Leo Gordon

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Birthday
2, 1922
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Dec 26, 2000 (78)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
2, 1922
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Dec 26, 2000 (78)

About

Television and film actor known for his large build and menacing on-screen persona. He played recurring roles in such television series as Gunsmoke, Adam-12, and The Rockford Files and appeared in such films as My Name is Nobody and Maverick.

Before Fame

After growing up in New York City in Depression-era destitution, he studied under the G.I. Bill at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Trivia

He was the 1997 recipient of the Golden Boot Award, an honor given to actors in the western television and film genres.

Family Life

His marriage to fellow character actor Lynn Cartwright resulted in a daughter named Tara.

Associated With

A screenwriter and western-themed novelist as well as an actor, he penned the screenplay for the 1958 film The Crybaby Killer. The movie starred a young and then-undiscovered Jack Nicholson.