Leo Gorcey

Leo Gorcey

Highest Rated: 89% Road to Zanzibar (1941)

Lowest Rated: 89% Road to Zanzibar (1941)

Birthday: Jun 03, 1917

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Leo Gorcey was an actor who spent most of his 30 on-screen years as the leader of the fictional gangs The Dead End Kids, The East End Kids, and The Bowery Boys. His father, Bernard Gorcey, was a vaudeville veteran and character actor, instigating Leo's acting career by recommending that he audition for the play "Dead End," which led to a small part (and subsequently a bigger one) when it was turned into a 1937 Samuel Goldwyn film starring Humphrey Bogart. Gorcey and his fellow street cronies, including Bobby Jordan and Huntz Hall, became the Dead End Kids, and together, they made several more films through the end of the decade, peaking with the 1938 film-noir "Angels with Dirty Faces," starring James Cagney and Bogart. By 1940, the Dead End Kids became The East End Kids, with Gorcey's Muggs McGinnis and crew often appearing as the stars of the film--though they had traded greater visibility for B-movie quality, usually romance comedies. The 1946 crime comedy "Live Wires" marked yet another turn, with Gorcey becoming Terence "Slip" Mahoney, head of The Bowery Boys. Working with long-time collaborator Hall, and often with his dad Bernard in supporting parts, Gorcey made roughly 40 more films. His father's death in '55 took the wind out of Gorcey's sails, and The Bowery Boys came to an end with the production of the action comedy "Crashing Las Vegas" in 1956. Gorcey passed away from liver failure at age 51.

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No Score Yet No Score Yet High Society Terence Aloysius "Slip" Mahoney (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Holds Barred Terence Aloysius "Slip" Mahoney (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lucky Losers Slip Mahoney (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hold That Baby! Slip Mahoney (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Master Minds Slip Mahoney (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angels in Disguise Slip Mahoney (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fighting Fools Terence Aloysius "Slip" Mahoney (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trouble Makers Slip Mahoney (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angel's Alley Slip (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet So This Is New York Sid Mercer (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jinx Money Terrence "Slip" Mahoney (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hard Boiled Mahoney Slip (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bowery Buckaroos Slip Mahoney (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet News Hounds Slip (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Hex Slip (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live Wires Slip (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bowery Bombshell Terence Aloysius "Slip" Mahoney (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 40% Spook Busters Slip (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Fast Company Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 0% Midnight Manhunt Clutch (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Follow the Leader Muggs McGinnis (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Muggs Steps Out Muggs McGinnis (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 33% Ghosts on the Loose Mugs (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Wise Guy Peewee (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maisie Gets Her Man Cecil (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Born to Sing "Snap" Collins (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tough as They Come Unknown (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 38% Spooks Run Wild Muggs (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pure Hell of the Bowery Unknown (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 33% Bowery Blitzkrieg Muggs (Character) - 1941
89% 62% Road to Zanzibar Unknown (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 26% Out of the Fog Eddie (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Gang of Mine Muggs (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gallant Sons "Doc" Rearden (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boys of the City Muggs McGinnis (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Private Detective Newsboy (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 50% Invisible Stripes Jimmy (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 59% Mannequin Clifford Cassidy (Character) - 1937

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