Bruce Gordon

About Bruce Gordon

Who is it?: Actor
Birth Day: February 01, 1916
Birth Place:  Fitchburg, Massachusetts, United States
Died On: January 20, 2011(2011-01-20) (aged 94)\nSanta Fe, New Mexico, U.S.
Birth Sign: Pisces
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 1948–1989
Spouse(s): Marla Gordon

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Bruce Gordon was bornon February 01, 1916 in  Fitchburg, Massachusetts, United States, is Actor. Bruce Gordon was born on February 1, 1916 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for Piranha (1978), The Buccaneer (1958) and Tower of London (1962). He was married to Marla. He died on January 20, 2011 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
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Biography/Timeline

1937

Gordon was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. His first appearance on Broadway was in 1937 in the musical drama The Fireman’s Flame. From 1941-1945, he played the role of Officer Klein alongside Boris Karloff in the original cast of Arsenic and Old Lace on Broadway. He had an "Introducing" credit in the 1949 Marx Brothers film Love Happy.

1957

In 1957, he guest starred on the ABC western series Tombstone Territory, starring Pat Conway and Richard Eastham, in the episode "Killer Without a Conscience". About this same time, he guest starred on Barry Sullivan's adventure/drama series, Harbormaster, set in maritime New England.

1958

His film credits included roles in The Buccaneer (1958), Curse of the Undead (1959), Key Witness (1960), Roger Corman's Tower of London (1962), Hello Down There (1969) and Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (1982). He also worked with Corman again, playing the nasty Colonel Waxman in the cult classic Piranha (1978), starring alongside Bradford Dillman and Kevin McCarthy.

1959

In 1959, Gordon starred, alongside Pernell Roberts, as Capt. Emil Tremaine in an episode of ABC's One Step Beyond entitled The Vision.

1960

In 1960–1961, Gordon appeared as "Mercer" in two episodes of NBC's Outlaws Western series starring Barton MacLane. He was cast at that time in the NBC anthology series, The Barbara Stanwyck Show, and in the NBC sitcom, Car 54, Where Are You?

1961

Gordon appeared twice in 1961 on ABC's Adventures in Paradise, starring Gardner McKay; he was cast as Stevens in "Mr. Flotsam" and as Red Munce in "Adam San".

1964

In 1964, Gordon guest-starred in the episode "Between the Rats and the Finks" of CBS's drama series, Mr. Broadway, starring Craig Stevens, with fellow guest stars Larry Hagman and Dyan Cannon.

1965

From 1965 to 1968, Gordon appeared in several episodes of the long-running prime-time soap opera Peyton Place alongside Actress Lee Grant as Gus Chernak, the alcoholic and vengeful father of Grant's character Stella Chernak. In 1966, Gordon costarred with trumpet player Jack Sheldon in the 16-segment CBS sitcom, Run, Buddy, Run, about the fictitious Buddy Overstreet who is on the run from the mob after "Buddy" overhears "Mr. D", played by Gordon, plotting the murder of a fellow gangster. In 1966, he and Robert Stack appeared together in an episode of The Lucy Show spoofing their roles from The Untouchables. In 1968, he played the security man in the "Sour Note" episode of It Takes A Thief, starring Robert Wagner.

1989

Gordon retired from acting after playing himself in the 1989 film Ernest Goes to Splash Mountain, though he was the executive Producer of the Australian telefilm Feds: the Betrayal (1996) and Producer of the US/Chinese fantasy martial arts film Warriors of Virtue: the Return to Tao in 2002. For a time, he operated a dinner-and-show restaurant in Scottsdale, Arizona, called "Frank Nitti's Place", and in the early 1980s, a pizza restaurant of the same name in Kansas City, Missouri. He greeted patrons at the door in his typical pin stripe suit with a carnation in the lapel.

2003

In 2003, he was reportedly unable to attend the funeral of Untouchables co-star Robert Stack because of poor health. Eight years later, Gordon died after a lengthy illness; he was two weeks shy of his 95th birthday. At the time of his death, Gordon lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his wife Marla.