Gladys George Actor

Gladys george

Gladys George (September 13, 1904 – December 8, 1954) was an American actress. She was born as Gladys Clare Evans on September 13, 1904 in Patten, Maine to English parents. George went on the stage at the age of three and toured the United States, appearing with her parents. She starred on stage in the 1920s, although she had made several films in the early part of that decade. She is credited for contributing to the enormous success on Broadway of Personal Appearance, a comedy by Lawrence Riley in which she had the starring role. This role was reprised by Mae West in the classic film, Go West, Young Man, which West adapted from the play. In 1936 she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for Valiant Is the Word for Carrie. Her only other first billed roles were in Madame X (1937) and Love is a Headache. She also appeared in The Roaring Twenties (1939), The Way of All Flesh (1940), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) and He Ran All the Way (1951). She played the widow of Miles Archer (Iva Archer) in The Maltese Falcon and Mme. Du Barry in Marie Antoinette.

Personal details

Date of birth
September 13th, 1904
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
December 8th, 1954 at age of 50
Place of death
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Cause of death
Cerebral hemorrhage
Places lived
Maine , United States, with Territories
pop. 1,328,302 (2013)

Family

Parents
Spouses

Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Drama137.31
Film-Noir57.4
Romance76.96
Crime57.36
Comedy56.34
Musical26.15
Adventure26.8
Action26.8

1. It Happens Every Thursday (1953)

Comedy
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80.0

It Happens Every Thursday is a 1953 film directed by Joseph Pevney.

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Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

2. Detective Story (1951)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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103.0
2 Show list 2 Show list

Detective Story is a 1951 film noir which tells the story of one day in the lives of the various people who populate a police detective squad. It features Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, William Bendix, Cathy O'Donnell, and George Macready. Both Lee Grant and Joseph Wiseman perform in their film debuts. The movie was adapted by Robert Wyler and Philip Yordan from the 1949 play of the same name by Sidney Kingsley. Nominated for four Academy Awards, it was directed by William Wyler. An embittered New York cop leads a precinct of characters in their grim daily battle with the city's lowlife. Little does he realize that his obsessive pursuit of an abortionist is leading him to discover his wife had an abortion. The characters who pass through the precinct over the course of the day include a young petty embezzler, a pair of burglars, and a naive shoplifter.

Awards

1952 Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay
1952 Cannes Best Actress Award

Top cast

James McLeod
Mary McLeod
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

3. He Ran All the Way (1951)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
played Mrs. Robey
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77.0
Bob Roberts
,
Paul Trivers
Hugo Butler
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Guy Endore
4 Show list

He Ran All the Way is a 1951 American crime drama film noir, directed by John Berry and featuring John Garfield, Shelley Winters and Wallace Ford. The film was Garfield's last, as accusations of his involvement with the Communist Party and a refusal to name names while testifying before the HUAC led to his blacklisting in Hollywood. He died less than a year later, at age thirty-nine, from coronary thrombosis due to a blood clot blocking an artery in his heart. During the film's initial run, director John Berry and writers Dalton Trumbo and Hugo Butler were uncredited due to Hollywood blacklisting during the Red Scare.

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Peggy Dobbs
Fred Dobbs
Nick Robey
Mrs. Dobbs
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Joe King
English
United States of America

4. Lullaby of Broadway (1951)

Comedy, Musical, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0

Lullaby of Broadway is a musical romantic comedy film released by Warner Bros. in 1951. It starred Doris Day as Melinda Howard, an entertainer who travels to New York to see her mother, and Gene Nelson as Tom Farnham, a fellow entertainer and Melinda's love interest. Gladys George appears as Jessica Howard, Melinda's alcoholic mother, in addition to S.Z. Sakall, Billy De Wolfe, Florence Bates and Anne Triola. Songs from the film were released in an album of the same name.

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Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

5. Bright Leaf (1950)

Drama, Romance
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110.0
2 Show list

Bright Leaf is a 1950 American drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Gary Cooper, Lauren Bacall and Patricia Neal. It is based on a 1949 novel of the same name by Foster Fitz-Simons. The title comes from the type of tobacco grown in North Carolina after the American Civil War. The plot is loosely based on the rivalry of tobacco tycoons Washington Duke and John Harvey McElwee, according to Bright Leaves, a 2003 documentary by Ross McElwee.

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Sonia Kovac
Brant Royle
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

6. Flamingo Road (1949)

Drama, Romance
played Lute Mae Sanders
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94.0
26 Show list $1.53M

Flamingo Road is a 1949 film noir directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Joan Crawford, Zachary Scott, Sydney Greenstreet and David Brian. The screenplay by Robert Wilder was based on a 1946 play written by Wilder and his wife, Sally, which was based on Robert Wilder's 1942 novel of the same name. The plot follows an ex-carnival dancer who marries a local businessman to seek revenge on a corrupt political boss who had her railroaded into prison.

