Gretchen Hartman
Date of Birth
Aug 28, 1897
Birth Place:
Chicago, IL


A soulful-looking brunette, Gretchen Hartman played Barbara Hare in a 1915 version of the ever-popular East Lynne. Louise Vale starred as the much put-upon Lady Isabel and a very young Alan Hale was Sir Francis. Hartman had been Mrs. Alan Hale since 1914 and she is perhaps better remembered as the mother of Alan Hale, Jr. than for any of her scores of silent film roles. A stage ingenue under the...