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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 »

Died:

(age 51) in Oakland, California, USA

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Known For

Pride of the Bowery
Pride of the Bowery Muggs Maloney
(1940)
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World First Cab Driver
(1963)

Filmography

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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:

Active on Broadway in the following production: See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Leo B. Gorcey

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

[About Billy "Whitey" Benedict from the Bowery Boys movies] I always liked him. We used to fish together and we used to go surf fishing, and one day I stubbed my toe on a rock. I was running out there in a real hurry to catch a sea bass and I stubbed my toe, and it really fascinated me at how interested he was. He wanted to take care of my toe, you know, fix it. Of course he couldn't because it ... See more »

Trivia:

After being fired from his plumbing job, he accompanied his brother David on an acting job. When one of the other actors fainted, David got Leo to take the role. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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