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Gertrude Olmstead (1897–1975)

Gertrude Olmstead was born in Chicago, IL, on Nov. 13, 1897. She entered the film business early, making her film debut in The Fox (1921) at 17 years of age. The next year she appeared in the hit The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1922). She stayed busy throughout the 1920s, appearing in a total of 41 films. At age 25, however, she made what would... See full bio »

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The Monster Betty Watson
The Boob Amy
Torrent Remedios
Babbitt Eunice Littlefield


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 1929 Show of Shows
Performer in 'Bicycle Built for Two' Number
 1929/I Sonny Boy
 1929 The Lone Wolf's Daughter
Helen Fairchild
 1928 Hey Rube!
 1928 Passion Song
Elaine Van Ryn
 1928 Sweet Sixteen
Patricia Perry
 1928 Midnight Life
Betty Brown
 1928 Hit of the Show
Kathlyn Carson
 1928 Green Grass Widows
Betty Worthing
 1928 Bringing Up Father
 1928 Sporting Goods
Alice Elliott
 1928 A Woman Against the World
Bernice Crane, Bride
 1928 The Cheer Leader
Jean Howard
 1927 Life in Hollywood No. 7 (Short)
 1927 Buttons
Ruth Stratton
 1927 Becky
Nan Estabrook
 1927 The Callahans and the Murphys
Monica Murphy
 1927 Mr. Wu
Hilda Gregory (as Gertrude Olmsted)
 1926 The Cheerful Fraud
Ann Kent
 1926 Puppets
 1926 The Boob
Amy (as Gertrude Olmsted)
 1926 Monte Carlo
Sally Roxford
 1926 Torrent
 1926/I Sweet Adeline
 1925 Cobra
Mary Drake
 1925 Time, the Comedian
Ruth Dakon
 1925 California Straight Ahead
Betty Browne
 1925 The Monster
Betty Watson
 1924 Life's Greatest Game
Nora Malone
 1924 Empty Hands
 1924 Lovers' Lane
Mary Larkin
 1924 Babbitt
Eunice Littlefield
 1924 A Girl of the Limberlost
Edith Carr
 1924 George Washington, Jr.
Dolly Johnson
 1923 Cameo Kirby
Adele Randall
 1923 Trilby
Miss Bagot
 1923 Better Than Gold (Short)
Kate Norris
 1923 Hard to Beat (Short)
 1923 The Guilty Hand (Short)
 1923 God's Law (Short)
 1923 One of Three (Short)
 1923/I Fighting Blood
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1922 The Loaded Door
Molly Grainger
 1922 A Blue-Jacket's Honor (Short)
 1922/I Friday, the Thirteenth (Short)
The Wife
 1922 The Scrapper
Eileen McCarthy
 1922 The Phantom Terror (Short)
 1922 Westward Whoa! (Short)
Mrs. Gloom
 1921 Shadows of Conscience
Winifred Coburn
 1921/I The Fox
Stella Fraser
 1921 The Fighting Lover
Jean Forsdale
 1921 The Big Adventure
 1921 Out o' Luck (Short)
 1921 The Fightin' Fury (Short)
 1921 Kickaroo (Short)
 1921/I Sweet Revenge (Short)
 1921 The Driftin' Kid (Short)
 1920 Tipped Off (Short)
Marion Ross
Show Show Self (4 credits)

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Gertrude Olmsted


5' 2" (1.57 m)


Robert Z. Leonard  (his death)

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Originally cast as Esther in Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) but left or was fired after the film's production suffered delays in Italy. The role was recast with May McAvoy.

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