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Gertrude Short

  • Highest Rated: 100% Tom, Dick and Harry (1941)
  • Lowest Rated: 36% Son of Kong (1933)
  • Birthday: Apr 6, 1902
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Pint-sized, squeaky-voiced actress Gertrude Short was a performer from childhood, touring in vaudeville and stock with her family. Short entered films as a juvenile in 1913, often playing boy's roles. From 1924 to 1925, she starred in a series of Telephone Girl comedies, many of these directed by her husband, Percy Pembroke. She continued in this vein well into the talkie era, generally cast as nosy or intrusive telephone operators. Gertrude Short made her last appearance before a switchboard in Weekend at the Waldorf (1945).

Highest Rated Movies








No Score Yet Man Alive Frowsy Dame 1945
No Score Yet Weekend at the Waldorf Telephone Operator 1945
100% Tom, Dick and Harry Bridge Matron 1941
88% Stella Dallas Carrie Jenkins 1937
No Score Yet Park Avenue Logger Margy MacLean 1937
No Score Yet 13 Hours by Air (Thirteen Hours by Air) Waitress 1936
82% Follow the Fleet Cashier, Dance Joint 1936
No Score Yet Woman Wanted Gertie 1935
No Score Yet G-Men Collins' Moll 1935
No Score Yet The St. Louis Kid Babe Smith 1934
No Score Yet The Key Barmaid 1934
97% The Thin Man Marion 1934
36% Son of Kong Girl Reporter 1933
53% Blonde Venus Receptionist 1932
No Score Yet Laughing Sinners Edna 1931
No Score Yet Bulldog Drummond Barmaid 1929
No Score Yet Gold Diggers of Broadway Topsy 1929
No Score Yet The Show Actor 1927
No Score Yet Beggar on Horseback Gladys Cady 1925
No Score Yet Barbara Frietchie Sue Rogers 1924
No Score Yet Amarilly of Clothes-line Alley Actor 1918
No Score Yet The Little Princess Actor 1917


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