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Gladys Blake (Gladys Timmons)

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Biography

Luray, Virginia USA
Actress, singer, comedienne and dancer. Gladys Blake left home at age 14 to join a stock company in Reading, Pennsylvania, and after two years she had developed her own vaudeville act, Gresham and Blake, with Lee Gresham. Coming to California, they were booked into the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles where she was spotted by film agent Edward Small. Her first small film roles were mostly for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Director Richard Thorpe personally offered Gladys her small role in "The Earl of Chicago" in which only her legs were seen. Read more...

Actor

Character: Gold's Secretary

Coming-Out Party 1934

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Character: Miss St. Claire

The Women 1939

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Character: Joy Lane Cashier

These Glamour Girls 1939

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Character: Receptionist at Verne's Office

Johnny Eager 1941

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Character: Nurse Maisie

Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day 1941

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Character: Flo Peters

Woman of the Year 1942

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Character: Merton's Secretary

Ship Ahoy 1942

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Character: Station Master's Receptionist

Mr. and Mrs. North 1942

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Character: Mitchell's Secretary

The Magnificent Dope 1942

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Character: Newspaper Telephone Operator

Seven Sweethearts 1942

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Character: Dice-Game Operator

Jitterbugs 1943

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Character: Brooklyn Girl in Subway

Practically Yours 1944

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Character: Betty Vale

Rockin' in the Rockies 1945

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Character: Millie - Saloon Waitress

The Long Night 1947

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