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Gertrude Jeannette (1914–2018)

Gertrude Jeannette was born on November 28, 1914 in Urbana, Arkansas, USA as Gertrude Hadley. She was an actress and producer, known for Shaft (1971), Nothing But a Man (1964) and Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970). She was married to Joe Jeanette. She died on April 4, 2018 in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Shaft Old Lady
Nothing But a Man Mrs. Dawson
Cotton Comes to Harlem Sister Minnie
Black Girl Sister Jenkins


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 1972 Black Girl
Sister Jenkins
 1971 Shaft
Old Lady
 1970 Cotton Comes to Harlem
Sister Minnie
 1964 Nothing But a Man
Mrs. Dawson (as Gertrude Jeanette)
 1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
Mrs. Bonham
- The Non-Violent (1964) ... Mrs. Bonham
Hide Hide Show Show Producer (1 credit)
 2009 The Guest at Central Park West (producer)
Hide Hide Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
 1998 Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist (Documentary) (thanks)
Hide Hide Show Show Self (5 credits)
 2014 Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee (Documentary)
 2006 Segregating the Greatest Generation (Documentary)
 1998 Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist (Documentary)
 1969 Camera Three (TV Series)
- To Be Young, Gifted and Black (1969) ... Herself

Personal Details

Other Works:

Vieux Carré (1977). Drama. See more »

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Broadway org.

Alternate Names:

Gertrude Jeanette

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She was the first female cab driver in New York City. See more »

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