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Gladys Swarthout (1900–1969)

This colorful diva of the Metropolitan Opera was one of several who jumped on the operatic bandwagon during the 1930s to achieve film stardom. Following her prima donna peers Jeanette MacDonald, Lily Pons and Grace Moore to the silver screen, Gladys' turnout would be meager and a major disappointment. Born in Deepwater, Missouri, an Ozark mining ... See full bio »


(age 68) in Florence, Tuscany, Italy

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 1939 Ambush
Jane Hartman
 1938 Romance in the Dark
Ilona Boros
 1937 Champagne Waltz
Elsa Strauss
 1936 Give Us This Night
Maria Severelli
 1936 Rose of the Rancho
Rosita Castro aka Don Carlos
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 1957 Person to Person (TV Series documentary)
- Episode #4.23 (1957) ... Herself
 1951-1952 The Voice of Firestone (TV Series)
- Episode #4.11 (1952) ... Herself
- Episode #3.11 (1951) ... Herself
 1951 Wonderful Town, U.S.A. (TV Series)
- Episode #1.16 (1951) ... Herself
- Episode #1.10 (1951) ... Herself
 1951 What's My Line? (TV Series)
Herself - Mystery Guest
- Episode dated 14 January 1951 (1951) ... Herself - Mystery Guest
 1951 The Milton Berle Show (TV Series)
Herself - Opera Singer
- Episode #3.16 (1951) ... Herself - Opera Singer
 1950 The Saturday Night Revue with Jack Carter (TV Series)
- Episode #2.2 (1950) ... Herself
 1937 Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 7 (Documentary short)
 1935 A Dream Comes True (Documentary short)
Herself (uncredited)

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Participated in the September 8, 1937 Memorial Concert tribute to George Gershwin at the Hollywood Bowl, in which she sang "The Man I Love". See more »

Alternate Names:

Gladys Swarthout Chapman

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Had a passion for collecting antique silver. See more »

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