C. Henry Gordon

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C. Henry Gordon
C. Henry Gordon in Long Shot.jpg
C. Henry Gordon in Long Shot (1939)
Born Henry Racke
(1883-06-17)June 17, 1883
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died December 3, 1940(1940-12-03) (aged 57)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active Before 1922 -1940 (His first Broadway role was in 1922; however, it is likely he had numerous earlier off Broadway, stock, and touring roles.)

C. Henry Gordon (born Henry Racke, June 17, 1883 – December 3, 1940) was an American stage and film actor. Like many of his generation, he enjoyed a long stage career, on and off Broadway, before entering films. Hence that well trained voice of his. He appeared in 79 films between 1930 and 1940. He was a Hollywood villain of the 1930s.

He was born in New York City, New York and died in Los Angeles, California after having his leg amputated. He was educated both in New York and abroad in Switzerland and Germany. For some years he owned and ran a silver mine in New Mexico but failed to make it pay, so he became an actor.

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