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May Robson (born Mary Jeannette Robison) was an Australian actress (born to English parents) from the 1900s to the 1940s. She was born in 1858, and her parents moved back to England when she was 13, and she ran away and got married when she was 17, and she moved with her husband to Texas to start a cattle ranch! She quickly had three children, and then her husband died, and she took up acting to try to support her family. She was a stage actress in the 1880s through the early 1900s, but she then appeared in some silent movies, and alternated between screen and stage until 1926, when she solely made movies! She became the actress first called whenever there was a part for a grandmother! She was the earliest born actress to receive an Oscar nomination which was for her role as Apple Annie in "Lady for a Day". Some of her other movies include: A Night Out, The King of Kings, Chicago, If I Had a Million, Alice in Wonderland, Anna Karenina, A Star Is Born, and Bringing Up Baby. Robson passed away in 1942 at the age of 84.
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