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Gertrude Hoffman (1871–1968)


German-born Gertrude Hoffman began her film career in Germany in 1918, but she didn't start her Hollywood career until she was past 60 years of age, making her American film debut in 1933. She worked steadily and made quite a few films over the next 20 years, though many of her parts were unbilled. She is probably best remembered as Mrs. Odets, ... See full bio »

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Known For

Louise de Lavallière Marquise François Athenais von Montespan
(1922)
Foreign Correspondent Mrs. Benson
(1940)
My Little Margie Mrs. Odetts / Miss Odetts
(1952-1955)
Cassidy of Bar 20 Ma Caffrey
(1938)

Filmography

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 1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- I Shot a Prowler (1958)
 1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Margaret Stoddard
- The Long Shot (1955) ... Margaret Stoddard
 1955 Not as a Stranger
Mrs. Payton (uncredited)
 1952-1955 My Little Margie (TV Series)
Mrs. Odetts / Miss Odetts
- Make Up Your Mind (1955) ... Mrs. Odetts
- Operation Rescue (1954) ... Mrs. Odetts
- Big Chief Vern (1954) ... Mrs. Odetts
- Real George (1954) ... Mrs. Odetts
- Star of Khyber (1954) ... Mrs. Odetts
 1953 The War of the Worlds
Elderly News Vendor (uncredited)
 1951 Close to My Heart
Mrs. Madison (uncredited)
 1951 The Company She Keeps
Mrs. Kaufman (uncredited)
 1950 Caged
Millie Lewis (uncredited)
 1949 The File on Thelma Jordon
Aunt Vera Edwards (as Gertrude W. Hoffman)
 1949 Roseanna McCoy
Old Woman at Campfire (uncredited)
 1947 Welcome Stranger
Miss Wendy (uncredited)
 1947 California
Old Woman (uncredited)
 1946 The Bride Wore Boots
Mrs. Harvey - Mason-Dixon Dames Club Woman (uncredited)
 1945 The Clock
Old Woman Painter (uncredited)
 1944 The Heavenly Body
Mrs. Potter's Mother (uncredited)
 1943 What a Woman!
Night Maid (uncredited)
 1943 A Guy Named Joe
Old Woman (uncredited)
 1943 Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case
Grandmother (uncredited)
 1943 The Moon Is Down
Villager (uncredited)
 1942 Commandos Strike at Dawn
Elderly Village Woman (uncredited)
 1942 Tish
Spinster (uncredited)
 1942 I Married an Angel
Lady Gimcrack (uncredited)
 1942 Texas Trouble Shooters
Granny Wilson (as Gertrude W. Hoffman)
 1942 The Wife Takes a Flyer
Mrs. Gruyson (uncredited)
 1942 North of the Rockies
Flora Bailey
 1941 No Hands on the Clock
Passerby Below Clock (uncredited)
 1941 Suspicion
Mrs. Wetherby (uncredited)
 1941 One Foot in Heaven
Elderly Woman (uncredited)
 1941 Lydia
Mrs. Fairfield (uncredited)
 1940 The Ape
Jane - Adrian's Housekeeper (as Gertrude W. Hoffman)
 1940 Foreign Correspondent
Mrs. Benson
 1940 Untamed
Miss Rhine (as Gertrude W. Hoffman)
 1940 East Side Kids
Old Lady in Montage (uncredited)
 1939 Laugh It Off
Carrie (uncredited)
 1938 Cassidy of Bar 20
Ma Caffrey (as Gertrude W. Hoffman)
 1937 Mountain Justice
Granny Burnside (uncredited)
 1936 The Gentleman from Louisiana
Miss Langley
 1936 A Son Comes Home
Effie Wimple
 1935 Les Misérables
Nurse (uncredited)
 1934 6 Day Bike Rider
Old Lady (uncredited)
 1934 The Cat's-Paw
Mrs. Noon - Cobb's Landlady (uncredited)
 1934 I'll Tell the World
Aunt Louise (uncredited)
 1933 Hell and High Water
Mom Wealin
 1933 Before Dawn
Mattie (as Gertrude W. Hoffman)
 1923 Cage of Death
Countess Gabriela (as Trude Hoffmann)
 1922 Louise de Lavallière
Marquise François Athenais von Montespan
 1921 Das Handicap der Liebe
Regina Walpole (as Trude Hoffmann)
 1921 Die Ratten
 1920 Der Spitzel (as Trude Hoffmann)
 1920 Rafaello - Das Rätsel von Kopenhagen 1 (as Trude Hoffman)
 1920 Die entfesselte Menschheit
Rita, Clarenbachs Frau (as Trude Hoffmann)
 1920 Tagebuch meiner Frau (as Trude Hoffman)
 1919 Die ums Leben spielen
Ilona
 1919 Prostitution II (as Gertrude Hoffmann)
 1919 Heddas Rache
 1919 Sie können bei mir schlafen (as Gertrud Hoffmann)
 1919 Prinzessin Tatjanah
Tatjana
 1918 Die blaue Laterne
Hilde
 1918 Der Rubin-Salamander (Short)
Freundin der Nelly Sand
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: (From) Broadway to Paris. Musical revue. See more »

Alternate Names:

Gertrude V. Hoffman | Gertrude W. Hoffman | Trude Hoffman | Gertrude Hoffmann | Gertrud Hoffmann | Getrude Hoffmann | Trude Hoffmann
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Ex-mother-in-law of Thelma White and Helen Kane. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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