Gay Seabrook
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Seabrook in the film Wild Poses
Born
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]

Career

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]

Death

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

References

  1. ^ "Former Utah Girl in Drama". The Ogden Standard-Examiner. Utah, Ogden. May 12, 1924. p. 2. Retrieved August 13, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. 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 Newspapers.com. 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 Newspapers.com. 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 Newspapers.com. open access