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.

3 comments:

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.