It must have been great being part of the new "Talkies." Many silent stars were dimming due to voices that didn't match screen expectations, and that left openings for new stars. It was a chance to work with Lionel Barrymore (1878 - 1954) and many other big names, establishing her reputation as someone you wanted to work with.
She made six films with Barrymore, and also worked with Boris Karloff (1887 - 1969) and Bela Lugosi (1882 - 1956) in The Invisible Ray in 1936; with Errol Flynn (1909 - 1959) and Bette Davis (1908 - 1989) in The Sisters in 1938; and was in the 1940 film version of Our Town.
In 1940 we see her in Remember the Night with Barbara Stanwick (1907 - 1990), and she works with Stanwick again in 1950's The Furies. A part opposite Clark Gable (1901 - 1960) didn't come until Lone Star in 1952.
Everyone, and I mean everyone, remembers her in her motherly roles. She played Jimmy Stewart's mother in no less than FOUR movies, and also on TV in "The Jimmy Stewart Show" in 1971! Most notably in the movies Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) and It's a Wonderful Life (1946).
Sadly, at age 92 in 1981, she tripped over her cat and died of the resulting injuries. Beulah Bondi had quite a career, and no one could doubt how much she added to the movies and TV shows she appeared in. He last role was on "The Waltons" and she won an Emmy for her effort.