Will Geer Overview:

Actor, Will Geer, was born William Aughe Ghere on Mar 9, 1902 in Frankfort, IN. Geer died at the age of 76 on Apr 22, 1978 in Los Angeles, CA .



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Happy Birthday (1902-1978)

By monty on Mar 9, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Happy Birthday to talented actor , best remembered as Grandpa Walton on the TV series, The Waltons. He also starred in such films as Broken Arrow (1950), Winchester '73 (1950), Advise and Consent (1962), In Cold Blood (1967), The President's Analyst (1967), Bandolero (1968), The Reivers (19... Read full article

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Will Geer Quotes:

Sheriff Hampton: [to Uncle John] You're the lawyer. You're the talker.

Lin McAdam: Awful lot of law for a little cowtown.
Wyatt Earp: This is the kind of cowtown that needs a lot of law.

Boss: Don't be rude to Callie, and don't be advised by Boon. He knows no obstacles, counts no costs, fears no dangers.

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Will Geer Facts
Was briefly considered for the part of "Amos McCoy" for "The Real McCoys" (1957) when original choice, Walter Brennan, was unavailable. However, since show creator Irving Pincus created the part with Walter Brennan in mind, he decided to wait until Brennan was available.

Geer was an early boyfriend of Harry Hay, the Los Angeles Communist and radical who founded America's first large-scale gay activist organization, the Mattachine Society.

Received a 1964 Tony nomination as Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his role in "110 In The Shade", a musical version of the film The Rainmaker (1956). The leading lady in the musical was Inga Swenson, who was also nominated.

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