Gertrude Astor

Born Today
Home/Gertrude Astor
Gertrude Astor
Gertrude Astor
Worked like:
Born:
November 09, 1887
Died:
November 09, 1977
Age:
89
Birth Name:
Gertrude Irene Astor
Nickname:
Gertie
Country:
Position in rating:
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.
Share this
Books and personal contacts, coupled with travel, will give you an education that you cannot forget.
Share this
Filmography
Film
Year
1955
1955
1952
1952
1952
1951
1950
1949
1948
1948
1947
1946
1946
1945
1945
1944
1943
1943
1942
1942
1939
1935
1931
1931
1930
1929
1929
1928
1927
1926
1926
1925
1925
1924
1923
1919
1919
1919
1917
1917
Celebs News
Hugo Weaving in Strangerland
Hugo Weaving in Strangerland
Date | 2015-05-06 01:19:54
  Hugo Weaving’s new trailer is out for the movie Strangerland. The movie features Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes along with Hugo. Kim Farrant has directed her debut movie after the documentary “Naked on the Inside” and the Australian TV... Read More
CHARLIZE THERON WON ACADEMY AWARD
CHARLIZE THERON WON ACADEMY AWARD
Date | 2015-05-06 01:16:04
Charlize Theron, the actress, fashion model as well as a South African and American producer, won the Academy Award for her superb performance as the serial killer Aileen Wuornos. She is the first South African actress to win... Read More
Adrien Brody in final negotiations for the thriller Backtrack
Saban films is trying to get hold of the Pianist actor Adrian Brody’s latest flick Backtrack and is in negotiation for the US rights after the movie was premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. It is second title... Read More
Born in 1887
Gertrude Astor
Gertrude Astor
November 09, 1887