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Robert Gottschall

  • Birth 15 Sep 1915 Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
  • Death 3 Jan 2005 Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
  • Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
  • Plot Section CAA, Site 61
  • Memorial ID 10343950

Screen Actor. He acted under the name Robert Shaw beginning in the 1930s. His film career included roles in several films by John Ford, such as "The Grapes of Wrath," "Young Mr. Lincoln" and "Tobacco Road." He also appeared in the Ford directed military training film "Sex Hygiene." Other credits include "The Great Profile," which starred John Barrymore, Henry King’s "Captain from Castile" and "Honeysuckle Rose." As a child, he was a batboy for a Texas League Baseball team. During an exhibition, he played a game of catch with Babe Ruth. Ruth, Gehrig and the rest of the world champion Yankees signed the ball. It can still see the ball today in the Legends of the Game Museum in Arlington, Texas. He served as lieutenant during World War II. He died two months after Mary Sue, his beloved wife of 62 years, died in Victoria, November 4, 2004.

Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
  • Added: 18 Jan 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10343950
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Gottschall (15 Sep 1915–3 Jan 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10343950, citing Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .