Saturday, May 20, 2017

Actor Don Gordon 1926-2017 Memorial Video


Don Gordon (November 13, 1926 – April 24, 2017) was an American film and television actor, who was sometimes billed as Donald Gordon.

His television successes began with a starring role in the 1960–1961 syndicated series The Blue Angels, based on the elite precision flight demonstration pilots of the United States Navy Blue Angels. In 1962, Gordon was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for his role as Joey Tassili on CBS's legal drama, The Defenders, starring E.G. Marshall. During 1977–1978, he co-starred in the short-lived television show Lucan.

His most notable film roles were those in which he appeared alongside his friend Steve McQueen: Bullitt, Papillon and The Towering Inferno.

Gordon's last credited film work was the 2005 documentary, Steve McQueen – The Essence of Cool. Gordon was interviewed along with several others who had worked with McQueen, with whom he was a close friend and colleague.

He died in Los Angeles on April 24 2017, aged 90, survived by a wife and daughter from a previous marriage.


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