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Gertrude Claire

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Gertrude Claire
Claire (right) in The Petal on the Current (1919)
Born(1852-07-16)July 16, 1852
DiedApril 28, 1928(1928-04-28) (aged 75)
Years active1910–1928

Gertrude Claire (July 16, 1852 – April 28, 1928) was an actress of the American stage and Hollywood silent motion pictures.[1][2]


Claire was born in Chicago, Illinois, and began appearing onstage at the age of 16. She played minor roles in New York City.[3] In the coming years she began to play leads. Among the actors of note she played with John Drew Jr., Edwin Booth, and Richard Mansfield.

She began work in films while the industry was still based in New York. Then she moved to Hollywood, where she was part of the first motion picture playing company organized there. Claire had roles in 123 films beginning in 1910 and continuing until 1928. Her last appearance in movies was in the Clara Bow feature film Red Hair (1928).

On April 28, 1928, Claire died at her home in Hollywood, aged 76.[4] Her funeral was conducted in the chapel of Hollywood Forever Cemetery. She was interred at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.[5]

Selected filmography


  1. ^ Who Was Who on Screen, pgs. 82-83 2ndEdition c.1977 by Evelyn Mack Truitt ISBN 0-8352-0914-8
  2. ^ Silent Film Necrology, p.91 2ndEdition c.2001 by Eugene M. Vazzana ISBN 0-399-50667-5
  3. ^ "Actress' funeral arranged". The Los Angeles Times. April 29, 1928. p. 94. Retrieved May 22, 2021 – via
  4. ^ "Gertrude Claire, Actress, Dies". The New York Times. Associated Press. April 29, 1928. p. 16. Retrieved May 22, 2021.
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