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Harold Peary

  • Highest Rated: 50% Rudolph's Shiny New Year (1976)
  • Lowest Rated: 50% Rudolph's Shiny New Year (1976)
  • Birthday: Jul 25, 1908
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Comic actor Harold Peary is best remembered for playing the colorful, pompous blowhard the Great Gildersleeve on radio and in four feature films. Born in Portugal but raised in California, Peary was 11 when he began touring in a boys choir. In 1929, he performed in San Francisco as "the Spanish Serenader." He moved to Chicago in 1935 to further his radio career. Two years later, he began appearing regularly on "Fibber McGee and Molly." Peary created the Great Gildersleeve in the early '40s and played it through 1950 when actor Willard Waterman took over the role. Peary went on to appear in a new series, "Honest Harold," but was unsuccessful. He subsequently appeared in a few more films of the '50s and '60s, including Clambake (1967).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

50% Rudolph's Shiny New Year Actor 1976
No Score Yet Clambake Doorman 1967
No Score Yet A Tiger Walks Uncle Harry 1964
No Score Yet Wetbacks Juan Ortega 1956
No Score Yet Seven Days' Leave Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve 1942
No Score Yet Here We Go Again! Great Gildersleeve 1942
No Score Yet Look Who's Laughing The Great Gildersleeve 1941

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show
1961-1966
Uncle Edward
  • 1963

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