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Also Known As: Lilian Gertrude Michael Died: December 31, 1964
Born: June 1, 1910 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Talladega, Alabama, USA Profession: actor, pianist

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Twist All Night (1961) Miss Clunker
2.
 Women's Prison (1955) Matron Sturgess
3.
 No Escape (1953) Olga [Valerie] Lewis
4.
5.
 Darling, How Could You! (1951) Mrs. Rossiter
6.
 Caged (1950) Georgia Harrison
7.
 That Wonderful Urge (1949) Mrs. Whitson
8.
 Flamingo Road (1949) Millie
9.
 Club Havana (1945) Hetty
10.
 Three's a Crowd (1945) Sophie Whipple
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1926:
After father's death, began appearing in local theater and radio shows in Talledega, Alabama
1929:
Joined Stuart Walker's Stock Company in Cincinnati (date approximate)
1930:
Worked with an acting company in East Islip, New York (date approximate)
1931:
Broadway debut in the short-lived "Caught Wet"
1932:
Film debut in bit role in "Wayward"
:
Signed to a short-term contract with Paramount
1933:
Cast as Robert Young's socialite fiancee in "Unashamed"
1933:
On loan to RKO, offered meaty turn as a drunken bad girl in "Sailor Be Good"
1933:
Put under long-term contract by Paramount
1934:
Suffered nervous breakdown
1934:
Starred as "Notorious Sophie Lang"
1935:
Injured in an automobile accident
1936:
Reprised title character in "The Return of Sophie Lang"
1937:
Starred in "Sophie Lang Goes West"
1938:
Moved to London; acted in "Just Like a Woman" and "Star of the Circus/Hidden Menace"
1938:
Returned to USA and acted in the radio drama "The Buccaneer" opposite Clark Gable
1946:
Committed to Los Angeles General Hospital's psychiatric ward for alcoholism
1948:
Arrested in July; sentenced to 10 days in jail or a fine; an unknown benefactor paid the fine
1949:
Made something of a comeback as a waitress in "Flamingo Road"
1950:
Had featured role in the women's prison film "Caged"
1955:
Last film for six years, "Women's Prison", helmed by Ida Lupino
1961:
Returned to features in "The Outsider"
1962:
Made final film, "Twist All Night"
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Education

Converse College: Spartenburg , South Carolina -
University of Alabama: Tuscaloosa , Alabama - 1925 - 1926
Cincinnati Conservatory of Music: Cincinnati , Ohio - 1928 - 1929

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companion:
George Ruric. Writer; screenwriter. Born in 1902; wrote pulp fiction; had relationship with Michael in the 1930s; died in 1966.
companion:
Rouben Mamoulian. Director. Reportedly were engaged c. 1934 to c. 1936.

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father:
Carl Michael. Businessman. Owned Michael Supply Company; died in 1926 of heart failure.
mother:
Gertrude Michael.
brother:
Arnold Michael. Older; survived her.
brother:
Allan Michael.
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