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Gladys George

Highest Rated:   100% He Ran All the Way (1951)
Lowest Rated:   67% Detective Story (1951)
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The daughter of a British Shakespearean actor, Gladys George was born while her parents' touring stock company was playing an engagement in Patten, Maine. On stage from age three, Gladys toured with her parents in a vaudeville act called The Three Clares. She won her first Broadway role in the 1914 production The Betrothal. Six years later she tried to launch a film career in Red Hot Dollars (1920), but her incipient stardom was halted when she was severely burned in an accident. She went back into stock, returning to Broadway in the early 1930s through the influence of her wealthy second husband Edward H. Fowler. Screen-tested by Paramount in 1934, George was signed by MGM instead; ironically, it was while on loan-out to Paramount that she scored her biggest film hit, 1936's Valiant is the Word for Carrie. For the next several years, George alternated between "weepers" and truculent roles in films: the title role in Madame X (1937), Madame DuBarry in Marie Antoinette (1938), the Texas Guinan counterpart in The Roaring Twenties (1939), and the unfaithful Iva Archer in The Maltese Falcon (1941). She didn't really like Hollywood much, but the money was better than on Broadway. She essayed character parts in her last years in Hollywood, culminating with a good comedy role in It Happens Every Thursday (1953) and a smattering of television. Gladys George's relatively early death may have been the result of a barbiturate overdose, though she'd been suffering from throat cancer for quite some time.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Undercover Girl
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet It Happens Every Thursday
  • Mrs. Holmes
1953
67% Detective Story
  • Miss Hatch
1951
100% He Ran All the Way
  • Mrs. Robey
1951
No Score Yet Lullaby of Broadway
  • Jessica Howard
1951
No Score Yet Bright Leaf
  • Rose
1950
No Score Yet Flamingo Road
  • Lute-Mae Sanders
1949
96% The Best Years of Our Lives
  • Hortense Derry
1946
No Score Yet Minstrel Man
  • Mae White
1944
100% Christmas Holiday
  • Valerie de Merode
1944
No Score Yet The Hard Way
  • Lily Emery
1943
No Score Yet The Crystal Ball
  • Madame Zenobia
1943
100% The Maltese Falcon
  • Iva Archer
1941
No Score Yet The Way of All Flesh
  • Anna Kriza
1940
No Score Yet The House Across the Bay
  • Mary Bogale
1940
100% The Roaring Twenties
  • Panama Smith
1939
No Score Yet Marie Antoinette
  • Mme. Du Barry
1938
No Score Yet They Gave Him a Gun
  • Rose Duffy
1937
No Score Yet Madame X
  • Jacqueline Fleuriot
1937
No Score Yet Valiant Is the Word for Carrie
  • Carrie Snyder
1936

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