Fred Sherman (actor)

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Fred Sherman
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Fred Sherman in Andy Griffith Show 1962
Clarence E. Kolegraff

(1905-05-14)May 14, 1905
DiedMay 20, 1969(1969-05-20) (aged 64)

Fred Sherman (born Clarence E. Kolegraff; May 14, 1905 – May 20, 1969) was an American actor.


Early years

Sherman was born Clarence E. Kolegraff[ citation needed ] in South Dakota. [1]


After seeing his first stage show, he went to San Francisco and took a character part with an amateur stock company and acted in several touring companies. [1]

His television credits included Perry Mason , I Love Lucy , Bonanza , The Adventures of Superman, and The Andy Griffith Show , on which he appeared in two episodes as dry cleaning store owner Fred Goss—he was featured as a beau of Aunt Bee in "Wedding Bells for Aunt Bee" [2] and in "Jailbreak" in which he provided key information to help Andy and Barney capture two criminals.

His credited film roles included Too Many Women (1942); Shepherd of the Ozarks (1942); Hi, Neighbor (1942); * Wrecking Crew ; Chain Lightning (1950); A Lust to Kill (1958); Alaska Passage (1959); and Why Must I Die? (1960).

Personal life and death

After completing an episode of The Andy Griffith Show in 1962, he suffered a stroke which confined him to hospitals.[ citation needed ] Sherman died May 20, 1969, at the Motion Picture Country Hospital in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California. [1]

On February 14, 1944, Sherman married actress Claire Carleton in Hollywood. [3]

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  2. "H. Fred Goss - the Andy Griffith Show | TVmaze".
  3. "Claire Carleton, Actress, Wed". The New York Times. February 15, 1944. p. 14. Retrieved September 10, 2021.