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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 4 December 1931Oakland, California, USA
Date of Death 7 October 2003Orange County, California, USA  (pneumonia)
Birth NameWalter George Pearch Jr.
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Wally George was born on December 4, 1931 in Oakland, California, USA as Walter George Pearch Jr. He was an actor and writer, known for A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989), Hot Seat with Wally George (1983) and Repossessed (1990). He was married to Mary Jo Teipl, Susan L Rennie, Nancy Marie Freely, Joan Marie Teipe, Jane Patricia Eagar and Lillian San Nicolas Kamminga. He died on October 7, 2003 in Orange County, California.

Spouse (6)

Mary Jo Teipl (1990 - 1998) (divorced) (1 child)
Susan L Rennie (15 January 1967 - 1967) (divorced)
Nancy Marie Freely (24 January 1964 - ?) (1 child)
Joan Marie Teipe (7 July 1961 - 1962) (divorced)
Jane Patricia Eagar (19 December 1958 - 1961) (divorced)
Lillian San Nicolas Kamminga (25 September 1954 - ?) (divorced) (1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

Always wore grey slacks, blue blazer, white dress shirt and his trademark American Flag tie.

Trivia (8)

Father of Rebecca De Mornay
Daughter from marriage to Janise George, named Holly
His mother, Eugenia Clinchard, was a child actress, of German and French ancestry. His father, Walter George Pearch, was an English sailor.
First gained notoriety as the host of an extreme right-wing TV talk show in Orange County, California, who would have assorted "liberals, perverts and left-wing lunatics" on his show and insult them, berate them and then throw them off. He gained even more notoriety when it became known that many of the "guests" on his show were actors who were hired by George and his staff to play the assorted "loonies" (Rhonda Shear, before she became host of USA Up All Night (1989), was one of them). In one well-known incident, a young woman, who owned an agency that sent strippers to deliver telegrams, appeared on his show; he hurled insults and abuse at her, called her a "prostitute" and a "tramp" and threw her off the show. It later turned out that he had asked her for a date before the show started and she turned him down.
Interred at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills, California, in a private graveside service.
Memorial service was held at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California with Dr.'Robert H. Schuller' presiding over the service.
Hot Seat with Wally George (1983) was broadcast in the Los Angeles area on Channel 56 KDOC-TV which at the time was owned by conservative singer Pat Boone.
Wally first gained notoriety as the co-host of former Los Angeles Mayor Sam Yorty's show. Yorty was defeated for re-election in 1973 and, shortly thereafter, he began a once-a-week talk show on Channel 13 KCOP-TV in Los Angeles. Supposedly, Wally approached Mayor Sam (Yorty's nickname) about hosting a talk show. The show ran for about 5-6 years. Then, in 1982, Wally began his Hot Seat with Wally George (1983) show.

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