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Gale Gordon (1906–1995)

Character actor Gale Gordon found his niche as stuffy, blustery characters on Our Miss Brooks (1952) and the various Lucille Ball sitcoms. In his early film appearances, he usually played stuffy military officers. Gordon was at his best when he had to deliver the "slow burn" take. See full bio »

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 1991 The New Lassie (TV Series)
Horace Peterson
- No Pets Allowed (1991) ... Horace Peterson
 1981 Bungle Abbey (TV Short)
The Abbot
 1977 The Honeymooners (TV Movie)
Mr. Marshall
 1977 Lucy Calls the President (TV Movie)
Omar Whittaker
 1968 Speedway
R.W. Hepworth
 1967 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series)
Anthony Baxter
- The Royal Follies of 1933 (1967) ... Anthony Baxter
 1966 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Warren Packard
- Where There's Smokey (1966) ... Warren Packard
 1965 Sergeant Dead Head
Captain Weiskopf
 1964 Mr. and Mrs. (TV Movie)
Mr. Harvey
 1962 The Comedy Spot (TV Series)
Emil Sinclair
- For the Love of Mike (1962) ... Emil Sinclair
 1962 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Dudley Brockton / Mr. Webley
- Donna Meets Roberta (1962) ... Dudley Brockton
- Dr. Stone and His Horseless Carriage (1962) ... Mr. Webley
 1961 Harrigan and Son (TV Series)
Merril Davis
- On Broadway (1961) ... Merril Davis
 1961 Angel (TV Series)
Mr. Johnson
- Unpopular Mechanics (1961) ... Mr. Johnson
 1961 All Hands on Deck
Rear Admiral Bintle
 1961 Dondi
 1961 All in a Night's Work
Oliver Dunning
 1959 The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock
Raven Rossiter
 1959 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
P. T. Kirkland
- Screen Test (1959) ... P. T. Kirkland
 1959 Don't Give Up the Ship
Congressman Mandeville
 1958 Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys!
Brig. Gen. W.A. Thorwald
 1958 The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (TV Series)
- Lucy Makes Room for Danny (1958) ... Judge
 1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
R.J. Fuller
- The Award Winner (1958) ... R.J. Fuller
 1957-1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Ed Keller / Gen. Milton Dagby
- The Male Animal (1958) ... Ed Keller
- The Jet-Propelled Couch (1957) ... Gen. Milton Dagby
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
Dr. Raymond Forrest
- A Trophy for Howard Davenport (1956) ... Dr. Raymond Forrest
 1953 Francis Covers the Big Town
Dist. Atty. Evans
 1952 Here Come the Nelsons
H.J. Bellows
 1950 A Woman of Distinction
Station Clerk (uncredited)
 1950 The Marionette Mystery (TV Movie)
 1942 Here We Go Again
Otis Cadwalader
 1933 Elmer, the Great
Radio Announcer (uncredited)
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(1948-51) Radio: Appeared (as "Rudolph Atterbury, bank president") in "My Favorite Husband" (CBS Radio). See more »


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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Born with a cleft palate, he was sent to England for corrective surgery while a baby. See more »


Often starred in Lucille Ball's television shows See more »

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