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Famous People Named Gertrude 

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Ever wondered how many famous people named Gertrude there are? This list of celebrities named Gertrude includes photos and information about each person when available. The famous Gertrudes on this list come in all shapes and sizes, but all ended up achieving some kind of fame in their respective fields. This includes singers and musicians named Gertrude, actors named Gertrude, and even athletes named Gertrude. Well-known Gertrudes like Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Lawrence, and Gertrude B. Elion are just the start of this list.
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Gertrude Stein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Gertrude
Poet, Librettist, Author

Age: Dec. at 72 (1874-1946)

Birthplace: Pennsylvania, Contiguous United States, United States of America, Allegheny, United States, + more

Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946) was an American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector. Born in the Allegheny West neighborhood of Pittsburgh and raised in Oakland, ...more

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Gertrude Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Gertrude
Actor, Singer

Age: Dec. at 54 (1898-1952)

Birthplace: England, London

Gertrude Lawrence (4 July 1898 – 6 September 1952) was an English actress, singer, dancer and musical comedy performer known for her stage appearances in the West End of London and on Broadway ...more
Gertrude B. Elion is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Gertrude
Chemist, Scientist

Age: Dec. at 81 (1918-1999)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Gertrude "Trudy" Belle Elion (January 23, 1918 – February 21, 1999) was an American biochemist and pharmacologist, who shared the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with George ...more
Gertrude Käsebier ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Gertrude
Artist, Photographer

Age: Dec. at 82 (1852-1934)

Birthplace: Fort Des Moines Provisional Army Officer Training School, Des Moines, Iowa

Gertrude Käsebier (May 18, 1852 – October 12, 1934) was an American photographer. She was known for her images of motherhood, her portraits of Native Americans, and her promotion of ...more
Gertrude Astor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Gertrude
Actor

Age: Dec. at 90 (1887-1977)

Birthplace: USA, Lakewood, Ohio

Gertrude Astor (born Gertrude Irene Eyster; November 9, 1887 – November 9, 1977) was an American motion picture character actress, who began her career playing trombone on a riverboat.

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Gertrude Baniszewski is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Gertrude

Age: Dec. at 61 (1929-1990)

Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana

The murder of Sylvia Likens was a child murder which occurred in Indianapolis, Indiana in October 1965. Likens, a 16-year-old girl, was held captive and subjected to increasing levels of child ...more
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whit... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Gertrude
Sculptor, Sculpture, Art collector

Age: Dec. at 67 (1875-1942)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney was an American sculptor, art patron and collector, and founder in 1931 of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. She was a prominent social figure and ...more
Gertrude Ederle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Gertrude
Swimmer

Age: Dec. at 98 (1905-2003)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Gertrude Caroline Ederle ( ED-ər-lee, AYD-; October 23, 1905 – November 30, 2003) was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in five events. On August ...more
Gertrude Berg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Gertrude
Screenwriter, Actor, Writer

Age: Dec. at 68 (1898-1966)

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

Gertrude Berg (October 3, 1899 – September 14, 1966) was an American actress, screenwriter and producer. A pioneer of classic radio, she was one of the first women to create, write, produce and ...more
Gertrude Claire is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Gertrude
Actor

Age: Dec. at 76 (1852-1928)

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Gertrude Claire (July 16, 1852 – April 28, 1928) was an actress of the American stage and Hollywood silent motion pictures.
Gertrude Baines is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Gertrude
Homemaker

Age: Dec. at 115 (1894-2009)

Birthplace: Shellman, Georgia

These are lists of the 100 known verified oldest people arranged in descending order of each individual's age in years and days.The oldest person ever whose age has been independently verified ...more
Gertrude Chandler Warner... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Gertrude
Gertrude Chandler Warner Writer

Age: Dec. at 89 (1890-1979)

Birthplace: Putnam, Connecticut

Gertrude Chandler Warner (April 16, 1890 – August 30, 1979) was an American author, mainly of children's stories. She was most famous for writing the original book of The Boxcar Children and for ...more
Gertrude Hullett is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Gertrude
Gertrude Hullett

