Biographies Of The Players FET-GER


FETCHIT, Stepin. Real name, Lincoln Theodore Perry. B. Key West, Florida, May 30, 1902. Black hair, black eyes. Ht. 5 ft. 10 in. Wt. 11 st. 3 lb While playing on the stage in Mr Step and Mr. Fetchit was seen by a director and induced to go to Hollywood

Played in : In Old Kentucky (M.G.M.), Unit in Black Magic, Through Different Eyes (Fox), Show Boat (Univ). Big Time (Fox), Fox Movietone Follies (Fox), Hearts m Dixie (Fox), Salute (Fox), Kid's Clever (Univ), Cameo Kirby (Fox), Ghost Talks (Fox), Swing High (R.K.O -Pathe), The Galloping Ghost (Ideal)

FIELDS, Gracie. Real name, Stansfield. В Rochdale, Jan. 9, 1898 Ed. Rochdale. M. Archie Pitt.

Began her career in the cotton mills, but soon discovered she had theatrical talents and made her stage debut in Rochdale, 1911. Played her first important part in Yes I Think So, a revue at Hulme, Manchester, April, 1915. In 1918 appeared as Sally Perkins in Mr. Tower of London. This play ran until 1925. Film debut, Sally in our Alley (A.R.P.), 1932.

Also Played in : Looking on the

Bright Side (A.R.P.).

FIELDS, Stanly. Real name, Walter L. Agnew. B. Allegheny, Pa. Brown hair, brown eyes. Ht. 6 ft. 1 in. Wt. 15 st. Ed. Pittsburg High School. M. Alta Travis.

Following fifteen years'stage experience, made his appearance in motion pictures and became an immediate success.

Played in : Hook, Line and Sinker

(Radio), Mammy (Warner), The Border Legion (Para), Ladies Love Brutes (Para), The Street of Chance (Para), Manslaughter (Para), Cimarron (Radio), Little Ccssar (F.N.), City Streets (Para), Way Back Home (Radio), The Dove (Radio), Traveling Husbands (Radio), Girl Crazy (Radio), The Mouthpiece (Warner), Rider of the Purple Sage (Fox), Old Greatheart (Radio),

Biographies of the Players (FIN-FOS)

Destry Rides Again (Univ), Hell’s Highway (Radio), Rackety Rax (Fox), Sherlock Holmes (Fox).

FINLAYSON, James. B. Falkirk,

Scotland. Ed. Falkirk; Watson’s

College, Edinburgh.

Went on the stage immediately after graduating from college. Appeared in England for a while, then made his way to America, where he has remained ever since. After several years on the American stage, made his screen debut in Jack Blystone’s series of L.K.O. Comedies. Contracts with Mack Sennett and Hal Roach followed.

Also Played in : Welcome Home

(Para), Two Weeks Off (F.N.), Hard to Get (F.N.), The Show Girt (F.N.), Thunder Below (Para), For the Defence (Para), The Dawn Patrol (F.N), Pack Up Your Troubles (M.G.M.), Young Eagles (Para), Jailbirds (M.G.M.), Icemen’s Ball (Radio), Monkeydoodle (M.G.M.).

FLETCHER, Bramwell. B. London.

Fair hair, blue eyes. Ht. 6 ft. Wt.

12 st. 2 lb.

Formerly a clerk in an insurance office ; tired of the work and obtained a walking-on part with a touring theatrical company. Returning to London, was given leading parts in Cradle Snatchers. Chinese Bungalow, and Devil in the Cheese. Film debut in Chick (Gains, 1929) and soon after went to America, where he was signed up on contract by Goldwyn.

Also Played in : S.O S. (Strand),

To What Red Hell? (Strand), Men of the Sky (F N.), Raffles (U.A.), The MiHwnaire (Warner), Svengali (Warner), The Silent Witness (Fox), Daughter of the Dragon (Para), Once a Lady (Para). Face on the Bar-room Floor (Tec-Art), Monkev’s Paw (Radio), Im-ho-tep (Univ).

FONTANNE, Lynn. B. London, 1900.

