Gertrude Astor Movies List

Gertrude Astor
Gertrude Astor
Lakewood, Ohio, USA
The Cat and the Canary

Actor Gertrude Astor Filmography

Showing 1 to 10 of 27 movies
Showing 1 to 10 of 27 movies
The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music ( English )
Director: Robert Wise
Music Director: Irwin Kostal
Release date: 02-03-1965
Un tiro en la noche
Un tiro en la noche ( English )
Artist: John Wayne , James Stewart , Vera Miles , Lee Marvin , Edmond O'Brien
Director: John Ford , Wingate Smith
Music Director: Cyril J. Mockridge , Jack Hayes , Leo Shuken , Irvin Talbot
Release date: 22-04-1962
The Devil's Hand
The Devil's Hand ( English )
Music Director: Allyn Ferguson , Michael Terr
Release Year: 1962
Around the World in Eighty Days
Director: Michael Anderson , John Farrow , Ivan Volkman , John Franco
Music Director: Victor Young , Sidney Cutner , Leo Shuken
Release date: 17-10-1956
The Boss
The Boss ( English )
Artist: John Payne , William Bishop , Gloria McGehee , Doe Avedon , Roy Roberts
Director: Byron Haskin , Lew Borzage
Music Director: Albert Glasser
Release date: 01-10-1956
Scared Stiff
Scared Stiff ( English )
Director: George Marshall
Music Director: Leith Stevens
Release date: 27-04-1953
Scandal Sheet
Scandal Sheet ( English )
Director: Phil Karlson
Music Director: George Duning
Release date: 16-01-1952
When Worlds Collide
When Worlds Collide ( English )
Director: Rudolph Maté
Music Director: Leith Stevens
Release date: 01-08-1951
A Place in the Sun
A Place in the Sun ( English )
Director: George Stevens
Release date: 13-06-1951
Showing 1 to 10 of 27 movies
Showing 1 to 10 of 27 movies

Gertrude Astor Biography

From Wikipedia Gertrude Astor (November 9, 1887 – November 9, 1977) was an American motion picture character actress, who began her career playing trombone on a riverboat. Born in Lakewood, Ohio as a member of the Astor family and of German descent, Astor joined a woman's band as a trombone player and toured the states. In New York she left the band to obtain film work and got a job as an extra before her career took off. Astor was a prolific performer, between 1915 and 1962 she appeared in over 250 movies. Her first known credit is in a Biograph short in 1915. She then became a contract player at Universal. A tall, angular and beautiful woman, Astor frequently towered over the leading men of the era; thus, she was most frequently utilized in comedy roles as aristocrats, golddiggers and "heroine's best pal". Her best-known silent appearances were as the visiting stage star in Stage Struck (1925) with Gloria Swanson, as the vamp who plants stolen money on Harry Langdon in The Strong Man (1926), and as Laura LaPlante's wisecracking travelling companion in The Cat and the Canary (1927). Astor worked prolifically at Hal Roach studios with such headliners as Laurel and Hardy, Our Gang, and especially Charley Chase. She was also kept busy at Columbia Pictures' short subjects unit. She continued to play bits in feature films throughout the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. She was briefly glimpsed as the first murder victim in the Sherlock Holmes adventure The Scarlet Claw and was among the ranks of dress extras in 1956's Around the World in Eighty Days. Her last appearance was in John Ford's The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. In her later years, Astor was a welcome guest at several Sons of the Desert gatherings, and became an honorary member of the Way Out West tent. She died in Woodland Hills, California from a stroke. She is interred in the Abbey of Psalms in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, CA.

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