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May Robson

May Robson (April 19, 1858 - October 20, 1942) was an Australian actress. Born Mary Jeannette Robinson in Melbourne, she starred in the movie version of the play she wrote, A Night Out, in 1915. She made several silent films, then succsefully transitioned to talkies. She made 45 films during the 1930s, taking such roles as The Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland, Countess Vronsky in Anna Karenina, and Aunt Polly in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

In 1933 she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for Lady for a Day. She is the earliest-born actor to be nominated for an Academy Award.