Black haii, brown eyes. Ht. 5 ft. 5 in.

Wt 9 st. 4 lb Ed. London. M. Alfred

Lunt.

Following many years' experience on the stage in England and America, made her screen debut with her husband in The Guardsman (M.G.M., 1932)

FORBES. Ralph. B. London, Sept. 30,

1902. Blond hair, blue-grev eyes.

Ht. 6 ft. Wt. 11 st. 11 b. Ed.

Denstone College, Staffs. M. Ruth

Chatterton 1925; div Aug., 1932.

Played his earliest part in The Fijth Form at St. Dominic’s m England. Later appeared on the stage, then made

one film with Betty Balfour, before going to America, where he very soon became famous, both on the stage and in films.

Also Played in : Cornin' through the Rye (Hepworth), The Actress (M.G.M.), Dog of War, Masks of the Devi! (M.G.M.), Beau Geste (Para), The Trail of ’98 (M.G.M.), The Whip (F.N.), Restless Youth (Col), The High Road (M.G.M.), Trelawney of the Wells (M.G.M.),Ifr. Wu (M.G.M.), The Lady of Scandal (M.G.M.), Mamba (Tiffany), Her Wedding Night (Para), The Green Goddess (Warner), Inside the Lines (Radio), Beau Ideal (Radio), Bachelor Father (M.G.M.), Thunder Below (Para), Smiling Through (M.G.M.).

FORD, Wallace. Real name, Samuel Jones Grundy. B. Bolton. Lancs., Feb. 12, 1899. M. Martha Haworth ; 1 dau., Patricia, b. 1928.

Has had a very eventful career ; was formerly a Dr. Barnardo’s boy in Canada ; then the adopted son of a farmer and later a tramp. Joined the American Navy during the war, and was looking forward to the prospect of regular meals when the Armistice was declared. His discharge came through exactly two days after he had donned his uniform. Was for a time on the American stage. Film debut, Beast of the City (M.G.M., 1932), Now possesses a seven-year contract with M.G.M

Also Played in : Possessed (M.G.M.), Wet Parade (M.G.M.), X Marks the Spot (Tiffany), Are You Listening ? (M.G.M.), Skyscraper Souls (M G.M.), Freaks (M.G.M., not shown in Britain). Prosperity (M.G.M.), Hypnotised (Tiffanv), Central Park (Warner).

FOSTER, Helen. B. Independence, Kansas, 1907 Blonde hair, grey eyes. Ht 5 ft. Wt. 7 st.

Entered motion pictures in 1924 without any previous stage experience

Played in: H ells hip Bronson

(Col), The Mating Call (Para), Sweet Sixteen (Radio), Should a Girl Marry ? (Radio), Road to Ruin, Linda (Rich-mount), Circumstantial Evidence (Chesterfield), Harvest of Hate (Univ), Hoof-beats of Vengeance (Univ), The Sky Skidder (Univ), Gold-Diggers of Broadway (Warner), Painted Faces (Tiffany), So Long Letty (Warner), Is There Justice (Gau) Ghost City (Mono), Thirteen Washington Square (Univ), Young Blood (International) Sinister Hands (Kent), The Boiling Point (Allied), The Big Flash (Educ)

(FOS-FRA) Biographies of the Players

FOSTER, N orman. B. Richmond,

Indiana. Black hair, brown eyes.

Ht. 5 ft. n in. Wt. 12 st. 2 lb. Ed.

Carnegie Institute of Technology,

Pittsburg. M. Claudette Colbert.

On graduating from college, began work as a reporter, in the Middle West. From there lie went to New York to seek promotion but finding no vacancies made his way to the stage, and a successful theatrical career. Although he had played in crowds in the New York studios, it was not until the release of Gentlemen of the Press (Para, 1929) that he began to receive encouragement from film producers.

