George Gaul

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George Gaul
Born September 22, 1885
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died October 6, 1939
Occupation Actor
Years active 1909-1932

George Gaul (September 22, 1885 - October 6, 1939) was an American stage actor in the first half of the 20th century. Gaul never appeared in motion pictures but was one America's most successful stage actors in the 1920s. He was born in Philadelphia to John Gall and his wife Rebecca (née Baxter).[1] He was educated at Lawrenceville Preparatory School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and made his Broadway debut in 1909. Over the course of his career he toured with Billie Burke, Otis Skinner and Charles Coburn.[2][3] In the 1920s he appeared in the Theatre Guild's The S.S. Tenacity and Back to Methuselah. He's best remembered for originating the part of Chico in the original Broadway production of Seventh Heaven in 1922.[4] One of his last plays was Eugene O'Neill's Dynamo(1929). Gaul made his last stage appearance in 1932.

Selected stageography[edit]

  • The Richest Girl (1909)
  • The Silent Voice (1914)
  • Seventeen (1918)
  • Jonathan Makes a Wish (1918)
  • The Ouija Board (1920)
  • The Lady of the Lamp (1920)
  • The S.S. Tenacity (1922)
  • Seventh Heaven (1922)
  • Aloma of the South Seas (1925)
  • Faust (1928)
  • Troilus and Cressida(1932)


  1. ^ Who Was Who in the Theatre: 1912-1976 vol.2 D-H page 913, from editions originally published annually by John Parker; these final editions published by Gale Research Company 1976
  2. ^ Who Was Who...Parker, John
  3. ^ Great Actors & Actresses of the American Stage in Historic Photographs p. 74 c.1983 by Stanley Appelbaum
  4. ^ Great Actors...Appelbaum, Stanley

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