Gertrude McCoy (June 30, 1890 – July 17, 1967) was an American film actress of the silent era. She appeared in 131 films between 1911 and 1926. She was born in Sugar Valley, Georgia and died in Atlanta, Georgia.
Sugar Valley, Georgia, USA
Full Name at Birth
Actress | Writer
Wiki Bio Text
==Gertrude McCoy== Actress - Gertrude McCoy had been a child actress and appeared in vaudeville prior to making her screen debut in 1910. As a member of the first Edison stock company, McCoy appeared opposite the likes of Benjamin F. Wilson and Augustus Phillips in literally hundreds of one- and two-reel melodramas and comedies. She left Edison to freelance in 1914 and can be seen as Light in Maurice Tourneur's beautiful 1918 version of The Blue Bird. Less busy in the 1920s, McCoy played Lady Hamilton in her final film, Nelson, produced in England in 1926 with Cedric Hardwicke in the title role. She was the wife of British actor/director Duncan McRae (1881-1931).
Biography by Hans J. Wollstein
==Gertrude McCoy== Actress | Writer - ===Date of Birth=== 30 June 1890, Sugar Valley, Georgia, USA
===Date of Death=== 17 July 1967, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
===Birth Name=== Gertrude Lyon
===Mini Bio (1)=== Gertrude McCoy was born on June 30, 1890 in Sugar Valley, Georgia, USA as Gertrude Lyon. She was an actress and writer, known for [[The Summer Girl]] (1911), [[The Wife Whom God Forgot]] (1920) and [[Christie Johnstone]] (1921). She was married to Duncan McRae. She died on July 17, 1967 in Atlanta, Georgia.
===Spouse (1)=== Duncan McRae (1919 - ?)
===Trivia (3)=== *1. Silent-screen actress. **2. Sister-in-law of Bruce McRae. ***3. Brunette silent screen actress, a former vaudeville child performer. She signed up with the Edison Company in 1910 and for at least the next five years appeared in scores of one- and two-reel comedies and melodramas. She went freelance in 1915 and later married British actor Duncan McRae. Gertrude was best known for her playing 'Light' in Maurice Tourneur's 1918 production of "The Blue Bird". Her career did not survive the advent of sound.
Couple Profile Source
www.allmovie.com/artist/gertrude-mccoy-p47134, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gertrude_McCoy, www.imdb.com/name/nm0566741/
Profile Bio Text
Actress (162 credits)
Writer (2 credits)
Self (1 credit)
Moving Picture World (USA) 13 November 1915, pg. 1284, "Baltimore Has Gertrude McCoy Theater"
Moving Picture World (USA) 23 October 1915, pg. 589, ill, "Will Head Plimpton Forces"
Moving Picture World (USA) 1 May 1915, pg. 734, "Gertrude McCoy in Double Role"
Moving Picture World (USA) 13 March 1915, pg. 1609, ill, "Gertrude McCoy"
Motion Picture Magazine (USA) February 1915, pg. 108-09, "Biographies of Popular Players"
Moving Picture World (USA) 19 September 1914, pg. 1658, "Gertrude McCoy Meets with Accident"
Magazine cover photo
Der Filmfreund (Germany) 15 July 1925, Iss. No. 32
Place of Death
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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