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Robert Gist was a prolific actor who created a name for himself largely on the big screen. Gist kickstarted his acting career in various films such as "Miracle on 34th Street" (1947), "A Dangerous Profession" (1949) and the James Stewart dramatic biopic "The Stratton Story" (1949). He also appeared in "Scene of the Crime" (1949), the Scott Brady drama "I Was a Shoplifter" (1950) and the comedy "The Jackpot" (1950) with James Stewart. He kept working in film throughout the fifties, starring in the Fred Astaire adaptation "The Band Wagon" (1953), "D-Day the Sixth of June" (1956) and the dramatic adaptation "The Naked and the Dead" (1958) with Aldo Ray. He also appeared in "The F.B.I. Story" (1959). Shifting to the small screen in more recent years, Gist directed a number of television programs, including "The Untouchables" (1959-1963), "Ben Casey" (ABC, 1961-66) and "The Dick Powell Show" (NBC, 1961-63). In addition to his directing, Gist also appeared on-screen in "Jack the Giant Killer" (1962). Gist more recently directed "Hell Town" (NBC, 1985-86). Gist was married to Agnes Moorehead.

Robert Gist was a prolific actor who created a name for himself largely on the big screen. Gist kickstarted his acting career in various films such as "Miracle on 34th Street" (1947), "A Dangerous Profession" (1949) and the James Stewart dramatic biopic "The Stratton Story" (1949). He also appeared in "Scene of the Crime" (1949), the Scott Brady drama "I Was a Shoplifter" (1950) and the comedy "The Jackpot" (1950) with James Stewart. He kept working in film throughout the fifties, starring in the Fred Astaire adaptation "The Band Wagon" (1953), "D-Day the Sixth of June" (1956) and the dramatic adaptation "The Naked and the Dead" (1958) with Aldo Ray. He also appeared in "The F.B.I. Story" (1959). Shifting to the small screen in more recent years, Gist directed a number of television programs, including "The Untouchables" (1959-1963), "Ben Casey" (ABC, 1961-66) and "The Dick Powell Show" (NBC, 1961-63). In addition to his directing, Gist also appeared on-screen in "Jack the Giant Killer" (1962). Gist more recently directed "Hell Town" (NBC, 1985-86). Gist was married to Agnes Moorehead.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  An American Dream (1966) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Jack the Giant Killer (1962) Captain McFadden
2.
 Blueprint for Robbery (1961) Chips McGann
3.
 Operation Petticoat (1959) Watson
4.
 The FBI Story (1959) Medicine salesman
5.
 Al Capone (1959) Dion "Dini" O'Banion
6.
 The Naked and the Dead (1958) Red
7.
 Wolf Larsen (1958) Matthews
8.
 D-Day the Sixth of June (1956) Dan Stenick
9.
 Angel Face (1953) Miller
10.
 The Band Wagon (1953) Hal Benton
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