Sunday, 2 September 2018

653) Gladys Brockwell

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.

- "She was striking rather than beautiful, with large, dark eyes and strong brows, a large nose, a determined chin and red hair."…

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