George Alan Cleveland (1885 - 1957)

George Alan Cleveland
1885 - 1957
updated February 06, 2019
George Alan Cleveland was born on September 17, 1885 in Canada. He died in 1957 at age 71.

George Cleveland TV and Film Character Actor
Born George Alan Cleveland
September 17, 1885
Sydney, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died July 15, 1957 (aged 71)
Burbank, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1933–1957
Spouse(s) Helen Cleveland (1905-?)
Victory Bateman (1910-19?) (her death)
Dorothy Melleck (1955-1957) (his death)
George Cleveland, Jean Parker, Sarah Padden, and Marjorie Main, in Romance of the Limberlost (1938)
George Alan Cleveland (September 17, 1885 – July 15, 1957) was a Canadian film actor. He appeared in more than 180 films between 1933 and 1954.
Cleveland was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada. Cleveland moved to Hollywood in 1936 and went on to work in films via acting, producing and directing.
Cleveland is perhaps best remembered today as George "Gramps" Miller in the early years of the long running US series Lassie.[4] The early seasons in which Cleveland appeared were re-titled Jeff's Collie for syndicated reruns and DVD release. He played the grumpy, kind-hearted father-in-law of farm woman Ellen Miller (Jan Clayton), and grandfather of Lassie's owner, Jeff (Tommy Rettig).
Cleveland appeared in the first three seasons (1954–1956) and in the first 12 episodes of the fourth season (1957). His death in July 1957 was written into the 13th episode of the fourth season (1957) and became the story line motive for the selling of the farm and the departure of the Millers for Capitol City.
Cleveland died of a heart attack on July 15, 1957, in Burbank, California at age 71.
Blue Steel (1934)
The Man from Utah (1934)
Flash Gordon (1936)
Revolt of the Zombies (1936)
Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island (1936)
I Conquer the Sea! (1936)
Adventure's End (1937)
Boy of the Streets (1937)
Prescription for Romance (1937)
The Lone Ranger (1938)
Rose of the Rio Grande (1938)
The Phantom Stage (1939)
Queen of the Yukon (1940)
Pioneers of the West (1940)
Hi-Yo Silver (1940)
The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941)
Obliging Young Lady (1942)
The Spoilers (1942)
The Big Street (1942)
Highways by Night (1942)
Army Surgeon (1942)
Seven Miles from Alcatraz (1942)
Pillow of Death (1945)
Song of the Sarong (1945)
Dakota (1945)
Senorita from the West (1945)
Angel on My Shoulder (1946)
The Runaround (1946)
Little Giant (1946)
Courage of Lassie (1946) as Old Man, Bill's original owner
The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (1947)
Albuquerque (1948)
Rimfire (1949)
Fort Defiance (1951)
Carson City (1952)
Walking My Baby Back Home (1953)
Racing Blood (1954)

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George Alan Cleveland died in 1957 at age 71. He was born on September 17, 1885 in Canada. We are unaware of information about George's family or relationships.
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In 1885, in the year that George Alan Cleveland was born, Germany's Karl Benz built the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, which had an internal combustion engine. It is considered to be the world's first automobile. The Benz cost $150 - just under $4,000 in today's money.

In 1915, he was 30 years old when Audrey Munson, playing a model for a sculptor in the film "Inspiration", became the first actress to shed her clothes on screen. Fearing that banning the film would mean that censors would also have to "ban Renaissance art" the film was released, with Munson in the nude scenes and a stand-in doing the acting. (Munson had previously been "America's First Supermodel" and posed nude as the model for many famous artworks.) The film was a hit with audiences.

In 1926, George was 41 years old when on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1948, by the time he was 63 years old, on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1957, in the year of George Alan Cleveland's passing, on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

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