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:

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.


Pop Chaney: You see, there things a man ought never do - spit in church, scratch his self in front of his ma, and pick his nose. Yes that's what my pa learned me and it stood me in good step.
Mace Bishop: I don't imagine your pa ever mentioned shooting people, and burning their house down, and stealing, and things like that?
Pop Chaney: Well, I'm talking about mannerly things Mr. Bishop. I ain't talking about making a living.


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Will Geer Facts
His fervent, active interest in liberal politics resulted in his Hollywood blacklisting in 1951. He built the Will Geer Theatrical Botanicum during those hard times in order to find an acting haven for himself and his many blacklisted friends.

Ex-father-in-law of Larry Linville.

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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