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Gladys George (1900–1954)


One of the fine if relatively short-lived character actresses of Hollywood heydays of the 1930s and 1940s, Gladys George came into an acting family while literally on the road. Her parents were actually English and touring with a Shakespearean theater company in Patten, Maine when she was born (although usually noted as 1900, other sources put it ... See full bio »

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The Roaring Twenties Panama Smith
(1939)
(1946)
The Maltese Falcon Iva Archer
(1941)
He Ran All the Way Mrs. Robey
(1951)

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 1954 The Lineup (TV Series)
Gladys Knight
- Tappan and Long (1954) ... Gladys Knight
 1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
Sal
- Sal (1954) ... Sal
 1954 Hopalong Cassidy (TV Series)
Mrs. Edna Turner
- Grubstake (1954) ... Mrs. Edna Turner
 1953 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
Madame Zodiac
- Murder on the Midway (1953) ... Madame Zodiac
 1953 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Gina Clinton
- The Green and Gold String (1953) ... Mrs. Gina Clinton
 1953 It Happens Every Thursday
Mrs. Lucinda Holmes
 1953 Your Jeweler's Showcase (TV Series)
- Roman Interlude (1953)
- Rocking Horse (1953)
 1951 Silver City
Mrs. Barber
 1951 Detective Story
Miss Hatch
 1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
 1951 He Ran All the Way
Mrs. Robey
 1951 Lullaby of Broadway
Jessica Howard
 1950 Undercover Girl
Liz Crow
 1950 Bright Leaf
Rose
 1949 Flamingo Road
Lute Mae Sanders
 1948 Alias a Gentleman
Madge Parkson
 1947 Millie's Daughter
Millie Maitland
 1946 The Best Years of Our Lives
Hortense Derry
 1945 Steppin' in Society
Penelope Webster
 1944 Minstrel Man
Mae White
 1944 Christmas Holiday
Valerie De Merode
 1943 Nobody's Darling
Eve Hawthorne
 1943 The Crystal Ball
Madame Zenobia
 1943 The Hard Way
Lily Emery
 1941 The Maltese Falcon
Iva Archer
 1941 Hit the Road
Molly Ryan
 1941 The Lady from Cheyenne
Elsie
 1940 The Way of All Flesh
Anna Kriza
 1940 The House Across the Bay
Mary Bogale
 1939 A Child Is Born
Florette
 1939 The Roaring Twenties
Panama Smith
 1939 Here I Am a Stranger
Clara Paulding
 1939 I'm from Missouri
Julie Bliss
 1938 Marie Antoinette
Mme. du Barry
 1938 Love Is a Headache
Carlotta 'Charlie' Lee
 1937 Madame X
Jacqueline Fleuriot
 1937 They Gave Him a Gun
Rose Duffy
 1936 Valiant Is the Word for Carrie
Carrie Snyder
 1934 Straight Is the Way
Shirley
 1921 The House That Jazz Built
Lila Drake
 1921 Chickens
Julia Stoneman
 1921 The Easy Road
Isabel Grace
 1920 Homespun Folks
Beulah Rogers
 1920 Below the Surface
Alice
 1919 Red Hot Dollars
Janet Muir
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Other Works:

Stage Play: The Milky Way. Comedy. Written by Lynn Root and Harry Clork. Directed by William W. Schorr. Cort Theatre: 8 May 1934- Jul 1934 (closing date unknown/63 performances). Cast: John Brown, Brian Donlevy (as "Speed McFarland"), Leo Donnelly (as "Gabby Sloan") [final Broadway role], Edward Emerson, William Foran, Gladys George (as "... See more »

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Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Biography in "Actresses of a Certain Character: Forty Familiar Hollywood Faces from the Thirties to the Fifties" by Axel Nissen. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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