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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.
 Three's a Crowd (1945) Sophie Whipple
10.
 Club Havana (1945) Hetty
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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"
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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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