Lloyd Gough

Lloyd Gough

Highest Rated: 100% Rancho Notorious (1952)

Lowest Rated: 43% The Great White Hope (1970)

Birthday: Sep 21, 1907

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

New York-born character actor Lloyd Gough got his start in theater and walked the boards of Broadway before breaking into film in the 1940s. He balanced stage and screen performances throughout that decade and even snagged a supporting role in the classic Billy Wilder Hollywood drama "Sunset Blvd." Then with the 1950s came the Red Scare, when the fear of communism in the United States hit Hollywood and led to many talented people being blacklisted and barred from working in the film industry. In 1952, both Gough and his wife, actress Karen Morley, were blacklisted after refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee. That year Gough's previously shot appearance as the villainous Kinch in Fritz Lang's Western "Rancho Notorious" hit theaters. Sadly, because of the blacklist, his name was expunged from the film's credits. Cast out from the fearful film community, Gough returned to Broadway where he performed "Ondine" opposite up-and-coming ingénue Audrey Hepburn. In the 1960s, after McCarthyism subsided, Gough resumed his onscreen career, taking to television. It was during this time that he joined the cast of the superhero TV series "The Green Hornet." Notably, in 1976, along with a number of other formerly blacklisted actors, he appeared in Woody Allen's Red Scare farce "The Front." The accomplished and tenacious actor made his final screen appearance in 1982 as a judge on the long-running coroner crime drama "Quincy M.E." He died two years later from an aortic aneurysm. He was 76 years old.

Highest rated movies

Rancho Notorious
Body and Soul
The Front
Executive Action
The Great White Hope

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
72% 74% The Front Delaney (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 57% The Green Hornet Mike Axford (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's Good to Be Alive Surgeon (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Marcus-Nelson Murders Inspector MacNeill (Character) - 1973
67% 61% Executive Action McCadden (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sandcastles Paul Fiedler (Character) - 1972
43% 66% The Great White Hope Smith (Character) - 1970
100% 69% Rancho Notorious Kinch (uncredited) (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 60% Storm Warning Cliff Rummel (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Valentino Eddie Morgan (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Scarf Asylum Dr. Gordon (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 46% Tulsa Bruce Tanner (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 47% That Wonderful Urge Duffy (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Bart Sheriff Gordon (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 80% All My Sons Jim Bayliss (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 29% A Southern Yankee Capt. Steve Lorford (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 67% The Babe Ruth Story Gambler Dalton (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet River Lady Mike Riley (Character) - 1948
92% 88% Body and Soul Roberts (Character) - 1947

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Warden (Guest Star) 1972 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Mr. Morton (Character) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Banacek Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Dick Van Dyke Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet 100% The Odd Couple Sgt. Flanagan (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cimarron Strip Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Horse Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Frank Hobart (Guest Star) 1965 1967
No Score Yet 100% The Green Hornet Unknown (Character) 1966-1967
No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Jacob Beamus (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Richard Bayler (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Robert Hanley (Guest Star) 1964-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Loner Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
92% 100% The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1964