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Leo Gorcey

Leo Gorcey
Leo Gorcey in a trailer for the film Gallant Sons (1940)
Personal information
Birth nameLeo Bernard Gorcey
Birth dateJune 3, 1917
Place of birthNew York City, U.S.
Date of deathJune 2, 1969(age 51)
Death placeOakland, California, U.S.
SpouseKay Marvis (1939-1944) (divorced) 1 child
Evalene Bankston (1945-1948) (divorced)
Amelita Ward (1949-1956) (divorced) 2 children
Brandy Gorcey (1956-1962) (divorced) 1 child
Mary Gannon (1968-1969) (his death)

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Leo Bernard Gorcey (June 3, 1917 June 2, 1969) was an American stage and movie actor who became famous for portraying on film the leader of the group of young hooligans known variously as the Dead End Kids, The East Side Kids and The Bowery Boys. Always the most pugnacious member of the gangs he participated in, young Leo was the filmic prototype of the young punk. He was the shortest and the oldest of the original gang.

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