Gobel was presented with an Emmy Award in 1954 in the category "Most Outstanding New Personality."
During World War II Gobel served as a pilot instructor for the Army Air Force in Oklahoma.
George started his career in show business at the age of 11 when he was hired as a feature singer on National Barn Dance, a radio show out of WLS in Chicago.
Gobel dropped out of high school at the age of 15.
George Gobel: (on The Tonight Show, with fellow guests Dean Martin and Bob Hope)Did you ever get the feeling the world was a tuxedo and you were a pair of brown shoes?
George Gobel: (after swallowing a fly during a live performance and waiting in vain for a glass of water) Oh never mind, let him walk down.