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Overview (4)

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (cancer)
Birth NameDonald Walter Guadagno
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Don Gordon was born on November 13, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Donald Walter Guadagno. He was an actor and writer, known for Bullitt (1968), The Towering Inferno (1974) and Papillon (1973). He was married to Denise Farr, Bek Nelson, Nita Talbot and Helen Westcott. He died on April 24, 2017 in Los Angeles.

Family (1)

Spouse Denise Farr (24 December 1979 - 24 April 2017)  (his death)
Bek Nelson (31 December 1959 - 23 May 1979)  (divorced)  (1 child)
Nita Talbot (7 September 1954 - 11 April 1958)  (divorced)
Helen Westcott (14 February 1948 - 31 August 1953)  (divorced)

Trivia (4)

Was good friends with Steve McQueen. They appeared together in three films: Bullitt (1968), Papillon (1973), and The Towering Inferno (1974). He also made guest appearances with McQueen on the show Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958).
Son-in-law of Felicia Farr and Lee Farr. Stepson-in-law of Jack Lemmon (who was only one year older than Gordon.
Granite-jawed, angular-faced American character actor of films and television who specialized in desperate men on both sides of the law. Found a perfect niche in science-fiction, given particularly meaty roles in the original The Twilight Zone (1959), The Outer Limits (1963) and The Invaders (1967).
He was the son of Madeline (De Luca), and Tomaso Guadagno of Rhode Island. He was of Italian descent.

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