Gertrude Bambrick

Gertrude Bambrick (August 24, 1897 – January 10, 1974) was an American actress of the silent era. She appeared in 60 films between 1912 and 1916.

Gertrude Bambrick
Born(1897-08-24)August 24, 1897
DiedJanuary 10, 1974(1974-01-10) (aged 76)
Boynton Beach, Florida, United States
Years active1912–1916
Spouse(s)Marshall Neilan (December 1913 – March 1921)
Jack Alicoate (divorced 1929)


Bambrick was married twice. Her first marriage to early film director Marshall Neilan ended in divorce and resulted in one child, Marshall Neilan Jr, who later became a successful film editor. Neilan fell in love with Bambrick while working in New York City in 1914, and at the time he was a rising star in film direction. At one point during their marriage he was earning $15,000 per week. He was involved in several affairs during their marriage. Bambrick retired from acting in 1916 after marrying Neilan, before her career could ever really take off.

Bambrick divorced Neilan in 1921 after discovering he was involved in an affair with early film actress Blanche Sweet. Neilan went on to marry Sweet, and they divorced in 1929, when his career failed and he was in financial ruin.

Bambrick's second marriage was to Jack Alicoate. They had two children, Patricia and Virginia. She never returned to acting and died in Boynton Beach, Florida.

Selected filmographyEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1912 Two Daughters of Eve Backstage
The One She Loved The Stenographer
The Musketeers of Pig Alley Girl at Dance Uncredited
The New York Hat In Shop/Outside Church Uncredited
Gold and Glitter
The Burglar's Dilemma Birthday Wellwisher
The God Within In Bar
1913 The Telephone Girl and the Lady The Maid
Brothers Non-Committal Woman
Oil and Water Among Dancers
Love in an Apartment Hotel In Hotel Lobby
Broken Ways In Telegraph Office/On Street
Near to Earth Gato's Sweetheart
Red Hicks Defies the World In Crowd
The Mothering Heart Female Apache Dancer
The Suffragette Minstrels
Almost a Wild Man Member of Lizzy and Her Dancing Girls Troupe / Blackface Sideshow Patron
1914 Judith of Bethulia Lead Assyrian Dancer
Virtue Is Its Own Reward Alice
1915 The Miser's Legacy

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