Age: Dec. at 50 (1906-1956)

Gertrude "Bobby" Hullett (1906 – 23 July 1956), a resident of Eastbourne, East Sussex, England, was a patient of Dr John Bodkin Adams, who was indicted for her murder but never brought ...more
Gertrude Atherton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Gertrude
Novelist, Author, Writer

Age: Dec. at 91 (1857-1948)

Birthplace: California

Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton (October 30, 1857 – June 14, 1948) was an American author. Many of her novels are set in her home state of California. Her bestseller Black Oxen (1923) was made ...more
Gertrude Flynn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Gertrude
Actor

Age: Dec. at 87 (1909-1996)

Birthplace: New York, United States of America

Gertrude Flynn (January 14, 1909 – October 16, 1996) was an American stage, film and television actress. She was married to Asa Bordages, a feature writer for the New York World-Telegram and ...more
Gertrude Himmelfarb is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Gertrude
Historian, Writer

Age: 96

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Gertrude Himmelfarb (born August 8, 1922), also known as Bea Kristol, is an American historian. She has been a leader of conservative interpretations of history and historiography. She has ...more
Gertrude Bell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Gertrude
Mountaineer

Age: Dec. at 58 (1868-1926)

Birthplace: Washington, United Kingdom

Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell, CBE (14 July 1868 – 12 July 1926) was an English writer, traveller, political officer, administrator, and archaeologist who explored, mapped, and became highly ...more
Gertrude Michael is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Gertrude
Actor

Age: Dec. at 53 (1911-1964)

Birthplace: Talladega, Alabama, United States of America

Lillian Gertrude Michael (June 1, 1911 – December 31, 1964) was an American film, stage and television actress.
Gertrude Jekyll is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Gertrude
Gardener, Architect, Writer

Age: Dec. at 89 (1843-1932)

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Gertrude Jekyll was an influential British horticulturist, garden designer, artist and writer. She created over 400 gardens in the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States, and wrote over ...more
Gertrude Messinger is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Gertrude
Actor

Age: Dec. at 84 (1911-1995)

Birthplace: Spokane, Washington, United States of America

Gertrude Dolores Messinger (April 28, 1911 – November 8, 1995) was an American actress. She began as a child actor in silent films, but found her greatest fame in talkies of the 1930s. During ...more
Gertrude Mary Cox is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Gertrude
Mathematician, Statistician

Age: Dec. at 78 (1900-1978)

Birthplace: Iowa

Gertrude Mary Cox (January 13, 1900 – October 17, 1978) was an American statistician and founder of the department of Experimental Statistics at North Carolina State University. She was later ...more
Gertrude Hoffmann is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Gertrude
Actor

Age: Dec. at 97 (1871-1968)

Birthplace: Heidelberg, Germany

Gertrude Hoffmann is the name of: Gertrude Hoffmann (dancer) (1885–1966), American dancer and choreographer Gertrude Hoffmann (actress) (1871–1968), German-born American actress
Gertrude Olmstead is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Gertrude
Actor

Age: Dec. at 78 (1897-1975)

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Gertrude Olmstead (November 13, 1904 – January 18, 1975) was an American actress of the silent era. She appeared in 56 films between 1920 and 1929. Her last name was sometimes seen as Olmsted.
Gertrude Nelson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Gertrude
Nurse

Age: Dec. at 103 (1898-2001)

Birthplace: Colfax, Louisiana

Gertrude DeWitt Nelson was an African-American military, civilian, and American Red Cross nurse from Louisiana whose career spanned much of the 20th century. She was born at the end of the 19th ...more
Gertrude Robinson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Gertrude
Actor

Age: Dec. at 72 (1890-1962)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Gertrude Robinson (October 7, 1890 – March 19, 1962) was an American actress of the silent era. She appeared in 164 films between 1908 and 1925. She was born in New York, New York and died in ...more