Also Played In : Men Call it Love (M.G.M.), No Limit (Para), It Pays to Advertise (Para), Up Pops the Devil (Para), Young Man of Manhattan (Para), The Dove (Radio), Play Girl (Warner) Love at First Sight (Chesterfield), Reckless Living (Univ), Steady Company (Univ), Under Eighteen (Warner), Eight to Five (Warner), Her Dilemma (Para), The Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood (Univ), Alias the Doctor (F.N.), Working Wives (Warner), Skyscraper Souls (M.G.M.), Strange Justice (R.K.O.), Smiling Through (M.G.M.)

FOX, Sidney. B. New York City, Dec.

10, 1910. Brown hair, hazel eyes.

Ht. 5 ft. Wt. 6 st. 9 lb.

Was seen by Carl Laemmle, jun., while acting on the stage, and was given a contract, which led her straight to feature roles, her first film being Bad Sister (Univ, 1931). Came over to Europe Sept. 1932 to play opposite Chaliapin in Don Quixote (Nelson).

Also Played in : Six-Cylinder Love (Univ), Strictly Dishonourable (Univ), Nice Women (Univ), Murders in the Rue Morgue (Univ), The Mouthpiece (Warner), Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood (Univ), Once in a Lifetime (Univ), Merry Go Round (Univ).

FOXE, Earle. B. Oxford, Ohio, Dec.

25, 1891. Dark brown hair, blue eyes.

Eft. 6 ft. 2 in. Wt. 14 st. 2 lb. Ed.

Ohio State University. M. Betty

Scott; 1 son, Chester, b. 1921.

Entered motion-pictures in New York with Kalem Company. Had previously had a good deal of stage experience.

Played in : Panthea (Selznick), Ashes of Embers (Para), New Year’s Eve (Fox), Through Different Eyes (Fox), Black Magic (Fox), Blindfold (Fox), Four Sons (E'ox), Fugitives (РаШё), Good Intentions (Fox), So Big (Warner), The Spider (Fox), Ladies of the Big House (Para), The Expert

(Warner), Strangers In Love (Para), Midnight Patrol (Mono), They Never Come Back (Tec-Art), Gentleman For a Day (F.N.), Dance, Fools, Dance (M.GDI.), The Engineer's Daughter (Radio), Destry Rides Again (Univ), Those We Love (Tiffany), Revolt (Warner), Second Fiddle (Radio).

FRANCIS, Alec В. B. London. Grey hair, brown eyes. Ht. 5 ft. 11¾ in. Wt. lost. 2 lb. Ed. Uppingham High School. M. Lucy Bower.

Achieved popularity first in this country, then in America. Film debut, Vitagraph Co., 1910.

Played In : The Terror (Warner),

Smiling Thru’ (F.N.), The Music Master (Fox), The Return of Peter Grimm (Fox), Lion and the Mouse (Pathe), The Gold Diggers (Belasco), Camille (U.A.), Evangeline (U.A.), Companionate Marriage (F.N.), Murder Will Out (F.N.), Mississippi Gambler (Univ), Outward Bound (Warner), Arrowsmith (U.A.), Mata Hari (M.G.M.), Divine Love (Fox), The Last Mile (Tiffany), The Last Alan (Col), Feet First (Para), Stout Hearts and Willing Hands, Alias Alary Smith (Mayfair).

FRANCIS, Ivay. B. Oklahoma City, Okla, Jan. 13, 1903. Brown hair and eyes. Ht. 5 ft. 5 in. Wt. 8 st. Ed. in Convents : Holy Angels, Fort Lee,

N.J.; Notre Dame, Roxbury, Mass. ; Holy Child Jesus, New York City; Miss Fuller’s Private School, Ossining; the Cathedral School, Garden City. M. (1) John Meehan; div. ; (2) Kenneth MacKenna, Jan.,

I93I-

Began her theatrical career in Shakespearean plays, scoring a success as the Queen in a modern version of Hamlet. On hearing that Paramount required a leading lady for Walter Huston in Gentlemen of the Press (Para, 1929), communicated with the company, posed for a test, got the part and was finally signed on a contract.

