Audrey Christie’s best known film roles are “Carousel” in 1956 as Mrs Mullen the carnival owner and “Splendour in the Grass” as the mother of Natalie Wood in 1961.
Audrey Christie was born on June 27, 1912 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for Splendor in the Grass (1961), Carousel (1956) and Frankie and Johnny (1966). She died on December 19, 1989 in West Hollywood, California, USA. Broadway actress. Made very few films, but appeared in many television guest shots.Originated the role of “Miriam Aarons” in the Broadway production of Clare Boothe Luce‘s play, “The Women”; Paulette Goddard played the part later in the 1939 film, The Women (1939). Attended acting and dancing classes in Chicago and performed in vaudeville from the age of fifteen. Moved on to working in night clubs and on radio shows, before singing and dancing in musical comedies on the stage. Her screen appearances often tended to be in matronly, pompous or otherwise unsympathetic roles, as haughty socialites or strict mothers.