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Gale Gordon was a vibrant source of comedy on the big screen, bringing laughter and joy to many audiences over the course of his Hollywood career. Gordon kickstarted his acting career in comedies like "Here We Go Again" (1942) with Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy and the Ozzie Nelson film "Here Come the Nelsons" (1952). Gordon worked in television around the start of his acting career with a role on "Make Room For Daddy" (CBS, 1953-1964). He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for "Our Miss Brooks" in 1955. This recognition propelled him to pursue a role in the comedic adaptation "Rally Round the Flag, Boys!" (1958) with Paul Newman. He continued to work steadily in film throughout the fifties and the sixties, appearing in the Jerry Lewis comedy "Don't Give Up the Ship" (1959), the comedic fantasy "The 30-Foot Bride of Candy Rock" (1959) with Lou Costello and the Jerry Lewis comedy adaptation "Visit to a Small Planet" (1960). He also appeared in "All in a Night's Work" (1960). Additionally, he could be seen on a variety of television specials like "The Royal Follies of 1933" (NBC, 1967-68). He followed this recognition with roles in "The Lucille Ball Special" (1977-78), , "Lucy Moves...

Gale Gordon was a vibrant source of comedy on the big screen, bringing laughter and joy to many audiences over the course of his Hollywood career. Gordon kickstarted his acting career in comedies like "Here We Go Again" (1942) with Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy and the Ozzie Nelson film "Here Come the Nelsons" (1952). Gordon worked in television around the start of his acting career with a role on "Make Room For Daddy" (CBS, 1953-1964). He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for "Our Miss Brooks" in 1955. This recognition propelled him to pursue a role in the comedic adaptation "Rally Round the Flag, Boys!" (1958) with Paul Newman. He continued to work steadily in film throughout the fifties and the sixties, appearing in the Jerry Lewis comedy "Don't Give Up the Ship" (1959), the comedic fantasy "The 30-Foot Bride of Candy Rock" (1959) with Lou Costello and the Jerry Lewis comedy adaptation "Visit to a Small Planet" (1960). He also appeared in "All in a Night's Work" (1960). Additionally, he could be seen on a variety of television specials like "The Royal Follies of 1933" (NBC, 1967-68). He followed this recognition with roles in "The Lucille Ball Special" (1977-78), , "Lucy Moves to NBC" (1979-1980), , and "The 'Burbs" (1989) with Tom Hanks, Gordon last appeared on "Lucy & Desi: TV's First Couple" (1994-95). Gordon was nominated for an Outstanding Performance By an Actor In a Supporting Role Primetime Emmy Award for "The Lucy Show" in 1967 as well as for an Outstanding Performance By an Actor In a Supporting Role Primetime Emmy Award for "The Lucy Show" in 1968. Gordon passed away in June 1995 at the age of 89.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 'Burbs, The (1989) Walter
2.
 Speedway (1968) R. W. Hepworth
3.
 Sergeant Deadhead (1965) Captain Weiskopf
4.
 All Hands on Deck (1961) Admiral Bintle
5.
 All in a Night's Work (1961) Oliver Dunning
6.
 Dondi (1961) Colonel
7.
 Visit to a Small Planet (1960) Bob Mayberry
8.
 Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! (1959) Gen. Thorwald
9.
 The 30-Foot Bride of Candy Rock (1959) Raven Rossiter
10.
 Don't Give Up the Ship (1959) Congressman Mandeville
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