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Gertrude le Forte
Appeared (as "Tessie") in "The Clinging Vine" on Broadway (1922). Musical comedy. Book / Lyrics by Zelda Sears
. Music by / Musical Director: Harold Levey
. Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
. Costume Design by Peggy Hoyt. Scenic Design by William Castle. Musical Staging by Julian Alfred. Directed by Ira Hards
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5' 5" (1.65 m)
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[on the powerful matriarchs on such television soaps as Falcon Crest
(1981)] I would play such a role altogether differently. I would be very charming, very sweet; and then put the knife in the back, twisting it a little. A heavy is really very predictable. But a heavy with a veneer of sweetness keeps the other characters - and perhaps the audience - off guard.
She was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd and the Catholic Motion Picture Guild in Beverly Hills, California.
First Lady of Hollywood