Thelma Daniels

born: 16 November 1913
New Orleans, Louisiana,
United States of America
died: 18 February 1999
Arlington, Texas,
United States of America
(age 85)

American child actress. Her son (with her first husband, minor league baseball pitcher Larry Gillick) is MLB general manager and executive Pat Gillick, who won three World Series championships as GM and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011. She was Snub Pollard's leading lady in his 1926 Weiss Bros. comedy THE YOKEL, directed by onetime Roach director James D. Davis and also featuring Roach alums Bob O'Conor, Eva Thatcher, Jean Hope, and Sammy Brooks. She owned and operated an antique doll business for fifteen years before her death in a nursing home in 1999. Her married name was Mineau.
There is a source that lists her dates as 11 Jan 1896 - 1970 but this appears to be incorrect.

Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.


Luke, The Gladiator

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Acknowledgements & sources:
The Harold Lloyd Encyclopedia by Annette D'Agostino Lloyd (book) (birth record) (1920 Census) (1930 Census)
Thelma Daniels and Lawrence Gillick, "Carson City, Nevada, Marriage Index, 1855-1985" ( (1940 Census)
Thelma Gillick and Clyde Mineau, "Carson City, Nevada, Marriage Index, 1855-1985" ( (TX Death Index, 1903-2000) (TX Death Index, 1964-1998) (Social Security Death Index) (Find a Grave) (Arizona Republic, 14 Aug 1967) (Grand Prairie Daily News, 24 Jun 1973) (Grand Prairie Daily News, 19 Dec 1976) (Sports Illustrated, 04 Jun 1984) (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 21 Feb 1999) (National Baseball Hall of Fame) (California Baseball History) (Western Canada Baseball) ( - search) ("dezaestates," Instagram)
Jesse Brisson (bio notes and dates)

This page was last updated on: 11 October 2021