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Sheriff Titus Semple
Tom Hill
Tom Coyne
Doc Waterson
Angry Carnival Creditor
Lane Bellamy
Link Niles
Waitress
Senator on Power Commission
Leo Mitchell
Blanche - Inmate of Women's Prison
Johnson - Reporter
Plainclothesman
Fielding Carlisle
Dan Reynolds
Train Conductor
Annabelle Weldon
Burr Lassen
Boatright
Ed Parker
Tunis Simms
Gracie
Hotel Bellboy
Johnny Simms
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Ted D. McCord
English
United States of America

7. Alias a Gentleman (1948)

Comedy, Romance
played Madge Parkson
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76.0
William R. Lipman
13 Show list

Alias a Gentleman is a 1948 film starring Wallace Beery. The supporting cast includes Gladys George and Sheldon Leonard and the movie was directed by Harry Beaumont.

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No End
Harry Bealer
Jig Johnson
Matt Enley
Curly Britt
Carruthers
Jim Breedin
Capt. Charlie Lopen
Johnny Lorgen
Moving Man
Elaine Carter
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
David Snell
Ray June
English
United States of America

8. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Drama, Romance, War
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
168.0
2 Show list 11 Show list $2.1M

The Best Years of Our Lives is a 1946 American drama film directed by William Wyler and starring Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright, Virginia Mayo, and Harold Russell. The film is about three United States servicemen readjusting to civilian life after coming home from World War II. Samuel Goldwyn was inspired to produce a film about veterans after reading an August 7, 1944 article in Time about the difficulties experienced by men returning to civilian life. Goldwyn hired former war correspondent MacKinlay Kantor to write a screenplay. His work was first published as a novella, Glory for Me, which Kantor wrote in blank verse. Robert Sherwood then adapted the novella as a screenplay. The Best Years of Our Lives won seven Academy Awards in 1946, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Film Editing, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Score. In addition to its critical success, the film quickly became a great commercial success upon release.

Awards

1948 BAFTA Award for Best Film
1946 Academy Award for Best Screenplay
1946 Academy Award for Best Picture
1946 Academy Award for Best Film Editing
1946 Academy Award for Best Actor
1946 Academy Award for Best Director
1946 Academy Award for Best Original Music Score
1946 Golden Globe Award for Best Picture
1946 Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
1946 Golden Globe Special Achievement Award
1946 Academy Honorary Award

Top cast

Milly Stephenson
Al Stephenson
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Aviation
World War II
English
United States of America

9. Minstrel Man (1944)

Musical
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70.0

Minstrel Man is a 1944 American film directed by Joseph H. Lewis and produced by Producers Releasing Corporation. It was nominated for two Academy Awards. Production began in late 1943. Director Lewis was drafted during production; he was replaced briefly by Edgar G. Ulmer. The studio shut the film down until the scheduling conflicts of cast and crew could be resolved. Lewis was released from the army in March 1944, and completed the film.

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Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
United States of America

10. The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
played Iva Archer
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100.0
19 Show list $375K

The Maltese Falcon is a 1941 Warner Bros. film noir based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett. Directed by John Huston, the film stars Humphrey Bogart as private investigator Sam Spade and Mary Astor as his femme fatale client. Gladys George, Peter Lorre, and Sydney Greenstreet co-star, with Greenstreet appearing in his film debut. The Maltese Falcon was Huston's directorial debut and was nominated for three Academy Awards. The story follows a San Francisco private detective and his dealings with three unscrupulous adventurers, all of whom are competing to obtain a jewel-encrusted falcon statuette. The film premiered on October 3, 1941, in New York City, and was selected for inclusion in the Library of Congress' National Film Registry in 1989. The Maltese Falcon was considered to be one of the greatest films ever made by Roger Ebert and was cited by Panorama du Film Noir Américain as the first major film noir.

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Sam Spade
Det. Tom Polhaus
Joel Cairo
Kasper Gutman
Wilmer Cook
Effie Perine
Reporter #3
Captain Jacoby
Det. Dundy
Reporter #1
Reporter #2
Miles Archer
Ruth Wonderly
Frank Richman
Ship's Mate
Policeman
Announcer
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

11. Hit the Road (1941)

Action, Adventure, Comedy
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61.0

Hit the Road is a film directed by Joe May released on Jun 27, 1941.

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Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Vera West
English
United States of America

12. The Way of All Flesh (1940)

Crime, Drama, Romance
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86.0

The Way of All Flesh is a 1940 film directed by Louis King.

