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Gertrude Messinger (1911–1995)

Gertrude Messinger was born on April 28, 1911 in Spokane, Washington, USA as Gertrude Dolores Messinger. She was an actress, known for The Rider of the Law (1935), Rustler's Paradise (1935) and Wagon Trail (1935). She was married to Schuyler A. Sanford, Henry Walsh Knight and David Sharpe. She died on November 8, 1995 in Woodland Hills, Los ... See full bio »

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The Rider of the Law
Rustler's Paradise
Wagon Trail
Wagon Trail Joan Collins
Hidden Valley
Hidden Valley Joyce Lanners


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 1952 The Greatest Show on Earth
Gertrude (uncredited)
 1950 Sunset Blvd.
Hairdresser (uncredited)
 1949 Samson and Delilah (uncredited)
 1943 Destroyer
Girl (uncredited)
 1943 Redhead from Manhattan
Club Patron (uncredited)
 1942 Syncopation
Bride (uncredited)
 1942 Pardon My Stripes
Telephone Operator (uncredited)
 1941 The Miracle Kid
Marge (as Gertie Messinger)
 1941 Niagara Falls
Telephone Operator (uncredited)
 1941 Gambling Daughters
 1940 Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride
Ms. Robinson (uncredited)
 1939 The Great Victor Herbert
Barney's Secretary (uncredited)
 1939 Our Leading Citizen
Phone Operator (uncredited)
 1939 Zenobia
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1939 Feud of the Range
Madge Allen
 1937 Carnival Queen
Small Young Woman (uncredited)
 1937 Atlantic Flight
Mary (uncredited)
 1937 King of Gamblers
Telephone Operator (uncredited)
 1937 Dizzy Doctors (Short)
Nurse in Corridor (uncredited)
 1937 Secret Valley
Martin's Secretary (uncredited)
 1936 Slippery Silks (Short)
Model's Assistant (uncredited)
 1936 Wild Brian Kent
Operator (uncredited)
 1936 Rose Bowl
Girl (uncredited)
 1936 Our Relations
Pirate's Club Customer (uncredited)
 1936 The Border Patrolman
Telephone Operator (uncredited)
 1936 The Champ's a Chump (Short)
Gertie (as Gertie Messinger)
 1936 The Drag-Net
Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
 1936 Blazing Justice
Virginia Peterson
 1935 Melody Trail
Cowgirl Cuddles
 1935 The Rider of the Law
Ann Carver
 1935 Adventurous Knights
Princess Carmencita
 1935 Rustler's Paradise
 1935 Social Error
June Merton
 1935 Roaring Roads
Gertrude 'Gertie' McDowell
 1935 Wagon Trail
Joan Collins
 1935 Wild Waters (Short)
 1935 The Fighting Pilot
Jean Reynolds
 1934 The Age of Innocence
Ship Passenger (uncredited)
 1934 Death Fangs (Short)
 1934 Hat, Coat, and Glove
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
 1934 Crack-Up (Short)
 1934 Love Past Thirty
Zelda Burt
 1933 Diamond Trail
Blonde Secretary (uncredited)
 1933 Bondage (uncredited)
 1933 He Learned About Women (uncredited)
 1933 The Woman Accused
Evelyn Craig
 1932 Boy Oh Boy! (Short)
 1932 Hollywood Runaround (Short)
 1932 Hidden Valley
Joyce Lanners (as Gertie Messinger)
 1932 Madame Racketeer
Patsy Hicks
 1932 Riders of the Desert
Barbara (as Gertie Messenger)
 1932 Lawless Valley
Rosita (as Gertrude Messenger)
 1932 Sinister Hands
Betty Lang (as Gertie Messinger)
 1931 The Kick-Off! (Short)
 1931 Mama Loves Papa (Short)
Gertie Culpepper
 1931 Call a Cop! (Short)
 1931 Let's Do Things (Short)
Nightclub Dancer (uncredited)
 1931 Air-Tight (Short)
 1931 Love Fever (Short)
 1931 High Gear (Short)
 1931 Blood and Thunder (Short)
Gertie Daniels (uncredited)
 1930 Ladies Last (Short)
 1930 Bigger and Better (Short)
Gertie (as Gertie Messinger)
 1930 Doctor's Orders (Short)
 1930 The Rampant Age
 1929 Dad's Day (Short)
Gertie (as Gertie Messinger)
 1929 Two Weeks Off
Tessie McCann
 1929/I Hurdy Gurdy (Short)
Kennedy's Daughter (as Gertie Messinger)
 1929 The Duke Steps Out (uncredited)
 1929 Whose Baby? (Short)
 1929 The Jazz Age
 1923 The Barefoot Boy
Mary Truesdale - as a Child
 1923 Stung (Short)
 1922 Wanted, a Story (Short)
 1922 The Big Scoop (Short)
 1922 Broadcasting (Short)
 1922 For Rent: Haunted (Short)
 1922 Makin' Movies (Short)
 1922 Supply and Demand (Short)
 1920 The Luck of the Irish
The Kid's Romance (as Gertrude Messenger)
 1919 Miss Adventure
Jane, as a child (as Gertie Messinger)
 1918 Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
 1918 Fan Fan (as Gertie Messinger)
 1918 The Girl with the Champagne Eyes
Miner's Child
 1917 The Hunted Man (Short)
Gilder's Child
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Child actress, in films from 1915. First worked at Universal, where her father had a job as a carpenter. Was often teamed with her brother Melvin (aka Buddy Messinger). From 1917 had leading roles in the "Fox Kiddies" series of short comedies. Appeared in feature films during the 1920's, including several directed by Cecil B. DeMille. Mostly acted in two- and three-reel comedy series, which ... See more »



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