18 June 1891 - 20 April 1946
An Australian film actress, born in Melbourne, Australia, who worked in both silent and sound films in early Hollywood. Mae was a member of a musical family. She first appeared on stage and then in vaudeville. Busch moved to America in 1900, she worked at Keystone Studios and, most memorably, frequently playing Hardy's shrewish wife. At the pinnacle of her film career Mae was known as the versatile vamp. She had roles in approximately one hundred and thirty motion pictures. Mae Busch died in 1946, age 54, at a San Fernando Valley sanitarium, her grave is located at Chapel of the Pines Crematory.