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Gale Gordon Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Biography

Gale Gordon Quick Info
Height 5 ft 8 in
Weight 79 kg
Date of Birth February 20, 1906
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Date of Death June 30, 1995

Gale Gordon was an American actor who rose to prominence by playing memorable characters in several of Lucille Ball’s widely popular television shows. The two shared a friendly working relationship that endured for several decades. He played Mr. Littlefield in I Love Lucy (1952), Mr. Theodore Mooney in The Lucy Show (1963-1968), Harry Carter in Here’s Lucy (1968-1974), and Curtis McGibbon in Life with Lucy (1986). Additionally, his other notable television performances included playing John Wilson in Dennis the Menace (1962-1963) and Osgood Conklin in Our Miss Brooks (1952-1956).

Born Name

Charles Thomas Aldrich Jr.

Nick Name

Gale Gordon

Gale Gordon as seen in 1958
Gale Gordon as seen in 1958 (Pat McDermott / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Age

He was born on February 20, 1906.

Died

He passed away on June 30, 1995, in California from lung cancer at the age of 89 years.

Sun Sign

Pisces

Born Place

New York City, New York, United States

Nationality

American

 

Occupation

Actor

Family

  • Father – Charles Thomas Aldrich (Vaudevillian)
  • Mother –¬†Gloria Gordon (Actress)

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 8 in or 173 cm

Weight

79 kg or 174 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Gale Gordon had dated –

  1. Virginia Bernice Curley (1937-1995) – The Speedway (1968) actor met Virginia Bernice Curley in the 1930s while working on the radio show, Death Valley Days. They tied the knot on December 27, 1937, and stayed happily married for close to 60 years until Virginia’s death on May 3, 1995. The couple did not have any children together. Moreover, Gordon passed away less than 2 months after his wife’s death.
Gale Gordon as seen together with Sara Seegar in Dennis the Menace (1963)
Gale Gordon as seen together with Sara Seegar in Dennis the Menace (1963) (Screen Gems / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Dark Brown

However, his hair had turned ‘Gray’ by the time of his death.

Eye Color

Hazel

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Pencil mustache
  • Worked extensively with Lucille Ball on her various television shows
  • Frequently played uptight, overbearing characters
  • He perfected the ‘slow-burn’ acting technique (which involves a gradual increase in the feeling of anger/frustration).
Gale Gordon as seen in 1988
Gale Gordon as seen in 1988 (Photo by Alan Light / Wikimedia / CC BY 2.0 DEED)

Gale Gordon Facts

  1. He was born with a cleft palate that was fixed when he was 18 months of age.
  2. Gordon was exceptionally good at doing cartwheels and did them with ease even later on in his life. Furthermore, he showed off his talent in several episodes of Here’s Lucy.
  3. He was the only actor, with the exception of Lucille Ball herself, to feature in all 4 of her sitcoms: I Love Lucy (1952), The Lucy Show (1963-1968), Here’s Lucy (1968-1974), and Life with Lucy (1986). Additionally, he was a regular cast member on all 3 shows except the first one.
  4. Lucille wanted him to play the role of Fred Mertz on her sitcom, I Love Lucy. But, Gordon had to turn down the offer as he was busy with Our Miss Brooks and other radio shows at that time. The role was eventually played by William Frawley.
  5. He had the distinction of appearing alongside Lou Costello and Lucille Ball in their last film and television appearances respectively. He starred in Lou Costello’s last movie, The Thirty Foot Bride of Candyrock (1959) before he passed away from a heart attack.¬† Similarly, he was a part of Ball’s last television appearance, which was for an episode of Life With Lucy (1986). She died 3 years later from an acute aortic aneurysm.

Featured Image by Pat McDermott / Wikimedia / Public Domain

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