Gladys Brockwell (born Gladys Lindeman, 1894 – 1929). American actress whose career began during the silent film era.
By the mid-1920s she was past the age of thirty and although still
given top female billing, Brockwell performed mainly in supporting
roles. Regarded as one of the finest character actresses of the day who
not only adapted to the new talkies but excelled in them, her first
appearance in a "talkie" came in 1928 in Lights of New York. Her
performance received strong reviews at the time of the film's release
and as well by present-day critics of the preserved film.
was striking rather than beautiful, with large, dark eyes and strong
brows, a large nose, a determined chin and red hair." https://books.google.it/books…