Gabriel Dell Biography

Birthday: 1919-10-08
Place of Birth: New York, USA Date of Death 3 July 1988
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Wiki Biography: The son of an Italian immigrant doctor, Gabriel "Gabe" Dell began his career singing in a boys church choir and then on a children's radio show. He made his stage debut in the play "Dead End" and, with the other juvenile members of the cast, was called to Hollywood for the film version. Dell was one of the more unusual members of what came to be known as the East Side Kids/Dead End Kids/Bowery Boys in that when he appeared in many of their films, he, unlike his colleagues, didn't always play a member of the gang. He often played a reporter, or a cop, or even a gangster, somebody who had either befriended the gang or used to be one of them but got out. Dell took a leave from the film business during WW II and served in the Merchant Marine for 3-1/2 years. When he returned, he played in a few more of the Bowery Boys series but made his final film with them in 1950 and struck out on his own. He took roles in Broadway plays, formed a nightclub act with former East Side Kid Huntz Hall and studied for three years at the Actors Studio. He worked steadily in television and was a regular cast member of the "The Steve Allen Plymouth Show" (1956). He alternated between TV and film parts, with one of his better roles being that of a sardonic hitman with a sense of humor in director Phil Karlson's actioner Framed (1975).

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Corner Bar 1972 Comedy
A Year at the Top 1977 Comedy
Legends of the Super-Heroes Mordru 1977 - 1977
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Crime School 1938 Crime, Drama
Little Tough Guy String 1938 Crime, Drama
Angels with Dirty Faces 1938 Crime, Drama
They Made Me a Criminal T.B. 1939 Crime, Drama, Mystery
Sea Raiders 1941 Action, Adventure, Crime
Let's Get Tough! Fritz Hienbach 1942
Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? 1971 Drama, Comedy
Earthquake 1974 Action, Drama, Thriller
The Dogwalker The Musician 2002 Comedy, Drama, Romance