Gladys George - biography

Actor from United States of America

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. Her last successful roles were as Lute Mae Sanders in Flamingo Road, her brief appearance as the corrupt nurse Miss  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Gladys Clare Evans
Date of birth
1904-09-13
Place of birth
Patten
Nationality
United States of America
Parents
Arthur Evans Clare, Lady Clare
Spouse(s)
Ben Erway Edward Fowler Kenneth Bradley Leonard Penn
Profession
Actor

Performances

Year Performance Character
1951 Lullaby of Broadway
1951 He Ran All the Way Mrs. Robey
1950 Bright Leaf
1949 Flamingo Road
1946 The Best Years of Our Lives
1941 Hit the Road
1941 The Maltese Falcon Iva Archer
1940 The Way of All Flesh
1938 Love Is a Headache Carlotta 'Charlie' Lee
1938 Marie Antoinette
1937 Rustlers' Valley
1937 They Gave Him a Gun Rose Duffy
1937 Romance of Celluloid

Death

Date of death
1954-12-08
Cause of death
Cerebral hemorrhage
Place of death
Los Angeles

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