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Luella Gear

New York-born comedienne, whose acerbic wit enlivened Broadway musical comedy and revue for fifty years, while making few forays into motion pictures. After attending Spencer School, Louella took acting classes and made her theatrical debut in 1917. Her many successes on stage included the parody "Life Begins at 8:40" (1934-35) and "Streets of Paris" (1939-40), in both of which she played multiple parts. Her typical screen persona was as an acid-tongued, worldly socialite, or wisecracking friend of the heroine. During World War II, Louella toured with the wartime comedy play "Count Me In" as part of the USO, entertaining troops in the South Pacific. Her last major post-war role was that of Julia Ward McKinlock in the hit romantic comedy "Sabrina Fair" on Broadway (1953-54). From the early 1950's, she also made occasional guest appearances on television.

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Sep 5, 1897 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Adam and Eva 1923-02-11
Latest Project:
Movie Phffft 1954-11-10
Known For
Poster of Phffft
Poster of Lady in the Dark
Poster of Jigsaw
Poster of Carefree
Movie Lady in the Dark Maggie 1954-09-25
Movie Phffft Mrs. Edith Chapman 1954-11-10
Movie Jigsaw Pet Shop Owner 1949-03-11
Movie The Perfect Marriage Dolly Haggerty 1947-01-24
Movie Carefree Aunt Cora 1938-09-02
Movie Adam and Eva Julie Dewitt 1923-02-11