Lawrence, Gertrude

Lawrence, Gertrude,

1902?–1952, English actress and singer. Her original name was Gertrud Alexandra Dagmar Lawrence-Klasen. Performing on the musical stage from childhood, Lawrence made her New York debut (1924) in Charlot's Revue, together with Beatrice Lillie. A childhood friend of Noel Coward, she appeared with him in his Private Lives (1931) and Tonight at 8:30 (1936). Her charm and magnetic personality in Susan and God (1937) and in such musicals as Lady in the Dark (1941) and The King and I (1951) endeared her to the public. In 1950 she played Amanda in a film version of The Glass Menagerie.

Bibliography

See her memoirs, A Star Danced (1945); biography by her husband, R. S. Aldrich (1955).

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and Joanna Arold of Boca Raton, FL; also cousins, Mildred of Lawrence, Gertrude Carr of Rye, NH, Betty Orr of CT and Miriam Clisbee of Bradford, MA.
Lawrence, Gertrude saw Christ draw into himself the desire of all those present at Mass and flow into them.