Actor Biography


Born: 1883, Chicago, IL

Died: 1952, Los Angeles, CA

Notable Films: Show People (1928)

Polly Moran spent a lifetime in entertainment. She was born in Chicago in 1883 and played vaudeville in her early years. She joined the Mack Sennett Studio in 1915. With Sennett, burlesque was her forte. Her style was broad, expressive, and gesticulating. The popularity of this comic type was fading by 1918 when she left the Sennett studio.

From 1924, she spent ten years at MGM where she made a successful series of comedies with Marie Dressler. After leaving MGM, she appeared in about 15 films. Over her career, she played numerous small parts as comic maids, widows, or mothers.

She died in Los Angeles in January, 1952.