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Gordon MacRae (1921–1986)


Albert Gordon MacRae was born on March 12, 1921, in East Orange, NJ. During his early years, he resided in Syracuse, NY, and, while in high school, spent much of his time singing and acting in the Drama Club. It was also during this time that he learned to play the piano, clarinet and the saxophone. At 19, he entered a singing contest and won a ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1981 The Pilot
Joe Barnes
 1978 Zero to Sixty
Officer Joe
 1974 McCloud (TV Series)
Sheriff John Rodney
- The Barefoot Girls of Bleecker Street (1974) ... Sheriff John Rodney
 1960 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series)
- We Two (1960)
 1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Barry O'Day / Biff Grimes
- Eileen (1957) ... Barry O'Day
 1956 The Gordon MacRae Show (TV Series)
Host
 1955 Oklahoma!
Curly
 1953 Three Sailors and a Girl
'Choirboy' Jones
 1952 About Face
Tony Williams
 1951 Starlift
Gordon MacRae
 1951 On Moonlight Bay
William Sherman
 1950 The West Point Story
Tom Fletcher
 1950 The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady
Tony Pastor
 1948 The Big Punch
Johnny Grant
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Other Works:

Single: "Heartaches" / "If I Had My Life To Live Over" (Apollo Records) See more »

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Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

"Some of my friends have jokingly accused me of sticking pins into an image of Frank Sinatra or exercising some other kind of voodoo charm to get him out of the role of "Billy" in Carousel (1956) so that I could inherit the role. As most everyone knows by now, Frank did bow out of the picture. His decision on this matter, however, was reached without assistance--mystic, telepathic or otherwise--... See more »

Trivia:

While appearing in a nightclub act with his wife at Lake Tahoe, he received an emergency phone call to replace Frank Sinatra as "Billy Bigelow" in the film version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's stage hit "Carousel", after Sinatra walked out on the filming when he discovered that every scene was to be filmed twice - once for regular CinemaScope and once for CinemaScope 55. Within three days MacRae,... See more »

Trademark:

The songs "Oklahoma!" and "If I Loved You"

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Pisces

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