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Born and raised in Philadelphia, Clarke was exposed to the motion picture business early on, as her father was a theatre organist. She studied dancing as a child and began on stage in vaudeville and also worked in nightclubs. She worked as a dancer in New York City (where she roomed with Creator/BarbaraStanwyck) and then began appearing in films in the late 1920s and early '30s. Her leading lady status was cut short in 1933 when she and fellow actor Phillips Holmes had a car accident, which broke her jaw and gave her scars on her face.

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Born and raised in Philadelphia, Clarke was exposed to the motion picture business early on, as her father was a theatre organist. She studied dancing as a child and began on stage in vaudeville and also worked in nightclubs. She worked as a dancer in New York City (where she roomed with Creator/BarbaraStanwyck) and then began appearing in films movies in the late 1920s and early '30s. Her leading lady status was cut short in 1933 when she and fellow actor Phillips Holmes had a car accident, which broke her jaw and gave her scars on her face.


Clarke's later film career mostly consisted of {{uncredited|role}} bit parts, often in titles that one wouldn't quite expect to see her in, considering she was most known for her roles in horror films, such as the wife of Dr. Henry Frankenstein in Universal's ''Film/Frankenstein1931'', and "raunchy" pre-Code movies, such as the woman into whose face Creator/JamesCagney shoved a grapefruit in ''Film/ThePublicEnemy1931''. Later on she appeared on television, in series such as ''Series/Batman1966'' and ''Series/GeneralHospital'', before retiring in the 1970s to become a drama teacher.

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Clarke's later film career mostly consisted of {{uncredited|role}} bit parts, often in titles that one wouldn't quite expect to see her in, considering she was most known for her roles in horror films, such as the wife of Dr. Henry Frankenstein in Universal's ''Film/Frankenstein1931'', and "raunchy" pre-Code movies, such as the woman into whose face Creator/JamesCagney shoved a grapefruit in ''Film/ThePublicEnemy1931''. Later on she appeared on in television, in series such as ''Series/Batman1966'' and ''Series/GeneralHospital'', before retiring in the 1970s to become a drama teacher.


Clarke's screen career mostly consisted of bit parts, often cameoing in movies that one wouldn't quite expect to see her in, considering she was most known for her roles in horror films, such as the wife of Dr. Henry Frankenstein in Universal's ''Film/Frankenstein1931'', and "raunchy" pre-Code movies, such as the woman into whose face Creator/JamesCagney shoved a grapefruit in ''Film/ThePublicEnemy1931''. Later on she appeared on television, in series such as ''Series/Batman1966'' and ''Series/GeneralHospital'', before retiring in the 1970s to become a drama teacher.

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Clarke's screen later film career mostly consisted of {{uncredited|role}} bit parts, often cameoing in movies titles that one wouldn't quite expect to see her in, considering she was most known for her roles in horror films, such as the wife of Dr. Henry Frankenstein in Universal's ''Film/Frankenstein1931'', and "raunchy" pre-Code movies, such as the woman into whose face Creator/JamesCagney shoved a grapefruit in ''Film/ThePublicEnemy1931''. Later on she appeared on television, in series such as ''Series/Batman1966'' and ''Series/GeneralHospital'', before retiring in the 1970s to become a drama teacher.



* ''Theatre/AnnieGetYourGun'' (1950, cameo)
* ''Film/SinginInTheRain'' (1952, cameo)

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* ''Theatre/AnnieGetYourGun'' (1950, cameo)
uncredited)
* ''Film/SinginInTheRain'' (1952, cameo)uncredited)



* ''Film/ThoroughlyModernMillie'' (1967, cameo)
* ''Film/WatermelonMan'' (1970, cameo)

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* ''Film/ThoroughlyModernMillie'' (1967, cameo)
uncredited)
* ''Film/WatermelonMan'' (1970, cameo)uncredited)


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Mae Clarke (Violet Mary Klotz; August 16, 1910 – April 29, 1992) was an American actress known for her appearances in films in UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra. She was also in a few Franchise/UniversalHorror movies and then later made uncredited appearances in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood.

