Gay Seabrook
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Seabrook in the film Wild Poses
Gladys Johnson

(1901-04-01)April 1, 1901
DiedApril 18, 1970(1970-04-18) (aged 69)

Gay Seabrook (born Gladys Johnson; April 1, 1901 – April 18, 1970) was a film, Broadway and radio actress.

Early years

Seabrook was the daughter of Rufus Johnson, a newspaper circulation manager.[1]


In the mid 1920s, Seabrook portrayed Mary Margaret in the play The Fool, which toured the United States for 62 weeks after having been presented "for some time in New York."[2] She appeared in the Broadway productions of Crime Marches On (1935)[3] and Three Men on a Horse (1942).[4]

Seabrook was teamed with comedian Emerson Treacy to form the double-act Treacy and Seabrook. The team was very successful on radio and in theater during the early 1930s, with routines similar to those of real husband-and-wife team Burns and Allen. The two had worked together in 1928, teamed as young lovers in a production of the play Tommy. A newspaper article about the upcoming production described Treacy and Seabrook as "two of the best known portrayors of youthful roles in the country."[5]

Seabrook also appeared as the ditzy mother of Spanky McFarland in the Our Gang short films Bedtime Worries and Wild Poses.[6]

On radio, Seabrook played Susabelle on The Park Avenue Penners[7] and was a member of the cast of Meet Mr. Meek.[8]


Seabrook died on April 18, 1970.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Former Utah Girl in Drama". The Ogden Standard-Examiner. Utah, Ogden. May 12, 1924. p. 2. Retrieved August 13, 2016 – via open access
  2. ^ "Collegians Appear in Play, 'The Fool,' at Marlow Theater". The Independent Record. Montana, Helena. November 18, 1926. p. 3. Retrieved August 13, 2016 – via open access
  3. ^ "Crime Marches On - Cast". Playbill Vault. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  4. ^ "New Plays on Broadway: Three Men on a Horse". Billboard. October 24, 1942. p. 10. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Noted Stage Play 'Tommy' Coming to Granada". Reno Gazette. Nevada, Reno. September 29, 1928. p. 12. Retrieved August 13, 2016 – via open access
  6. ^ Ward, Richard Lewis (2006). A History of the Hal Roach Studios. SIU Press. p. 85. ISBN 0-8093-2727-9.
  7. ^ Terrace, Vincent (1999). Radio Programs, 1924-1984: A Catalog of More Than 1800 Shows. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-4513-4. P. 265.
  8. ^ "Studio Notes". The Evening News. Pennsylvania, Harrisburg. August 14, 1941. p. 26. Retrieved August 13, 2016 – via open access