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Gertrude Anne Meyler (December 14, 1929 - July 23, 2005) was born in Ireland, as one of seven children. Meyler began studying acting at the Gate Theatre in Dublin. Meyler entered and won a beauty pageant, who sent her to New York City for two weeks. Meyler never left. Eventually, she made her way to California. Her first TV role was on Matinee Theater. Under the name Fintan Meyler, she starred in over 30 different TV shows. She portrayed memorable characters in shows, such as Perry Mason, Bonanza, Have Gun - Will Travel and Gunsmoke. In the 1959 Perry Mason episode, "The Case of the Howling Dog," she played three-time murderer Thelma Brent.