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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.


Sheriff Hampton: [Beginning to cook breakfast] Who can eat more'n two eggs?


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Will Geer Facts
Was a member of Orson Welles' and John Houseman's Project 891 theatre company...sponsored by the Federal Theatre Project.

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.

Changed his last name from Ghere to Geer because it was simpler to spell.

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