George, Gladys (1900–1954)

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George, Gladys (1900–1954)

American actress of stage and films . Born Gladys Anna Clare on September 13, 1900, in Patton, Maine; died, 1954; the daughter of an actor and actress.

Selected films:

Red Hot Dollars (1919); The Woman in the Suitcase (1920); Home Spun Folks (1920); The Easy Road (1921); The House That Jazz Built (1921); Straight Is the Way (1934); Valiant Is the Word for Carrie (1936); They Gave Him a Gun (1937); Madam X (1937); Love Is a Headache (1938); Marie Antoinette (1938); I'm from Missouri (1939); The Roaring Twenties (1939); A Child Is Born (1940); The House Across the Bay (1940); The Way of All Flesh (1940); Hit the Road (1941); The Maltese Falcon (1941); The Crystal Ball (1943); The Hard Way (1943); Christmas Holiday (1944); Minstrel Man (1944); Steppin' in Society (1945); The Best Years of Our Lives (1946); Millie's Daughter (1947); Flamingo Road (1949); Bright Leaf (1950); Lullaby of Broadway (1951); He Ran All the Way (1951); Detective Story (1951); It Happens Every Thursday (1953).

Born into a theatrical family, actress Gladys George made her debut at age three and later played vaudeville, stock, and on Broadway. Although she made a few silents, George is mainly known for the films she made in the 1930s and 1940s. Cast as the leading lady or second lead in melodramas, her most notable roles were in Valiant Is the Word for Carrie (1936), for which she won an Oscar nomination, The Roaring Twenties (1939), and The Way of All Flesh (1940). George played character roles later in her career and worked until shortly before her death in 1954.