Larry Gates

Larry Gates

Highest Rated: 100% The Hoodlum Priest (1961)

Lowest Rated: 33% Funny Lady (1975)

Birthday: Sep 24, 1915

Birthplace: St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

American character actor Larry Gates got his proverbial break late in his career, and is best known for his roles on the soap "Guiding Light" and in the film "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." After appearing on stage and on screen for several years he was "discovered" in a 1956 version of the Broadway show "Bell, Book and Candle." He also had a prominent role in the sci-fi classic "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," which also came out in '56, and subsequently had a long and successful career in supporting screen roles. His most prominent film role came in the 1958 Tennessee Williams adaptation "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," playing Dr. Baugh. He appeared in Samuel Fuller's exploitation noir "Underworld U.S.A.," the Lillian Hellman classic "Toys in the Attic," and Italian Mafia crime drama "Lucky Luciano," playing a judge. He could also be seen playing a landowner in Norman Jewison's racially charged "In the Heat of the Night" and was in the Frank Sinatra vehicle "Some Came Running." On TV Gates played an enormous range of roles, including multiple appearances on the true-crime drama "The F.B.I." and President Herbert Hoover in the miniseries "Backstairs at the White House." He was most recognizable, however, for his long-term part as H.B. Lewis on "Guiding Light," a role he continued until his death in 1996.

Highest rated movies

The Hoodlum Priest
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
In the Heat of the Night
The Sand Pebbles
Hour of the Gun
Death of a Gunfighter
Some Came Running

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Henderson Monster President Doby (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kate McShane Judge Graham Platte (Character) - 1975
33% 55% Funny Lady Bernard Baruch (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 50% Lucky Luciano Herlands (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aloha Means Goodbye Torger Nilsson (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Badge or the Cross Arnie Bigelow (Character) - 1971
83% 47% Death of a Gunfighter Mayor Chester Sayre (Character) - 1969
86% 49% Hour of the Gun John P. Clum (Character) - 1967
95% 92% In the Heat of the Night Eric Endicott (Character) - 1967
89% 88% The Sand Pebbles Jameson (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cattle King President Chester A. Arthur (Character) - 1963
40% 53% Toys in the Attic Cyrus Warkins (Character) - 1963
100% 73% The Hoodlum Priest Louis Rosen (Character) - 1961
50% 52% The Young Savages Randolph (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 57% Ada Joe Adams (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 82% Underworld U.S.A. John Driscoll (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 85% The Great Impostor Cardinal (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 17% One Foot in Hell Doc Seltzer (Character) - 1960
97% 92% Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Dr. Baugh (Character) - 1958
77% 76% Some Came Running Prof. Robert Haven French (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 58% Jeanne Eagels Al Brooks (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 48% The Brothers Rico Sid Kubik (Character) - 1957
98% 85% Invasion of the Body Snatchers Dr. Dan "Danny" Kauffman (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl Rush Hap Halliday (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 68% Above and Beyond Capt. William "Deak" Parsons, USN (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Take Me to Town Marshal Ed Daggett (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Francis Covers the Big Town Dan Austin (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 90% Has Anybody Seen My Gal? Charles Blaisdell (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 20% Glory Alley Dr. Robert Ardley (Character) - 1952

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Backstairs at the White House Unknown (Character) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cimarron Strip Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet 12 O'Clock High Unknown (Guest Star) 1964-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hazel Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cain's Hundred Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Dr. Bill Stockton (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Law and Mr. Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Father Knows Best Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alcoa Hour Fulton Wills (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour Moon (Character) 1955

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