Will Geer, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Will Geer

American actor and activist

Date of Birth: 09-Mar-1902

Place of Birth: Indiana, United States

Date of Death: 22-Apr-1978

Profession: actor, stage actor, television actor, film actor

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Will Geer

  • Will Geer (born William Aughe Ghere, March 9, 1902 – April 22, 1978) was an American actor and social activist, who was active in labor organizing and other movements in New York and Southern California in the 1930s and 1940s.
  • In California he befriended rising singer Woody Guthrie.
  • They both lived in New York for a time in the 1940s.
  • He was blacklisted in the 1950s by HUAC for refusing to name persons who had joined the Communist Party. Geer acted on stage in New York and eastern theatres, and in California for film.
  • He is best-known as an actor for his later portrayal of Grandpa Zebulon Tyler Walton in the 1970s TV series The Waltons.

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