George Gobel

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Birthday
20, 1919
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Feb 24, 1991 (71)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
20, 1919
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Feb 24, 1991 (71)

About

American comedian and actor who was the star of his own weekly NBC television show, The George Gobel Show, which ran from 1954 to 1960. He starred in the box office flop The Birds and the Bees in 1956.

Before Fame

He pursued a country music singing career and appeared on National Barn Dance. He later enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II and served as a flight instructor in AT-9 aircraft at Altus, Oklahoma.

Trivia

He was known for coming on stage with a guitar, which he would start to play only to segue into a story, and never finish that song.

Family Life

He had three children with his wife Alice. His father was a butcher and he was an only child.

Associated With

His show alternated with Jack Benny's on CBS.