Teddie Gerard

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Teddie Gerard (May 2, 1890[1] – August 31, 1942) was an Argentine film actress[2] and entertainer of the early 20th century. Her real name was Teresa Cabre.[1] She was born in Buenos Aires.[2]

Career[edit]

Gerard first performed at the Casino Theatre on Broadway in New York City, in February 1909. She appeared in the chorus of Havana. Later she followed Gaby Deslys as the dancing partner of Harry Pilcer.[2] Gerard was in a Flo Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic production on the New Amsterdam Roof in New York City, in August 1920.[3] In London, England and Paris, France she was a singer and dancer in revues during the 1920s. She performed in The Wedding Glide and Eclipse, written by E. Phillips Oppenheim. In 1921 Gerard was cast in the motion picture The Cave Girl. She acted in The Rat, a theatrical production taken from a work penned by David L'Estrange. The presentation was staged at the Colonial Theatre in London in 1925.[2]

Private life[edit]

She wed Joseph Raymond, an American theatrical agent, in Newark, New Jersey, in 1908.[1] She was engaged to actor Tom Douglas in 1926.[4] In October 1928 Gerard announced her angagement to Captain Archie Grant of the Grenadier Guards, a son of the Scottish laird. The wedding was planned for a fortnight later, at Effingham, Surrey, where Gerard owned a cottage.[1]

Illness and death[edit]

Gerard became seriously ill with an infection of her right lung in March 1929. She was confined to a nursing home in the West End of London.[5] She died following an extended illness in London in 1942. She was 52 years old.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Teddie Gerard Engaged, New York Times, October 24, 1928, pg.27.
  2. ^ a b c d Miss Teddie Gerard, New York Times, September 2, 1942, pg. 23.
  3. ^ This Week's New Offerings, New York Times, August 29, 1920, pg. X1.
  4. ^ Tom Douglas Engaged To Teddie Gerard, New York Times, May 2, 1926, pg. 29.
  5. ^ Teddie Gerard Seriously Ill, New York Times, March 26, 1929, pg. 41.