Mae Busch was born on 18 June 1891 in Melbourne, Australia. She was an Australian film actress.
Biography and Career
Mae Busch was born on 18 June 1891 in Melbourne, Australia, and she was an Australian film actress. She worked in both silent and sound films in early Hollywood. In the latter part of her career she appeared in many Laurel and Hardy comedies, where she frequently played Hardy's shrewish wife.
She was a member of a musical family. Her father was a conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and her mother was a singer.
In 1900 her family moved to America, where she was placed in a convent. Upon her graduation she decided to pursue a career in theatre and appeared on stage and then in vaudeville. She first appeared in films in The Agitator and The Water Nym
ph, both released in 1912.
She began working at Keystone Studios where she appeared in comedy two reelers. Her dalliance with studio Chief Mack Sennett famously ended his engagement to actress Mabel Normand.
She was also known as the versatile vamp. She starred in such feature films like, The Devil's Passkey and Foolish Wives, both directed by Erich von Stroheim and in The Unholy Three with Lon Chaney.
Her career declined abruptly in 1926 when she walked out on her contract at Metro Goldwyn Mayer and suffered a nervous breakdown.
Afterwards she found herself working for less prestigious studios such as Gotham and Tiffany and she was relegated mostly to supporting roles. In 1927, she was offered a leading role in a Hal Roach two reeler, Love em and Weep, which began her long association with Laurel and Hardy. She appeared in thirteen of their comedies, the last being The Bohemian Girl.
She married three times, to actor Francis McDonald and then to John Earl Cassell from 1926 to 29 and to civil engineer Thomas C. Tate from 1936 until her death. She died in 1946, age 54, at a San Fernando Valley sanitarium where she had been ill for five months.
For her contribution to motion picture industry, Mae Busch has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Birth Name: Annie May Busch
Birth: 18 June 1891
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She is famous because of her great talent of comedy.
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