Jane Darwell

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Patti Woodward (or Jane Darwell; October 15, 1879 – August 13, 1967) was an American actress. She appeared in over 170 theatrical movies and on television and stage. She played the Bird Woman in the 1964 Disney movie Mary Poppins. She played a grandmother or housekeeper in many movies in which Shirley Temple acted. She received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress when she played Ma Joad in the movie The Grapes of Wrath in 1940.

Darwell was born as Patti Woodward in Missouri. She died from a heart attack at age eighty-seven in California.