Short, Gertrude

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(1902-1968) US film actor and author, none of the films she appeared in being sf; of sf interest, however, is her novel, A Visitor from Venus (1949), in which the eponymous visitor, from a Utopian Venus inhabited solely by females, comes to Earth and expresses her shock in Satirical terms at the condition of women on this planet (see Feminism). [JC]

Gertrude Short

born Cincinnati, Ohio: 6 April 1902

died Hollywood, California: 31 July 1968

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