Tuesday, January 25, 2011
RIP Bruce Gordon
He was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, on February 1, 1916. He was a stage, movie and television actor during a career spanning five decades, making his first professional appearance on Broadway in Arsenic and Old Lace with Boris Karloff.
Mr. Gordon performed in over 400 live major network television productions as well as numerous television movies. His starring roles in television series included four years with The Untouchables, in which he played the infamous Frank Nitti.
In later years, he chose to live in Santa Fe, and came out of retirement to appear in two stage productions at the College of Santa Fe.
A private family memorial will be held in Big Sur, California.
Born: 2/1/1916, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Died: 1/20/2011, Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Bruce Gordon's westerns - actor:
Zane Grey Theater (TV) - 1957 (cattle buyer)
Tombstone Territory (TV) - 1957 (Jake Hoyt)
Have Gun - Will Travel (TV) - 1957, 1959 (Louis Dryden, Decker)
Trackdown (TV) - 1958 (Steve Marriner)
Jefferson Drum (TV) - 1958 (Juan Cavanaugh)
Man Without a Gun (TV) - 1958
Northwest Passage (TV) - 1958 (Captain Hugo Marten)
U.S. Marshal (TV) - 1958 (Myers)
Gunsmoke (TV) - 1958, 1960 (Jed Gunter, Red Samples, Sloat)
The Californians (TV) - 1959 (Charles Savage)
Curse of the Undead - 1959 (Buffer)
Johnny Ringo (TV) - 1959 (Max Healey)
Bat Masterson (TV) - 1959 (Jason Medford)
Have Gun - Will Travel (TV) - 1959 (Sergeant Decker)
Bonanza (TV) - 1959, 1965, 1970 (Chief Winnemucca, Dan Bronson, Scott)
Riverboat (TV) - 1960 (Garnett)
Hotel de Paree (TV) - 1960 (Tom Reddiger)
Laramie (TV) - 1960 (Major Cantrell)
Tales of Wells Fargo (TV) - 1960 (Garner, Carl Orleans)
Stagecoach West (TV) - 1960 (Leo Calloway)
Sugarfoot (TV) - 1960, 1961 (Elias Stone)
Outlaws (TV) - 1960, 1961 (Mercer)
Maverick (TV) - 1961 (Rath Lawson)
Death Valley Days (TV) - 1961 (Claypool)
Rider on a Dead Horse - 1962 (Barney Senn)
Machismo: 40 Graves for 40 Guns - 1971 (Burt)
Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann - 1982 (Earl)