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Esther Muir (1903–1995)

The statuesque American comedienne Esther Muir was a former New York model, who started in the chorus line of the 1922 "Greenwich Village Follies" on Broadway, straight out of high school, and with little or no theatrical training. She caught the eye, however, since her effort led to further work on stage, including "Battling Butler", opposite ... See full bio »

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Known For

A Day at the Races Cokey 'Flo'
So This Is Africa Mrs. Johnson-Martini
Racing Luck Elaine Bostwick
Battle of Broadway Opal Updyke


Hide Hide Show Show Actress (48 credits)
 1942 X Marks the Spot
Bonnie Bascomb
 1942 The Mayor of 44th Street
Hilda, Telephone Operator
 1941 Honky Tonk
Prostitute (uncredited)
 1940 Stolen Paradise
Mrs. Ellen Gordon
 1940 Misbehaving Husbands
Grace Norman
 1939 The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1938 The Wrong Way Out (Short)
Lola (uncredited)
 1938 Western Jamboree
 1938 The Law West of Tombstone
Madame Mustache
 1938 Sunset Murder Case
Lora Wynne
 1938 The Toy Wife
Blonde Woman (uncredited)
 1938 Three Comrades
Frau Schmidt (uncredited)
 1938 Battle of Broadway
Opal Updyke
 1938 Romance in the Dark
Prima Donna
 1938 City Girl
Flo Nichols
 1937 Love on Toast
 1937 Under Suspicion
 1937 I'll Take Romance
 1937 On Again-Off Again
Nettie Horton
 1937 A Day at the Races
Cokey 'Flo'
 1937 High Hat
Carmel Prevost
 1936 A Girl's Best Years (Short)
Gold Digger (uncredited)
 1936 Fury
Girl in Apartment Listening to Radio (uncredited)
 1936 The First Baby
Tough Guy's Girl (uncredited)
 1936 The Great Ziegfeld
Burlesque Prima Donna (uncredited)
 1935 Coronado
Hotel Guest (uncredited)
 1935 Racing Luck
Elaine Bostwick
 1935 It Always Happens (Short)
Jane, Andy's Sister-in-Law
 1935 The Gay Deception
Spellek's Wife (uncredited)
 1935 Here's to Romance
Pianist (uncredited)
 1935 The Gilded Lily
Divorcee (uncredited)
 1934 The Party's Over
Tillie (uncredited)
 1934 Picture Brides
Flo Lane - Bleach-Blond Bride
 1934 Unknown Blonde
Mrs. Vail
 1934 Caravan
Beer Garden Band Leader (uncredited)
 1934 Public Stenographer
Lucille 'Lucy' Weston
 1933 Hell and High Water
Barney's mother
 1933 Broadway Thru a Keyhole
Chorus girl (uncredited)
 1933 His Weak Moment (Short)
 1933 I Love That Man
Babe - Masseuse
 1933 So This Is Africa
Mrs. Johnson-Martini
 1933 The Woman Who Dared
Mae Compton
 1933 Wine, Women and Song
 1933 Sweepings
 1933 Sailor's Luck
Minnie Broadhurst
 1931 A Dangerous Affair
 1929 Joy Ride
Esther Studebaker (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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The International Review (1930). Musical revue. See more »

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In 1952 she contracted polio. Early in her battle with the disease she was unable to walk, but she eventually recovered after two years of intense physical therapy. See more »

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