Gertrude Astor

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Gertrude Astor
Gertrude Astor
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Born:
November 09, 1887
Died:
November 09, 1977
Age:
89
Birth Name:
Gertrude Irene Astor
Nickname:
Gertie
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Some Facts
Supposedly lost the lead role opposite Rudolph Valentino's The Sheik (1921) because of her extreme height.
A special tribute was paid to 87-year-old Gertrude Astor on September 30, 1975 at Universal Studios. Among those in attendance who spoke included George Cukor, Allan Dwan and Henry Hathaway.
Born in Lakewood, Ohio on Lake Erie about five miles west of Cleveland. Was raised in Lima, Ohio, an industrial city.
Extremely tall for her age (5'11"), she appeared mainly in second leads and support roles.
Played trombone on a Mississippi showboat.
Personal Quotes
I am very proud. I thought life was over and Ishould just crawl into a corner and die. I have no family. I haven't a soul on earth to enjoy this with, but I'm going to do plenty of that." -- G.A., spoken during her tribute at a 1975 Universal Studios luncheon tribute.
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Gertrude Astor
Gertrude Astor
November 09, 1887