Richard “Skeets” Gallagher

Richard “Skeets” Gallagher

Birth
Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, USA
Death 22 May 1955 (aged 63)
Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 25723450 · View Source
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Actor. He was nicknamed "Skeets" (short for "mosquito") as a child, due to his habit of darting around. Gallagher began his career in vaudeville and on Broadway before starting a screen career in Hollywood. He appeared in 62 films, usually in supporting roles, bewteen 1915 and 1952, including "Possessed" (1931) with Joan Crawford and Clark Gable, and "Idiot's Delight," (1939) with Gable and Norma Shearer. In the 1940's he returned to the stage, only appearing in six more films before his death from a heart attack.

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  • Added: 3 Apr 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25723450
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard “Skeets” Gallagher (28 Jul 1891–22 May 1955), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25723450, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .