Gloria Hope

Active - 1918 - 1975  |   Born - Nov, 1899 in Pittsburgh, PA  |   Died - Oct, 1976 in Pasadena, CA  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy

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A pretty but unremarkable young actress from Pittsburgh, Gloria Hope was a discovery of screen pioneer D.W. Griffith. Hope played the girl deserted by Henry B. Walthall in the one of the master's lesser efforts, The Great Love, but the role was small and she was much more visible as the girl who comes between Harry Carey and young upstart Cullen Landis in John Ford's Bret Harte Western The Outcasts of Poker Flats (1919). Hope married screen juvenile Lloyd Hughes in 1921 and they both co-starred with Mary Pickford in the latter's second version of Tess of the Storm Country (1922), Hughes as Pickford's rich suitor and Hope as his unfortunate sister. That was perhaps the highlight of a so-so screen career that ended in 1926. The name Gloria Hope, however, would prove popular: A second Gloria Hope played one of The Harvey Girls (1946) and a third appeared in several B-movies in the 1970s. Neither had anything to do with the original Gloria, who remained Mrs. Lloyd Hughes until her death in 1976

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