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George Gobel

George Gobel George Gobel was born on May 20, 1919. He was an American comedian and actor.

Biography and Career

George Gobel was born in Chicago, Illinois. In 1937, he received his graduation degree from Chicago's Theodore Roosevelt High School.
Gobel started his carrer as a country music singer and appeared on the National Barn Dance on WLS radio.

Later on he turned to comedy. During World War II, Gobel served in the United States Army Air Forces as a flight instructor in AT-9 aircraft at Altus, Oklahoma and later in B 26 Marauder bombers at Frederick, Oklahoma.cago, Illinois.

In 1954 he began a television series on NBC, a comedy show that showcased Gobel's quiet, homespun style of humor, a low-key alternative to what audiences had seen on Milton Berle's shows. A huge success, t he popular series made the crewcut Gobel one of the biggest comedy stars of the 1950s.

In various television programs Gobel made a guest appearance including The Bing Crosby Show and Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show. In 1969, he appeared in the episode of The Tonight Show.

In 1956, Paramount promoted Gobel as their new comedy star, casting him as the lead in The Birds and the Bees and again in 1941 in a remake of The Lady Eve.

However, Gobel's TV success did not translate to the big screen. The film performed so poorly at the box office that release was delayed on his second Paramount movie, I Married a Woman, filmed in 1956 but not released until 1958.

Gobel settled into an endless succession of TV guest star appearances and did not return to movie screens until years later as a character actor in Joan Rivers' Rabbit Test in 1978, followed by The Day It Came to Earth in 1979 and Ellie in 1984.

He made nine TV movies during the 1970s and 1980s.
George Gobel died in 1991, shortly after undergoing heart surgery. He was survived by his wife Alice and three children.

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Birth Name: George Leslie Gobel
Birth: May 20, 1919

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The Birds and the Bees
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Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Star Night
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Screen Snapshots: The Walter Winchell Party
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I Married a Woman
Rabbit Test
The Day It Came to Earth
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The Ghost in the Shed
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Dinah Shore Chevy Show
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Eddie Fisher Show
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Tonight: America After Dark
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Date Added: 13 January '11

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