Larry Gates, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Larry Gates

American actor

Date of Birth: 24-Sep-1915

Place of Birth: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

Date of Death: 12-Dec-1996

Profession: stage actor, television actor, film actor

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Larry Gates

  • Lawrence Wheaton Gates (September 24, 1915 – December 12, 1996) was an American actor.
  • His notable roles include H.B.
  • Lewis on daytime's Guiding Light and Doc Baugh in the film version of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958).
  • He played the role of Lewis from 1983 to 1996 and won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor at the 1985 awards.
  • (He had previously played the role of District Attorney Eric Van Gelder on Guiding Light in 1977 and 1978.) Gates is also remembered for his role in the film version of In the Heat of the Night (1967), where his character is part of a crucial scene involving his slapping Sidney Poitier's face, and gets slapped in return.

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