1940)
* "A Night at Earl Carroll's" (1940)
* "Ziegfeld Girl" (1941)
* "Singapore Woman" (1941)
* "Lady Be Good" (1941)
* "I'll Sell My Life" (1941)
* "Nothing But the Truth" (1941)
* "No Hands on the Clock" (1941)
* "A Gentleman at Heart" (1942)
* "Mr. and Mrs. North" (1942)
* "Who Is Hope Schuyler?" (1942)
* "Gallant Lady" (1942)
* "Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant" (1942)
* "Adventures of Smilin' Jack" (1943)
* "Air Raid Wardens" (Scenes deleted, 1943)
* "Salute to the Marines" (1943)
* "Swing Shift Maisie" (Uncredited, 1943)
* "The Mad Ghoul" (1943)
* "Crime Doctor's Strangest Case" aka "Strangest Case" (1943)
* "Song of the Open Road" (1944)
* "The Soul of a Monster" (1944)
* "The Brighton Strangler" (1945)
* "Conflict" (1945)
* "Claudia and David" (1946)
* "The Cat Creeps" (1946)
* "Canyon Passage" (1946)
* "The Farmer's Daughter" (1947)
* "The Trouble with Women" (1947)
* "Cass Timberlane" (1947)
* "Mickey" (1948)
* "Bride of Vengeance" (1949)


* "The Invaders" (1 episode, 1968)
* "Gunsmoke" (1 episode, 1968)
* "The F.B.I." (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
* "Cannon" (1 episode, 1971)
* "Night Gallery" (1 episode, 1971)

External links

* [ Rose Hobart at Find a Grave]

NAME= Hobart, Rose
DATE OF BIRTH= 1906-05-01
PLACE OF BIRTH= New York, New York, USA
DATE OF DEATH= 2000-08-29
PLACE OF DEATH= Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

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