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Will Geer

Will GeerAKA William Aughe Ghere

Born: 9-Mar-1902
Birthplace: Frankfort, IN
Died: 22-Apr-1978
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: Respiratory failure
Remains: Buried, Will Geer Estate, Topanga, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Bisexual
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Zebulon Walton in The Waltons

Father: A. Roy Ghere (postal worker)
Mother: Katherine Aughe (teacher)
Brother: (b. 1903)
Sister: (b. 1905)
Wife: Herta Ware (m. 1938, div. 1954, three children)
Daughter: Ellen Geer (actress, b. 1941)
Boyfriend: Harry Hay (gay activist, founder of The Mattachine Society)

    High School: Waller High School, Chicago, IL (1919)
    University: University of Chicago (1924)
    University: Columbia University

    Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity
    Emmy Best Supporting Actor (1974)
    Kidnapped Los Angeles, CA
    Took the Fifth (11-Apr-1951)
    HUAC Hearings (11-Apr-1951)
    Hollywood Blacklist

    TELEVISION
    The Waltons Zebulon Walton (1972-78)
    The Young Rebels Mayor Larkin (1970)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    A Woman Called Moses (11-Dec-1978)
    Don't Ring the Doorbell (1-Dec-1978) · Zom
    The Billion Dollar Hobo (Nov-1977) · Choo-Choo Trayne
    Moving Violation (Jul-1976)
    The Blue Bird (5-Apr-1976)
    The Night That Panicked America (31-Oct-1975)
    The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery (Mar-1975)
    Hurricane (10-Sep-1974)
    The Hanged Man (13-Mar-1974)
    Executive Action (7-Nov-1973)
    Isn't It Shocking? (2-Oct-1973)
    Savage (31-Mar-1973)
    Jeremiah Johnson (10-Sep-1972)
    Napoleon and Samantha (19-Jul-1972)
    The Rowdyman (18-May-1972)
    The Scarecrow (10-Jan-1972)
    Dear Dead Delilah (1972)
    Brother John (24-Mar-1971)
    Pieces of Dreams (23-Sep-1970) · The Bishop
    The Brotherhood of the Bell (17-Sep-1970)
    The Moonshine War (Jul-1970)
    The Reivers (25-Dec-1969) · Boss
    Bandolero! (1-Jun-1968)
    The President's Analyst (21-Dec-1967)
    In Cold Blood (14-Dec-1967) · Prosecutor
    Seconds (5-Oct-1966)
    Black Like Me (20-May-1964)
    Advise and Consent (6-Jun-1962) · Senate Minority Leader
    Salt of the Earth (14-Mar-1954) · Sheriff
    The Barefoot Mailman (5-Nov-1951)
    The Tall Target (17-Aug-1951) · Homer Crowley
    Bright Victory (16-Jul-1951) · Mr. Nevins
    Double Crossbones (22-Jan-1951)
    To Please a Lady (13-Oct-1950) · Jack Mackay
    Convicted (Aug-1950)
    Broken Arrow (21-Jul-1950) · Ben Slade
    Winchester '73 (12-Jul-1950) · Wyatt Earp
    It's a Small World (24-Jun-1950)
    Comanche Territory (7-Apr-1950) · Daniel Seeger
    The Kid from Texas (1-Mar-1950)
    Intruder in the Dust (22-Nov-1949) · Sheriff Hampton
    Anna Lucasta (11-Jul-1949)
    Lust for Gold (10-Jun-1949) · Deputy Ray Covin
    Johnny Allegro (26-May-1949) · Schultzy
    Deep Waters (22-Jul-1948)
    Spitfire (8-Mar-1934) · West Fry


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