Friday, 30 November 2012

Gertrude Astor

Born: 9 November 1887, Lakewood, Ohio, USA
Died: 9 November 1877, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

A silent film star who was the first actress to sign a contract with Universal. Her transition to sound films was not a smooth one and this, combines with her age, relegated her to lesser roles.

They Never Come Back (1932) as Kate

With Regis Toomey.

Crack-Up (1946) as Lady nagging husband on train (uncredited)

I Love Lucy: Ricky Loses His Voice (1952) (Season 2, Episode 9) as Chorus girl

Gertrude Astor is on the right in the stripes. Lucille Ball is in the centre of this picture.

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