Tom Gallery

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Tom Gallery
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Gallery c.1921
Thomas Patrick Sarsfield Gallery

(1897-11-27)November 27, 1897
DiedAugust 25, 1993(1993-08-25) (aged 95)
Occupation(s)Actor, sports promoter, television executive
Years active1920–1927
(m. 1920;div. 1933)
  • Lillian Fette (m.1939?)

Thomas Patrick Sarsfield Gallery (November 27, 1897 August 25, 1993) was an American silent film actor, sports promoter, and television executive.


Gallery appeared in 21 films between 1920 and 1927. Subsequent to his acting career, he became a successful promoter of boxing and other sports. [1] In 1944 he ran the day-to-day operations of the Brooklyn Tigers football team while owner Dan Topping served in the US Marine Corps. [2] After the war, Gallery served as a director of sports broadcasting for the DuMont and NBC television networks. [3]

Gallery was married to actress ZaSu Pitts from 1920 to 1933.

Selected filmography

Ad for the film Bright Skies (1920) with Tom Gallery and ZaSu Pitts Bright Skies (1920) - Ad.jpg
Ad for the film Bright Skies (1920) with Tom Gallery and ZaSu Pitts

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  2. "Topping Names Gallery". The New York Times. April 11, 1944.
  3. Glick, Shav (August 28, 1993). "Pioneer Tom Gallery Dies at 94". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 14, 2023.
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