Also Played in ; Dangerous Curves (Para,) Behind the Make-up (Para), The Children (Para), The Cocoanuts (Para), The Alarriage Playground (Para), Paramount on Parade (Para), The Illusion (Para), The Street of Chance (Para), A Notorious Affair (F.N.), Raffles (U.A.), Let’s Go Native (Para), For the Defence (Para), Virtuous Sin (Para), Passion Flower (M.G.M.), Scandal Sheet (Para), Ladies’ Alan (Para), Vice Squad (Para), Transgression (Radio), Guilty Hands (M.G.M ), The Hours Between (Para), Girls About Town (Para), The False Idol (Para),

Biograpfues oi Шэ Players (FRA-FUL)

House oj Scandal (Para), Street oj Women (Warner), Strangers m Love (Para), Man Wanted (Warner), The Jewel Robbery (Warner), One-Way Passage (Warner), Honest Finder (Para)

FRANCIS, Noel. B. Temple, Texas. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Ht. 5 ft. 5 in. Wt 8 st. 3 lb Ed. Forest Avenue High School, Dallas, Texas ; Southern Methodist University , Columbia University. Has had experience of the stage as a dancer and singer in Ziegfeld productions. Screen debut in Resurrection (U.A., 1927)

Also Played in : Movietone Follies oj 1930 (Fox), Rough Romance (Fox), Turkey For Two (Pathe), Her Hired Husband (Pathe), Bachelor Apartment (Radio), Smart Money (Warner), Husband’s Holiday (Para), Ladies oj the Big House (Para), The Expert (Warner), Larceny Lane (Warner), The Mouthpiece (Warner), Justice For Sale (M.G.M.), Smart Women (Radio), Man About Town (Fox), Flames (Mono), Back Street (Univ), Guilty As Charged (Para), Merry go Round (Univ).

FREDERICK, Pauline. B. Boston, Mass., Aug. 12 1886. Dark-brown

hair, blue eyes Hi 5 ft. 4 in. M. four times: (1) Franir Andrews, dissolved 1913 ; (2) Willard Mack ; dissolved 1920 ;

(3) Dr Charles M Rutherford; div. ;

(4) Hugh Leighton, 1930.

Although she was later to achieve her greatest success m dramatic roles, began her career m musical comedy Her screen debut was made in 1915, in Hall Caine’s Eternal City (Robertson-Cole). Was at one time produced by Herbert Wilcox m Mumsie, (1927) her only British picture Also Played in : Slave Market (Para), Zaza (Para), Woman in the Case (Para), Madame X (Goldwyn), Fedora (Para), Salvage (Jury’s), Stmg of the Lash (Robertson-Cole), Belladonna (Para), Slave oj Vanity, Paid m Full (Para), Resurrection (Para), On Trial (Warner), Evidence (Warner), The Sacred Flame (Warner), Wayward (Para), This Modern Age (M.G M.), Phantom oj Crestwood (R.K.O.).

FRESHMAN, William B. Sydney, Australia, 1903. Dark hair and eyes. Ht. 5 ft. 9 in.

Began his screen career by sweeping the floor in the old Gaumont Studios. A crowd-part in The First Men in the Moon (Gau-Brit), followed and eventually a feature role with Ralph Forbes in The Fijth Form at St. Dominic’s (Granger’s!.

Also Played in : Luck of the Navy (Wilcox), Guns of Loos (Stoll), The Rising Generation (Neo-Art), Glorious

Youth (FN.), Widdecombe Lair (B.I.P), Greek Street (Gau-Brit), Thread O’ Scarlet (Gau-Brit), A Night m Marseilles, Bachelor’s Baby (B.I.P.), F.P. I.

(Gau-Brit-U.F.A.).

FRITSCH, Willy. B. Kassowitz, Jan. 27, 1901 Light brown hair, grey eyes. Ht 5 ft. 6 in. Ed High Schools Breslau and Berlin Ilis father was a manufacturer and intended his son to be an engineer. Instead, Willy studied dramatic art at the Reinhardt School in Berlin and later played tragedy roles on the stage. Then U.F.A. engaged him for a series of silent films. Sound films, however, have made him a real success.

