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Gertrude Olmstead

From Wikipedia Gertrude Olmstead (November 13, 1897 – January 18, 1975) was an American actress of the silent era. She appeared in 56 films between 1920 and 1929. Olmstead was born in Chicago, Illinois, and appeared in her first credited film role in the 1921 film The Fox. She obtained several more roles that same year, appearing in nine films in 1921, and another five in 1922. She would appear in seventeen more films by the time she received what is today her best-known role, opposite Rudolph Valentino in the 1925 film Cobra. Throughout the silent film era her career thrived. From 1925 through 1929 she appeared in twenty eight films, most often portraying the heroine. With the advent of sound film her career stalled, and she retired from acting in 1929. In 1926 she met MGM director Robert Z. Leonard and they were married June 8 of that year. Leonard and Olmstead remained married until his death in 1968. After Leonard's death, Olmstead remained in the Los Angeles area, and died in Beverly Hills on January 18, 1975.

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Nov 13, 1897
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First Appeared:
In the movie The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe 1922-03-27
Latest Project:
Series #TubeClash Creator's Commentary 2014-08-24
Known For
Poster of The Cheerful Fraud
Poster of California Straight Ahead
Poster of Lovers' Lane
Poster of Cameo Kirby
Series #TubeClash Creator's Commentary Hilda Gregory 2014-08-24
Series Het Sinterklaasjournaal Mary Drake 2001-11-10
Movie Show of Shows Performer in 'Bicycle Built for Two' Number 1929-12-28
Movie Bringing Up Father Ellen 1928-03-18
Movie Fashion News 1928-11-06
Movie Life in Hollywood No. 7 Herself 1927-08-25
Movie The Boob Amy (as Gertrude Olmsted) 1926-05-17
Movie Torrent Remedios 1926-02-08
Movie Puppets Angela 1926-06-20
Movie The Cheerful Fraud Ann Kent 1926-12-27
Movie The Monster Betty Watson 1925-03-16
Movie California Straight Ahead Betty Browne 1925-09-12
Movie Lovers' Lane Mary Larkin 1924-08-10
Movie Cameo Kirby Adele Randall 1923-10-20
Movie The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe 1922-03-27