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Jerry Desmonde (I) (1908–1967)

Jerry Desmonde was born on July 20, 1908 in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England as James Robert Sadler. He was an actor, known for Gonks Go Beat (1964), The Angel Who Pawned Her Harp (1954) and Up in the World (1956). He was married to Peggy Duncan Edwards. He died on February 11, 1967 in London, England. See full bio »


(age 58) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Gonks Go Beat Great Galaxian
Up in the World Maj. Willoughby
The Perfect Woman Dress shop manager


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 1967 Before the Fringe (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1967)
 1966 Vendetta (TV Series)
- The Widow Man (1966) ... Kelly
 1966 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
- The Case of the Vanishing Victim (1966) ... Moscrop
 1966 Pardon the Expression (TV Series)
Grand Vizier
- A Sheik in the Night (1966) ... Grand Vizier
 1965 The Early Bird
Mr. Hunter
 1965 The Mask of Janus (TV Series)
Dr. Robert Stacey
- The Cold Equation (1965) ... Dr. Robert Stacey
 1965 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Prof. John Southern
- Chain of Guilt (1965) ... Prof. John Southern
 1965 The Valiant Varneys (TV Series)
- Episode #2.4 (1965)
- Episode #2.2 (1965)
 1965 The Villains (TV Series)
Ted Harvey
- Three to a Cell (1965) ... Ted Harvey
 1964 Gonks Go Beat
Great Galaxian
 1964 Contest Girl
Swimming Pool M.C.
 1964 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
- A Question of Happiness #4: Fred (1964) ... Benson
 1964 The Plane Makers (TV Series)
Gordon Vallin
- Bancroft's Law (1964) ... Gordon Vallin
 1963 A Stitch in Time
Sir Hector
 1963 Stolen Hours
 1963 Bud (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1963) ... Guard
- Episode #1.4 (1963)
- Episode #1.3 (1963) ... Guard
 1963 The Switch
Customs Chief
 1963 The Dickie Henderson Show (TV Series)
- The Housekeeper (1963)
 1962 A Kind of Loving
TV Compère (uncredited)
 1962 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Alan Titchfield
- Drama '62: No Decision (1962) ... Alan Titchfield
 1961 Carry on Regardless
Martin Paul (as Jerry Desmond)
 1960 Saturday Spectacular (TV Series)
Night club owner
- Don't Stop - You're Killing Me! (1960) ... Night club owner
 1960 Whack-O! (TV Series)
- Episode #6.2 (1960) ... Quiz-Master
 1959 Follow a Star
Vernon Carew
 1958 Trouble for Two (TV Mini Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1958)
 1957 Just My Luck
Racegoer (uncredited)
 1957 A King in New York
Prime Minister Voudel
 1956 Up in the World
Maj. Willoughby
 1956 Ramsbottom Rides Again
Blue Eagle
 1956 Before Your Very Eyes (TV Series)
- Episode #4.6 (1956)
- Episode #4.4 (1956)
 1955 Man of the Moment
 1953 The Fabulous Oliver Chantry (TV Movie)
Oilver Chantry (as Gerald Desmonde)
 1953 Trouble in Store
Augustus Freeman
 1953 Malta Story
Garrison Commander (uncredited)
 1953 Her Three Bachelors
Alf Donkin
 1952 A Flight of Fancy (TV Movie)
 1952 Kaleidoscope (TV Series)
Actor in Deputies Inc. segment
- Episode #6.18 (1952) ... Actor in Deputies Inc. segment
 1949 The Perfect Woman
Dress shop manager
 1949 Cardboard Cavalier
Col. Lovelace
 1946 London Town
Show Show Self (10 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

He performed in the show, "Piccadilly Hayride", at the Princes of Wales Theatre in London, England with Sid Field, Terry-Thomas and Debroy Somers and His Band in the cast. Alec Shanks was the director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Jerry Desmond | Gerald Desmonde


5' 10" (1.78 m)


Peggy Duncan Edwards  (her death)  (2 children)

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His career had slowed down in the 1960s and he drove a taxi to make ends meet. Soon after the death of his wife Peggy, he fell into deep depression which led to his suicide. See more »

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