Gil Lamb

Highest Rated: 82% Blackbeard's Ghost (1968)
Birthday: Jun 14, 1904
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
While the phrase "rubber-limbed" may be overused in describing pencil-thin entertainer Gil Lamb, it's the only adjective that truly fits. Lamb gained fame in vaudeville and on Broadway in the 1930s as an eccentric dancer; he was also blessed with an astonishingly mobile face, which lent utter credibility to his most famous routine, wherein he pretended to swallow a harmonica. From 1942 through 1945, Lamb flourished as a contract player at Paramount Pictures, appearing as a supporting actor and specialty performer in such musicals as The Fleet's In (1942) and Rainbow Island (1946). In Monogram's Joe Palooka "B" series, Lamb was cast as Joe's sparring partner Humphrey Pennyworth, an incongruous piece of casting when one considers that comic-strip artist Ham Fisher originally conceived Humphrey as a bulging blimp of a man. From 1949 through 1952, Lamb starred in a series of slickly produced 2-reel comedies at RKO Radio. He then returned to the stage, making sporadic unbilled movie cameo appearances into the 1960s (a partygoer in Breakfast at Tiffany's a drunk in Good Neighbor Sam etc.), most often in the Disney Studios output. On television, Gil Lamb hosted the DuMont Network's 1949 variety series Window to the World, was a semi-regular on the 1967 sitcom Pistols and Petticoats, and was spotlighted in dozens of commercials.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet For the Love of It Actor 1980
No Score Yet Day of the Animals Old Man in Restaurant 1977
No Score Yet The Boatniks Mr. Mitchell 1970
75% The Love Bug Policeman at Park 1969
82% Blackbeard's Ghost Waiter 1968
No Score Yet The Gnome-Mobile Gas Station Attendant 1967
43% The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin Actor 1967
No Score Yet The Ugly Dachshund Milkman 1966
No Score Yet Good Neighbor Sam Drunk 1964
No Score Yet Terror in a Texas Town Barnaby 1958
No Score Yet Star Spangled Rhythm Hi-Pockets 1942
No Score Yet The Fleet's In Spike 1942

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
1960-1968
Lou
  • 1968
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
Daddy Jo
  • 1967
  • 1966
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Porter
  • 1963
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
1890 Policeman
  • 1961

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