Gladys George (born Gladys Clare Evans; September 13, 1904
– December 8, 1954) was an American actress of stage and screen. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress
in 1936 for her role in ''Valiant Is the Word for Carrie
''. Most of her performances were in supporting roles, appearing in films such as ''The Maltese Falcon'' and ''The Best Years of Our Lives''.
George was born on September 13, 1904
[ lists Gladys Clare Evans born September 13, 1904, Maine - died December 8, 1954, Los Angeles, California.]
in Patten, Maine
parents, Sir Arthur Evans Clare, a "noted Shakespearean actor", and his wife, Lady Alice.
Another source indicated "Gladys was born in a little town in Missouri, where the troupe her parents belonged to happened to be stranded at the time."
George went on the stage at the age of 3 and toured the United States, appearing with her parents, who were British actors.
[ ] She starred onstage in the 1920s, although she had made several films during the early part of that decade. She starred in ''Personal Appearance'', a comedy by Lawrence Riley. This role was reprised by Mae West in the classic film, ''Go West, Young Man'', which West adapted from the play. In 1936, George was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for ''Valiant Is the Word for Carrie''.
Other roles were in ''Madame X'' (1937), ''Marie Antoinette'' (1938), ''The Roaring Twenties'' (1939), ''The Way of All Flesh'' (1940), ''The Maltese Falcon'' (1941), ''The Best Years of Our Lives'' (1946), ''He Ran All the Way'' (1951), ''Detective Story'' (1951), and ''Lullaby of Broadway'' (1951).
George's Broadway credits include ''The Distant City'', ''Lady in Waiting'', and ''The Betrothal''.
Gladys George was married and divorced four times. All of the unions were childless.
* On March 31, 1922, she and actor Ben Erway eloped and were married by a judge in Oakland, California. "They were remarried in San Luis Obispo August 3 of the same year. They separated September 14, 1930." The couple divorced in October 1930.
* Her second husband was millionaire paper manufacturer Edward Fowler, who walked out in 1933 after finding the actress in the arms of her leading man Leonard Penn. At the time, George was playing a nymphomaniacal star in the Broadway hit ''Personal Appearance''.
* George and actor Leonard Penn were married in a probate court in New Haven, Connecticut, September 19, 1935.
* Her last husband Kenneth Bradley, whom she married when she was 46, was a hotel bellboy 20 years her junior.
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George was afflicted with numerous ailments, including throat cancer, heart disease, and cirrhosis of the liver.
[ She died from a cerebral hemorrhage in 1954 in Los Angeles, California, aged 50, and was interred in the Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery in Burbank, California.]
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