Roy Roberts

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Born

3/19/1900 , Tampa, Florida, USA

Died

5/28/1975

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ROY was born in Tampa, Florida on March 19,1900. He began his career by playing the ukulele in musical stock companies, then became in succession: a chorus boy, a song and dance man, a serious singer in light opera and finally a leading man on Broadway. He came to Hollywood in 1942 and his first film was in Guadalcanal Diary (1943). He appeared in over 100 films during his career including: The Sullivans (1944), Wilson (1944), Nightmare Alley (!947), Gentleman's Agreement (1947), Sierra (1950), Wyoming Mail (1950), The Big Trees (1952), House of Wax (1953), Those Calloways (!964), Hotel (1967), The Outfit (1973), Chinatown (1974) and his last The Strongest Man in the World (1975). In the 50's he played CAPTAIN HUXLEY in THE GALE STORM SHOW. He began a semi regular role on the series GUNSMOKE in 1963 and stayed with it until 1970. At the same time he was on GUNSMOKE, he was appearing as a semi regular on the other series, THE LUCY SHOW from 1965 to 1968, and on BEWITCHED from 1967 to 1971.