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Gloria Grey
Gloria Grey - 1920s portrait.jpg
Grey c. 1920s
Maria Dragomanovich

(1909-10-23)October 23, 1909
DiedNovember 22, 1947(1947-11-22) (aged 38)
Resting placeWestwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery
Ramón Romero
(m. 1929)

Gloria Grey (born Maria Dragomanovich; October 23, 1909 – November 22, 1947) was an American screen and stage actress and director, appearing in mainly dramatic/romantic films during the silent era and after.


Grey was born Maria Dragomanovich[1] in Portland, Oregon in 1909. She was educated in San Francisco, California.[2] Before beginning her career in film, Grey appeared onstage in vaudeville shows with the Gus Edwards Revue. Her career was spent chiefly during the 1920s in Hollywood, and the 1940s in Argentina. Her first film credit was the 1923 movie Bag and Baggage.[3]

She was given praise for her starring role in the 1924 adaptation of Gene Stratton-Porter's A Girl of the Limberlost, which garnered her the honor of being selected as one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars in 1924. However, the film did little else to improve her career. She also appeared in an action serial titled Blake of Scotland Yard.[4]

Grey appeared in 33 films[a] during the 1920s, as well as five Spanish-language films made in Argentina during World War II, notably Back in the Seventies and Fragata Sarmiento.


Grey was found deceased in bed at her mother's home in Hollywood, California on November 22, 1947, having succumbed to a two-month bout of influenza.[6][7] She was survived by her husband, magazine editor Ramón Romero, and their daughter. She is interred at the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles.[8] She is resting by her husband, mother, and daughter.[9]


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1923 Bag and Baggage Hope Anthony [5]
1924 A Girl of the Limberlost Elnora Comstock [5]
1924 The Spirit of the USA Gretchen Schultz [5]
1924 Little Robinson Crusoe Gretta Schmidt [5]
1924 Dante's Inferno Mildred Craig [5]
1924 The Millionaire Cowboy Pauline Truce [5]
1924 The House of Youth Amy Marsden [5]
1924 The No-Gun Man Carmen Harroway [5]
1925 The Snob Buster Molly McGuire [5]
1925 Heartless Husbands Mary Kayne [5]
1926 The Patent Leather Pug Billy's Fiancée [5]
1926 The Night Watch Nellie Powell [5]
1926 Unknown Dangers Corliss McHenry [5]
1926 The Hidden Way Mary [5]
1926 Thrilling Youth Mary Bryson [5]
1926 Officer Jim Banker's Daughter [5]
1926 The Ghetto Shamrock [5]
1926 The Boaster Dick's Intended [5]
1927 The Bronco Buster Barbara Furth [5]
1927 Range Courage Betty Martin [5]
1927 Blake of Scotland Yard Lady Diane Blanton
1927 The Thrill Seekers Mystery Girl [5]
1927 On Special Duty Short film
1927 Red Warning Short film
1928 The Prince and the Papa Short film
1928 Put 'Em Up Helen Turner [5]
1928 Winged Hoofs Madge Weston Short film
1928 The Hound of Silver Creek Molly White [5]
1928 A Tenderfoot Hero Short film
1928 The Cloud Dodger Sylvia LeMoyne [5]
1929 Days of Daring Ranch Owner Short film
1929 Dodging Danger Short film
1929 Lucky Star Mary Smith [5]
1929 Married in Hollywood Charlotte [5]
1940 The Golden Arrow
1940 Nosotros, los muchachos
1940 Fragata Sarmiento
1945 Back in the Seventies Also known as: Allá en el setenta y tantos
1946 El tercer huésped


  1. ^ The American Film Institute erroneously lists several films made after Grey's death as being part of her filmography; among them are Holiday Rhythm (1950) and Gang War (1958).[5]


  1. ^ "What's In A Name? Ask Gloria Grey". New York Daily News. November 2, 1924. p. 15 – via open access
  2. ^ "Ten Years Ago Today". Close Up. Pool Group. July 20, 1923. p. 12 – via Internet Archive. Free to read
  3. ^ Katchmer 2002, pp. 143–44.
  4. ^ "The Answer Man". Motion Picture Classic. 31: 76. Jul–Dec 1930 – via Media History Digital Library.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa "Gloria Grey Filmography". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. American Film Institute. Archived from the original on October 24, 2018. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  6. ^ "Ex-Actress Gloria Grey Found Dead". Los Angeles Times. November 23, 1947. p. 17 – via open access
  7. ^ "Gloria Grey, Former Film Actress, Dead". The Honolulu Advertiser. Honolulu, Hawaii. November 24, 1947. p. 5 – via open access
  8. ^ Ellenberger 2001, p. 215.
  9. ^ Donaldson 1997, p. 194.


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