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|Also Known As:||Winifred Gibson||Died:||May 15, 1987|
|Born:||July 3, 1905||Cause of Death:||pneumonia following a stroke|
|Birth Place:||Bronx, New York, USA||Profession:||actor, chorus girl, vaudevillian, talent agent|
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CAST: (feature film)
The Falcon Strikes Back (1943) Mrs. Geraldine Lipton
Mystery Broadcast (1943) Eve Stanley
A Man's World (1942) Blossom Donovan
Double Cross (1941) Fay Saunders
Forgotten Girls (1940) Frances Wingate
My Son Is Guilty (1939) Claire Morelli
Cafe Hostess (1939) Annie
Miracle on Main Street (1939) Sade [Blake]
Gangs of New York (1938) Orchid
Flirting with Fate (1938) Bertha
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Began career as a chorus girl in "Tangerine"
Joined Ray Raymond's vaudeville act, The Melody Charmers
Formed a "sister" dance act with Billie Vernon (later Mrs. James Cagney); appeared together in "Lew Fields' Ritz Girls of 1922" and "Lew Fields' Snapshots of 1923"
Broadway debut in the musical "When You Smile"
Appeared in the stage musical "Sunny", starring Marilyn Miller
First dramatic role on Broadway in "Jarnegan", opposite Richard Bennett
Film acting debut in "Nothing But the Truth", helmed by Victor Schertzinger
Put under contract by MGM; featured in "Children of Pleasure"
Turned down a role in "Madame Satan"; asked to be released from MGM contract
Starred in the L.A. stage play "Molly Magdalene"
Put under contract by Paramount; made six films in her first year under the agreement
Had first leading film role in "The Strange Case of Clara Deane"
Appeared as a prostitute in the anthology film "If I Had a Million"
Signed with RKO when her Paramount contract expired; studio often loaned her out leading to her frustration; Gibson decamped to England in 1935
Returned to Hollywood and worked at various studios
Last features, "The Falcon Strikes Back" and "Mystery Broadcast"
Featured in the radio serial "My True Story"
Moved to NYC
Hired for a featured role in original production of the Irving Berlin musical "Annie Get Your Gun"; withdrew during out-of-town tryouts because she felt her role was shrinking because of Ethel Merman's jealousy
Made guest appearances in TV programs like "Studio One" and "Valiant Lady"
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John Gallaudet. Actor. Married c. 1926; divorced.
Beverly Roberts. Actor. Met during filming of "Flirting With Fate" (1938).
Frank W Gibson. Efficiency expert.
Elaine Gibson. Christian Scientist; authorized healer.
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