Gordon MacRae (1921–1986)

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Albert Gordon MacRae was born on March 12, 1921, in East Orange, NJ. During his early years, he resided in Syracuse, NY, and, while in high school, spent much of his time singing and acting in the Drama Club. It was also during this time that he learned to play the piano, clarinet and the saxophone. At 19, he entered a singing contest and won a ... See full bio »

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Known For

Oklahoma! Curly McLain
Carousel Billy Bigelow
Backfire Bob Corey
On Moonlight Bay William Sherman


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 2019 Watchmen (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- It's Summer and We're Running Out of Ice (2019) ... (performer: "Pore Jud Is Daid" - uncredited)
 2019 Tall Girl (performer: "People Will Say We're in Love")
 2018 First Man (performer: "Oklahoma")
 2015/I The Dressmaker (performer: "People Will Say We're In Love" from tt0048445)
 2014 Manhattan (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The New World (2014) ... (performer: "Beyond the Sunset" - uncredited)
 2014 Love Hotel (Documentary) (performer: "Tea For Two" lyrics by nm0128371 & music by nm0949207)
 2008 Banda sonora (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.9 (2008) ... (performer: "Oklahoma!", "Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin'")
 2008 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top", "If I Loved You" - uncredited)
 2007 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Gilmore Girls Only (2007) ... (performer: "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'" - uncredited)
 1997 Welcome to Woop Woop (performer: "Oh What a Beautiful Morning")
 1964 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Something New From The Beatles (1964) ... (performer: "The Sweetest Sounds", "If Ever I Would Leave You" - uncredited)
 1958-1961 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Gordon MacRae (1961) ... (performer: "If Ever I Would Leave You", "Dolce Far Niente" - uncredited)
- Gordon MacRae (1958) ... (performer: "The Secret", "Don't Be Ashamed of Your Age" - uncredited)
 1957 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 5 January 1957 (1957) ... (performer: "I Went to the City")
 1956 The Best Things in Life Are Free (performer: "Here Am I, Broken Hearted", "Button Up Your Overcoat", "Good News", "Lucky in Love")
 1956 Carousel (performer: "If I Loved You" (1945), "Soliloquy" (1945), "If I Loved You (Reprise)" (1945) - uncredited)
 1955 Oklahoma! (performer: "Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin'" (1943), "The Surrey With the Fringe On Top" (1943), "People Will Say We're In Love" (1943), "Pore Jud Is Daid" (1943), "The Farmer and the Cowman" (1943), "People Will Say We're In Love (Reprise)" (1943), "Oklahoma!" (1943) - uncredited)
 1955 The Last Command (performer: "Jim Bowie")
 1954 General Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein (TV Special) (performer: "Oklahoma!", "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning", "People Will Say We're in Love")
 1953 Three Sailors and a Girl (performer: "You're But Oh, So Right", "The Lately Song", "There Must Be a Reason", "When It's Love", "My Heart Is a Singing Heart", "Home is Where the Heart Is" - uncredited)
 1953 So You Want a Television Set (Short) (performer: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" - uncredited)
 1953 The Desert Song (performer: "One Alone", "The Riff Song", "The Desert Song" - uncredited)
 1953 By the Light of the Silvery Moon (lyrics: "Ain't We Got Fun" - uncredited) / (performer: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon", "My Home Town Is a One Horse Town", "Your Eyes Have Told Me So", "Be My Little Baby Bumble Bee", "Ain't We Got Fun", "If You Were the Only Girl in the World", "Just One Girl" - uncredited)
 1951 Starlift (performer: "You're Gonna Lose Your Gal", "What Is This Thing Called Love?", "The Good Green Acres of Home" - uncredited)
 1951 On Moonlight Bay (performer: "Moonlight Bay", "Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile!", "Cuddle Up a Little Closer, Lovey Mine", "Merry Christmas All", "Till We Meet Again" - uncredited)
 1950 The West Point Story ("By the Kissing Rock", uncredited) / (performer: "One Hundred Days Till June", "By the Kissing Rock", "Long Before I Knew You", "The Military Polka", "You Love Me" - uncredited)
 1950 Tea for Two (performer: "I Only Have Eyes for You", "Tea for Two", "I Want to Be Happy", "Do, Do, Do", "The Call of the Sea" (uncredited))
 1950 The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady (performer: "The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady", "As We Are Today", "A Farm off Old Broadway" (uncredited), "How Am I Going to Tell Them at the Yacht Club?" (uncredited), "The Rose of Tralee" (uncredited), "The Winter Serenade" (uncredited))
 1949 Look for the Silver Lining (performer: "Look for the Silver Lining", "Time on My Hands", "A Kiss in the Dark" - uncredited)
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(5/5/52) Radio: Appeared (as "William Sherman") in a "Lux Radio Theatre" broadcast of "On Moonlight Bay". See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 5 Articles | See more »


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"Some of my friends have jokingly accused me of sticking pins into an image of Frank Sinatra or exercising some other kind of voodoo charm to get him out of the role of "Billy" in Carousel (1956) so that I could inherit the role. As most everyone knows by now, Frank did bow out of the picture. His decision on this matter, however, was reached without assistance--mystic, telepathic or otherwise--... See more »


In high school (Nottingham High School in Syracuse, NY) he was quite athletic, participating in football, hockey, swimming, baseball, basketball, track, and lacrosse. The National Rifle Association awarded him a marksmanship medal. See more »


The songs "Oklahoma!" and "If I Loved You"

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