Gavin Gordon (actor)

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Gavin Gordon
Gavin Gordon 1931.jpg
pictured in 1931
Born (1901-04-07)April 7, 1901
Chicora, Mississippi, U.S.
Died April 7, 1983(1983-04-07) (aged 82)
Canoga Park, California, U.S.
Years active 1929-1968
Partner(s) Edward Everett Horton

Gavin Gordon (April 7, 1901 – April 7, 1983) was an American film, television, and radio actor.

Life and career[edit]

He was born in Chicora, Mississippi. Gordon studied secretarial work. While working as a railway clerk, he attended a film acting school in his spare time.

In Los Angeles, he became secretary to an actor[who?] who later gave him his first part on stage at the age of nineteen. After a film test, Gordon starred as Greta Garbo's leading man in Romance (1930). With his distinctive voice, Gordon acted in numerous radio dramas.

He never married or publicly discussed his sexuality. However, he was in a long-term relationship with another man, the well-known actor Edward Everett Horton.

He died in Canoga Park, California on his 82nd birthday and is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Mobile, Alabama)[1]

Partial filmography[edit]

TV roles[edit]

Gordon also started in Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, M Squad, Perry Mason, Playhouse 90, The Real McCoys, The Red Skelton Show, Green Acres, Beverley Hillbillies, Petticoat Junction, etc.


  1. ^ Wilson, Scott. Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed.: 2 (Kindle Location 18040). McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. Kindle Edition.
  • Film Star Who's Who on the Screen, 1938

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