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Gertrude Michael

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Gertrude Michael (June 1, 1911, Talladega, Alabama – December 31, 1964, Beverly Hills, California) was an American film, stage and television actress. Born as Lillian Gertrude Michael in Talladega, Alabama, she reportedly graduated from high school at the age of 14. She became a radio singer on the radio. She attended the University of Alabama and Converse College, Cincinnati. Her childhood home in Talladega, Alabama was destroyed by fire in 2007. In 1929 in Cincinnati she made her stage debut in a stock company. She subsequently appeared on Broadway in Rachel Crothers' Caught Wet (1931). She entered the movies playing Richard Arlen's finaceé in Wayward (1932), but her best-remembered role is probably as Rita Ross in Murder at the Vanities (1934), one of the last pre-Code films, in which she sang an ode to marijuana (Sweet Marijuana). She had an affair with writer Paul Cain (aka Peter Ruric).After they broke up, Cain wrote the role of the alcoholic lover (based on Michael) in his only novel published during his lifetime, Fast One. Gertrude Michael died, aged 53, from undisclosed causes, in Beverly Hills, California. Description above from the Wikipedia article Gertrude Michael,licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Jun 1, 1911 In Talladega, Alabama, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
48
First Appeared:
In the movie Wayward 1932-02-19
Latest Project:
Series Sea Hunt 1958-09-23
Known For
Poster of Parole Fixer
Poster of Till We Meet Again
Poster of Hold That Girl
Poster of A Bedtime Story
Filmography

Sea Hunt (1958)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.3 5 votes

Perry Mason (1957)

Mystery Drama Crime Family
Series
as Unknown
7.8 28 votes

Women's Prison (1955)

Drama
Movie
as Chief Matron Sturgess
6.2 3 votes

The 20th Century Fox Hour (1955)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

No Escape (1953)

Crime Drama Romance
Movie
as Olga Valerie Lewis
2.6 4 votes

Bugles in the Afternoon (1952)

Western
Movie
as May
4 3 votes

Cavalcade of America (1952)

Series
as Unknown

Darling, How Could You! (1951)

Comedy
Movie
as Mrs. Rossiter

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951)

Drama Comedy
Series
as Unknown

Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Caged (1950)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Georgia Harrison
6.6 12 votes

Flamingo Road (1949)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Millie
6.6 8 votes

Allotment Wives (1945)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Gladys Smith
6.5 2 votes

Three's a Crowd (1945)

Mystery
Movie
as Sophie Whipple

Faces in the Fog (1944)

Drama
Movie
as Nora Brooks

Where Are Your Children? (1943)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Nell Wilson
4 1 votes

Behind Prison Walls (1943)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Elinor Cantwell

Women in Bondage (1943)

War Drama
Movie
as District Director Schneider
6 1 votes

Prisoner of Japan (1942)

War
Movie
as Toni Chase

Parole Fixer (1940)

Action Crime Drama
Movie
as Collette Menthe

The Farmer's Daughter (1940)

Movie
as Clarice Sheldon

Slightly Tempted (1940)

Comedy
Movie
as Duchess

Just like a Woman (1939)

Comedy
Movie
as Ann Heston

Mr. Dodd Takes the Air (1937)

Movie
as Jessica Stafford

Sophie Lang Goes West (1937)

Movie
as Sophie Lang

Make Way For A Lady (1936)

Comedy
Movie
as Miss Eleanor Emerson
5.0 2 votes

Woman Trap (1936)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Barbara 'Buff' Andrews

Till We Meet Again (1936)

War Drama Romance
Movie
as Elsa Duranyi

The Return of Sophie Lang (1936)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Sophie Lang

Four Hours to Kill! (1935)

Drama
Movie
as Mrs. Sylvia Temple

The Last Outpost (1935)

Romance Action Adventure
Movie
as Rosemary Haydon
4 2 votes

Hold That Girl (1934)

Comedy
Movie
as Dorothy Lamont

George White's Scandals (1934)

Music
Movie
as Miss Lee
6 1 votes

Bolero (1934)

Drama
Movie
as Lady D'Argon
7 2 votes

Search for Beauty (1934)

Comedy Crime Horror
Movie
as Jean Strange
3 2 votes

The Witching Hour (1934)

Mystery Drama
Movie
as Margaret Price
5 1 votes

Murder at the Vanities (1934)

Music Mystery Romance
Movie
as Rita Ross
3.5 2 votes

Father Brown, Detective (1934)

Mystery
Movie
as Evelyn Fischer
5.5 1 votes

Menace (1934)

Mystery
Movie
as Helen Chalmers

Murder On The Blackboard (1934)

Comedy Crime
Movie
as Jane Davis

Cleopatra (1934)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Calpurnia
4.8 11 votes

A Bedtime Story (1933)

Romance Comedy Music
Movie
as Louise

Night of Terror (1933)

Horror Thriller
Movie
as Sarah Rinehart
7 3 votes

Cradle Song (1933)

Drama
Movie
as Maria Lucia

Ann Vickers (1933)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Mona Dolphin
5.7 3 votes

I'm No Angel (1933)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Alicia Hatton
6.3 6 votes

Wayward (1932)

Movie
as Mary Morton

Unashamed (1932)

Drama
Movie
as Marjorie
6.0 1 votes