Alma Kruger


13 Sep 1871


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA


Matronly, grandmotherly character actress, in films 1935-47, best known as head nurse Molly Byrd in the "Dr. Kildare/Dr. Gillespie" films of the 1930s and '40s. 64 years old when she made her film debut in William Wyler's "These Three" in 1935, she lived to be 88, dying in 1960.

Actor ( 46 credits )

Forever Amber (1947) Lady Redmond
Dark Delusion (1947) Molly Byrd
'Fun on a Week-End' (1947) Mrs. Van Orsdale
A Scandal in Paris (1946) Marquise De Pierremont
Do You Love Me (1946) Mrs. Joshua Frederick Crackleton (uncredited)
Colonel Effingham's Raid (1946) Mrs. Clyde Manadue (uncredited)
The Crime Doctor's Warning (1945) Mrs. Wellington Lake (uncredited)
Between Two Women (1945) Nurse Molly Byrd
Babes on Swing Street (1944) Martha Curtis
Our Hearts Were Young and Gay (1944) Mrs. Lamberton
3 Men in White (1944) Molly Bird
Mrs. Parkington (1944) Mrs. Jacob Livingstone (uncredited)
Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case (1943) Molly Byrd
That Other Woman (1942) Grandma Borden
Saboteur (1942) Mrs. Sutton
Dr. Kildare's Victory (1942) Nurse Molly Byrd
Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant (1942) Molly Byrd
Calling Dr. Gillespie (1942) Molly Byrd
Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day (1941) Molly Byrd
Puddin' Head (1941) Matilda Montgomery
The People vs. Dr. Kildare (1941) Molly Byrd
The Trial of Mary Dugan (1941) Dr. Saunders
Blonde Inspiration (1941) Victoria Mason
Dr. Kildare's Crisis (1940) Molly Byrd
You'll Find Out (1940) Aunt Margo
Dr. Kildare Goes Home (1940) Molly Byrd
Anne of Windy Poplars (1940) Mrs. Stephen Pringle
Dr. Kildare's Strange Case (1940) Molly Byrd, Superintendant of Nurses
His Girl Friday (1940) Mrs. Baldwin
Balalaika (1939) Mrs. Danchenoff
The Secret of Dr. Kildare (1939) Head Nurse Molly Byrd
Calling Dr. Kildare (1939) Molly Byrd
Made for Each Other (1939) Sister Madeline
The Great Waltz (1938) Mrs. Strauss
Tarnished Angel (1938) Mrs. Harry Stockton
Mother Carey's Chickens (1938) Aunt Bertha
Marie Antoinette (1938) Empress Maria Theresa
The Toy Wife (1938) Madame Vallaire
One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937) Mrs. Tyler
Vogues of 1938 (1937) Sophie Miller
The Man in Blue (1937) Mrs. Dunne
Breezing Home (1937) Mrs. Evans
The Mighty Treve (1937) Mrs. Davis
Love Letters of a Star (1936) Veronica Todd
Craig's Wife (1936) Ellen Austen
These Three (1936) Mrs. Amelia Tilford