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


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


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
Claimed that he was cast as "Slim" in the Broadway play version of John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men (1939)" by Steinbeck himself because he showed up to the audition in bluejeans and Steinbeck thought he looked the part. Steinbeck was sitting outside the stage door on a chair when he made the decision as Geer filed past him.

Grandfather of Kelly Linville.

Father of Kate Geer, Thad Geer and Ellen Geer.

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