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George Cleveland

Cause of death  Heart attack
Role  Film actor
Name  George Cleveland

Years active  1933–1957
Occupation  Actor
Spouse  Victory Bateman (m. 1910)
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Full Name  George Alan Cleveland
Born  September 17, 1885 (1885-09-17) Sydney, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died  July 15, 1957, Burbank, California, United States
Movies and TV shows  Lassie, Courage of Lassie, Blue Steel, Flash Gordon, It Happened Tomorrow
Similar People  Robert N Bradbury, William Witney, Joseph Kane, William Nigh, Harry Davenport

George Alan Cleveland (September 17, 1885 – July 15, 1957) was a Canadian film actor. He appeared in more than 180 films between 1933 and 1954.

Early years

Cleveland was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Film

Cleveland moved to Hollywood in 1936 and went on to work in films via acting, producing and directing.

Television

Cleveland is perhaps best remembered today as George "Gramps" Miller in the early years of the long running US series Lassie. The early seasons in which Cleveland appeared were retitled Jeff's Collie for syndicated reruns and DVD release. He played the grumpy but-kind hearted father-in-law of farm woman Ellen Miller (Jan Clayton), and grandfather of Lassie's owner, Jeff (Tommy Rettig). Cleveland appeared in the first three seasons (1954–1956) and in the first 12 episodes of the fourth season (1957). His death in July 1957 was written into the 13th episode of the fourth season (1957) and became the storyline motive for the selling of the farm and the departure of the Millers for Capitol City.

Death

Cleveland died of a heart attack on July 15, 1957, in Burbank, California at age 71. He was survived by his wife, Dorothy Melick Cleveland.

References

George Cleveland Wikipedia


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