Biography

Gladys George was an American actress.

George went on the stage at the age of 3 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 starred in Personal Appearance, a comedy by Lawrence Riley. This role was reprised by Mae West in the classic film, Go West, Young Man, which West adapted from the play. In 1936 George was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for Valiant Is the Word for Carrie.

George's Broadway credits include The Distant City, Lady in Waiting, and The Betrothal.

Her only other first billed roles were in Madame X (1937) and Love is a Headache.[6] 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 Hatch in Detective Story, and Lullaby of Broadway as the alcoholic mother of Doris Day's wholesome character.

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Gladys George was an American actress.

George went on the stage at the age of 3 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 starred in Personal Appearance, a comedy by Lawrence Riley. This role was reprised by Mae West in the classic film, Go West, Young Man, which West adapted from the play. In 1936 George was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for Valiant Is the Word for Carrie.

George's Broadway credits include The Distant City, Lady in Waiting, and The Betrothal.

Her only other first billed roles were in Madame X (1937) and Love is a Headache.[6] 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 Hatch in Detective Story, and Lullaby of Broadway as the alcoholic mother of Doris Day's wholesome character.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Gladys George, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 35

Birthday 1900-09-13

Day of Death 1954-12-08

Place of Birth Patten, Maine, U.S.

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Also Known As

  • Gladys Clare Evans

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1953 It Happens Every Thursday as Mrs. Lucinda Holmes
1952 Mr. & Mrs. North (1 episode)
1952 Hopalong Cassidy (1 episode)
1951 Silver City as Mrs. Barber
1951 Detective Story as Miss Hatch
1951 He Ran All the Way as Mrs. Robey
1951 Lullaby of Broadway as Jessica Howard
1950 Undercover Girl as Liz Crow
1950 Bright Leaf as Rose
1949 Flamingo Road as Lute Mae Sanders
1948 Alias a Gentleman as Madge Parkson
1946 The Best Years of Our Lives as Hortense Derry
1945 Steppin' in Society as Penelope Webster
1944 Minstrel Man as Mae White
1944 Christmas Holiday as Valerie de Merode
1943 Nobody's Darling as Eve Hawthorne
1943 The Crystal Ball as Madame Zenobia
1943 The Hard Way as Lily Emery
1941 The Maltese Falcon as Iva Archer
1941 Hit the Road as Molly Ryan
1941 The Lady from Cheyenne as Elsie
1940 The Way of All Flesh as Anna Kriza
1940 The House Across the Bay as Mary Bogel
1939 A Child Is Born as Florette
1939 The Roaring Twenties as Panama Smith
1939 Here I Am a Stranger as Clara Paulding
1939 I'm from Missouri as Julie Bliss
1938 Marie Antoinette as Mme. du Barry
1938 Love Is a Headache as Carlotta 'Charlie' Lee
1937 Madame X as Jacqueline Fleuriot / Miss Pran / Madame X
1937 The Romance of Celluloid as Herself
1937 They Gave Him a Gun as Rose Duffy
1936 Valiant Is the Word for Carrie as Carrie Snyder
1934 Straight Is the Way as Shirley
1920 Below the Surface as Alice

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