Played in : Waltz Dream (U.F A.),

The Spy (U.F.A.), His Latest Excellency (U.F.A.), Last Waltz (U.F.A.), Love Waltz (U.F.A.), Melody oj Hearts (U.F A.), Hungarian Rhapsody (U.F.A.), Ronny (U.F.A.), Congress Dances (U F.A., German version), Happy Ever Ajter (UFA., German version), Early To Bed (U.F.A., German version), By Rocket To The Moon (U.F.A.), On Secret Service (U.F.A.), The Three From The Tanksielle (U.F.A.).

FROELICH, Gustav. B. Hanover, March 21. Brown hair, brown eyes. Ed High School, Hanover M Gitta Alpar 1932.

Wrote “ penny-dreadfuls ” as a youth and, though some of them were accepted, discovered one day that he was growing perceptibly thinner, and sought a more remunerative career. After various efforts he eventually made his way to the stage. First became known to the English public by his brilliant performance in the German film Metropolis (U.F.A., 1927).

Also Played in: Asphalt (German), Fear (German), The Love Duet, The Immortal Vagabond (U.F.A.), Treason (U.F.A.), Two Souls, Waltz by Strauss

FULLER, Leslie. В Margate. M. Beatrice Witham ; she d.. Nov. 5, 1931. First gave expression to his theatrical talents a? a pierrot on Margate Pier, in a company known as the " Margate Pedlars,” with whom he remained for several years. Is now a B.I.P contract player.

Also Played in : Not So Quiet on the Western Front (B.I.P ), Kiss the Sergeant (B.I.P., Old Soldiers Never Die (BI.P), Poor Old Bill (B.I.P.), Bill's Legacy (B.I.P.), Why Sailors Leave Home (В I P ), To-night’s the Night (B.I.P.), Old Spanish Customers (B.I.P.), The Last Coupon (B.I.P.).

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GABLE, Clark. B. Cadiz, Ohio, Feb. i, 1901. Brown hair, light grey e}res. Ht. 6 ft. 1 in. Wt. 13 st. 1 lb. Fd. Grammar School and High School, Hopedale, Ohio. M. (1) Josephine Dillon ; div; (2) Rita Langham.

Has had a varied career in theatricals, sometimes as actor and sometimes as scene-shifter, but during his early days was regarded more often than not as a general handyman. Once finding himself stranded duiing a tour he worked as a lumberjack until the opportunity of acting came his way again. The films proved the happiest medium for his talents, bringing him almost instant success.

Played In : The Finger Points (F.N.), A Free Soul (M.G.M.), The Secret Six (M.G.M.), Dance, Fools, Dance (M.G.M.), Laughing Sinners (M.G.M.), Sporting Blood (M.G.M.), The Rise of Helga (M.G.M.), Painted Desert (M.G.M.), The Easiest Way (M.G.M.), Hell Divers (M.G.M.), Possessed (M.G.M.), Polly of the Circus (M.G.M.), Strange Interlude (M.G.M.), Red Dust (M.G.M.).

GADD, Renee. B. Argentina, June 22.

Fair hair, hazel eyes. Ht. 5 ft. in.

Wt. S st. 3 lb. Ed. England. M. Guy

Tooth, Feb. 1929.

Came to London in 1913. Has played in several musical comedies, one of the more notable being Funny Face, opposite Fred Astaire. Screen debut, Money For Nothing (B.I.P., 1931).

Also Played in : Josser Joins the Navy (B.I.P.), Whiteface (Gains), Bad Companions (B.I.P.), Aren’t We All? (Para-Brit), Maid of the Mountains (B.I.P.), His Wife’s Mother (B.I.P.).

GALE, Roberta. B. Pittsburg, Pa. Oct. 18, 19Г4. Reddish-blonde hair, brown eyes. Ht. 5 ft. 4 in. Ed. Miami public schools; St. Joseph’s Convent.

Was signed for Radio pictures by Joseph I. Schnitzer, but has only worked a little for that company.

Played In : Framed (Radio), He

Knew Women (Radio), The Dove (Radio).

GALLAGHER, Richard (Skeets). B. Terre Haute, Indiana, July 28. Grey hair, blue eyes. Ht. 5 ft. 7! in. Wt. lost. Ed. Terre Haute High School;

Rose Polytechnic Institute ; University of Indiana. M. Pauline Mason.

