Leo Gorcey Movies List

Leo Gorcey
Leo Gorcey
New York City, New York, USA
Dead End
Swingtime in the Movies

Actor Leo Gorcey Filmography

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Swingtime in the Movies
Artist: Fritz Feld , Kathryn Kane , John Carroll , Charley Foy , Jerry Colonna
Director: Crane Wilbur
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
Director: Louella Parsons , Ron Blackman , Bruce Goldstein
Release date: 25-02-1983
The Phynx
The Phynx ( English )
Artist: Michael A. Miller , Ray Chippeway , Dennis Larden , Lonny Stevens , Lou Antonio
Director: Lee H. Katzin
Music Director: Mike Stoller
Release date: 06-03-1970
Second Fiddle to a Steel Guitar
Artist: Pamela Hayes , Leo Gorcey , Huntz Hall , Carl Butler , Pearl Butler
Director: Victor Duncan
Release date: 29-12-1966
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Director: Stanley Kramer
Music Director: Ernest Gold
Release date: 07-11-1963
Dig That Uranium
Dig That Uranium ( English )
Director: Edward Bernds
Release date: 25-12-1955
High Society
High Society ( English )
Artist: Leo Gorcey , Huntz Hall , Bernard Gorcey , Amanda Blake , David Gorcey
Director: William Beaudine
Release date: 17-04-1955
Bowery to Bagdad
Bowery to Bagdad ( English )
Artist: Leo Gorcey , Huntz Hall , Bernard Gorcey , Joan Shawlee , Eric Blore
Director: Edward Bernds
Release date: 07-01-1955
The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters
Director: Edward Bernds
Release date: 06-06-1954
Paris Playboys
Paris Playboys ( English )
Artist: Leo Gorcey , Huntz Hall , Veola Vonn , Steven Geray , John Wengraf
Director: William Beaudine
Release date: 07-03-1954
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Leo Gorcey Biography

Leo Gorcey's parents were actor Bernard Gorcey (born 1888) who stood 4' 10", and Josephine Condon (born 1901), who stood 4' 11" and weighed 95 pounds; they worked in vaudeville in New York. In 1915, 14-year-old Josephine gave birth to Fred. In 1917, Leo was born, a large baby at 12 lb. 3 oz.; as an adult he would be 5' 6". In 1921 his brother David Gorcey was born. In 1935, Leo and David appeared in the stage play "Dead End." In 1937, this was made into a movie, and Leo became one of the busiest actors for the next 20 years -- from 1937-1939 he starred in seven Dead End Kids movies, from 1940-1945 in 21 East Side Kids films, from 1946-1956 in 41 Bowery Boys movies. In 1939, Leo married 17-year-old dancer Kay Marvis, who appeared in four of his movies. They divorced in 1944 after five years of marriage; she went on to marry Groucho Marx. In 1945, Leo married Evalene Bankston; they divorced in 1948. Leo was to have paid her $50,000 in a divorce settlement; however, when two detectives she hired broke into his home, he retaliated by firing his gun at them. They sued, and Leo countersued for illegal entry and won $35,000 back. In 1949, Leo married Amelita Ward, whom he met while filming Smugglers' Cove (1948). Their marriage produced Leo Gorcey Jr. in 1949, and a baby girl they named Jan (after Leo's producer and manager, Jan Grippo) in 1951. They divorced in 1956. That year Leo married his young nanny, Brandy, who was taking care of his two kids. They had a baby girl, Brandy Jo, in 1958. The couple divorced in 1962. Leo went to the altar one last time in February, 1968, marrying Mary Gannon. He stayed married to her until his death from liver failure on June 2, 1969, in Oakland, California.

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