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George Gobel (1919–1991)


Squat, easygoing, crew-cut blond George Gobel was born George Leslie Goebel in Chicago, on May 20, 1919. Of Austrian/Scottish descent, his immigrant father, Hermann Goebel, was a butcher and grocer. Following graduating from Chicago's Theodore Roosevelt High School in 1937, the young man won initial Midwest attention singing (billed as "Little ... See full bio »

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Known For

Ellie Preacher
(1984)
I Married a Woman Marshall 'Mickey' Briggs
(1958)
The Birds and the Bees George 'Hotsy' Hamilton II
(1956)

Filmography

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 1987 Alice Through the Looking Glass (TV Movie)
Humpty Dumpty (voice)
 1985 Alice in Wonderland (TV Mini Series)
The Gnat
- Part 2 - Through the Looking-Glass (1985) ... The Gnat
 1984 Ellie
Preacher
 1984 The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins (TV Movie)
Bergman
 1983 The Invisible Woman (TV Movie)
Dr. Farrington
 1981-1982 Harper Valley P.T.A. (TV Series)
Mayor Otis Harper Jr.
- Harper Valley Sentinel (1982) ... Mayor Otis Harper Jr.
- The Return of Charlie's Chow Palace (1982) ... Mayor Otis Harper Jr.
- Grizzly Gap (1982) ... Mayor Otis Harper Jr.
- Harper Valley Hoedown (1982) ... Mayor Otis Harper Jr.
- Stella Rae (1982) ... Mayor Otis Harper Jr.
 1981 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Harrison Harper
- The Trigamist/Jealousy/From Here to Maternity (1981) ... Harrison Harper
 1980 The Ghost in the Shed (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1980 CBS Library (TV Series)
Ghost
- The Incredible Book Escape (1980) ... Ghost (voice)
 1979 Better Late Than Never (TV Movie)
Captain Taylor
 1978 Flying High (TV Series)
Beamis
- The Great Escape (1978) ... Beamis
 1978 A Guide for the Married Woman (TV Movie)
Hallway Man
 1978 Sam (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1978)
 1978 Rabbit Test
The President of the U. S.
 1977 The Day It Came to Earth
Prof. Bartholomew
 1977 Chico and the Man (TV Series)
Joe Tubbs
- Louie's Can-Can (1977) ... Joe Tubbs
 1977 Lanigan's Rabbi (TV Series)
Joseph Jarvis
- The Cadaver in the Clutter (1977) ... Joseph Jarvis
 1977 Benny and Barney: Las Vegas Undercover (TV Movie)
Drunk
 1975 Consumer Survival Kit (TV Series)
- Auto Repairanoia (1975)
 1974 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (TV Short)
Father Mouse (voice)
 1973 Saga of Sonora (TV Movie)
Dingo
 1962-1971 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
George Gobel / Tom Treadwell / Henpecked Husband / ...
- Humperdoo's Magic Tire (1971) ... Tom Treadwell
- A Fool and His Money is Enough Reason to Get Married (1968) ... Richard Cornwall III
- He Who Steals My Dump Steals Trash (1967) ... George Gobel / Egbert the Amnesiac
- Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Dumb (1967) ... George Gobel / Christopher Columbus
 1969 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Albert Berry (segment "Love and the Medium")
- Love and the Medium/Love and the Bed/Love and the High School Flop-Out (1969) ... Albert Berry (segment "Love and the Medium")
 1968-1969 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series)
Guest Performer
- Season Two Finale (1969) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
- Guest Starring Nancy Sinatra (1969) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
- Guest Starring Dick Gregory (1968) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
 1966 F Troop (TV Series)
Henry Terkel
- Go for Broke (1966) ... Henry Terkel
 1965 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Francis Clover
- Four-Leaf Clover (1965) ... Francis Clover
 1965 The Bing Crosby Show (TV Series)
Jabowski
- The Image (1965) ... Jabowski
 1964 Valentine's Day (TV Series)
Dr. Delmore Link
- The Hottest Game in Town (1964) ... Dr. Delmore Link
 1964 Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Wally
- The Apartment House (1964) ... Wally
 1963 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Baylor Thomas
- Thar She Blows (1963) ... Baylor Thomas
 1960-1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Elroy Morgan / Eddie Miller
- A Friendly Tribe (1961) ... Elroy Morgan
- They Like Me Fine (1960) ... Eddie Miller
 1960 My Three Sons (TV Series)
George Gobel
- Lonesome George (1960) ... George Gobel
 1960 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Horace Best
- The Horace Best Story (1960) ... Horace Best
 1959 Startime (TV Series)
Drifter
- Cindy's Fella (1959) ... Drifter
 1958 I Married a Woman
Marshall 'Mickey' Briggs
 1956 The Birds and the Bees
George 'Hotsy' Hamilton II
 1953 The Saturday Night Revue (TV Series)
Minor Role
- None Provided (1953) ... Minor Role
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Woody Allen's play, "Play It Again, Sam," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | See more »

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)

Spouse:

Alice Humecki  (his death)  (3 children)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I've never been drunk, but often I've been overserved. See more »

Trivia:

The Galapagos tortoise "Lonesome George" (the rarest tortoise on earth) was named after this actor. See more »

Nickname:

Lonesome George

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