Began his career on the vaudeville stage, scoiing successes in No, No, Nanette, May one, The City Chap, etc. Won his first screen opportunity through Paramount, with whom he soon became a prominent player. One of his earliest films was The Racket (1928).

Also Played In ; Close Harmony (Para), Fast Company (Para), The Dance of Life (Para), Pointed Heels (Para), Love Among the Millionaires (Para), Let's Go Native (Para), Her Wedding Night (Para), Honey (Para), Paramount on Parade (Para), The Social Lion (Para), It Pays to Advertise (Para), Up Pops the Devil (Para), The Trial of Vivienne Ware

(Fox), Merrily We Go To -/ (Para),

Bird of Paradise (Radio), Phantom of Crestwood (Radio), Conquerors (Radio).

GARAT, Henri. B. Paris, 1905. Dark brown hair, brown eyes. Ht. 5 ft. 11 in. Wt. 11 st. 1 lb. Ed. Paris. M. Betty Rowe, June, 1932.

One of the “ Moulin Rouge ” (Paris) dancers, till Mistinguette told him his destiny lay in films. He took her advice. Has been chosen by U.F.A. to play the parts which were previously assigned to Willy Fritsch. Is best known in England for his performance with Lilian Harvey in Congress Dances (U.F.A., 1932).

Also Played in : Les Deux Gosses

(Para-French), Nos Maitres Les Domes-tiques (Para-French), II Est Charmant (Para-French), Road to Paradise (U.F.A.), Princesse a vos OrJres (U.F.A.), Flagrant Dilit (U.F.A.), La Fille et le Garcon (U.F.A.), Un Rive Blanc (U.F.A.).

GARBO, Greta. Real name, Greta Gustafson. B. Stockholm, Sweden, Sep. 18, 1906. Golden hair, blue eyes. Ht. 5 ft. 6 in. Wt. 8 st. 13 lb. Ed. Stockholm, Sweden.

Began as a clerk in a Swedish store ; was one day used as a hat model and thereby attracted the attention of Captain Ring, who gave her her first opportunity on the screen in a film advertising hats. A test by Erich Petschler was the next step, which in time led to a successful part in The Atonement of Gosta Berling (Swedish Biograph, 1924-25). It was this film which attracted the attention of M.G.M., with whom she signed a long-term contract. American film debut in The Torrent (1926).

Also Played in : The Joyless

Street (Sofar) The Temptress (M.G.M.), Flesh and the Devil (M.G.M.),

Biographies of the Players (GAR-GIB)

Love (M.G.M.), The Divine Woman (M.G.M.), The Mysterious Lady (M.G.M.), The Single Standard (M.G.M.), Wild Orchids (M.G.M.), The Kiss (M.G.M.), Anna Christie (M.G.M.), Romance (M.G.M.), Inspiration (M.G.M.), The Rise of Helga (M.G.M.), Mata Hari (M.G.M.), Grand Hotel (M.G.M.), As You Desire Me (M.G.M.).

GARDNER, Joan. B. Chesham, Bucks, Oct. 26, 1914. Light brown hair, hazel eyes. Ht. 5 ft. 7 in. Wt. 8 st. 12 lb. Ed. Frognal, Hampstead. Following brief appearances on the stage in musical comedy, among which were Bow Bells and Wonder Bar, was given a five years’ contract by Alexander Korda.

Played in : Wedding Rehearsal

(London Film Pro), Men of Tomorrow (London Film Pro).

GARRICK, John. Real name, John Nicholls. B. Brighton, England, Aug. 3т, 1902. Brown hair, blue eyes.

Ht. 5 ft. 10¾ in. Ed. Brighton College. First became known in Australia for his performance in Rose Marie. One of his earliest films was Married in Hollywood (Fox, 1929).

Also Played in : Sky Hawk (Fox),

Charlie Chan Carries On (Fox), Always Goodbye (Fox), Bad Company (Pathc), Just Imagine (Fox).

