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Will Geer Will Geer was born on 9 March 1902 in Frankfort, Indiana, USA and died on 22 April 1978 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was an American actor and social activist.

Biography and Career:

Initially Will Geer wanted to become a botanist. He earned a master's degree at the University of Chicago and became a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity but very soon he turned himself towards acting.

In 1928 he worked in Cradle Will Rock, Of Mice and Men, and in numerous plays. From 1948 to 1951, he appeared in more than a dozen movies, including Winchester 73, Broken Arrow, and Bright Victory.

In 1934 he became a member of the Communist Party of the United States and gave support to a labor strike of the port of San Francisco. Geer also became a reader of the West Coast Commun ist newspaper, the People's World.

In 1950's he was black listed for refusing to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. After that he played several seasons at the American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford.

In 1964 he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for 110 in the Shade. He married with Herta in 1934 and they divorced in 1954 after 3 children.

General appearance:

Birth name: William Aughe Ghere
Date of Birth: 9 March 1902
Date of Death: 22 April 1978
Height: 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Why is Will Geer famous?

Will Geer is famous as an American actor and social activist. He is best known for his portrayal of Grandpa Zebulon Tyler Walton for the TV series The Waltons.

Why do we like Will Geer?

We like Will Geer because of his good acting talent and social activities. He worked in number of movies and in TV shows.

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Broken Arrow
Comanche Territory
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The Kid from Texas
To Please a Lady
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Bright Victory
Double Crossbones
The Barefoot Mailman
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The Tall Target
Salt of the Earth
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Advise & Consent
Black Like Me
In Cold Blood
The Reivers
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Date Added: 11 May '11

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