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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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Spook Busters
Spook Busters Louis Xavier 'Louie' Dumbrowski
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 1955 Dig That Uranium
Louie Dumbrowsky
 1955 Jail Busters
Louie Dumbrowsky
 1955 Spy Chasers
Louie Dumbrowsky
 1955 High Society
Louie Dumbrowsky
 1955 Bowery to Bagdad
Louie Dumbrowsky
 1954 I Married Joan (TV Series)
- Clothes Budget (1954) ... Frisbee (uncredited)
 1954 Jungle Gents
Louie Dumbrowsky
 1954 The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters
Louie Dumbrowsky
 1954 Paris Playboys
Louie Dumbrowsky
 1953 Private Eyes
Louie Dumbrowsky
 1953 Clipped Wings
Louie Dumbrowsky
 1953 Loose in London
Louie Dumbrowsky
 1953 Jalopy
Louie Dumbrowsky
 1952 No Holds Barred
Louie Dumbrowsky
 1952 Feudin' Fools
Louie Dumbrowsky
 1952 Here Come the Marines
Louie Dumbrowsky
 1952 Hold That Line
Louie Dumbrowsky / Morris Dumbrowsky
 1951 Crazy Over Horses
Louis Xavier 'Louie' Dumbrowsky
 1951 Journey Into Light
Flophouse Clerk
 1951 Let's Go Navy!
Louie Dumbrowsky
 1951 Pickup
Peddler with Dog
 1951 Ghost Chasers
Louie Dumbrowsky
 1951 Bowery Battalion
Louie Dumbrowsky
 1951 Chicago Calling
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1950 Blues Busters
Louie Dumbrowsky
 1950 Triple Trouble
Louie Dumbrowsky
 1950 Lucky Losers
Louie, aka Arizona Louie
 1950 Blonde Dynamite
Louie Dumbrowski
 1949 Master Minds
 1949 The Doctor and the Girl
Patient with Newspaper (uncredited)
 1949 Angels in Disguise
Louie Dumbrowsky
 1949 Hold That Baby!
 1949 The Set-Up
Tobacco Man (uncredited)
 1949 Fighting Fools
 1948 Trouble Makers
Louie Dumbrowski
 1948 No Minor Vices
Mr. Zitzfleisch (uncredited)
 1948 Jinx Money
 1947 High Wall
Hirsch (uncredited)
 1947 Bowery Buckaroos
Louie, aka Louie the Lout
 1947 News Hounds
Louie Dumbrowski
 1947 Hard Boiled Mahoney
 1946 Mr. Hex
 1946 Spook Busters
Louis Xavier 'Louie' Dumbrowski
 1946 Bowery Bombshell
Louie Dumbrowsky
 1946 In Fast Company
 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)
 1943 A Rookie's Cookie (Short)
 1943 Clancy Street Boys
Liquor Store Owner (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)
 1934 Syncopated City (Short)
Mr. McGillicuddy (uncredited)
 1933 Nothing But the Tooth (Short)
 1933 Pie a la Mode (Short)
 1931 Words & Music (Short)
Waiter (uncredited)
 1928 Abie's Irish Rose
Isaac Cohen
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Stage Play: Always You. Musical comedy. Music by Herbert Stothart. Book by Oscar Hammerstein II. Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Musical Director: Herbert P. Stothart. Choreographed by Robert Marks. Directed by Arthur Hammerstein. Central Theatre (moved to The Lyric Theatre from 26 Jan 1920- close): 5 Jan 1920- 28 Feb 1920 (68 performances... See more »

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4' 10" (1.47 m)

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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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