Clarke came from a family that was half musical theatre; her father was an organist. She studied dancing as a child and began on stage in vaudeville and also worked in nightclubs. She was a dancer first and then appeared in films for Universal Studios, particularly in their horror cinematic universe. Much of her career was throughout the early 1930s, but her leading lady status was cut short in 1933 when she and fellow actor Phillips Holmes had a car accident, which broke her jaw and gave her scars on her face.

Clarke's career resorted to relying on bit parts, often cameoing in movies that one wouldn't expect to see her in, considering she was most known for her roles in horror and "raunchy" pre-Code movies, such as the woman into whose face Creator/JamesCagney shoved a grapefruit in ''Film/ThePublicEnemy1931''. She later acted on television, in series such as ''Series/Batman1966'' and ''Series/GeneralHospital'', before retiring in the 1970s to become a drama teacher.

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Mae Clarke (Violet (born Violet Mary Klotz; August 16, 1910 – April 29, 1992) was an American actress known for her appearances in films in UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra. She was also in a few Franchise/UniversalHorror movies and then later made uncredited appearances in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Clarke came from a family that was half musical theatre; exposed to the motion picture business early on, as her father was an a theatre organist. She studied dancing as a child and began on stage in vaudeville and also worked in nightclubs. She was worked as a dancer first in New York City (where she roomed with Creator/BarbaraStanwyck) and then appeared began appearing in films for Universal Studios, particularly in their horror cinematic universe. Much of her career was throughout the late 1920s and early 1930s, but her '30s. Her leading lady status was cut short in 1933 when she and fellow actor Phillips Holmes had a car accident, which broke her jaw and gave her scars on her face.

Clarke's screen career resorted to relying on mostly consisted of bit parts, often cameoing in movies that one wouldn't quite expect to see her in, considering she was most known for her roles in horror films, such as the wife of Dr. Henry Frankenstein in Universal's ''Film/Frankenstein1931'', and "raunchy" pre-Code movies, such as the woman into whose face Creator/JamesCagney shoved a grapefruit in ''Film/ThePublicEnemy1931''. She later acted Later on she appeared on television, in series such as ''Series/Batman1966'' and ''Series/GeneralHospital'', before retiring in the 1970s to become a drama teacher.


* ''Film/ThePublicEnemy1931''
* ''Film/TheFrontPage1931''

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* ''Film/ThePublicEnemy1931''
''Film/{{The Public Enemy|1931}}'' (1931)
* ''Film/TheFrontPage1931''''Film/{{The Front Page|1931}}'' (1931)


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* ''Film/LadyFromChungking'' (1942)


Clarke's career resorted to relying on bit parts, often cameoing in movies that one wouldn't expect to see her in, considering she was most known for her roles in horror and "raunchy" pre-Code movies, such as the woman into whose face Creator/JamesCagney shoved a grapefruit in ''Film/ThePublicEnemy''. She later acted on television, in series such as ''Series/Batman1966'' and ''Series/GeneralHospital'', before retiring in the 1970s to become a drama teacher.

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Clarke's career resorted to relying on bit parts, often cameoing in movies that one wouldn't expect to see her in, considering she was most known for her roles in horror and "raunchy" pre-Code movies, such as the woman into whose face Creator/JamesCagney shoved a grapefruit in ''Film/ThePublicEnemy''.''Film/ThePublicEnemy1931''. She later acted on television, in series such as ''Series/Batman1966'' and ''Series/GeneralHospital'', before retiring in the 1970s to become a drama teacher.



* ''Film/ThePublicEnemy'' (1931)
* ''Film/{{The Front Page|1931}}'' (1931)

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* ''Film/ThePublicEnemy'' (1931)
''Film/ThePublicEnemy1931''
* ''Film/{{The Front Page|1931}}'' (1931)''Film/TheFrontPage1931''


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Clarke's career resorted to relying on bit parts, often cameoing in movies that one wouldn't expect to see her in, considering she was most known for horror and notorious "raunchy" pre-Code movies, such as the woman whose face Creator/JamesCagney [[Film/ThePublicEnemy shoved into a grapefruit]]. She later acted on television, in series such as ''Series/Batman1966'' and ''Series/GeneralHospital'', before retiring in the 1970s to become a drama teacher.

