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George Chandler, American actor. Recipient Achievement award University Illinois, 1962. Served as Second lieutenant, Field Artillery, 1918-1919.; Member Screen Actors Guild (president 1960-1963, first vice president from 1964-1965), Delta Upsilon, Beta Gamma Sigma, Alpha Kappa Psi, Pierrots.

Background

Chandler, George was born on June 30, 1898 in Waukegan, Illinois, United States. Son of George William and Abigail Mary (Beck) Chandler.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Illinois, 1922.

Career

Actor, Chatauqua, vaudeville, stock companies. Appeared numerous motion pictures, 1927-1985, including The Virginian, Jessie James, Across the Wide Missouri, Island in the Sky, High and Mighty. Performed as Uncle Petrie in Lassie television series.

Television role Ichabod and Me, Columbia Broadcasting System, guest star numerous television shows. President board of trustees Screen Actors Guild Producers Pension and Welfare Plan, 1962. President permanent charities committee Motion Picture Industry, 1963.

Advisory board Motion Picture Museum.

Membership

Served as Second lieutenant, Field Artillery, 1918-1919. Member Screen Actors Guild (president 1960-1963, first vice president from 1964-1965), Delta Upsilon, Beta Gamma Sigma, Alpha Kappa Psi, Pierrots.

Connections

Married Catherine Marie Ward, January 15, 1936. Children: George Gary, Ward Leslie, Michael Charles.

father:
George William Chandler

mother:
Abigail Mary (Beck) Chandler

spouse:
Catherine Marie Ward

children:
George Gary Chandler

Ward Leslie Chandler

Michael Charles Chandler