Gertrude McCoy

Foto: Alexander Bassano (1829-1913)

1890 - 1967

The actress Gertrude McCoy was born as Gertrude Lyon.
She already made first acting experiences as a child on different stages before she got hired by the Edison Stock Company where she made her film debut in 1910. 
In the next years she appeared in countless short movies and Gertrude McCoy became a popular star of the first half of the 1910s.
To her movies of those years belong "Heroes Three" (11), "The Summer Girl" (11), "Jack and the Beanstalk" (12), "The Workman's Lesson" (12), "A Dangerous Lesson" (12), "The Little Girl Next Door" (12), "Under False Colors" (12), "The Mountaineers" (13), "A Letter to Uncle Sam" (13), "Kathleen Mavoruneen" (13), "His Greatest Victory" (13), "The Vanishing Cracksman" (13), "An American King" (14) and "The Impersonator" (14).
She left the Edison company in 1914 and continued her career as a freelanced actress. 
Till the end of the 10s she took part in "A Tragedy of the Rails" (15), "The Phantom Thief" (15), "The Isle of Love" (16), "The Silent Wintess" (17), "The Blue Bird" (18), "The Upsurper" (19) and "Angel Esquire" (19).
Her last movies came in the 20s into being and she impersonated roles in the productions "The Golden Dawn" (21), "Was She Guilty?" (22), "The Diamond Man" (24), "A Royal Divorce" (26), "Nelson" (26) and "Verborgene Gluten" (28) - a German production with Alfons Fryland in the leading role.
Gertrude McCoy was married with the actor Duncan McRae.

Other movies with Gertrude McCoy:
The Star Spangled Banner (11) That Winsome Winnie Smile (11) How Mrs. Murray Saved the American Army (11) Mike's Hero (11) The Fairies' Banquet (11) The Kid from the Klondike (11) Father's Bluff (12) His Daughter (12) Curing the Office Boy (12) The Jam Closet (12) A Cowboy's Tratagem (12) Lost: Three Hours (12) Her Face (12) Winnie's Dance (12) Every Rose Has Its Stem (12) A Personal Affair (12) Very Much Engaged (12) The Shadow on the Blind (12) Kitt'y Holdup (12) Apple Pies (12) The Artist's Joke (12) Revenge Is Sweet (12) The Sketch with the Thump Print (12) The Stranger and the Taxicab (12) Cynthia's Agreement (12) The Usurer's Grip (12) A Fresh Air Romance (12) A Soldier's Duty (12) Kitty at Boarding School (12) Young Mrs. Eaton (12) A Baby's Shoe (12) The Non-Commissioned Officer (12) Hope, a Red Cross Seal Story (12) His Mother's Hope (12) Annie Crawls Upstairs (12) The Office Boy's Birthday (13) The Title Cure (12) A Serenade by Proxy (13) How They Outwitted Father (13) His Nenemy (13) Aunt Elsa's Visit (13) Tea and Toast (13) The One Hundred Dollar Elopement (13) Aunty and the Girls (13) The Translation of a Savage (13) An Almond-Eyed Maid (13) Mercy Merrick (13) All on Account of a Portrait (13) The Dream Fairy (13) The Greed of Osman Bey (13) The Mystery of West Sedgwick (13) Caste (13) Hard Cash (13) The Stolen Models (13) In the Shadow of the Mountains (13) Reginald's Courtship (13) Nora's Boarders (13) Her Secretaries (13) The Cabaret Singer (13) The Manicure Girl (13) Peg o' the Movies (13) The Witness to the Will (14) A Lonely Road (14)  All for His Sake (14) The Mystery of the Ladder of Light (14) When the Cartridges Failed (14) A Real Helpmate (14) The Brass Bowl (14) The Mystery of the Silver Snare (14) Andy Plays Cupid (14) Always Tell Your Wife (14) The Man in the Street (14) The Shattered Tree (14) The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of (14) The Mystery of the Octagonal Room (14) The Birth of the Star Spangled Banner (14) Dick Potter's Wife (14) Sheep's Clothing (14) The Mystery of the Glass Tubes (14) The Mystery of the Sealed Art Gallery (14) The Hand of Iron (14) The New Partner (14) The Heritage of hamilton Cleek 814) A Moment of Madness (14) What Xould She Do (14) The Last of the Hargroves (14) The Best Man (14) The Birth of Our Saviour (14) The Girl Who Kept Books (15) In Spite of All (15) On the Stroke of Twelve (15) Greater Than Art (15) The House of the Lost Court (15) Through Turbulent Waters (15) June Friday (15) The Ploughshare (15) Friend Wilson's Daughter (15) The Magistrate's Story (15) The Lash of Destiny (16) Madame Sherry (17) His Daughter Pays (18) Men (18) The Danger Mark (18) To Him That Hath (18) Castle of Dreams (19) The Wife Whom God Forgot (20) The Auction Mart (20) Burnt In (20) Christie Johnstone (21) Tell Your Children (22) Heartstrings (23) Always Tell Your Wife (23) The Temptation of Carlton Earle (23) Nets of Destiny (24) Miriam Rozella (24) Chappy: That's All (24) The Lady in Furs (25) Children of the Night No. 1 (25)
Circumstances Make Heores (13)