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Bernard Gorcey (1886–1955)

Bernard Gorcey was born in Russia in 1888, of Swiss and Jewish descent. Around 1914, he married a Catholic, Irish lady, Josephine Condon (born 1901), and they came to the USA to work in Vaudeville. Bernard was 4' 10" and Josie was 4' 11" and weighed 95 pounds. Bernard kept active in show biz, while Josie would stay home to have and raise their ... See full bio »


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 1952 Hold That Line
Louie Dumbrowsky / Morris Dumbrowsky
 1951 Journey Into Light
Flophouse Clerk
 1951 Pickup
Peddler with Dog
 1951 Chicago Calling
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1950 Lucky Losers
Louie, aka Arizona Louie
 1949 The Doctor and the Girl
Patient with Newspaper (uncredited)
 1949 The Set-Up
Tobacco Man (uncredited)
 1948 No Minor Vices
Mr. Zitzfleisch
 1948 Jinx Money
 1947 High Wall
Hirsch (uncredited)
 1947 Bowery Buckaroos
Louie, aka Louie the Lout
 1946 Mr. Hex
 1946 The French Key
Little Man (uncredited)
 1946 Live Wires
Jack Kane
 1945 Mr. Muggs Rides Again
 1945 The Picture of Dorian Gray
Stagehand (uncredited)
 1945 Docks of New York
Kessel (uncredited)
 1945 I Was a Criminal
Second Railroad Employee
 1944 Bowery Champs
Mr. Johnson (uncredited)
 1944 Block Busters
 1944 Follow the Leader
Ginsberg (uncredited)
 1944 Million Dollar Kid
Messenger with Telegram (uncredited)
 1943 The Unknown Guest
Popcorn Vendor at Carnival (uncredited)
 1942 Bowery at Midnight
Shopkeeper (uncredited)
 1942 A Desperate Chance for Ellery Queen
Man with Tires at Nightclub (uncredited)
 1942 Black Dragons
The Cabbie (uncredited)
 1942 Joan of Paris
Parisian Waiting at Confessional (uncredited)
 1941 Ellery Queen and the Perfect Crime
Little Man with Car Tires (uncredited)
 1941 Out of the Fog
Sam Pepper
 1941 Footlight Fever
Shrimp - Sailor in Pinky's Bar (uncredited)
 1941 So Ends Our Night
Carnival Barker (uncredited)
 1940 The Great Dictator
Mr. Mann
 1936 Bulldog Edition
Newsstand Proprietor (uncredited)
 1928 Abie's Irish Rose
Isaac Cohen
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Stage Play: Abie's Irish Rose. Comedy (revival). Written by Anne Nichols. Directed by Anne Nichols. Little Theatre: 12 May 1937- Jun 1937 (closing date unknown/46 performances). Cast: Barbara Beech (as "Maid of Honor"), Jack G. Bertin (as "Dr. Jacob Samuels"), E.J. Blunkall (as "Father Whalen"), Richard Bond (as "Abraham Levy"), Hope ... See more »


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Grief-stricken son Leo Gorcey quit the Bowery Boys series after Bernard's sudden death in a car accident in 1955. See more »

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