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Also Known As: Sabino Thomas Gomez,S. Thomas Gomez Died: June 18, 1971
Born: July 10, 1905 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ... actor
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After beginning his career as a stage actor, Thomas Gomez went on to appear in an impressive number of features and television series during the 1940s, '50s, and '60s. His first film role was as Meade, the leader of a band of Nazi spies who infiltrate Great Britain during the '40s in "Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror." This part set the tone for much of Gomez's big-screen legacy. Indeed, while his stage work included the lead in "A Man for All Seasons" on Broadway, when it came to movies he got cast mostly as bad guys, supporting characters, or both. During the '40s, he seemed a natural fit for the film noir genre, appearing in "Force of Evil" as a small-town numbers runner who stands in the way of a gangster boss's takeover of New York's rackets. He also landed a supporting role in John Huston's legendary "Key Largo," and played a carnival owner who helps a blackmailer out in the '47 "Ride the Pink Horse," which netted him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. The next few decades brought guest-star appearances in various television series and two of his more notable film roles; the commercial hit "Trapeze," in which he played an eminently-practical circus owner; and the John Wayne epic "The Conqueror."

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Richard Byalis ( 2006-03-15 )

Source: Family history both verbal and documented in legal records in New York State.

Thomas Gomez was a cousin of my father. He was the son of Helen Gomez. She was the second wife of George Edgar Powell. She was previously married to a man named Gomez and had Thomas by him. George Edgar Powell was the son of my great-great aunt Irene Baylis.

Richard Baylis ( 2006-03-15 )

Source: Family records

I made an error on Gomez's parentage. It seems that a great grandpa Oliver Baylis had 4 children – my grandpa Joseph Baylis, Irma, Sarah and Irene Baylis by one of his 2 wives. Irene Baylis married George Edgar Powell. George Edgar Powell went through 2 wives, Irene Baylis and Nellie Nostrand. Nellie gave birth to Austin Smith Powell. Austin married 2 wives also, Helen Gomez and Emma Marie (last name unknown). The Gomez woman already had a child named Thomas Gomez. Sorry, I tried to do this from memory and then looked it up on my records.

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