Emily Fitzroy

  1. Blanche Yurka, A Tale of Two Cities, 1934.     For the infamous Madame Defarge in the fourth screen version of the Charles Dickens classic, producer David O Selznick tested the Londoner and Judith Anderson, Lucille LaVerne and May Robson.  Broadway’s Yurka  was making her first talkie – indeed, her first film since 1918.

 Birth year: 1860Death year: 1954Other name: Casting Calls:  1