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Gladys George (born Gladys Clare Evans; September 13, 1904[1] – 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 Name for Carrie. Most of her performances were in secondary parts, appearing in films such as The Maltese Falcon and The Best Years of Our Lives.

Early life

George was born on September 13, 1904[1] in Patten, Maine to British parents, Sir Arthur Evans Clare, a "noted Shakespearean actor", and his wife, Lady Alice.[2][3] 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."[4]

Career

George went on the stage at the age of 3 and toured the United States, appearing with her parents, who were British actors.[4] 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.[5]

Other first billed 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.[6]

Personal life

Gladys George was married and divorced four times. All of the unions were childless.

Health

George was afflicted with numerous ailments, including throat cancer, heart disease, and cirrhosis of the liver.[12] 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.

Filmography

Film
Title Year Role Notes
Red Hot Dollars 1919 Janet Muir film debut
The Woman in the Suitcase 1920 Ethel
Below the Surface 1920 Alice
Homespun Folks 1920 Beulah Rogers
The Easy Road 1921 Isabel Grace
Chickens 1921 Julia Stoneman
The House that Jazz Built 1921 Lila Drake
Straight Is the Way 1934 Shirley
Valiant Is the Word for Carrie 1936 Carrie Snyd

George was born on September 13, 1904[1] in Patten, Maine to British parents, Sir Arthur Evans Clare, a "noted Shakespearean actor", and his wife, Lady Alice.[2][3] 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."[4]

Career

George went on the stage at the age of 3 and toured the United States, appearing with her parents, who were British actors.[4] 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.[5]

Other first billed roles were in Madame X (1937), Marie Antoinette (1938), The Roaring Twenties

George went on the stage at the age of 3 and toured the United States, appearing with her parents, who were British actors.[4] 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.[5]

Other first billed roles were in Madame X (1937), Marie Antoinette (1938), 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.[6]

Gladys George was married and divorced four times. All of the unions were childless.