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Maurice Gosfield (1913–1964)

Maurice Lionel Gosfield was on January 28, 1913 in New York City, but was raised in Philadelphia and later Evanston, Il., where he began acting with the Ralph Bellamy and Melvyn Douglas Players, later joining the summer stock theater circuit in 1930. He made his Broadway debut as Manero in the play Siege in 1937, and his other stage credits ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Phil Silvers Show
The Phil Silvers Show Pvt. Duane Doberman / Bandit El Muchacho / Diane Doberman
(1955-1959)
The Thrill of It All
The Thrill of It All Truck Driver
(1963)
Keep in Step
Keep in Step Pvt Duane Doberman
(1959)
Teenage Millionaire
(1961)

Filmography

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 1963 The Thrill of It All
Truck Driver
 1961-1962 Top Cat (TV Series)
Benny the Ball
- Dibble's Double (1962) ... Benny the Ball (voice)
- Griswald (1962) ... Benny the Ball (voice)
- Dibble Sings Again (1962) ... Benny the Ball (voice)
- Dibble Breaks the Record (1962) ... Benny the Ball (voice)
- The Con Men (1962) ... Benny the Ball (voice)
 1961 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Millionaire
- San Fernando and the Kaaka Maami Island (1961) ... Millionaire
 1961 Teenage Millionaire
Ernie
 1961 One Happy Family (TV Series)
Fred
- Big Night (1961) ... Fred
 1961 The Detectives (TV Series)
Angie
- Secret Assignment (1961) ... Angie
 1961 The Jim Backus Show (TV Series)
Private Dilly Dillingham
- Old Army Game (1961) ... Private Dilly Dillingham (as Maurice 'Doberman' Gosfield)
 1960 Summer in New York (TV Movie)
 1955-1959 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Pvt. Duane Doberman / Bandit El Muchacho / Diane Doberman
- The Weekend Colonel (1959) ... Pvt. Duane Doberman
- The Bilko Boycott (1959) ... Pvt. Duane Doberman
- Bilko in Outer Space (1959) ... Pvt. Duane Doberman
- The Colonel's Second Honeymoon (1959) ... Pvt. Duane Doberman
- Bilko's Casino (1959) ... Pvt. Duane Doberman
 1959 Keep in Step (TV Movie)
Pvt Duane Doberman
 1955 The New Recruits (TV Movie)
Pvt. Mulrooney
 1950 Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town
New York Tour Ticket Seller (uncredited)
 1949 The Clock (TV Series)
- Episode #1.25 (1949)
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 1955-1957 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Rock 'n Roll Rookie (1957) ... (performer: "Beautiful Dreamer", "Camptown Races" - uncredited)
- The Singing Contest (1955) ... (performer: "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair" - uncredited)
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 1960 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Himself / Pvt. Duane Doberman
- Maurice Gosfield/Amateur Show (1960) ... Himself / Pvt. Duane Doberman
 1959 The Phil Silvers Pontiac Special: Keep in Step (TV Special)
Pvt. Duane Doberman
 1956-1958 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Pvt. Duane Doberman / Himself
- Episode #12.16 (1958) ... Pvt. Duane Doberman
- Episode #9.47 (1956) ... Himself
 1958 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Episode #3.34 (1958) ... Himself - Guest
 1952 We, the People (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 15 February 1952 (1952) ... Himself
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 1957 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Pvt. Duane Doberman
- Show Segments (1957) ... Pvt. Duane Doberman
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Magazine advertisement for Camel cigarettes (as Pvt. Doberman in The Phil Silvers Show (1955) tie-in) (1956)

Alternate Names:

Maurice 'Doberman' Gosfield
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Trivia:

At 5'2" and over 200 pounds, Gosfield never married, and had once told TV writer Bert Resnik that he was too ugly to get married. Despite that statement, he received the "TV Bachelor of the Year Award" by the Bachelor and Bachelorettes Society of America in 1957. See more »

Trademark:

Voice of Benny The Ball from 'Top Cat'

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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