Gladys George

About Gladys George

Who is it?: Actress
Birth Day: September 13, 1904
Birth Place: Patten, Maine, U.S., United States
Died On: December 8, 1954(1954-12-08) (aged 50)\nLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Birth Sign: Libra
Cause of death: Cerebral hemorrhage
Occupation: Actress
Years active: 1919–1954
Spouse(s): Ben Erway (m. 1922-1930; divorced) Edward Fowler (m. 1933-1935; divorced) Leonard Penn (m. 1935-1944; divorced) Kenneth Bradley (m. 1946-1950; divorced)

Gladys George Net Worth

Gladys George was bornon September 13, 1904 in Patten, Maine, U.S., United States, is Actress. Gladys George was an American stage and screen actress who played leading roles in both the silent era and talkies. However she is best known for the remarkable performances she delivered in her relatively brief stint as character actress in Hollywood films during the 1930s and 1940s. Born in the family of actors, she made her debut in the profession as a toddler of three years with a family act ‘The Three Clares’. Her ‘Broadway’ debut happened with the play ‘The Betrothal’ while she was still in her teens. The most remarkable stage performance of George remains in the comedy ‘Personal Appearance’ by playwright and screenwriter Lawrence Riley, staged at the ‘Broadway. Her excellent comic timing attributed to the enormous success of the play that not only saw the play being staged 501 times but also launched the career of Riley as a playwright. Her other notable ‘Broadway’ plays included ‘Lady in waiting’ and ‘The Distant City’. Starting her film career with silent films she went on to do talkies. Her outstanding performance in the leading role of Carrie Snyder in the drama film ‘Valiant Is the Word for Carrie’ earned her the sole ‘Academy Award’ nomination for best actress. The other films that cast her in leading roles include ‘Madame X’ and ‘Love is a Headache’. However she is mostly remembered for her phenomenal characterisation of a widow Iva Archer in the film noir ‘The Maltese Falcon’ directed by John Huston. Her other notable films include ‘The Way of All Flesh’, ‘The Roaring Twenties’, ‘Marie Antoinette’, ‘Flamingo Road’ and ‘Detective Story’. After 1950s she moved towards television.
Gladys George is a member of Theater Personalities

💰 Net worth: $400,000

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Biography/Timeline

1904

She was born as Gladys Clare Evans on September 13, 1904 in Patten, Maine (Another source says Hatton, Maine; a third source says "Gladys was born in a little town in Missouri, where the troupe her parents belonged to happened to be stranded at the time.") to English parents. Her Father was Sir Arthur Claire, "noted Shakespearean actor."

1920

George went on the stage at the age of 3 and toured the United States, appearing with her parents. She starred on stage in the 1920s, although she had made several films in 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.

1937

Her only other first billed roles were in Madame X (1937) and Love is a Headache. She also appeared in The Roaring Twenties (1939), The Way of All Flesh (1940), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) and He Ran All the Way (1951). She played the widow of Miles Archer (Iva Archer) in The Maltese Falcon and Mme. Du Barry in Marie Antoinette.

1954

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.