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Actor Gertrude Short

Gertrude Short

  • Birth name:

    Carmen Gertrude Short

  • Date of Birth:

    31 July 1902 Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

  • Height:

    5' 3" (1.60 m)

Biography:

Married to director/writer Scott Pembroke, daughter of actor Lew Short and sister of actress Florence Short. Gertrude was in vaudeville for five years then moved to the legit stage and onto Hollywood in 1922. From 1924 to 1925, Short played in a series of "Telephone Girl" comedies, directed by her husband. She continued playing telephone operators in several of her sound films. In fact, her last screen appearance was as an operator in the 1945 film "Weekend at the Waldorf." During WWII Short left the screen to work at Lockheed and stayed there until she retired in 1967.

Filmography

Aсtor (7)

Movie

Year

Movie Her Cardboard Lover Her Cardboard Lover

as Hotel telephone operator (uncredited)

1942
Movie 'G' Men 'G' Men

as Collins' Moll (uncredited)

1935
Movie The Thin Man The Thin Man

as Marion (uncredited)

1934
Movie What Price Hollywood? What Price Hollywood?

as Waitress Letting Mary Serve Max (uncredited)

1932
Movie Bulldog Drummond Bulldog Drummond

as Barmaid

1929