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Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

13. The Roaring Twenties (1939)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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107.0
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Richard Macaulay
,
2 Show list

The Roaring Twenties is a 1939 crime thriller starring James Cagney, Priscilla Lane, Humphrey Bogart and Gladys George. The epic movie, spanning the periods between 1919 and 1933, was directed by Raoul Walsh, and written by Jerry Wald, Richard Macaulay and Robert Rossen based on "The World Moves On," a short story by Mark Hellinger, a columnist who had been hired by Jack Warner to write screenplays. The movie is hailed as a classic in the gangster movie genre, and considered an homage to the classic gangster movie of the early 1930s. The Roaring Twenties was the third and last film that Cagney and Bogart made together. The other two were Angels with Dirty Faces and The Oklahoma Kid.

Awards

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George Hally
Eddie Bartlett
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

14. Marie Antoinette (1938)

Biography, Drama, History
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149.0
3 Show list $2.93M

Marie Antoinette is a 1938 film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was directed by W. S. Van Dyke and starred Norma Shearer as Marie Antoinette. Based upon the 1932 biography of the ill-fated Queen of France by the Austrian writer Stefan Zweig, it had its Los Angeles premiere at the legendary Carthay Circle Theatre, where the landscaping was specially decorated for the event. The film was the last project of Irving Thalberg who died in 1936 while it was in the planning stage. His widow Norma Shearer remained committed to the project even while her enthusiasm for her film career in general was waning following his death. With a budget close to two million dollars, it was one of the most expensive films of the 1930s, but also one of the biggest successes.

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Louis XV of France
Marie Antoinette
Count Axel Fersen
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Marie Antoinette
English
United States of America

15. Love Is a Headache (1938)

Comedy, Romance
played Carlotta 'Charlie' Lee
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73.0
Frederick Stephani
Harry Ruskin
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Marion Parsonnet
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William R. Lipman
9 Show list

Love Is a Headache is a 1938 comedy romance film written by William R. Lipman, Marion Parsonnet and Harry Ruskin and directed by Richard Thorpe; with writing credits by Louis E. Heifetz and Herbert Kline.

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Mike' OToole
Jake' OToole
Joe Cannon
Mr. Hillier
Peter Lawrence
Sheriff Janet Winfield
Reginald 'Reggie' Odell
Jimmy Slattery
Mary
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

16. Madame X (1937)

Drama
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72.0

Madame X is a 1937 American drama film, a sanitized remake of several Pre-Code films of the same name. It was directed by Sam Wood with additional direction by Gustav Machatý. The film is based on the 1908 play by French playwright Alexandre Bisson.

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Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

17. Romance of Celluloid (1937)

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10.0

The Romance of Celluloid is a 1937 short black and white documentary film, narrated by Frank Whitbeck, which goes behind the scenes to look at the manufacture of film and the making of motion pictures. The film was the first of the studio's Romance of Celluloid series, which also included; Another Romance of Celluloid From the Ends of the Earth: Another Romance of Celluloid Electric Power: Another Romance of Celluloid A New Romance of Celluloid: The Miracle of Sound A New Romance of Celluloid: Hollywood;

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Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
United States of America

18. Rustlers' Valley (1937)

Action, Adventure, Western
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61.0
Nate Watt

Rustlers' Valley is a 1937 film directed by Nate Watt.

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Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

19. They Gave Him a Gun (1937)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
played Rose Duffy
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94.0
, ,
Maurice Rapf
6 Show list

They Gave Him a Gun is a 1937 crime drama film written by Cyril Hume, Richard Maibaum and Maurice Rapf and driected by W.S. Van Dyke; based from the book They Gave Him a Gun by William J. Cowen.

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Fred P. Willis
Saxe
James 'Jimmy' Davis
Sgt. Meadowlark
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
World War I
English
United States of America

20. Valiant is the word for Carrie (1936)

Drama
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110.0

Valiant Is the Word for Carrie is a 1936 film starring Gladys George, Arline Judge, John Howard, Dudley Digges, Harry Carey, Isabel Jewell, and Hattie McDaniel. The movie was adapted by Claude Binyon from the novel of the same name by Barry Benefield. It was directed by Wesley Ruggles.

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Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

21. Straight Is the Way (1934)

Drama
played Shirley
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59.0
Bernard Schubert
7 Show list

Straight Is the Way is a 1934 Drama film written by Bernard Schubert, Dana Burnet, George Abbot and directed by Paul Slaone.

Awards

Top cast

Dr. Wilkes
Mrs. Horowitz
Skippy
Bertha
Sullivan
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

Guest TV appearances

Hopalong Cassidy

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Western

External resources

Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E18 February 2nd, 1954 Mrs. Turner

Mr. & Mrs. North

External resources

Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E38 June 19th, 1953 Madame Zodiac

The Academy Awards

Program genre

Reality television
Award show
Special Interest

External resources

The Academy Awards is a TV program.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E01 March 4th, 1937

Wikipedia

Check Gladys George on wikipedia.

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