August 4, 1900
Elmhurst, New York, U.S.
|Died||March 17, 1988 (aged 87)|
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
|Resting place||Angeles Abbey Memorial Park, Compton, California|
|Other names||Walter Goss|
Roland Drew or Walter Goss (August 4, 1900 – March 17, 1988) was an American actor.
Born in 1900 in New York City, Drew made his first film in 1926 and continued to work until the 1940s. Noted primarily as Dolores del Río's leading man in Ramona in 1928, another of his prominent film roles was as Dr. Robinson in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer a decade later. His other appearances include From Nine to Nine, Hitler, Beast of Berlin, Bermuda Mystery, and Two O'Clock Courage. He also gained fame as Prince Barin in the 1940 film serial Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe.
On Broadway, Drew portrayed Jackson Macy in Shooting Star (1933) and Lieutenant Roget in Paths of Glory (1935).
He retired from acting and became a dressmaker.
He enlisted as a private in the U.S. Army in September 1942 during World War II.
Drew married dancer Dorothy Dearing in 1946. On March 17, 1988, he died at his home, aged 87.
|1926||Fascinating Youth||Randy Furness|
|1926||Fine Manners||Buddy Murphy|
|1927||Fireman, Save My Child||Walter|
|1928||Lady Raffles||Warren Blake|
|1929||Broadway Fever||Eric Byron|
|1929||The Racketeer||Tony Vaughan|
|1930||The Love Trader||Tonia|
|1936||From Nine to Nine||Inspector Vernon|
|1937||Thunder in the City||Frank||Uncredited|
|1937||The Great Gambini||Stephen Danby|
|1937||She Asked for It||Randolph Stettin|
|1937||Some Blondes Are Dangerous||Paul Lewis|
|1938||The Goldwyn Follies||Roland, Igor in 'Forgotten Dance'||Uncredited|
|1938||The Adventures of Tom Sawyer||Dr. Robinson||Uncredited|
|1938||The Lady in the Morgue||Sam Taylor|
|1938||The Last Warning||Paul Gomez|
|1939||Mystery of the White Room||Dr. Norman Kennedy|
|1939||Hitler – Beast of Berlin||Hans Memling|
|1939||The Invisible Killer||Lt. Jerry Brown|
|1940||Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe||Prince Barin||Serial|
|1940||The Saint Takes Over||Albert 'Rocky' Weldon|
|1940||Mystery Sea Raider||Navigating Officer||Uncredited|
|1941||Bullets for O'Hara||Bradford|
|1941||Manpower||Citizen Reporting Power Outage||Uncredited|
|1941||The Smiling Ghost||Uncle Hilton Fairchild|
|1941||Law of the Tropics||Hotel Clerk|
|1941||Blues in the Night||Gambler Letting Kay Throw Dice||Uncredited|
|1941||The Body Disappears||(scenes deleted)|
|1941||Steel Against the Sky||Weather Man||Uncredited|
|1941||Dangerously They Live||Dr. Murdock|
|1941||You're in the Army Now||Captain||Uncredited|
|1942||The Man Who Came to Dinner||Reporter||Uncredited|
|1942||All Through the Night||Reporter||Uncredited|
|1942||Captains of the Clouds||Officer|
|1942||Lady Gangster||Carey Wells|
|1942||I Was Framed||Dist. Atty. Gordon Locke|
|1942||Murder in the Big House||'Mile-Away' Gordon|
|1942||Larceny, Inc.||Dan - McCarthy's Associate||Uncredited|
|1942||Spy Ship||Nils Thorson|
|1942||The Big Shot||Faye|
|1942||Secret Enemies||Fred Blosser - Chauffeur|
|1942||Across the Pacific||Capt. Harkness|
|1942||The Hidden Hand||Walter Channing|
|1943||The Hard Way||Roland||Uncredited|
|1943||Princess O'Rourke||First Airline Dispatcher||Uncredited|
|1943||The Desert Song||French Officer||Uncredited|
|1944||Bermuda Mystery||John Best|
|1944||The Adventures of Mark Twain||Editor||Uncredited|
|1944||The Contender||Kip Morgan|
|1944||Silent Partner||Harry Keating|
|1945||Two O'Clock Courage||Steve Maitland||(final film role)|
- "As Walter Goss -- unknown, as Roland Drew -- famous". The Post-Crescent. Wisconsin, Appleton. November 11, 1927. p. 21. Retrieved March 3, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Roland Drew: Actor, 87". The New York Times. Associated Press. March 19, 1988. p. 33. Retrieved March 3, 2021 – via ProQuest.
- "Roland Drew". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on July 21, 2021. Retrieved July 21, 2021.
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