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Gertrude Norman (1848–1943)

Gertrude Norman was born on May 19, 1848 in London, England. She was an actress, known for Fidelity (1911), The Chief's Talisman (1911) and The Coward (1911). She died on July 20, 1943 in Hollywood, California, USA. See full bio »
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Fidelity The Mother
The Chief's Talisman
The Chief's Talisman The Old Nurse
The Coward
The Coward Jim's Mother
Widow by Proxy
Widow by Proxy Sophronia Pennington


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 1936 The Plainsman (uncredited)
 1935 The Crusades (uncredited)
 1934 The Trumpet Blows
Grandma Albrentez
 1933 Cradle Song
Tornero No. 1
 1933 He Learned About Women
 1932 The Sign of the Cross
Christian (uncredited)
 1932 If I Had a Million
Idylwood Resident (uncredited)
 1927 The King of Kings (uncredited)
 1924 The Right of the Strongest
Aunt Millie Davis
 1922 A Game Chicken
Señora Juanita Martinez
 1921 Little Italy
 1921 A Voice in the Dark
Mrs. Lydiard
 1921 Beach of Dreams
La Comtesse de Warens
 1921 Partners of the Tide
Grandma Baker
 1920 The Brand of Lopez
 1919 Strictly Confidential
Elder Aunt
 1919 Widow by Proxy
Sophronia Pennington
 1919 An Innocent Adventuress
Mrs. Cribbley
 1918 The Unbeliever
Marianne Marnholm
 1918 The Studio Girl
Mrs. Daw
 1917 Persuasive Peggy
Peggy's Mother
 1917 The Adopted Son
Mrs. Conover
 1917 Heart's Desire
Mother Mathilde
 1916 The Reward of Patience
Mother Osborn
 1916 The Feud Girl
Sue Bassett
 1916 Molly Make-Believe
Grandmother Meredith
 1915 A Girl of Yesterday
Aunt Angela
 1915 The Foundling (scenes deleted)
 1915 The Pretty Sister of Jose
The Grandmother
 1915 Fanchon, the Cricket
Old Fadette
 1915 May Blossom
Aunt Deborah
 1914 One of Millions
Mother Kubelow
 1914 The Unwelcome Mrs. Hatch
Old Agnes
 1913 The Tender Hearted Boy (Short)
The Miser
 1912 The Harbinger of Peace (Short)
Farmer Wilson's Unmarried Daughter
 1912 The Lord and the Peasant (Short)
Mary's Mother
 1912/I The Thief (Short)
Lillie's Mother
 1911/I The Coward (Short)
Jim's Mother
 1911 Fidelity (Short)
The Mother
 1911 His Baby's Doll (Short)
The Old Woman
 1911 Lucia's Broken Romance (Short)
The Old Woman
 1911 The Chief's Talisman (Short)
The Old Nurse

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Frail-looking English-born character actress of the American silent screen. Best remembered as the mother in D. W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation (1915). Made her first talking picture appearance at the age of 81.

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