June 30, 1898|
Waukegan, Illinois, U.S.
June 10, 1985 86) (aged|
Panorama City, Los Angeles
|Cause of death||Cancer|
|Resting place||Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California|
|Spouse(s)||Catherine Ward (1935-?); three children|
He was born in Waukegan, Illinois on June 30, 1898. During his infancy, his family moved to Hinsdale, Illinois. Early in his career, he had a vaudeville act, billed as "George Chandler, the Musical Nut," which featured comedy and his violin.
Chandler appeared six times in Bill Williams's western series The Adventures of Kit Carson (1951–1955) in episodes titled "Law of Boot Hill", "Lost Treasure of the Panamints", "Trails Westward", "The Wrong Man", "Trail to Bordertown", and "Gunsmoke Justice". He guest starred on the Reed Hadley CBS legal drama The Public Defender. He appeared as the character Ames in the two-part episode "King of the Dakotas" in the 1955 NBC western anthology series Frontier. In 1954-1955, he was cast in two episodes of the NBC sitcom It's a Great Life. He appeared in the 1956 episode "Joey and the Stranger" of the NBC children's western series, Fury. He was cast as Clay Hunnicutt in the 1957 episode "The Giveaway" of Jackie Cooper's NBC sitcom, The People's Choice.
In the 1960-1961 television season, Chandler guest starred on an episode of Frank Aletter's one-season CBS sitcom, Bringing Up Buddy. In the 1961-1962 television season, Chandler co-starred with Robert Sterling, Reta Shaw, Jimmy Hawkins, Burt Mustin, and Christine White in another CBS one-season sitcom, Ichabod and Me.
Other professional activities
In 1960, Chandler was elected president of the Screen Actors Guild.
Chandler died in Panorama City, California of cancer, on June 10, 1985, at the age of eighty-six.
- The Light of Western Stars (1930)
- Crashing Hollywood (1931 short)
- The Lure of Hollywood (1931 short)
- Up Pops the Duke (1931 short)
- Me and My Gal (1932)
- The Fatal Glass of Beer (1933)
- Hi, Nellie! (1934)
- Fury (1936)
- Libeled Lady (1936)
- Nancy Steele Is Missing! (1937)
- Second Fiddle (1939)
- Jesse James (1939)
- Arizona (1940)
- Obliging Young Lady (1942)
- Roxie Hart (1942)
- The Captain from Köpenick (completed in 1941, released in 1945)
- The Glass Alibi (1946)
- Dead Reckoning (1947)
- The Paleface (1948)
- Battleground (1949)
- Pretty Baby (1950)
- Westward the Women (1951)
- Across the Wide Missouri (1951)
- Hans Christian Andersen (1952)
- Meet Me at the Fair (1953) as Deputy Leach
- Island in the Sky (1953) as Rene
- Marry Me Again (1953) as Telegram Messenger (uncredited)
- Rails Into Laramie (1954) as Grimes
- The High and the Mighty (1954) as Ben Sneed
- The Steel Cage (1954) as Shorty Lanning, Convict segment "The Face"
- Apache Ambush (1955) as Chandler
- The Girl Rush (1955) as Kibitzer (uncredited)
- Good-bye, My Lady (1956) as Reporter
- Spring Reunion (1957) as Zimmie (uncredited)
- Gunsight Ridge (1957) as Gus Withers
- Law of the Lawless (1964) as Martin
- Dead Ringer (1964) as George, Chauffeur
- Apache Uprising (1965) as Jace Asher
- The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966) as Judge Harley Nast
- Buckskin (1968) as Storekeeper J. Perkins
- One More Time (1970) as Bit Part (uncredited)
- One More Train to Rob (1971) as Conductor
- Pickup on 101 (1972) as Pawnshop owner
- Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (1975) as Grocer
- Capone (1975) as Robert E. Crowe
- The Bastard (1978) as Seadog
- Every Which Way But Loose (1978) as Clerk at D.M.V.
- The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again (1979) as Elderly Man (Right outside the Police Office)
- "George L. Chandler, 86, Dies. Film Actor Who Headed Guild". New York Times. Associated Press. June 14, 1985. Retrieved 2015-02-09.
George L. Chandler, an actor who succeeded Ronald Reagan to become the 10th president of the Screen Actors Guild, died Monday of complications following cancer surgery. He was 86 years old. ...
- "George Chandler Heads Actors Guild". The Corpus Christi Caller-Times. Texas, Corpus Christi. Associated Press. June 13, 1960. p. 29. Retrieved September 3, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Director Discover Falls For Chandler". Statesville Record And Landmark. North Carolina, Statesville. February 15, 1947. p. 7. Retrieved September 3, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- "The Cassie Tanner Story". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved May 20, 2012.