Gertrude Messinger
(04/28/1911 - 11/08/1995)

Born Gertrude Emma Messenger

Her Hollywood career began during the silent film era, and as a youngster, she was a member of the "Fox Kiddies" (along with her brother Buddy and sister Marie). She later co-starred in "The Boy Friend" series for producer Hal Roach.

She starred in over 85 feature films.

Messinger did 1930s westerns with Bill Cody, Bob Steele, Lane Chandler and Harry Carey, Sr.  Future stuntman Dave Sharpe was also a member of the cast and Gertude was briefly married to Sharpe. Her last starring/heroine role was in the mid 1930s. After that, she did occasional supporting/bit roles and her last film appearance was in the early 1950s.

Available Films

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp (1917)

Rip Van Winkle (1921)

Hidden Valley (1932)

Roaring Roads (1935)

Fighting Pilot (1935)