Last image from online shows her as the nurse in Girls’ Dormitory. Rita Gould was born on August 8, 1890 in Odessa, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire [now Ukraine]. Known for the role of the nurse in the film noir The Big Combo, Girls’ Dormitory (1936), He Couldn’t Say No (1938) and So’s Your Uncle (1943). She performed in vaudeville in the 1920s, and in American films in the 1930s and 1940s. She was also known for her costumes and for the hats she made, and was a Christian evangelist in her middle years. Gould was a stage performer in the 1910s and 1920s, appearing on vaudeville bills across the United States, and in plays, including Maid in America (1916). She was known for popularizing the wartime song, “Send Me Away With a Smile” (1917). She toured in France for eighteen months with the Over There League of the YMCA, entertaining American troops during World War I, and afterwards at veterans’ hospitals and events in the United States. In 1919 she gave a command performance for King George V and Queen Mary in London. In 1921, she toured with a song cycle written by Frances Nordstrom. “Always the actress with a dominant manner and a perfect enunciation, ” noted one reviewer in 1928, she has lost none of her magnetism. Gould’s film career began in her forties, with roles in Kiss and Make-Up (1934), Girls’ Dormitory (1936), He Couldn’t Say No (1938), Red Barry (1938), So’s Your Uncle (1943), South of Dixie (1944), Her Lucky Night (1945), The Vicious Circle (1948), and The Big Combo (1955). She was often heard on radio and hosted a radio program. She also took an early interest in televising revue-style entertainment. Gould was known for her “striking costumes”, including a “frock of tangerine-colored velvet” and another of “red and white checked taffeta”. Her stage act in 1922 included making a turban-style hat on stage to wear while singing. She died on March 15, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, USA. Staining borders, discoloration including face area, small tear upper left, corner and edge wear. 1948The Mating of Millie. Girl in Water Gag (uncredited). 1945I’ll Tell the World. Shoe Salesman’s Wife (uncredited). 1944The Story of Dr. Pecos’ Survivor Mother (uncredited). Guest at Ritchie Home (uncredited). 1943So’s Your Uncle. 1938Annabel Takes a Tour. 1938He Couldn’t Say No. Julia Becker, the Sculptor. 1937The Bride Wore Red. 1937As Good as Married. Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited). This item is in the category “Entertainment Memorabilia\Autographs-Original\Movies\Photographs”. The seller is “pengang” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Object Type: Photograph
- Industry: Movies