Jane Darwell

Jane Darwell
20th Century Fox


Jane Darwell
Film: North side of the 6700 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Born Patti Woodard on Oct. 15, 1879 in Palmyra, MO
Died Aug. 13, 1967 in Woodland Hills, CA

Jane Darwell was a stage and screen actress for more than 60 years who won a 1941 supporting role Oscar for her performance as Ma Joad in "Grapes of Wrath."

Hollywood tended to cast Darwell in matronly character roles. One of her most memorable parts was as the "Bird Woman" in Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins."

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    Academy Awards

    Year Category Work
    1940 Best Supporting Actress The Grapes of Wrath Win

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