William Gaxton (1890–1963)


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William Gaxton was born on December 2, 1890 in San Francisco, California, USA as Arturo Antonio Gaxiola. He was an actor, known for Best Foot Forward (1943), It's the Old Army Game (1926) and 50 Million Frenchmen (1931). He was married to Madeline Cameron. He died on February 2, 1963 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Best Foot Forward Jack O'Riley
(1943)
It's the Old Army Game George Parker
(1926)
50 Million Frenchmen Jack Forbes
(1931)
Stepping Along Frank Moreland
(1926)

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 1959 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Barney Goodwyn
- Wish on the Moon (1959) ... Barney Goodwyn
 1945 Diamond Horseshoe
Joe Davis Sr.
 1943 The Heat's On
Tony Ferris
 1943 Best Foot Forward
Jack O'Riley
 1943 Something to Shout About
Willard Samson
 1934 Their Big Moment
The Great La Salle
 1932 Ladies Not Allowed (Short)
 1931 The Silent Partner (Short)
Bill - the Newlywed
 1931/II Partners (Short)
 1931 50 Million Frenchmen
Jack Forbes
 1926 Stepping Along
Frank Moreland
 1926 It's the Old Army Game
George Parker
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Stage Play: Leave It to Me! Musical comedy. Music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Material adaption by Bella Spewack and Sam Spewack, based on their play "Clear All Wires". Musical Director: Robert Emmett Dolan. Music orchestrated by Don Walker (as Donald J. Walker). Directed by Sam Spewack. Imperial Theatre: 9 Nov 1938- 15 Jul 1939 (291 ... See more »

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Found a magical pairing on the 1930s Broadway musical stage with actor Victor Moore (1876-1962). They teamed in four: the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Of Thee I Sing" (as Wintergreen), "Let 'Em Eat Cake", its sequel, "Anything Goes", also with Ethel Merman, and "Leave It to Me!" with Mary Martin. Gaxton was the handsome, debonair, rather aggressive cynic and Moore usually his hilariously bumbling, ... See more »

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