Short, Gertrude (1902–1968)

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Short, Gertrude (1902–1968)

American comedic actress. Born Carmen Gertrude Short, April 6, 1902, in Cincinnati, OH; died July 31, 1968, in Hollywood, CA; dau. of Lew Short (actor); sister of Antrim Short (actor) and Florence Short (actress); m. Scott Pembroke (director, writer).

Age 5, made stage debut; made film debut with Edison Company; films include Rent Free, Beggar on Horseback, Tillie the Toiler, Adam and Evil, Golddiggers of Broadway, The Telephone Girl (series), Son of Kong, The Key and Woman Wanted; retired to work at Lockheed during WWII and remained there.