Gordon battled alcoholism.
Gordon was found to be driving whilst intoxicated during the filming of Carousel.
Gordon was nominated in 1955 and 1956 for the Emmy award for Best Male Singer.
Gordon worked at his local radio station from the age of 11.
Gordon could play the clarinet, saxophone and piano.
Gordon was 6' tall.
Gordon served as National Council of Alcoholism honorary chairman and board member from 1983.
Gordon attended Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts.
While he was at high school, Gordon took part in football, hockey, swimming, baseball, basketball, track, and lacrosse.
Gordon was awarded a marksmanship medal from the National Rifle Association.
In 1985, Gordon underwent a carotid artery operation.
Gordon was married to actress Sheila MacRae.
Gordon suffered a stroke in 1982.
His daughters are actresses Meredith MacRae and Heather MacRae.
Gordon appeared with Doris Day in On Moonlight Bay.
Gordon: Some of my friends have jokingly accused me of sticking pins into an image of Frank Sinatra or exercising some other kind of voodoo charm to get him out of the role of Billy in Carousel so that I could inherit the role. As most everyone knows by now, Frank did bow out of the picture. His decision on this matter, however, was reached without assistance--mystic, telepathic or otherwise--from me. But I always felt that I would end up with Billy. I wasn't surprised when my agent called to say that 20th Century-Fox wanted me for it. I was excited that at last it was mine, but I wasn't surprised.