Gertrude Astor Movies List

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

Actor Gertrude Astor Filmography

Showing 21 to 27 of 27 movies
Showing 21 to 27 of 27 movies
The Big Broadcast of 1938
Director: Mitchell Leisen
Release date: 11-02-1938
Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo ( English )
Music Director: Victor Young , Boris Morros , Burton Lane , Ralph Freed , Harold Lewis , John Cope
Release date: 31-12-1937
San Francisco
San Francisco ( English )
Release Year: 1936
Come Clean
Come Clean ( English )
Artist: Stan Laurel , Oliver Hardy , Mae Busch , Gertrude Astor , Linda Loredo
Director: James W. Horne
Music Director: Elmer Raguse
Release date: 19-09-1931
Dames Ahoy
Dames Ahoy ( English )
Artist: Glenn Tryon , Helen Wright , Otis Harlan , Eddie Gribbon , Gertrude Astor
Release date: 10-02-1930
Be Yourself!
Be Yourself! ( English )
Artist: Fanny Brice , Robert Armstrong , Harry Green , G. Pat Collins , Gertrude Astor
Release date: 07-02-1930
The Cat and the Canary
Director: Paul Leni
Music Director: Hugo Riesenfeld
Release date: 09-09-1927
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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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