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Fintan Meyler

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Fintan Meyler
Fintan Meyler in Perry Mason 1960
Gertrude Anne Meyler

(1929-12-14)December 14, 1929
DiedJuly 23, 2005(2005-07-23) (aged 75)
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Fintan Meyler, born Gertrude Anne Meyler (December 14, 1929, in Ireland - July 23, 2005) was an actress on stage, on television, and in films.[1] Meyler was one of seven children.[2]

Her early education came at a convent in Dublin,[2] before she began studying acting at the Gate Theatre in Dublin. She was chosen Miss Ireland in 1950,[3] which led to her coming to the United States.[1] Meyler never left. Eventually, she made her way to California. Her first TV role was on Matinee Theater. Under the name Fintan Meyler, she starred in over 30 different TV shows. She portrayed memorable characters in shows, such as The Donna Reed Show, Perry Mason, Bonanza, The Rebel, Have Gun - Will Travel and Gunsmoke. In the 1959 Perry Mason episode "The Case of the Howling Dog", she played three-time murderer Thelma Brent.

She died of cancer in San Jose, California.[1]


Year Title Role Notes
1957 The Abductors Citizens of Springfield and Chicago
1957 Zero Hour! Hysterical Woman
1958 Showdown at Boot Hill Sally Crane


  1. ^ a b c Lentz, Harris M. III (2006). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2005: Film, Television, Radio, Theatre, Dance, Music, Cartoons and Pop Culture. McFarland. ISBN 9780786452101. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b Weaver, Tom (2012). A Sci-Fi Swarm and Horror Horde: Interviews with 62 Filmmakers. McFarland. pp. 66–69. ISBN 9780786458318. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Fintan Meyler". Albuquerque Journal. New Mexico, Albuquerque. May 29, 1956. p. 8. Retrieved November 5, 2017 – via open access
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