Sara Haden

Sara Haden


Also Known As
Sarah Haden
Birth Place
Galveston, Texas, USA
November 17, 1897
September 15, 1981


Sara Haden was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. Early on in her acting career, Haden landed roles in various films, including "The White Parade" (1934), "Anne of Green Gables" (1934) with Anne Shirley and "The Life of Vergie Winters" (1934). She also appeared in "Music in the Air" (1934) with Gloria Swanson, the Henry Fonda remake "Way Down East" (1935) and "Magnifi...

Family & Companions

Richard Abbott
Actor. Married 1921-48.


Sara Haden was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. Early on in her acting career, Haden landed roles in various films, including "The White Parade" (1934), "Anne of Green Gables" (1934) with Anne Shirley and "The Life of Vergie Winters" (1934). She also appeared in "Music in the Air" (1934) with Gloria Swanson, the Henry Fonda remake "Way Down East" (1935) and "Magnificent Obsession" (1935). She continued to act in productions like "You're Only Young Once" (1938), "The Secret of Dr. Kildare" (1939) and the comedy "The Hardys Ride High" (1939) with Lewis Stone. She also appeared in the Lewis Stone comedy "Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever" (1939). Nearing the end of her career, she continued to act in "The Courtship of Andy Hardy" (1942), the Joan Crawford action flick "Above Suspicion" (1943) and the Lucille Ball adaptation "Best Foot Forward" (1943). She also appeared in the comedy "The Youngest Profession" (1943) with Lana Turner and the musical "Thousands Cheer" (1944) with Gene Kelly. Haden last acted in "Andy Hardy Comes Home" (1958). Haden's husband was Richard Abbott. Haden passed away in September 1981 at the age of 84.



Cast (Feature Film)

Andy Hardy Comes Home (1958)
Aunt Milly
Betrayed Women (1955)
The Outlaw's Daughter (1954)
Mrs. Merril
A Lion Is in the Streets (1953)
Lula May
A Life of Her Own (1950)
The Great Rupert (1950)
Mrs. [Kate] Dingle
Roughshod (1949)
Ma Wyatt
The Big Cat (1949)
The Bishop's Wife (1948)
Mildred Cassaway
Rachel and the Stranger (1948)
Mrs. Jackson
Love Laughs at Andy Hardy (1947)
Aunt Milly
Our Hearts Were Growing Up (1946)
Miss Dill
Bad Bascomb (1946)
Tillie Lovejoy
Mr. Ace (1946)
She-Wolf of London (1946)
Martha Winthrop
Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945)
Mrs. Bjornson
She Wouldn't Say Yes (1945)
Laura Pitts
Lost Angel (1944)
Rhoda Kitterick
Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble (1944)
Aunt Milly
Thousands Cheer (1944)
Broadway Rhythm (1944)
Miss Wynn
Above Suspicion (1943)
Aunt Hattie
Best Foot Forward (1943)
Miss Talbert
The Youngest Profession (1943)
Sister Lassie
Pilot #5 (1943)
Somewhere I'll Find You (1942)
Miss Coulter
Woman of the Year (1942)
The Affairs of Martha (1942)
Mrs. Justin I. Peacock
Andy Hardy's Double Life (1942)
Aunt Milly
The Courtship of Andy Hardy (1942)
Aunt Milly
H. M. Pulham, Esq. (1941)
Miss Rollo
Love Crazy (1941)
Cecilia Landis
The Trial of Mary Dugan (1941)
Miss [Edith] Matthews
Washington Melodrama (1941)
Mrs. Harrigan
Barnacle Bill (1941)
Aunt Letty [Breckenridge]
Life Begins for Andy Hardy (1941)
Aunt Milly
Andy Hardy's Private Secretary (1941)
Aunt Milly [Forrest]
Keeping Company (1940)
Mrs. Foster
Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (1940)
Aunt Milly
The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
Hullabaloo (1940)
Sue Merriweather
Boom Town (1940)
Miss Barnes
Remember? (1939)
Miss Wilson
Tell No Tales (1939)
Miss Brendon
Four Girls in White (1939)
Miss Bennett
The Secret of Dr. Kildare (1939)
Judge Hardy and Son (1939)
Aunt Milly
Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever (1939)
Aunt Milly
The Hardys Ride High (1939)
Aunt Milly
Out West with the Hardys (1938)
Aunt Milly
You're Only Young Once (1937)
Aunt Milly
The Barrier (1937)
A Family Affair (1937)
Aunt Milly
Can This Be Dixie? (1937)
Miss Beauregard Peachtree
Under Cover of Night (1937)
Janet Griswald
First Lady (1937)
Mrs. Mason
The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937)
Reunion (1936)
Everybody's Old Man (1936)
Susan Franklin
Half Angel (1936)
Henrietta Hargraves
Magnificent Obsession (1936)
Mrs. Nancy Ashford
The Crime of Dr. Forbes (1936)
Dr. Anna Burkhart
Captain January (1936)
Agatha Morgan
Little Miss Nobody (1936)
[Mrs.] Teresa Lewis
Laughing at Trouble (1936)
Jennie Nevins
Poor Little Rich Girl (1936)
Way Down East (1935)
Cordelia Peabody
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)
Bottom's wife
O'Shaughnessy's Boy (1935)
Martha [Sheilds]
Black Fury (1935)
Sophie Shemanski
Mad Love (1935)
The White Parade (1934)
Miss Harrington
Affairs of a Gentleman (1934)
Miss Bennett [Gresham's secretary]
Music in the Air (1934)
The Fountain (1934)
Sophie Van Leyden
The Life of Vergie Winters (1934)
Winnie Belle
Finishing School (1934)
Miss Fisher
Hat, Coat, and Glove (1934)
The secretary
Anne of Green Gables (1934)
Mrs. [Rachel] Barry
Spitfire (1934)
Etta Dawson