GAWTHORNE, Peter A. B. Queen’s County, Ireland, Sept. 1, 1884. Ed. Bedford. M. Ethel Marie Siddell. Stage debut, His Majesty’s Theatre, Jan., 1906. Has toured extensively in Australia and South Africa. Author of two plays, The Island King and The Wishing Well. Screen debut, 1929, in America, later coming to London to appear in British motion pictures.

Played in : Behind That Curtain (Fox), Sunny Side Up (Fox), Bulldog Drummond (U.A.), Temple Tower (Fox), Jack’s the Boy (Gains), The Flag Lieutenant (B. & D.),

C.O.D. (U.A.-Brit), His Lordship (Westminster), The Lodger (Twickenham), Perfect Understanding (Swanson).

GAY, Maisie. Real name, Munro-Noble. B. London, Jan. 7, 1883. Ed. North London Collegiate School.

Stage debut, 1903, as a chorus-girl in The Cherry Girl. Toured extensively in America and England. Talkie debut. To Oblige a Lady (B.L., 1930).

Also Played in : The Old Man

(B.L.).

GAYNOR, Janet. B. Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 6, 1907. Golden brown hair, brown eyes. Ht. 5 ft. Wt. 7 st. 2 lb. Ed. Polytechnic High School, San Francisco, M. Lydell Peck, Sep. 11, 1929.

A rare example of the film star whose early ambitions were aided by her parents. They moved to Hollywood to help her in that direction and in 1924 she made her screen debut as an extra. Seventh Heaven (Fox, 1927), a film which followed soon after, made her a star overnight.

Also Played in : Midnight Kiss

(Fox), The Return of Peter Grimm (Fox), The Johnstown Flood (Fox), Street Angel (Fox) Sunrise (Fox). Four Devils (Fox), Christina (Fox), Lucky Star (Fox), Sunnv Side Up (Fox), Happy Days (Fox), High Society Blues (Fox), Delicious (Fox), ' Merely Mary Ann (Fox), Man Who Came Back (Fox), Daddy Long Legs (Fox), The First Year (Fox), State Fair (Fox), Tess of the Storm Country (Fox,)

GERRARD, Gene. Real name, Eugene

Maurice O’Sullivan. B. London, Aug.

31, 1893. Ed. Clapham College. M.

Patty Dale.

Began life as a cutter in his father’s shop. Tailoring, however, did not appeal to him very strongly and he made a bid for the stage, appearing for the first time at the Palladium Theatre in 1912. Screen debut with the old Hepworth company. Talkie debut, Let’s Love and Laugh (B.I.P., 1931).

Also Played in : My Wife’s Family (B.I.P.), Brother Alfred (B.I.P.),

Directed and Played in : Out of the Blue (B.I.P.), Lucky Girl (B.I.P.), Let Me Explain Dear (B.I.P.).

GIBSON, Hoot. Real name: Edward

Gibson. B. Tekamah, Neb., 1S92.

Dark hair, blue eyes. Ht. 5 ft. 9 in.

Wt. 11 st. 6 lb. Ed. Tekamah High

School. M. Sally F.ilers, 1930.

Appeared first in variety, touring Australia and America. Began making Western motion-pictures about sixteen years ago and soon became a favourite with lovers of cowboy drama. Every year he stages the enormous Golden State Rodeo on his own ranch near Saugas, Cal.

Played in : Smilm Guns (Univ),

The Lariat Kid (Univ), Points West (Univl, The Winned Horseman (Univ),

(GIB-GIS) Biographies oi the Players

Courtin' Wild Cats (Univ), The Long Long Trail (Univ), Mounted Stranger (Univ), Roaring Ranch (Univ), King of the Rodeo (Univ), Burning the Wind (Univ), Spurs (Univ), Trailing Trouble (Univ), Trigger Tricks (Univ), Clearing the Range (Hoffman), Gay Burkaroo (Allied), Hard Hombre (Allied), Local Bad Man (Univ), Spirit of the West (Univ), Wild Horse (Allied), A Man’s Land (Allied), Boiling Point (Allied).



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