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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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Born:
Nov 13, 1897
Movie/TV Credits:
16
First Appeared:
In the movie The City of Stars: A Reporters Visit to the Universal Studios
Latest Project:
Movie Show of Shows 1929-11-21
Known For
Poster of Puppets
Poster of Lovers' Lane

Gertrude Olmstead Movies Filmography

Movie
The City of Stars: A Reporters Visit to the Universal Studios
2021
Movie
Show of Shows
Performer in 'Bicycle Built for Two' Number 1929-11-21
Movie
Fashion News
1928-11-06
Movie
Bringing Up Father
Ellen 1928-03-18
Movie
Becky
Nan Estabrook 1927-11-12
Movie
Mr. Wu
Hilda Gregory 1927-03-26
Movie
The Cheerful Fraud
Ann Kent 1926-12-27
Movie
Puppets
Angela 1926-06-20
Movie
The Boob
Amy (as Gertrude Olmsted) 1926-05-17
Movie
Torrent
Remedios 1926-02-21
Movie
California Straight Ahead
Betty Browne 1925-09-12
Movie
1925 Studio Tour
Herself 1925-04-09
Movie
The Monster
Betty Watson 1925-03-16
Movie
Cobra
Mary Drake 1925-01-02
Movie
Lovers' Lane
Mary Larkin 1924-08-10
Movie
Cameo Kirby
Adele Randall 1923-10-20