Gigi Perreau, is an American actress. She achieved success as a child actress in a number of films. She played the daughter of Claude Rains and Bette Davis’s characters in the 1944 film Mr. Skeffington. In Shadow on the Wall, she starred as the sole witness to a murder. As the “top child movie actress for 1951”, the then ten-year-old was given the keys to the city of Pittsburgh by its mayor, David L. Lawrence, the youngest to be so honored. However, her career lost momentum as she grew up. She played supporting roles in the 1959 sitcom The Betty Hutton Show on CBS, and in the Follow the Sun television series on ABC from 1961-1962, in which she played secretary Katherine Ann “Kathy” Richards. She retired from acting in 1967. However, in the new millennium, she provided a voice in the animated film Fly Me to the Moon, and is credited by the Internet Movie Database with two other movies in post-production.
Perreau is an alumna of Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles and has taught drama classes there. As of 2010, she is a member of the Board of Directors of both the Donna Reed Foundation for the Performing Arts and the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, and the Vice-President of the Drama Teachers Association of Southern California.
Gerald and, to a lesser extent, her younger sisters Janine and Lauren, also had a measure of success in film and on television.