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Lloyd Gough

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Also Known As: Died: July 23, 1984
Born: September 21, 1907 Cause of Death: aortic aneurysm
Birth Place: New York, USA Profession: Cast ... actor novelist playwright


New York-born character actor Lloyd Gough got his start in theater and walked the boards of Broadway before breaking into film in the 1940s. He balanced stage and screen performances throughout that decade and even snagged a supporting role in the classic Billy Wilder Hollywood drama "Sunset Blvd." Then with the 1950s came the Red Scare, when the fear of communism in the United States hit Hollywood and led to many talented people being blacklisted and barred from working in the film industry. In 1952, both Gough and his wife, actress Karen Morley, were blacklisted after refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee. That year Gough's previously shot appearance as the villainous Kinch in Fritz Lang's Western "Rancho Notorious" hit theaters. Sadly, because of the blacklist, his name was expunged from the film's credits. Cast out from the fearful film community, Gough returned to Broadway where he performed "Ondine" opposite up-and-coming ingénue Audrey Hepburn. In the 1960s, after McCarthyism subsided, Gough resumed his onscreen career, taking to television. It was during this time that he joined the cast of the superhero TV series "The Green Hornet." Notably, in 1976, along with a number of other formerly blacklisted actors, he appeared in Woody Allen's Red Scare farce "The Front." The accomplished and tenacious actor made his final screen appearance in 1982 as a judge on the long-running coroner crime drama "Quincy M.E." He died two years later from an aortic aneurysm. He was 76 years old.

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