Harold Peary

Jul 25, 1908

Bio: Comic actor Harold Peary is best remembered for playing the colorful, pompous blowhard the Great Gildersleeve on radio and in four feature films. Born in Portugal but raised in California, Peary was 11 when he began touring in a boys choir. In 1929, he performed in San Francisco as "the Spanish Serenader." He moved to Chicago in 1935 to further his radio career.… More


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