Fay Holden (September 26, 1893 - June 23, 1973).
Fay Holden, was a British-born, American-based actress. She appeared in 46 motion pictures between 1935 and 1958, and she is best known for her recurring role as Emily Hardy, mother of Mickey Rooney's character in the Andy Hardy film series. She was in 15 of the 16 Hardy movies.
Donna Reed starred in one of the Hardy movies - The Courtship of Andy Hardy (1942)