Mary Forbes

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Mary Forbes
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Born 30 December 1883
Hornsey, London, England, UK
Died 22 July 1974 (aged 90)
Beaumont, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1919-1958
Spouse(s) 1) E.J. Taylor (?-?); 2 children
2) Charles Quatermaine (19??-19??)
3) Wesley Wall (19??-19??)
Children Ralph Forbes, Brenda Forbes

Mary Forbes (30 December 1883 – 22 July 1974) was a British film actress, based in the United States in her latter years, where she died. She appeared in more than 130 films between 1919 and 1958. Her legal name was Mrs. Ethel Louise Taylor (later Quartermaine, and later still, Wall), according to her son's 6 November 1904 baptismal record which records his parents' names as Ernest John and Ethel Louise Taylor;[1] however, her maiden name is unknown. The dates and lengths of her three marriages are also unknown.

She made her first public appearance on the concert platform giving recitals. Her acting debut was in 1908 on the London stage at Aldwych Theatre. She took over management of the Ambassadors Theatre in 1913 and had several years experience on stage in Britain and America before her appearances in Hollywood films.[citation needed] Her children, Ralph and Brenda, were also actors.

Selected filmography

External links


  1. Baptismal record for Ralph Forbes Taylor,; accessed 25 September 2015.(registration required)