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Date of Birth 2 December 1890San Francisco, California, USA
Date of Death 2 February 1963New York City, New York, USA  (cancer)
Birth NameArturo Antonio Gaxiola

Mini Bio (1)

William Gaxton was born on December 2, 1890 in San Francisco, California, USA as Arturo Antonio Gaxiola. He was an actor, known for Nash Airflyte Theatre (1950), Best Foot Forward (1943) and Something to Shout About (1943). He was married to Madeline Cameron. He died on February 2, 1963 in New York City, New York, USA.

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Madeline Cameron (1917 - 2 February 1963) (his death)

Trivia (4)

Found a magical pairing on the 1930s Broadway musical stage with actor Victor Moore (1876-1962). They teamed in four: the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Of Thee I Sing" (as Wintergreen), "Let 'Em Eat Cake", its sequel, "Anything Goes", also with Ethel Merman, and "Leave It to Me!" with Mary Martin. Gaxton was the handsome, debonair, rather aggressive cynic and Moore usually his hilariously bumbling, incapable sidekick. They appeared once in film together, The Heat's On (1943), with Mae West, but it didn't have the same spark.
Cousin of Leo Carrillo.
Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I.
Vaudeville song man and hoofer who appeared in a few Hollywood films of the 30s and 40s.

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