Gladys Walton

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Gladys Walton
Born (1903-04-13)April 13, 1903
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died November 15, 1993(1993-11-15) (aged 90)
Morro Bay, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1918–1925
Spouse(s) Frank Liddell
Henry M. Herbel

Gladys Walton (April 13, 1903 – November 15, 1993)[1] was an American actress of screen and stage.

Early life and career[edit]

Born in Boston, Massachusetts and educated in Portland, Oregon, Gladys Walton debuted in films in small parts. However, as her acting talent came more out into the open, she was given larger and more important roles in films, such as La La Lucille in 1920 with Universal Studios, as well as The Secret Gift, also in 1920. She was also given a role in Pink Tights (1920), opposite film star Jack Perrin. Walton also had a successful stage career. She performed in several musicals during the 1920s on Broadway, such as The Last Waltz in 1921. She was a contract player for Universal from 1919 to 1925, earning $500 a week at the peak of her career. [2] According to her website only 2 of her 38 films remain extant, The Untameable and Sawdust, both from 1923. [3]

Walton retired from acting in 1925.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Walton married screenwriter Frank Liddell in 1923. She later married to Henry M. Herbel, with whom she had six children.


Walton died of cancer on November 15, 1993.[4]

Selected filmography[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Dates of birth and death are submitted by her son, John Walton, from her death certificate
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  4. ^ a b "Gladys Walton Dead; Silent-Film Actress, 90". The New York Times. 1993-12-23. Retrieved 11 October 2010. 

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