Leo Gorcey (1917–1969)


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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 »

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(age 51) in Oakland, California, USA

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Known For

It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World First Cab Driver
(1963)
Ghosts on the Loose Mugs McGinnis
(1943)
Lucky Losers Slip Mahoney
(1950)
Private Eyes Slip Mahoney
(1953)

Filmography

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 1970 The Phynx
Leo Gorcey
 1963 It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
First Cab Driver
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Billy Vale
- No Strings Attached (1962) ... Billy Vale (as Leo B. Gorcey)
 1956 Crashing Las Vegas
Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney
 1955 Dig That Uranium
Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney
 1955 Jail Busters
Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney
 1955 Spy Chasers
Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney
 1955 High Society
Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney
 1955 Bowery to Bagdad
Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney
 1954 Jungle Gents
'Slip' Mahoney
 1954 The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters
Slip Mahoney
 1954 Paris Playboys
Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney
 1953 Private Eyes
Slip Mahoney
 1953 Clipped Wings
Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney
 1953 Loose in London
Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney
 1953 Jalopy
Terrence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney
 1952 No Holds Barred
Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney
 1952 Feudin' Fools
Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney
 1952 Here Come the Marines
Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney
 1952 Hold That Line
Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney
 1951 Crazy Over Horses
Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney
 1951 Let's Go Navy!
Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney
 1951 Ghost Chasers
Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney
 1951 Bowery Battalion
Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney
 1950 Blues Busters
Slip Mahoney
 1950 Triple Trouble
Slip Mahoney
 1950 Lucky Losers
Slip Mahoney
 1950 Blonde Dynamite
Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney
 1949 Master Minds
Slip Mahoney
 1949 Angels in Disguise
Slip Mahoney
 1949 Hold That Baby!
Slip Mahoney
 1949 Fighting Fools
Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney
 1948 Trouble Makers
Slip Mahoney
 1948 Smugglers' Cove
Terrence 'Slip' Mahoney
 1948 So This Is New York
Sid Mercer - Jockey
 1948 Jinx Money
Terrence 'Slip' Mahoney
 1948 Angels' Alley
Terence 'Slip' Mahoney
 1947 Bowery Buckaroos
Slip Mahoney
 1947 News Hounds
Terence J. Montgomery 'Slip' Mahoney
 1947 Hard Boiled Mahoney
Slip Mahoney
 1946 Mr. Hex
Slip Mahoney
 1946 Spook Busters
Slip Mahoney
 1946 Bowery Bombshell
Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney
 1946 In Fast Company
Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney
 1946 Live Wires
Terrence 'Slip' Mahoney
 1945 Come Out Fighting
Mugs McGinnis
 1945 Midnight Manhunt
Clutch Tracy
 1945 Mr. Muggs Rides Again
Ethelbert Aloysius 'Muggs' McGinnis
 1945 Docks of New York
Ethelbert 'Mugs' McGinnis
 1944 Bowery Champs
Ethelbert 'Muggs' McGinnis
 1944 Block Busters
Ethelbert 'Muggs' McGinnis
 1944 Follow the Leader
Muggs McGinnis
 1944 Million Dollar Kid
Muggs McGinnis
 1943 Mr. Muggs Steps Out
Muggs McGinnis
 1943 Destroyer
Sarecky
 1943 Ghosts on the Loose
Mugs McGinnis
 1943 Clancy Street Boys
Ethelbert 'Mugs' McGinnis
 1943 Kid Dynamite
Muggs McGinnis
 1942 'Neath Brooklyn Bridge
Mugs McGinnis
 1942 Smart Alecks
Muggs McGinnis
 1942 Maisie Gets Her Man
Ceecil
 1942 Let's Get Tough!
Muggs McGinnis
 1942 Sunday Punch
'Biff'
 1942 Mr. Wise Guy
Muggs McGinnis
 1942 Born to Sing
'Snap' Collins
 1941 Spooks Run Wild
Muggs McGinnis
 1941 Down in San Diego
'Snap' Collins
 1941 Bowery Blitzkrieg
Muggs McGinnis
 1941 Out of the Fog
Eddie
 1941 Angels with Broken Wings
Punchy Dorsey
 1941 Flying Wild
Muggs McGinnis
 1940 Pride of the Bowery
Muggs Maloney
 1940 Gallant Sons
'Doc' Reardon
 1940 Hullabaloo
Apartment House Bellhop (uncredited)
 1940 That Gang of Mine
Muggs Maloney
 1940 Boys of the City
Muggs McGinnis
 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 Haller
 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 »

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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 William 'Billy' Benedict (Whitey) 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 ... See more »

Trivia:

His first wife left him for the same man he went into business with on a radio program - Groucho Marx. From there, Groucho became Leo's first "husband-in-law" and one of his best friends. See more »

Trademark:

His pinned up fedora

Star Sign:

Gemini

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