Lew Gallo

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Lew Gallo
Born(1928-06-12)June 12, 1928
DiedJune 11, 2000(2000-06-11) (aged 71)
Occupation Screenwriter
Years active1958-2000
Spouse(s) Lillian Gallo (1958-2000) (his death)
Children2

Lewis D. Gallo (June 12, 1928 – June 11, 2000) was an American character actor and producer, best known for his role as Maj. Joseph Cobb on the 1960s ABC World War II series Twelve O'Clock High . [1]

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Gallo was born in Mount Kisco, New York, [2] and he served as an Army infantryman during the Korean War. [3]

He also made appearances on other TV series including Rawhide , Dr. Kildare , Straightway , Lost in Space , The F.B.I. , Gunsmoke , The Twilight Zone , Perry Mason , Tales of Wells Fargo , Combat! , and Get Smart . He also appeared in the films Ocean's 11 and PT 109 and Pork Chop Hill .

Gallo appeared on Broadway in Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1955). [4]

As a producer he worked on such series as That Girl , Love, American Style , The Ghost & Mrs. Muir and The New Mike Hammer .

Gallo died on June 11, 2000, in Los Angeles, California, the day before his 72nd birthday. He was survived by his wife of 42 years, television producer Lillian Gallo. [5] They had two children, Mary Ann and Tom. [5]

Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
1958 I Want to Live! Mr. Thomas - Undercover Cop at BarUncredited
1959 Pork Chop Hill Lieutenant, Division Public Relations
1959 Odds Against Tomorrow Moriarty
1960 Ocean's 11 Adele's Date
1963 PT 109 Yeoman Rogers
1963 Soldier in the Rain Sgt. Fred Lenahan
1978 The Cheap Detective Cop
1984 Hard to Hold 2nd Cab Driver

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1967 Straightaway episode "Crossroad"
1967 Lost in Space Season 3 episode "Flight into the Future"Commander Fletcher
1967 The Time Tunnel Season 2 episode "Chase Through Time"Vokar
1966 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Season 2 episode "The Death Ship"Kruger, Crew Member

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References

  1. The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 1235.
  2. Lentz, Harris M., III (2001). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2000: Film, Television, Radio, Theatre, Dance, Music, Cartoons and Pop Culture. McFarland. pp. 86–87. ISBN   9780786452057 . Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  3. "Lew Gallo; Actor, Television Producer". The Los Angeles Times. California, Los Angeles. June 21, 2000. p. 30. Retrieved July 27, 2018 via Newspapers.com. Open Access logo PLoS transparent.svg
  4. "Lew Gallo". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on 28 July 2018. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  5. 1 2 "Lillian Gallo, Pioneering TV Producer, Dies at 84". The Hollywood Reporter . 2012-06-18. Retrieved 2012-06-26.