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Leo Gorcey (1917–1969)


Leo Gorcey's parents were actor Bernard Gorcey (born 1888) who stood 4' 10", and Josephine Condon (born 1901), who stood 4' 11" and weighed 95 pounds; they worked in vaudeville in New York. In 1915, 14-year-old Josephine gave birth to Fred. In 1917, Leo was born, a large baby at 12 lb. 3 oz.; as an adult he would be 5' 6". In 1921 his brother ... See full bio »

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(age 51) in Oakland, California, USA

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 1970 The Phynx
Leo Gorcey
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Billy Vale
- No Strings Attached (1962) ... Billy Vale (as Leo B. Gorcey)
 1948 So This Is New York
Sid Mercer - Jockey
 1945 Midnight Manhunt
Clutch Tracy
 1943 Destroyer
Sarecky
 1942 Maisie Gets Her Man
Ceecil
 1942 Sunday Punch
'Biff'
 1941 Out of the Fog
Eddie
 1941 Angels with Broken Wings
Punchy Dorsey
 1940 Gallant Sons
'Doc' Reardon
 1940 Hullabaloo
Apartment House Bellhop (uncredited)
 1939 Invisible Stripes
Jimmy
 1939 Private Detective
Newsboy (uncredited)
 1939 On Dress Parade
Slip Duncan
 1939 Angels Wash Their Faces
Leo Finnegan
 1939 Hell's Kitchen
Gyp
 1938 Swingtime in the Movies (Short)
Crime School Kid (uncredited)
 1938 Crime School
Spike
 1938 The Beloved Brat
Spike Matz
 1937 Mannequin
Clifford
 1937 Headin' East
Boy Boxer in Gym (uncredited)
 1937 Portia on Trial
Joe Gannow
 1937 Dead End
Spit (as Leo B. Gorcey)
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Other Works:

Dead End (1935). Drama. Production Design by Norman Bel Geddes. Written and directed by Sidney Kingsley. Belasco Theatre: 28 Oct 1935- 12 Jun 1937 (687 performances). Cast: Carroll Ashburn (as "Mr. Griswald"), Charles Bellin, Charles Benjamin, Philip Bourneuf, Marie R. Burke, Richard Clark, Francis G. Cleveland, George Cotton, ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Leo B. Gorcey

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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[about his parents] Russian Jew and Irish Catholic, that's about as mixed as you can get without trying too hard. See more »

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Son of actor Bernard Gorcey. Older brother of David Gorcey. Father of Leo Gorcey Jr.. See more »

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Gemini

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