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Luella Gear (1897–1980)

New York-born comedienne, whose acerbic wit enlivened Broadway musical comedy and revue for fifty years, while making few forays into motion pictures. After attending Spencer School, Louella took acting classes and made her theatrical debut in 1917. Her many successes on stage included the parody "Life Begins at 8:40" (1934-35) and "Streets of ... See full bio »

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Known For

Carefree
Carefree Aunt Cora
(1938)
Phffft
Phffft Edith Chapman
(1954)
The Poor Fish
The Poor Fish Actress
(1933)
Lady in the Dark
Lady in the Dark Maggie Grant
(1954)

Filmography

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 1962-1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
Delia Leary / Mrs. Carney
- Conflict of Interests (1964) ... Delia Leary
- The Search (1962) ... Mrs. Carney
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
 1960 Juno and the Paycock (TV Movie)
 1956 Joe & Mabel (TV Series)
Mrs. Spooner
- Joe's Bankbook (1956) ... Mrs. Spooner
 1956 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Emma
- Happy Birthday (1956) ... Emma
 1954 The Elgin Hour (TV Series)
Mom Morton
- Falling Star (1954) ... Mom Morton
 1954 Phffft
Edith Chapman
 1954 The Big Story (TV Series)
Mrs. Ferill
 1954 Lady in the Dark (TV Movie)
Maggie Grant
 1952 Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series)
Ma Harrington
- The Patsy (1952) ... Ma Harrington
 1952 The Web (TV Series)
- Death Mask (1952)
 1950 Sure As Fate (TV Series)
- Tremolo (1950)
 1950 The Trap (TV Series)
- Chocolate Cobweb (1950)
 1949 Jigsaw
Pet Shop Owner
 1947 The Perfect Marriage
Dolly Haggerty
 1938 Carefree
Aunt Cora
 1933 The Poor Fish (Short)
 1923 Adam and Eva
Julie Dewitt
 1915 His Bachelor Dinner (Short)
Edna (as Miss Gear)
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 1959 This Is Your Life (TV Series)
Herself
- Charlie Ruggles (1959) ... Herself
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Gay Divorce. Musical comedy. Music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Book by Dwight Taylor. Based on an unproduced play by J. Hartley Manners [posthumous credit]. Musical Director: Gene Salzer. Music orchestrated by Hans Spialek and Russell Bennett. Material adapted by Kenneth S. Webb and Samuel Hoffenstein. Choreographed by Carl ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Miss Gear
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Star Sign:

Virgo

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