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Vera Gordon (1886–1948)

American character actor of Russian heritage in silent films and early talkies. She emigrated with her family to the U.S. when she was seven years old. She became involved in the theatre even as a child and participated for several years in the Jewish theatre in New York. At the age of 34 she was cast by Frank Borzage in his version of 'Humoresque ... See full bio »

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Humoresque Mama Kantor
Four Walls
Four Walls Benny's Mother
The Good Provider
The Good Provider Becky Binswanger
The Greatest Love
The Greatest Love Mrs. Lantini


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 1943 Stage Door Canteen
Vera Gordon
 1942 The Living Ghost
Sister Lapidus
 1942 The Big Street
Mrs. Lefkowitz
 1938 Having Wonderful Time
Tenement Neighbor (uncredited)
 1938 You and Me
Mrs. Abie Levine aka Mama
 1937 Michael O'Halloran
Mrs. Levinsky
 1934 When Strangers Meet
Mrs. Sarah Rosinsky
 1931 50 Million Frenchmen
Jewish Tourist's Wife
 1930 Madam Satan (uncredited)
 1928 Four Walls
Benny's Mother
 1926 Private Izzy Murphy
Sara Goldberg
 1926 Kosher Kitty Kelly
Mrs. Feinbaum
 1922 The Good Provider
Becky Binswanger
 1922 Your Best Friend
Mrs. Esther Meyers
 1920 The Greatest Love
Mrs. Lantini
 1920 The North Wind's Malice
Rachel Guth
 1920 Humoresque
Mama Kantor
Show Show Self (2 credits)

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Stage Play: Why Worry? Melodrama/farce. Written by Montague Glass and Jules Eckert Goodman. Music by Blanche Merrill. Lyrics by Blanche Merrill. Directed by George F. Marion. Harris Theatre: 23 Aug 1918- 14 Sep 1918 (27 performances). Cast: Ralph Belmont (as "Dan"), May Boley (as "Stella"), Fanny Brice (as "Dora"), James Cherry (as "Bedell... See more »

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