A living personification of Popeye’s Olive Oyl, angular Gale Henry was an opera singer prior to becoming one of the first women to star in her own series of film comedies. Later, she was to relinquish two-reeler stardom in favor of character parts.

Charley Chase loved working with Gale Henry and would use her throughout his career. Other comedians looking for the perfect spinster type would do likewise.