Gertrude Astor Movies List

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

Actor Gertrude Astor Filmography

Showing 11 to 20 of 27 movies
Showing 11 to 20 of 27 movies
3 Godfathers
3 Godfathers ( English )
Artist: John Wayne , Pedro Armendáriz , Harry Carey , Jr. , Ward Bond
Music Director: John Ford , Frank Wesselhoff , Joseph I. Kane , Ann Peck
Release date: 01-12-1948
The Kansan
The Kansan ( English )
Director: George Archainbaud
Release date: 10-09-1943
Idaho ( English )
Director: Joseph Kane
Release date: 10-03-1943
Lost Canyon
Lost Canyon ( English )
Director: Lesley Selander
Release date: 18-12-1941
The Doctor Takes a Wife
Director: Alexander Hall
Release date: 25-04-1940
The Llano Kid
The Llano Kid ( English )
Artist: Tito Guízar , Gale Sondergaard , Alan Mowbray , Jan Clayton , Emma Dunn
Director: Edward D. Venturini , Russell Harlan
Release date: 08-12-1939
Dust Be My Destiny
Dust Be My Destiny ( English )
Director: Lewis Seiler
Music Director: Max Steiner
Release date: 16-09-1939
The Women
The Women ( English )
Music Director: David Snell , Edward Ward , Douglas Shearer , George Bassman , Wally Heglin , Paul Marquardt , Charles Maxwell , Leonid Raab
Release date: 01-09-1939
Tassels in the Air
Tassels in the Air ( English )
Artist: Curly Howard , Larry Fine , Moe Howard , Gertrude Astor , Symona Boniface
Director: Charley Chase
Release date: 01-04-1938
Showing 11 to 20 of 27 movies
Showing 11 to 20 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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