Pert Kelton

Pert Kelton

Person
Person Less

Pert Kelton

to get instant updates about 'Pert Kelton' on your MyPage. Meet other similar minded people. Its Free!

X 

All Updates


Description:
Pert Kelton (October 14, 1907Obituary Variety, November 6, 1968, page 71. She was the first actress who played Alice Kramden in The Honeymooners with Jackie Gleason. She performed in a dozen Broadway productions between 1925 and 1968.

Films

Kelton was a young comedienne in A-list movies during the 1930s, often as the leading lady's wisecracking and equally attractive best friend. She had a memorable turn in 1933 as dance hall singer "Trixie" in The Bowery alongside Wallace Beery, George Raft, Jackie Cooper and Fay Wray. Directed by Raoul Walsh, the film depicts Steve Brodie, the first man to supposedly jump off the Brooklyn Bridge and live to brag about it. Kelton sings to a rowdily appreciative crowd in an energetic dive, using a curious New York accent to good comedic effect, with Beery and Raft arguing over her attentions afterward.

As the witty young Minnie in Gregory LaCava's pre-Code comedy Bed of Roses (1933), she plays a bawdy prostitute (along with Constance Bennett) fond of getting admiring men helplessly drunk before robbing them, at least until getting caught and tossed back into jail. Kelton has all the best lines, surprisingly wicked and amusing observations that would never be allowed in an American film after the Hollywood Production Code was adopted. The movie remains realistic in...
Read More

No feeds found

All
wait Posting your question. Please wait!...


About

Person
No messages found
Tell your friends >
about this page
 Create a new Page
for companies, colleges, celebrities or anything you like.Get updates on MyPage.
Create a new Page
 Find your friends
  Find friends on MyPage from