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Gale and his mother Gloria Gordon

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Brian Mc    4

Was just checking out the reference to Gale's plays and found this --

 

The Jungle’s Claws, a play in three acts by G.Gordon D20401 copyright January 20 1933 Gale Gordon, Park Ridge Ill. 296

Catalog of Copyright Entries, Library of Congress.

 

Could this be one of them? Was Gale ever in Illinois?

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Neil    1,327

Never heard of Gale's playwriting.  

His given name Charles Aldrich, Jr. would seem a perfectly fine name for him.    Was his vaudevillian dad so famous he didn't want the same name?  Or was there some sort of rift along the way?   Gordon must have been his mother's maiden name, but why would any man CHOOSE  the first name Gale?  (Apologies to any male Gales or Ga-males out there).

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Brock    3,340

Never heard of Gale's playwriting.  

His given name Charles Aldrich, Jr. would seem a perfectly fine name for him.    Was his vaudevillian dad so famous he didn't want the same name?  Or was there some sort of rift along the way?   Gordon must have been his mother's maiden name, but why would any man CHOOSE  the first name Gale?  (Apologies to any male Gales or Ga-males out there).

 

Charles Sr. was still very active in theatre when Charles Jr. made his stage debut "The Dancers", and was for the remainder of the 1920s. He died in 1953.

 

I'm not sure if there was a rift, but Charles Sr. had a second family after he and Gloria split, but I have been unable to find any information on his half brothers. Theoretically a couple of them could still be alive, but there weren't any references to any of his siblings, other than his full sister Judy (nee Jewell), in Gale's obituaries. One half-brother, Atwood, died the same year as their father and is buried in the family plot. His stepmother died in 1954.

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