We have 2 volunteers within ten miles of your requested photo location. 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). Please enter your email address and we will send you an email with a reset password code. An email has been sent to the person who requested the photo informing them that you have fulfilled their request. Her last husband, whom she married when she was 46, was a hotel bellboy 20 years her junior. Biography in "Actresses of a Certain Character: Forty Familiar Hollywood Faces from the Thirties to the Fifties" by Axel Nissen. Frederick's career took on new dimension when she turned to film as well (1915), and George was probably influenced to follow her. If you notice a problem with the translation, please send a message to feedback@findagrave.com and include a link to the page and details about the problem. |  based on information from your browser. Please contact Find a Grave at support@findagrave.com if you need help resetting your password. Please complete the captcha to let us know you are a real person. One is hard put to even recognize her in black lace mourning profiles and the few lines she has. A mere month into her run in the Broadway original play "Queer People" George left with the opportunity for a screen test with Paramount Pictures. All photos uploaded successfully, click on the Done button to see the photos in the gallery. George was married and divorced four times. George began in silent film with the young female romantic lead in Red Hot Dollars (1919) and would steadily move in lead and good second lead roles through 1921. She was usually right on, but the roles were throwaways compared to what she was capable of doing. Oops, we were unable to send the email. That transpired, but it was MGM that signed her for a screen contract. Are you sure that you want to remove this flower? Photos larger than 8Mb will be reduced. Becoming a Find a Grave member is fast, easy and FREE. Legacy.com enhances online obituaries with Guest Books, funeral home information, and florist links. Gladys Brondeen George Obituary. Failed to delete memorial. There is a problem with your email/password. I thought you might like to see a memorial for Gladys George I found on Findagrave.com. Thank you for fulfilling this photo request. Her first and third husbands were actors Ben Erway and Leonard Penn. He died in Hollywood several months after being injured in an automobile accident. Try again. The film was a bit of a curiosity as dealing with a struggling New York Jewish family (not a usual focus) mixed up with gangsters. Afflicted with numerous ailments, including throat cancer, heart disease, and cirrhosis of the liver, she was scarcely able to work. In 1936, George was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for Valiant Is the Word for Carrie.[5]. |  Previously sponsored memorials or famous memorials will not have this option. George's Broadway credits include The Distant City, Lady in Waiting, and The Betrothal.[6]. George died at 54 of a reported stroke, but her physician suspected a sleeping pill suicide. Are you sure that you want to delete this memorial? We have set your language to Oops, something didn't work. To add a flower, click the “Leave a Flower” button. Into the 1940s George spent a year or so on Broadway and was cast in no few soap opera B movies where she alternated with sympathetic or hard-cased roles. Her mother, Lady Clare (Alice), passed away in Hollywood at the age of 71. For Edits select Suggest Edits on the memorial page. She is keeping the dignity of the family-exhausted from the effort but in gathering age still trying to charmingly glow, as she once did, with fast talk and quick smiles in the effort to make things look right-a slice-of-life jewel.Except for showing some old fire in her supporting role in Flamingo Road (1949), George had only a few more roles-with a couple of brief TV appearances--into the early 1950s. A system error has occurred. Family members linked to this person will appear here. This flower has been reported and will not be visible while under review. George died at 54 of a reported stroke, but her physician suspected a sleeping pill suicide. We have a volunteer within fifty miles of your requested photo location. She returned to stock and married for the first time.By 1934 she had a new husband-significantly, a rich one-the millionaire manufacturer Edward H Fowler who was able to further her career. Her parents stayed in America, and by the time she was three years old they formed a family act for vaudeville-The Three Clares (Gladys's middle name). George and actor Leonard Penn were married in a probate court in New Haven, Connecticut, September 19, 1935. The email does not appear to be a valid email address. GREAT NEWS! Her next film was not until 1936 and as a loan-out to Paramount, but it was pay dirt for George. In this her first audio film, George played the mouthy bad girl to good effect, displaying her vocal acting ability. Year should not be greater than current year. But by the next year physical change is more apparent as the speakeasy owner Panama Smith in The Roaring Twenties (1939) with its famous ending of the fatally wounded James Cagney staggering up the church steps after having rubbed out old rival Humphrey Bogart. Shortly after, Gladys was diagnosed with hepatitis, and her condition worsened very quickly. She starred in Personal Appearance, a comedy by Lawrence Riley. The sponsor of a memorial may add an additional, No animated GIFs, photos with additional graphics (borders, embellishments. Her father won his knighthood for service in India with the British army. Quickly see who the memorial is for and when they lived and died and where they are buried. You may not upload any more photos to this memorial, This photo was not uploaded because this memorial already has 20 photos, This photo was not uploaded because you have already uploaded 5 photos to this memorial, This photo was not uploaded because this memorial already has 30 photos, This photo was not uploaded because you have already uploaded 20 photos to this memorial. Though she supposedly passed away from a stroke, there was some suspicion that she had taken an overdose of sleeping pills to put a sad end to her story. High living and romantic escapades were things of the past for George by the early 1950s. Please check your email and click on the link to activate your account. It and perhaps her personal life had much to do with her biggest role the next year, Madame X (1937), as the long suffering soap opera-like Jacqueline Floriot. Though she supposedly passed away from a stroke, there was some suspicion that she had taken an overdose of sleeping pills to put a sad end to her story. Are you sure that you want to delete this photo? Her funeral services and burial were paid for by the Motion Picture Relief Fund. [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. Please reset your password. GREAT NEWS! In her personal life she also had a socialite's talent for partying-and alcohol-and romance on the edge. Please accept Echovita’s sincere condolences. Gladys George was married and divorced four times. The daughter of actors, George made her stage debut at age three and first appeared on Broadway in 1918, opposite Isadora Duncan in "Betrothed". Failed to remove flower. You can still file a request but no one will be notified. Remove advertising from a memorial by sponsoring it for just $5. Add to your scrapbook. Biography - A Short Wiki. Try again later. If a new volunteer signs up in your requested photo location, they may see your existing request and take the photo. From then, George worked the acting career. George, frowzy with little makeup and clutching her old morning robe is eagerly patronizing and quick to speak--with a slight edge in her voice--for her husband-tongued-tied in his own self-possession-to welcome Andrews home. Gladys and her husband, who also remained childless, settled in Godalming, Surrey in Mount Alvernia on Tuesley Lane. ). Gladys George was worn out with hard living and serious afflictions: cirrhosis of the liver, advancing throat cancer, and cumulative heart disease. She was in good hands when she worked for the famous Broadway star Pauline Frederick, who made a fortune on the Great White Way and via her touring stock company. Close this window, and upload the photo(s) again. GREAT NEWS! Profession. Ironically, she played a carousing, man-hungry star, and the press made hay with the coincidence. That they live near poverty is starkly portrayed with a near skeleton of a hovel under an arched overpass (looks like that near the Soto street exit of the 101 freeway in LA). We have a volunteer within ten miles of your requested photo location. "He used to be a big shot", she says as the police arrive. She gave up dyeing her trademark blonde hair and became a recluse. Your account has been locked for 30 minutes due to too many failed sign in attempts. Try again later. Found more than one record for entered Email, You need to confirm this account before you can sign in. Sorry! With experience she developed an interest in legitimate stage and while still in her teen years first trod the Broadway boards in 1918 in the original play "The Betrothal", the star being Isadora Duncan. She later toured the United States with Pauline Frederick's stock company. Definitely she was remembered for better than that! Her experience in stock meshed with her natural talent and a face to frame the emotion of great pathos as well as hard cased and worldly wise.

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