Leon Gordon (playwright)

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Leon Gordon (1894 - January 4, 1960) was an English-born playwright, actor and director best known for writing White Cargo.[1][2]

He was born in London and studied at St John's College. He became an actor and was a leading man with the Boston Repertory Company. He began writing plays. After directing plays in Australia he joined MGM in 1930.[3]

He died of a heart ailment at the Cedars of Lebanon Hospital January 4, 1960. He was survived by two daughters.[4]

Select film credits[edit]

Select Plays[edit]

  • Watch Your Neighbour (1923)
  • Garden of Weeds (1925)
  • The Piker (1926)


  1. ^ "LEON GORDON". The Mercury. Hobart, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 31 December 1926. p. 3. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  2. ^ "MODERN TASTES IN DRAMA". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 16 May 1929. p. 20. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  3. ^ LEON GORDON, 64, WRITERANDACTOR: Playwright of 'White Cargo' Is DeaduWas Producer and Scenarist at M-G-M New York Times 5 Jan 1960: 31.
  4. ^ "Leon Gordon Dies at 66". Motion Picture Daily. 6 January 1960. p. 6. Retrieved 11 April 2016.

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