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Clarke's career resorted to relying on bit parts, often cameoing in movies that one wouldn't expect to see her in, considering she was most known for her roles in horror and notorious "raunchy" pre-Code movies, such as the woman into whose face Creator/JamesCagney [[Film/ThePublicEnemy shoved into a grapefruit]].grapefruit in ''Film/ThePublicEnemy''. She later acted on television, in series such as ''Series/Batman1966'' and ''Series/GeneralHospital'', before retiring in the 1970s to become a drama teacher.

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* ''Film/TheManWithTwoFaces'' (1934)



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->''"When I was a little girl, I decided I wanted to be an actress. They told me it would bring me lots of heartbreaks, but I didn’t care; I knew what I wanted."''


Clarke's career resorted to relying on bit parts, often cameoing in movies that one wouldn't expect to see her in, considering she was most known for horror and notorious "raunchy" pre-Code movies, such as the woman whose face Creator/JamesCagney [[Film/ThePublicEnemy shoved into a grapefruit]]. She later acted on television, in series such as ''Series/{{Batman}}'' and ''Series/GeneralHospital'', before retiring in the 1970s to become a drama teacher.

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Clarke's career resorted to relying on bit parts, often cameoing in movies that one wouldn't expect to see her in, considering she was most known for horror and notorious "raunchy" pre-Code movies, such as the woman whose face Creator/JamesCagney [[Film/ThePublicEnemy shoved into a grapefruit]]. She later acted on television, in series such as ''Series/{{Batman}}'' ''Series/Batman1966'' and ''Series/GeneralHospital'', before retiring in the 1970s to become a drama teacher.


* ''Film/AnnieGetYourGun'' (1950, cameo)

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* ''Film/AnnieGetYourGun'' ''Theatre/AnnieGetYourGun'' (1950, cameo)


Clarke's career resorted to relying on bit parts, often cameoing in movies that one wouldn't expect to see her in, considering she was most known for horror and notorious "raunchy" pre-Code movies, such as the woman whose face Creator/JamesCagney [[Film/ThePublicEnemy shoved into a grapefruit]]. She later acted on television, such as ''Series/{{Batman}}'' and ''Series/GeneralHospital'' and then retired in the 1970s to become a drama teacher.

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Clarke's career resorted to relying on bit parts, often cameoing in movies that one wouldn't expect to see her in, considering she was most known for horror and notorious "raunchy" pre-Code movies, such as the woman whose face Creator/JamesCagney [[Film/ThePublicEnemy shoved into a grapefruit]]. She later acted on television, in series such as ''Series/{{Batman}}'' and ''Series/GeneralHospital'' and then retired ''Series/GeneralHospital'', before retiring in the 1970s to become a drama teacher.



* ''Film/WatermelonMan'' (1970)
* ''Film/SinginInTheRain'' (cameo)

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* ''Film/WatermelonMan'' (1970)
''Film/AnnieGetYourGun'' (1950, cameo)
* ''Film/SinginInTheRain'' (cameo)(1952, cameo)
* ''Film/MagnificentObsession'' (1954)
* ''Film/ThoroughlyModernMillie'' (1967, cameo)
* ''Film/WatermelonMan'' (1970, cameo)


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Mae Clarke, born as Violet Mary Klotz (August 16, 1910 -- April 29, 1992) was an American actress known for her appearances in films in UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra. She was also in a few Franchise/UniversalHorror movies and then later made uncredited appearances in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood.

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Mae Clarke, born as Violet Clarke (Violet Mary Klotz (August Klotz; August 16, 1910 -- April 29, 1992) was an American actress known for her appearances in films in UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra. She was also in a few Franchise/UniversalHorror movies and then later made uncredited appearances in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood.


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* ''Film/ThePublicEnemy''
* ''Film/TheFrontPage1931''
* ''Film/WaterlooBridge''
* ''Film/Frankenstein1931''

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* ''Film/ThePublicEnemy''
''Film/ThePublicEnemy'' (1931)
* ''Film/TheFrontPage1931''
''Film/{{The Front Page|1931}}'' (1931)
* ''Film/WaterlooBridge''
''Film/WaterlooBridge'' (1931)
* ''Film/Frankenstein1931''''Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}'' (1931)



* ''Film/WatermelonMan''

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* ''Film/WatermelonMan''''Film/LadyKiller'' (1933)
* ''Film/WatermelonMan'' (1970)

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