Nana Bryant

Nana Bryant


Birth Place
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
December 24, 1955


Nana Bryant was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. Bryant's earliest roles were in film, including the adaptation "The King Steps Out" (1936) with Grace Moore, the comedy "Theodora Goes Wild" (1936) with Irene Dunne and the Bing Crosby musical "Pennies From Heaven" (1936). She also appeared in "The Lone Wolf Returns" (1936), "Counsel for Crime" (1937) and "Let's Get M...


Nana Bryant was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. Bryant's earliest roles were in film, including the adaptation "The King Steps Out" (1936) with Grace Moore, the comedy "Theodora Goes Wild" (1936) with Irene Dunne and the Bing Crosby musical "Pennies From Heaven" (1936). She also appeared in "The Lone Wolf Returns" (1936), "Counsel for Crime" (1937) and "Let's Get Married" (1937). She continued to act in productions like "If I Had My Way" (1940), "Thieves Fall Out" (1941) and the dramatic adventure "The Corsican Brothers" (1941) with Douglas Fairbanks Jr.. She also appeared in the comedy adaptation "Nice Girl?" (1941) with Deanna Durbin. In the latter part of her career, she tackled roles in the comedic adaptation "The Perfect Marriage" (1947) with Loretta Young, "Possessed" (1947) and "Her Husband's Affairs" (1947) with Lucille Ball. She also appeared in "Inner Sanctum" (1948) and the Roy Rogers western "Eyes of Texas" (1948). Bryant last acted in "The Private War of Major Benson" (1955). Bryant passed away in December 1955 at the age of 67.



Cast (Feature Film)

Frigid Wife (1962)
Mrs. Brown
The Private War of Major Benson (1955)
Mother Redempta
About Mrs. Leslie (1954)
Mrs. McKay
The Outcast (1954)
Mrs. Banner
Geraldine (1954)
Dean Blake
Bright Victory (1952)
Mrs. Nevins
Only the Valiant (1951)
Mrs. Drumm
The Du Pont Story (1951)
Elizabeth du Pont
Follow the Sun (1951)
Sister Beatrice
Key to the City (1950)
Mrs. Cabot
Three Secrets (1950)
Let's Dance (1950)
Mrs. Bryant
A Modern Marriage (1950)
Mrs. Brown
Harvey (1950)
Mrs. Chumley
State Department File 649 (1949)
Peggy Brown
Ladies of the Chorus (1949)
Mrs. Adele Carroll
The Blonde Bandit (1949)
Mrs. Henley
Hideout (1949)
Sybil Elwood Kaymeer
The Lady Gambles (1949)
Mrs. ["Ducky"] Stevenson
The Kissing Bandit (1949)
Dangerous Years (1948)
Miss Templeton
Eyes of Texas (1948)
Hattie Waters
Lady at Midnight (1948)
Lydia Forsythe
Inner Sanctum (1948)
Mrs. [Thelma] Mitchell
Reaching from Heaven (1948)
Mrs. [Kay] Bradley
Stage Struck (1948)
Mrs. Howard
The Return of October (1948)
Big Town (1947)
Mrs. Crane
Her Husband's Affairs (1947)
Mrs. Winterbottom
The Fabulous Joe (1947)
Mrs. Belmont
Millie's Daughter (1947)
Mrs. Cooper Austin
The Perfect Marriage (1947)
Corinne Williams
The Unsuspected (1947)
Mrs. White
The Big Fix (1947)
Mrs. Carter
The Virginian (1946)
Mrs. Woods
The Runaround (1946)
Mrs. Mildred Hampton
Week-End at the Waldorf (1945)
Mrs. H. Davenport Drew
The Song of Bernadette (1945)
Convent mother superior
Brewster's Millions (1945)
Mrs. Gray
Black Market Babies (1945)
Grace Andrews
The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944)
Mrs. Langdon
Marriage Is a Private Affair (1944)
Bathing Beauty (1944)
Dean Clinton
Take It or Leave It (1944)
Miss Burke
Jungle Woman (1944)
Miss Gray
Can't Help Singing (1944)
Mrs. Carstairs
Best Foot Forward (1943)
Mrs. Dalyrimple
Princess O'Rourke (1943)
Mrs. Mulvaney
Hangmen Also Die! (1943)
Mrs. Novotny
The West Side Kid (1943)
Constance Winston
Get Going (1943)
Mrs. Daugherty
Thunder Birds (1942)
Mrs. Blake
Calling Dr. Gillespie (1942)
Mrs. Marshall Todwell
Madame Spy (1942)
Alicia Rolf
Get Hep to Love (1942)
Aunt Addie
Youth on Parade (1942)
Agatha Frost
The Reluctant Dragon (1941)
Mrs. Benchley
Public Enemies (1941)
Thieves Fall Out (1941)
Martha Matthews
The Corsican Brothers (1941)
Mme. Dupre
Nice Girl? (1941)
Mary Peasley
One Foot in Heaven (1941)
Mrs. Morris
If I Had My Way (1940)
Marian Johnson
A Little Bit of Heaven (1940)
Mom [Loring]
Brother Rat and a Baby (1940)
Mrs. [Meg] Harper
Father Is a Prince (1939)
Susan Bower
Street of Missing Men (1939)
Muriel Putnam
Parents on Trial (1939)
Margaret Ames
Espionage Agent (1939)
Mrs. Corvall
Our Neighbors--the Carters (1939)
Louise Wilcox
Man-Proof (1938)
Meg Swift
Always in Trouble (1938)
Mrs. Darlington
Sinners in Paradise (1938)
Mrs. Franklin Sydney
Swing Sister Swing (1938)
Hyacinth [Beebee]
Give Me a Sailor (1938)
Mrs. Brewster
Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus (1938)
Mrs. Peck
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938)
Mrs. Thatcher
Midnight Intruder (1938)
Mrs. Reitter
Mad About Music (1938)
Lousie Fusenot
Out West with the Hardys (1938)
Dora Northcote
The Devil Is Driving (1937)
Mrs. Sanders
A Dangerous Adventure (1937)
Marie Wall
Counsel for Crime (1937)
Mrs. Maddox
Let's Get Married (1937)
Mrs. Willoughby
The League of Frightened Men (1937)
Agnes Burton
The Blackmailer (1936)
Mrs. Lindsay
The Man Who Lived Twice (1936)
Mrs. Schuyler
The King Steps Out (1936)
Meet Nero Wolfe (1936)
Sarah Barstow
You May Be Next! (1936)
Miss Abbott
Pennies From Heaven (1936)
Miss Howard
Theodora Goes Wild (1936)
Ethel Stevenson
Lady of Secrets (1936)
Aunt Harriet
Crime and Punishment (1935)
One Way Ticket (1935)
Mrs. Bourne
Unknown Woman (1935)
Aunt Mary
The Lone Wolf Returns (1935)
Aunt Julie
Guard That Girl (1935)
A Feather in Her Hat (1935)
Lady Drake
Atlantic Adventure (1935)
Mrs. [Julia] Van Dieman

