Will Geer Movies List

Will Geer
Will Geer
09-03-1902
Frankfort, Indiana, USA
33
The Misleading Lady

Actor Will Geer Filmography

Showing 1 to 10 of 33 movies
Showing 1 to 10 of 33 movies
Rip Van Winkle
Rip Van Winkle ( English )
Artist: Will Geer , Tim Conner
Director: Will Vinton
Release Year: 1978
Moving Violation
Moving Violation ( English )
Director: Charles S. Dubin
Release date: 16-07-1976
Hurricane
Hurricane ( English )
Director: Jerry Jameson
Release date: 10-09-1974
Executive Action
Executive Action ( English )
Director: David Miller
Release date: 07-11-1973
Isn't It Shocking?
Isn't It Shocking? ( English )
Director: John Badham
Music Director: David Shire , Erma E. Levin
Release date: 02-10-1973
Savage
Savage ( English )
Director: Richard Stahl
Music Director: Bill Butler
Release date: 31-03-1973
Jeremiah Johnson
Jeremiah Johnson ( English )
Artist: Robert Redford , Will Geer , Delle Bolton , Josh Albee , Joaquin Martinez
Director: Sydney Pollack
Music Director: Tim McIntire , John Rubinstein
Release date: 10-09-1972
Napoleon and Samantha
Napoleon and Samantha ( English )
Release Year: 1972
Brother John
Brother John ( English )
Director: James Goldstone , Malcolm Atterbury Jr.
Music Director: Quincy Jones
Release date: 15-08-1971
Pieces of Dreams
Pieces of Dreams ( English )
Director: Daniel Haller
Music Director: Michel Legrand
Release date: 23-09-1970
Showing 1 to 10 of 33 movies
Showing 1 to 10 of 33 movies

Will Geer Biography

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Will Geer (March 9, 1902 – April 22, 1978) was an American actor and social activist. His original name was William Aughe Ghere. He is remembered for his portrayal of Grandpa Zebulon Tyler Walton in the 1970s TV series, The Waltons.   Geer made his Broadway debut as Pistol in a 1928 production of Much Ado About Nothing, created the role of Mr. Mister in Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock, played Candy in John Steinbeck's theatrical adaptation of his novella Of Mice and Men, and appeared in numerous plays and revues throughout the 1940s. From 1948 to 1951, he appeared in more than a dozen movies, including Winchester '73 (as Wyatt Earp), Broken Arrow, Comanche Territory (all 1950) and Bright Victory (1951). Geer became a member of the Communist Party of the United States in 1934. Geer was also influential in introducing Harry Hay to organizing in the Communist Party. In 1934, Geer and Hay gave support to a labor strike of the port of San Francisco; the 1934 West Coast waterfront strike which lasted 83 days. Though marred by violence, it was an organizing triumph, one that became a model for future union strikes Geer became a reader of the West Coast Communist newspaper People's World. Geer became a dedicated activist, touring government work camps in the 1930s with folk singers like Burl Ives and Woody Guthrie (whom he introduced to the People's World and the Daily Worker; Guthrie would go on to write a column for the latter paper). In 1956, the duo released an album together on Folkways Records, titled Bound for Glory: Songs and Stories of Woody Guthrie. In his biography, fellow organizer and homosexual rights pioneer Harry Hay described Geer's activism and outlined their activities while organizing for the strike. Geer is credited with introducing Guthrie to Pete Seeger at the 'Grapes of Wrath' benefit Geer organized in 1940 for migrant farm workers. Geer acted with the Group Theatre (New York) studying under Harold Clurman, Cheryl Crawford and Lee Strasberg. Geer also acted in radio, appearing as Mephistopheles (the Devil) in the 1938 and 1944 productions of Norman Corwin's The Plot to Overthrow Christmas. He also acted in the radio soap opera Bright Horizon. Geer was blacklisted in the early 1950s for refusing to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. As a result, Geer appeared in very few films over the next decade. Among them was Salt of the Earth (1954) which was produced, directed, written, and starring blacklisted Hollywood personnel and told the story of a miners' strike in New Mexico from a pro-union standpoint. The film was denounced as "subversive" and faced difficulties in its production and distribution as a consequence. Description above from the Wikipedia article Will Geer, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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