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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.
  • Poet, Librettist

    AgeDec. at 72 (1874-1946)

    BirthplaceAllegheny, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    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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  • Actor, Singer

    AgeDec. at 54 (1898-1952)

    BirthplaceEngland, 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 in New...  more
  • Chemist, Scientist

    AgeDec. at 81 (1918-1999)

    BirthplaceNew 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 H. Hitchings...  more
  • Artist, Photographer

    AgeDec. at 82 (1852-1934)

    BirthplaceFort 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 photography as a...  more
  • AgeDec. at 90 (1887-1977)

    BirthplaceLakewood, Ohio, USA

    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....  more
  • 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 abuse,...  more

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  • Sculptor, Sculpture

    AgeDec. at 67 (1875-1942)

    BirthplaceNew 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
  • AgeDec. at 98 (1905-2003)

    BirthplaceNew 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 6,...  more
  • Screenwriter, Actor

    AgeDec. at 67 (1898-1966)

    BirthplaceEast Harlem, New York City, New York, USA

    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 star...  more
  • AgeDec. at 75 (1852-1928)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Gertrude Claire (July 16, 1852 – April 28, 1928) was an actress of the American stage and Hollywood silent motion pictures....  more
  • AgeDec. at 115 (1894-2009)

    BirthplaceShellman, Georgia

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  • AgeDec. at 89 (1890-1979)

    BirthplacePutnam, 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 the...  more
  • 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 to trial for...  more
  • Novelist, Author

    AgeDec. at 90 (1857-1948)


    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 into a...  more
  • AgeDec. at 87 (1909-1996)

    BirthplaceNew 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
  • Historian, Writer


    BirthplaceNew 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 written...  more
  • Mountaineer

    AgeDec. at 57 (1868-1926)

    BirthplaceWashington, 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
  • AgeDec. at 53 (1911-1964)

    BirthplaceTalladega, Alabama, United States of America

    Lillian Gertrude Michael (June 1, 1911 – December 31, 1964) was an American film, stage and television actress....  more
  • Gardener, Architect

    AgeDec. at 89 (1843-1932)

    BirthplaceLondon, 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 1,000...  more
  • AgeDec. at 84 (1911-1995)

    BirthplaceSpokane, 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 her...  more
  • Mathematician, Statistician

    AgeDec. at 78 (1900-1978)


    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
  • AgeDec. at 96 (1871-1968)

    BirthplaceHeidelberg, 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...  more
  • AgeDec. at 77 (1897-1975)

    BirthplaceUSA, 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....  more
  • AgeDec. at 102 (1898-2001)

    BirthplaceColfax, 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
  • AgeDec. at 71 (1890-1962)

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    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
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