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 Harold “Hal” Peary

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Harold “Hal” Peary

  • Birth 25 Jul 1908 San Leandro, Alameda County, California, USA
  • Death 30 Mar 1985 Torrance, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
  • Memorial ID 6848318

Actor. Born in San Leandro, California, he was a popular comedian and singer, best known for being a radio entertainer. In 1935, he was cast in the hit radio show, “Fibber McGee and Molly Show” as Throckmorton Gildersleeve. Peary eventually got his own radio show “The Great Gildersleeve”, which was the one of the longest-running comedy shows in radio history, (1941-58). He went on to make numerous feature films such as “County Fair” (1941), “The Great Gildersleeve” (1942), “Gildersleeve on Broadway” (1943), “Port of Hell” (1954) and “Outlaw Queen” (1957). His many television credits included “Blondie”, “Fibber McGee and Molly ”, “The Dick Van Dyke Show”, “Perry Mason” and “Petticoat Junction”. He died of a heart attack at age 76.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 12 Oct 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6848318
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Harold “Hal” Peary (25 Jul 1908–30 Mar 1985), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6848318, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.