Gavin Gordon


Gavin Gordon

Biography

Gavin Gordon was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Gordon began his acting career with roles in such films as "Chasing Through Europe" (1929), "His First Command" (1929) and the dramatic adaptation "Romance" (1930) with Greta Garbo. He also appeared in "The Silver Horde" (1930), "Shipmates" (1931) and "The Great Meadow" (1931). His passion for acting continued to his ...

Biography

Gavin Gordon was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Gordon began his acting career with roles in such films as "Chasing Through Europe" (1929), "His First Command" (1929) and the dramatic adaptation "Romance" (1930) with Greta Garbo. He also appeared in "The Silver Horde" (1930), "Shipmates" (1931) and "The Great Meadow" (1931). His passion for acting continued to his roles in projects like "Bordertown" (1934), "Wake Up and Dream" (1934) and "Happiness Ahead" (1934) with Dick Powell. He also appeared in the Marlene Dietrich historical film "The Scarlet Empress" (1934). Nearing the end of his career, he tackled roles in the musical comedy "Knock on Wood" (1954) with Danny Kaye, the Bing Crosby musical comedy "White Christmas" (1954) and the musical "There's No Business Like Show Business" (1954) with Ethel Merman. He also appeared in the comedy "High Society" (1955) with Leo Gorcey and the Dean Martin comedy "Pardners" (1956). Gordon last acted in "The Nutty Professor" (1963). Gordon passed away in April 1983 at the age of 82.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

The Patsy (1964)
The Nutty Professor (1963)
Salesman clothier
Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962)
Mr. Peabody
Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
Hotel manager
The Bat (1959)
Lt. Andy Anderson
The Matchmaker (1958)
Rudolph
King Creole (1958)
Mr. Primont
Johnny Tremain (1957)
Col. Smith
Chicago Confidential (1957)
[Alan] Dixon
Pardners (1956)
Businessman
The Vagabond King (1956)
Majordomo
The Ten Commandments (1956)
Trojan ambassador
A Life at Stake (1955)
Sam Pearson
High Society (1955)
Frisbie
White Christmas (1954)
Gen. Harold G. Carlton
There's No Business Like Show Business (1954)
Geoffrey
Knock on Wood (1954)
Car salesman
Three on a Ticket (1947)
Pearson, previously known as Barton
Philo Vance's Gamble (1947)
Oliver Tennant
Centennial Summer (1946)
Trowbridge
Notorious (1946)
Ernest Weylin
The Lone Star Vigilantes (1942)
Major [Harland] Clark
Suspicion (1941)
Bertram Sedbusk
I Killed That Man (1941)
J. Reed
Paper Bullets (1941)
Kurt Parrish
Murder by Invitation (1941)
Garson Denham
Mr. Celebrity (1941)
Richard Travers
They Gave Him a Gun (1937)
Captain
High Hat (1937)
Craig Du Pont Jr.
Windjammer (1937)
J. Montague Forsythe
The Toast of New York (1937)
Southern major
The Leavenworth Case (1936)
Henry Clavering
Ticket to Paradise (1936)
Tony Bates
Love Me Forever (1935)
Mitchell
Bordertown (1935)
Brook Manville
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
[George Gordon] Lord Byron
Red Hot Tires (1935)
[Robert] Griffin
Women Must Dress (1935)
Philip Howard
Grand Old Girl (1935)
The President
Stranded (1935)
Jack
Break of Hearts (1935)
Page Miss Glory (1935)
Metz
The Good Fairy (1935)
Wake Up and Dream (1934)
Harold Seabrook
Happiness Ahead (1934)
Jelliffe Travis
The Scarlet Empress (1934)
Gregory Orloff
Female (1933)
Briggs
Hard to Handle (1933)
John Hayden
Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)
George Winton
Black Beauty (1933)
Captain Jordan
The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933)
Bob [Dr. Robert Strike]
Lone Cowboy (1933)
Jim Weston
American Madness (1932)
[Cyril] Cluett
Two Against the World (1932)
Victor Linley
Man Against Woman (1932)
Georgie Perry
The Phantom of Crestwood (1932)
William Jones
Shipmates (1931)
[Lieutenant] Mike [Watson]
Secret Service (1931)
Mr. Arlesford
The Great Meadow (1931)
Evan Muir
The Silver Horde (1930)
Fred Marsh
Romance (1930)
Tom Armstrong
His First Command (1929)
Lieutenant Allen
Chasing Through Europe (1929)
Don Merrill

Cast (Short)

"Servant of the People" The Story of the Constitution of the United States (1937)

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Bitter Tea Of General Yen (1933) - Ready For The Slaughter Second scene for Barbara Stanwyck as Megan, arrived in strife-torn China to marry her missionary fiancè (Gavin Gordon, who appears shortly), with Clara Blandick her (probably racist) host, wondering aloud about an encounter with the title character, whose name she didn’t get, Frank Capra directing, in Columbia’s The Bitter Tea Of General Yen, 1933.
Bitter Tea Of General Yen, The (1933) - For Some Nameless Brats? Chinese warlord General Yen (Nils Asther) is counseled by his crooked American business associate Jones (Walter Connolly) and unmoved by brave missionary Dr. Bob Strike (Gavin Gordon, fiancè of top-billed Barbara Stanwyck) in Frank Capra's The Bitter Tea Of General Yen, 1933.
Romance (1930) - Harder To Be Good Young Manhattan pastor Tom (Gavin Gordon) deals first with a gossipy guest (William Stack), then with his parishoner and host Van Tuyl (Lewis Stone), before briefly meeting the star Greta Garbo, early in her second talkie, Romance, 1930.
Romance (1930) - Perhaps The Boat Will Sink New Yorker Miss Armstrong (Clara Blandick) with Van Tuyl (Lewis Stone), prepared to be offended by opera singer Rita Cavallini (Greta Garbo), and both aiming to discourage her friendship with her pastor brother Tom (Gavin Gordon), in MGM's Romance, 1930.
Bride Of Frankenstein (1935) - Perfect Night For Mystery And Horror Presumably on their famous Swiss vacation, summer 1816, Gavin Gordon as Byron, Douglas Walton as Shelley, Elsa Lanchester (who will also play the title role) as his wife Mary, imagined by director James Whale, with highlights from his 1931 hit, opening the sequel Bride Of Frankenstein, 1935.
Stranded (1935) - I Work Some Nights Engineeer Mack (George Brent), in charge of the then under-construction Golden Gate Bridge, is determined to woo ex-flame and Travelers` Aid volunteer Lynn (Kay Francis) in a hurry, friends (Patricia Ellis, Gavin Gordon) notwithstanding, in Frank Borzage's Stranded, 1935.
Romance (1930) - She Is Very Ugly Still at a New York party and in his own long flashback, minister Tom (Gavin Gordon) again meets Greta Garbo, still not realizing she's the notorious Italian opera star about whom the whole town's talking, early in MGM's Romance, 1930.

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