Anita Sharp-Bolster

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Anita Sharp-Bolster
Anita Sharp-Bolster in Scarlet Street.jpg
Sharp-Bolster Scarlet Street (1945)
Born(1895-08-28)28 August 1895
Glenlohane, Kanturk, County Cork, Ireland
Died1 June 1985(1985-06-01) (aged 89)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Other namesAnita Bolster
Years active1928–1977
Spouse(s)Jacob Schwartz

Anita Sharp-Bolster (28 August 1895 1 June 1985) [1] was an Irish-born American actress who appeared in 88 films and 12 TV series from 1928 to 1978. She was sometimes billed as Anita Bolster.[ citation needed ]


Early life

She was born 28 August 1895 in Glenlohane, Kanturk, County Cork, Ireland.[ citation needed ]



Sharp-Bolster's Broadway credits include Kathleen, Pygmalion , and Lady in Waiting . [2]


Sharp-Bolster debuted in the British film What Money Can Buy (1928). [1] Her American film debut came in 1942 in Saboteur , directed by Alfred Hitchcock. In a 2013 book, one writer described her as "one of the most riveting human gargoyles in Hollywood films." [3]


Sharp-Bolster worked with the BBC in the UK. [4]

Personal life

Sharp-Bolster was married to Jacob Schwartz. [5] She died in North Miami, Florida.[ citation needed ]

Selected filmography


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  1. 1 2 Seymour, Blackie (Summer 2011). "Anita Sharp-Bolster". Films of the Golden Age (65): 84.
  2. "Anita Bolster". Playbill. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  3. Nissen, Axel (2013). The Films of Agnes Moorehead. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. p. 112. ISBN   9780810891371 . Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  4. "Today's Radio Programs". Maryland, Hagerstown. The Daily Mail. 8 April 1940. p. 10. Retrieved 8 October 2016 via Open Access logo PLoS transparent.svg
  5. "Harold Pinter: An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center". Texas Archival Resources Online. Retrieved 17 April 2016.