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Gertrude Short (1902–1968)

Married to director/writer Scott Pembroke, daughter of actor Lew Short and sister of actress Florence Short. Gertrude Short was in vaudeville for five years then moved to the legit stage and onto Hollywood in 1922. From 1924 to 1925, Short played in a series of "Telephone Girl" comedies, directed by her husband. She continued playing telephone ... See full bio »

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Known For

Love Birds Burlesque Girl
A Bit o' Heaven A Raggedy Ruggles
The Prisoner Lady Jane


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 1946 Gettin' Glamour (Short)
Gussie (uncredited)
 1945 Man Alive
Mrs. Fogarty (uncredited)
 1945 Guest Pests (Short)
 1945 Week-End at the Waldorf
Telephone Operator (uncredited)
 1945 Sheriff of Cimarron
Portly Woman (uncredited)
 1942 Two for the Money (Short)
 1942 Her Cardboard Lover
Hotel Telephone Operator (uncredited)
 1941 Tom, Dick and Harry
Bridge Matron (scenes deleted)
 1941 A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob
Mother (scenes deleted)
 1940 Spots Before Your Eyes (Short)
 1939 Dog-Gone (Short)
Hilda, the Maid
 1939 Broadway Serenade
2nd 5&10 Salesgirl (uncredited)
 1939 You Can't Get Away with Murder
Peg (uncredited)
 1938 Tip-Off Girls
'Boots' Milburn
 1937 Manhattan Merry-Go-Round
Danny's Nightclub Date (uncredited)
 1937 Stella Dallas
Carrie Jenkins (uncredited)
 1937 Wild Money
Miss Green
 1937 The Singing Marine
Mamie - Mike's Girl (uncredited)
 1937 Penny Wisdom (Short)
Chloe Smudge (uncredited)
 1937 Park Avenue Logger
Margy MacLean
 1936 The Big Broadcast of 1937
Suzie - Waitress (uncredited)
 1936 13 Hours by Air
Waitress in Omaha (uncredited)
 1936 Follow the Fleet
Cashier in Paradise Ballroom (uncredited)
 1935 The Affair of Susan
Girl in Candy Shop (uncredited)
 1935 Woman Wanted
 1935 Front Page Woman
Miss Dunn (uncredited)
 1935 'G' Men
Collins' Moll (uncredited)
 1935 Helldorado
Mae (uncredited)
 1935 Hollywood Trouble (Short)
Miss Kelly
 1934 The St. Louis Kid
Babe Smith - the Girl Buck Picks Up
 1934 Happiness Ahead
Party Reveller (uncredited)
 1934 Death on the Diamond
Player's Wife (uncredited)
 1934 The Key
Evie - a Barmaid
 1934 The Thin Man
Marion (uncredited)
 1934 Love Birds
Burlesque Girl
 1934 A Trifle Backward (Short)
 1933 Son of Kong
Reporter (uncredited)
 1933 Secret Sinners
Sue's Chum - the Chorus Girl
 1933 The Girl in 419
Lucy - Housekeeper
 1933 Scandal (Short)
 1932 Blonde Venus
Receptionist (uncredited)
 1932 Make Me a Star
Girl with the Pattersons (uncredited)
 1932 Niagara Falls (Short)
 1932 What Price Hollywood?
Waitress Letting Mary Serve Max (uncredited)
 1932 Gigolettes (Short)
 1932 Only Men Wanted (Short)
 1931 Easy to Get (Short)
 1931 Take 'em and Shake 'em (Short)
 1931 June First (Short)
 1931 Laughing Sinners
 1931 A Butter 'n' Yeggman (Short)
 1930 Once a Gentleman
 1930 Little Accident
Miss Clark
 1930 The Last Dance
Sybil Kelly
 1929 The Broadway Hoofer
 1929 Bulldog Drummond
 1929 The Three Outcasts
 1929 Trial Marriage
 1928 None But the Brave (unconfirmed)
 1927 Polly of the Movies
Polly Primrose
 1927 Women's Wares
Maisie Duncan