Cast (Short)

Goodbye, Miss Turlock (1947)
Old Hickory (1940)
Alice in Movieland (1940)
The Flag of Humanity (1940)
Lincoln in the White House (1939)

Life Events


Movie Clip

Brewster's Millions (1945) -- (Movie Clip) Maybe Them Nazis Are Suing Having just arrived home, soldier Monty Brewster (Dennis O'Keefe), family and pals get news of great wealth from the unexpected Swearengen Jones (John Litel) in Brewster's Millions, 1945.
Hangmen Also Die (1943) -- (Movie Clip) Our LIves Becoming Forfeit For His Professor Novotny (Walter Brennan) allows himself to be arrested in a Nazi roundup in Prague, protecting Svoboda (Brian Donlevy) and panicking his wife (Nana Bryant) and daughter (Anna Lee) in Fritz Lang's Hangmen Also Die, 1943.
Hangmen Also Die (1943) -- (Movie Clip) We Checked Your Story Quick series of Nazi interrogations from director Fritz Lang as Mascha (Anna Lee), the professor (Walter Brennan) and his wife (Nana Bryant) and Mrs. Dvorak (Sarah Padden) are victimized in Hangmen Also Die, 1943.
Theodora Goes Wild (1936) -- (Movie Clip) You Ought To Meet Me Theodora (Irene Dunne) worrying with publisher Stevenson (Thurston Hall) about her racy novel ruining her reputation, meets his wife (Nana Bryant) and artist Michael (Melvyn Douglas), in Richard Boleslawski's Theodora Goes Wild, 1936.
One Foot In Heaven (1941) -- (Movie Clip) Whither Thou Goest Ontario, 1904, doctor-in-training Bill Spence (Fredric March) has just interrupted his fianceè (Martha Scott) and her parents (Ernest Cossart, Nana Bryant) savoring the newspaper announcement of their engagement with news of a change of plans, in the fact-based biography One Foot In Heaven, 1941.
Key To The City (1950) -- (Movie Clip) Hiawatha's Mother Maine Mayor Clarissa (Loretta Young) is surprised to find that she's been lured to a San Francisco dive by fellow convening mayor Steve (Clark Gable), Raymond Walburn as Mayor Butler among the partiers, in Key To The City, 1950.
Corsican Brothers, The (1941) -- (Movie Clip) They Were Born To Be One Dr. Paoli (H.B. Warner) has just separated the Siamese-twin Franchi sons and learned, with the DuPre's (Walter Kingsford, Nana Bryant), from Lorenzo (J. Carrol Naish) that their family has been slaughtered, whereby Lucien (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) is introduced, in The Corsican Brothers, 1941.
Bright Victory (1952) -- (Movie Clip) You Made A Mistake Two big events for blinded Sgt. Nevins (Arthur Kennedy), as his superior Atkins (Phil Favershim) makes him tell his parents (Nana Bryant, Will Geer), then he brushes off Judy (Peggy Dow) in their first meeting, in Mark Robson's Bright Victory, 1952.