Collect 'Em All #43

Pert Kelton
No. 28 in a series of 50 from Player's Navy Cut Cigarettes
Pert Kelton was born in Great Falls, Montana, the daughter of vaudeville players, and began to appear with her parents when quite a child, travelling with them all over the world. When they retired, Pert made her way to the Broadway stage, and commencing as a singer and dancer, developed into a most popular comedienne. Her screen debut was made in a small part in the talkie version of Sally. Later pictures include The Bowery, Bed of Roses, The Meanest Gal in Town, Sing and Like It and Bachelor Bait.


blankemon said...

The original Alice Kramden!

Vanwall said...

And what a tough nut she was - she gave every impression of being able to chew up Gleason and spit 'im out. Like many people, I remembered her first from the semi-subversive "The Music Man", then saw her in her 30's roles - what a great gal! She oughta get more recognition, that's for sure.

swac said...

What's weird is, I have a friend who closely resembles this pic of Pert, right down to the red hair and green eyes.