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Larry Gates

Larry Gates, American actor. Recipient Outstanding Achievement award University Minnesota, 1976, Emmy award for outstanding supporting actor in drama series Guiding Light, 1985.

Background

  • Gates, Larry was born on September 24, 1915 in St. Paul. Son of Lloyd Roland and Marion Douglas (Wheaton) Gates.

  • Education

    • Student, University Minnesota, 1938.

    Career

    • Member Barter Theatre, Abingdon, Virginia, 1946-1947. Mem Webster Shakespeare Company, New York City, 1950-1951. Councillor Actors' Equity Association, New York City, 1952-1962.

    Works

    • Appeared in Broadway play Bell, Book and Candle, 1951, The Love of Four Colonels, 1952, The Teahouse of the August Moon, 1953, First Monday in October, 1979, Poor Murderer, 1976, A Case of Libel, 1963 (nominated for Tony award). Member national tour The Gin Game, 1982. Appeared in The Missiles of October, The Lou Grant Show, Backstairs at the White House.

      (films) The Invasion of the Bodysnatchers, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Some Came Running, The Sand Pebbles, In the Heat of the Night.

    Membership

    Vice chairman Democratic Town Committee, Cornwall, Connecticut, 1958-1981. Democratic candidate for Connecticut senate, 1972. Chairman Cornwall Recreation Commission, 1966-1977.

    Vice chairman Housatonic River Commission, Warren, Connecticut, 1978. Served to major C.E. Army of the United States, 1941-1949, PTO. Member American Federation of television and Radio Artists, Screen Actors Guild, Society Stage Directors and Choreographers, Episcopal Actors' Guild (councillor New York City 1977-1996), Players Club New York City.

    Connections

    • Married Tania Wilkof, August 2, 1959 (deceased September 1961). Married Judith Seaton, April 11, 1963.
    Larry Gates
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    Born September 24, 1915
    Died December 12, 1996
    (aged 81)
    • 1938
      University Minnesota
    • 1946 - 1947
      Member, Barter Theatre
      Abingdon, Maryland, United States
    • 1950 - 1951
      mem Webster Shakespeare Company