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Dell as Harry Grant in The Corner Bar, 1972.
|Born||Gabriel Marcel Dell Vecchio
October 8, 1919
New York City, New York, United States
|Died||July 3, 1988
North Hollywood, California, United States
|Spouse(s)||Barbara Dell (?-1953) (divorced)
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Born Gabriel Marcel Dell Vecchio in New York City, Dell almost made his stage debut a few years before Dead End when he and his sister were slated for roles in The Good Earth with Alla Nazimova and Claude Rains. Dell served in the United States Merchant Marine during World War II. He appeared in numerous films as a Dead End Kid/East Side Kid/Bowery Boy. In the 1944 East Side Kids film Million Dollar Kid, Dell actually appeared as a criminal villain, pit against the boys, who gets brought to justice in the end.
His other non-Dead End Kids/Bowery Boys films included The 300 Year Weekend (1971), Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? (1971), Earthquake (1974), and Framed (1975). He also appeared in The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery (1975) and The Escape Artist (1982), both of which featured fellow Bowery Boy star Huntz Hall.
- Bennetts, Leslie (July 7, 1988). "Gabriel Dell, 68, a Dead End Kid On Broadway and in Many Films". The New York Times.