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Also Known As: Hal Peary,Harrold Jose Pereira De Faria Died: March 30, 1985
Born: July 25, 1908 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: California, USA Profession: Cast ... actor singer


Harold Peary found incredible success as an accomplished actor, appearing in a variety of films throughout his Hollywood career. Peary began his acting career appearing in various films, such as "Comin' Round the Mountain" (1940), the Edgar Bergen comedy "Look Who's Laughing" (1941) and the comedy "Here We Go Again" (1942) with Edgar Bergen. He also appeared in "Seven Days Leave" (1942) with Victor Mature and "The Great Gildersleeve" (1942). His film career continued throughout the forties and the sixties in productions like "Gildersleeve on Broadway" (1943), "Gildersleeve's Bad Day" (1943) and "Gildersleeve's Ghost" (1944). He also appeared in "Never Steal Anything Small" (1959) and the Brian Keith adaptation "A Tiger Walks" (1964). In the sixties and the seventies, Peary lent his talents to projects like "Clambake" (1967), "The Roman Holidays" (NBC, 1972-73) and "Rudolph's Shiny New Year" (ABC, 1976-77). His credits also expanded to "The Kraft 75th Anniversary Special" (CBS, 1977-78). Peary more recently voiced characters in "Buford and the Ghost" (NBC, 1978-79). Peary passed away in March 1985 at the age of 77.


Dale52 ( 2006-04-24 )

Source: Old Tyme Radio

Harold Peary was primarily a radio actor first gaining fame as the next door neigbhor, Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve, of Fibber McGee and Molly in the 1930's. Peary moved the character to its own show in 1941 starring in "The Great Gildersleeve" until 1950. Many believe "The Great Gildersleeve" to be one of the best radio comedies and the model for future television sitcoms.

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