Cast (Short)

Come Back, Miss Pipps (1941)
Angel of Mercy (1939)

Misc. Crew (Short)

Flag of Mercy (1942)
Archival Footage

Life Events


Movie Clip

Bad Bascomb (1946) -- (Movie Clip) When We Get To Utah Bandit Wallace Beery (title character), hiding out in a Mormon wagon train, has just learned that male converts are required to work, and he’s been drafted by Marjorie Main as Abbey, whose granddaughter Emmy (Margaret O’Brien) he’s already met, his pal Yancey (J. Carrol Naish) making out better, in MGM’s Bad Bascomb,1946.
Family Affair, A (1937) -- (Movie Clip) Keep It Dark! Mom Hardy (Spring Byington) and Aunt Milly (Sara Haden) with Andy (Mickey Rooney, his first scene in the role) taking a call from sister Marion (Cecilia Parker), and the judge (Lionel Barrymore) arrives home, in the first Hardy family movie, A Family Affair, 1937.
Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (1940) -- (Movie Clip) My Morning Ablutions Opening finds star Mickey Rooney in bed with a magazine featuring Diana Lewis as his faraway crush, the other title character, masking his obsession behind botany, his mom and aunt Milly (Fay Holden, Sara Haden), not yet catching on, in Andy Hardy Meets Debutante, 1940.
Judge Hardy And Son (1939) -- (Movie Clip) There'd Be Fewer Divorces Dining at the Hardy household, the judge (Lewis Stone) presiding, with Andy (Mickey Rooney), sister Marian (Cecilia Parker) and mother (Fay Holden), with her visiting sister Aunt Milly (Sara Haden), preparing to travel to visit her parents, in MGM’s Judge Hardy And Son, 1939.
Last Of Mrs. Cheyney, The (1937) -- (Movie Clip) Getting A Conscience Hostess Fay (Joan Crawford) with "servants" (Wallis Clark, Melville Cooper, Sara Haden) after the guests have left, revealing their game as butler and ringleader Charles (William Powell) joins, in The Last Of Mrs. Cheyney, 1937.
Shop Around The Corner, The (1940) -- (Movie Clip) Matuschek And Company Under Ernst Lubitsch’s direction from Samson Raphaelson’s script, smooth introduction of Pepi, Pirovitch, Flora, Ilona, Kralik, Vadas and boss Matuschek (William Tracy, Felix Bressart, Sara Haden, Inez Courtney, star James Stewart, Joseph Schildkraut and Frank Morgan), opening The Shop Around The Corner, 1940.
Bishop's Wife, The (1948) -- (Movie Clip) Are You Going To See Mrs. Hamilton? Bishop Brougham (David Niven) sets an appointment with a wealthy patron, putting out his wife Julia (Loretta Young) and his new aide Dudley (Cary Grant), who has informed only the bishop that he's an angel, in Samuel Goldwyn's The Bishop's Wife, 1948.
Bishop's Wife, The (1948) -- (Movie Clip) Ghastly Afternoon After a failed fund-raiser, Julia (Loretta Young) and Bishop Brougham (David Niven) argue over his priorities in Samuel Goldwyn's The Bishop's Wife, 1948, from a Robert Nathan story.
Magnificent Obsession (1936) -- (Movie Clip) What Loneliness Helen (Irene Dunne) has met lifelong pal Joyce (Betty Furness) at the dock in New York, explaining how she's now married to her father, much joy until arriving at the hospital, early in the first movie version of Magnificent Obsession, 1936, co-star Robert Taylor just introduced.
Lion Is In The Streets, A -- (Movie Clip) Less Talk And Gossip Newlyweds Hank (James Cagney) and Verity (Barbara Hale) Martin on a selling trip back in his home-turf swamp country, greeted by old friends the Lefebvres (Lon Chaney Jr., Sara Haden) and their blossoming daughter Flamingo (Anne Francis), who freaks out, in A Lion Is In The Streets, 1953.
H.M. Pulham, Esq. -- (Movie Clip) Our New Soap Flakes Sent on his first test-marketing call for the ad firm, along with savvy colleague Marvin (Hedy Lamarr), Harry (Robert Young) proves his worth, winning over Mrs. Frenkel (Esther Michelson), in one of many long flashbacks in King Vidor's H.M. Pulham Esq., 1941.



Charlotte Walker
Actor. Born c. 1877; died March 24, 1958 at age 80; silent screen actor.


Richard Abbott
Actor. Married 1921-48.