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Norris Goff (1906–1978)

Norris Goff was born on May 30, 1906 in Cove, Arkansas, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for So This Is Washington (1943), The Bashful Bachelor (1942) and Two Weeks to Live (1943). He was married to Martha Elizabeth Bullion. He died on June 7, 1978 in Palm Desert, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

So This Is Washington
So This Is Washington Abner Peabody
The Bashful Bachelor
The Bashful Bachelor Abner Peabody
Two Weeks to Live
Two Weeks to Live Abner Peabody
Dreaming Out Loud
Dreaming Out Loud Abner Peabody


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 1965 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Mr. Doakes
- Opie's Job (1965) ... Mr. Doakes
 1965 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Grandpa Pyle
- Grandpa Pyle's Good Luck Charm (1965) ... Grandpa Pyle
 1943 So This Is Washington
Abner Peabody (as Abner)
 1943 Two Weeks to Live
Abner Peabody (as Abner)
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 1942 The Bashful Bachelor (story)
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 1955 This Is Your Life (TV Series)
- Andy Devine (1955) ... Himself
 1954 Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Stars on Parade (Documentary short)
Himself - as Abner Peabody character
 1949 Screen Snapshots: Hollywood's Happy Homes (Documentary short)
 1942 Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 5 (Documentary short)
Himself (uncredited)
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 2000 Jeff Foxworthy's Comedy Classics (Video documentary) (as Abner)

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Portrayed Abner Peabody on different radio networks through the years (NBC, CBS, ABC, Mutual) on "Lum & Abner" (1931-1954) with his partner Chester Lauck. See more »



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