Gertrude Michael Overview:

Actress, Gertrude Michael, was born Lillian Gertrude Michael on Jun 1, 1911 in Talladega, AL. Michael died at the age of 53 on Dec 31, 1964 in Beverly Hills, CA .



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Pre-code: Murder at the Vanities (1934) with .

By Dawn Sample on Jun 21, 2013 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Murder at the Vanities (1934). A wild/musical/murder mystery directed by Mitchell Leisen. Cast: Victor McLaglen, Carl Brisson, Jack Oakie, Kitty Carlisle, , Toby Wing, and Jessie Ralph. Duke Ellington and his Orchestra are featured in the elaborate finale number. Songs featured in th... Read full article

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Rita Ross: [Exit line to Mrs. Smith] Ta, Ta! I'll see you in the chair.

Jean Strange: [Looking at Larry's new office] All this joint needs is a horsehair sofa... and a horsehair sofa.

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Had a love-affair with hard-boiled shorty-story writer Paul Cain, who wrote for the screen under the pseudonym Peter Ruric. After they broke up, Cain wrote about her in the only novel of his published during his lifetime, "Fast One." Both Gertrude and Cain were heavy boozers, and in the novel published several years later after they called it quits, she was the inspiration for the dipsomaniac lover, Granquist.

Played piano and violin.

Two older brothers, Arnold and Alan.

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