 1927 Ladies at Ease
 1927 Adam and Evil
Dora Dell
 1927 Tillie the Toiler
 1927 The Show
 1927 The Masked Woman
 1926 Dangerous Friends
Linda Betts
 1926 The Lily
Lucie Plock
 1926 A Poor Girl's Romance
Anne Beaudeau
 1926 Ladies of Leisure
Marian Forrest
 1926/I Sweet Adeline
Cabaret Dancer
 1925 The Other Woman's Story
Gertie Van
 1925 Tessie
Mame McQuire
 1925 My Lady's Lips
Crook girl
 1925 Beggar on Horseback
Gladys Cady
 1925 The Talker
Maud Fells
 1925 Her Market Value
 1925 Code of the West
Mollie Thurman
 1925 The Narrow Street
Nell Mangan
 1924 Barbara Frietchie
Sue Rogers
 1924 Love and Learn (Short)
 1924 The Square Sex (Short)
 1924 For the Love of Mike (Short)
 1924 Sherlock's Home (Short)
Hazel Killian - Switchboard Operator
 1924 William Tells (Short)
 1924 King Leary (Short)
 1924 Money to Burns (Short)
 1924 When Knighthood Was in Tower (Short)
 1924 Julius Sees Her (Short)
 1924 Leap Year
Molly Morris
 1923 The Man Life Passed By
 1923 Breaking Into Society
 1923 The Gold Diggers
Topsy St. John
 1923 The Prisoner
Lady Jane
 1923 Crinoline and Romance
Sibil Vane
 1922 Youth to Youth
 1922 Boy Crazy
Evelina Skinner
 1922 Headin' West
Potato Polly
 1922 Rent Free
Justine Tate
 1921 Fool's Paradise
Child (uncredited)
 1921 The Blot
Miss Olsen (uncredited)
 1920 She Couldn't Help It
Mag Monahan
 1920 Cinderella's Twin
Marcia Valentine
 1920 You Never Can Tell
 1919 In Mizzoura
Lisbeth Vernon
 1919 The Heart of Youth
 1919 Blackie's Redemption
Baby Doll
 1918 Riddle Gawne
Jane Gawne
 1918 The Only Road
 1918 Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley
Freida Shultz The Gossip (uncredited)
 1917 The Little Princess
 1917 The Hostage
Sophia (her sister)
 1917 A Bit o' Heaven
A Raggedy Ruggles
 1917 Skinny Gets a Goat (Short)
The New Cashier
 1916 The Purple Mask
Mary MacLean
 1916 Luke's Movie Muddle (Short)
 1915 The Broken Coin
Young girl
 1915 Fatty's Infatuation (Short)
Fatty's Sweetheart
 1914 The Little Angel of Canyon Creek
Olaf Tryggvesson
 1914 Jess of the Mountain Country
May Gibbons (Jack's Sister)
 1914 The Hopes of Blind Alley (Short)
Child (uncredited)
 1914 The Fruit of Evil (Short)
 1914 Thieves (Short)
Billy Barr
 1914 Captain Junior (Short)
Captain Junior
 1914/I The Test (Short)
 1914/I The Embezzler (Short)
 1914 Her Father's Guilt (Short)
 1914 The Honor of the Mounted (Short)
 1914 Secret of the Bulb (Short)
Little Nellie
 1913 A Cracksman Santa Claus (Short)
Dot's Sister
 1913/I Playmates (Short)
 1913 The Kid (Short)
 1913 The Echo of a Song (Short)
Fagin's Younger Daughter
 1913 Chivalry Days (Short)
 1913 In the Coils of the Python (Short)
Oswald Bainbridge - the Child
 1913/I Uncle Tom's Cabin (Short)
 1913 The Sea Urchin (Short)
 1913 Campaigning with Custer (Short)
Gertrude (Gen. Custer's Niece)
 1913 When Sherman Marched to the Sea (Short)
 1913 Why Rags Left Home (Short)
 1913 Cinders (Short)
Katy, a Child
 1913 The Darling of the Regiment (Short)
Gertrude - the Darling of the Regiment
 1912 The Driver of the Deadwood Coach (Short)
Driver's Daughter
 1912 Early's Awakening (Short)
Gertie - Poor Little Girl
 1912 Hearts in Conflict (Short)

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