biography

Born in New York City on June 11, 1914, Gerald Mohr's childhood was scarred by the death of his father. At the age of 16, his deep baritone voice helped him land a radio announcing job. After high school, Mohr enrolled as a pre-med student at Columbia University and worked for the school newspaper. His radio career blossomed as radio broadcasting flourished in the mid 1930s, but Mohr became bitten by the acting bug. He was hired by Orson Welles as a actor with Welles' Mercury Theater Group. Success in radio plays led Mohr to the Broadway stage, but he still paid the bills with his prolific radio work, doing voice work on such radio series as The Lone Ranger, The Adventures of Phillip Marlowe, Johnny Dollar, and The Lone Wolf. In the late 1930s, he began taking small roles in films, often doing voice work or appearing uncredited. Service during World War II interrupted his acting career, but after the end of the war, Mohr resumed his career, signing with Columbia in 1946 to portray Michael Lanyard in Columbia's series of short "B" features The Lone Wolf. Later in his career, he also served as a narrator for a variety of films and television projects.

In the 1950s, he began working in television, taking a role on NBC's Foreign Intrigue during its final season. Mohr's film career began to ebb afterward, finding him in such low budget but entertaining films as Terror in the Haunted House aka My World Dies Screaming (1958; with Cathy O'Donnell) and The Angry Red Planet (1959; with Les Tremayne).

the films of gerald mohr

The Notorious Lone Wolf (1946)

Eric Blore, Janis Carter, and Gerald Mohr

With Eric Blore and Janis Carter in The Notorious Lone Wolf, Mohr's first film in the Lone Wolf series

Undercover Girl (1950)

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Images from Undercover Girl. LEFT: Great noir shot of Gerald Mohr. CENTER A and B: With Regis Toomey. RIGHT: With Scott Brady and Alexis Smith

The Duel at Silver Creek (1952)

Gerald Mohr

From The Duel at Silver Creek, which also stars Faith Domergue and Susan Cabot

Invasion USA (1952)

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With Peggie Castle in Invasion USA, an effective "Red Scare" thriller made on a shoestring budget. Portions of the film are comprised of stock footage

Conflict (1956-1957 TV series)

Allison Hayes and Gerald Mohr

With Allison Hayes on an episode of Conflict

Terror in the Haunted House (1958)

Gerald Mohr, Cathy O'Donnell, and Barry Bernard

With Cathy O'Donnell and Barry Bernard in Terror in the Haunted House, filmed in 'Psychorama'

The Angry Red Planet (1959)

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With Nora Hayden, Jack Kruschen, and Les Tremayne in two scenes from The Angry Red Planet

A Date With Death (1959)

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Lobby cards from A Date With Death, another 'Psychorama' film. LEFT: With Harry Lauter. CENTER: Mohr fools the cops into thinking he's a detective. RIGHT: Mohr manhandles Liz Renay

Guns, Girls, and Gangsters (1959)

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With Mamie Van Doren in Guns, Girls, and Gangsters

later years

By 1957, Mohr's marriage to his first wife, the mother of his only child, had eroded, and the couple suffered a nasty divorce. He remarried the following year. Mohr appeared in just a few films in the 1960s but worked steadily in television, taking guest roles on numerous programs including Hawaiian Eye, Surfside 6, Perry Mason, and The Man From U.N.C.L.E.. In 1967, he did voice work for two superhero cartoon series produced by Hanna-Barbera and Filmation and snagged his final film role in Funny Girl (1968). Just weeks after the film's debut, Mohr went to Sweden to produce and star in a television series. But sadly, he was felled by a fatal heart attack in Sweden on November 9, 1968, at the age of 54. Mohr was survived by his second wife, Mai, and a son from his first marriage.

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filmography

FILMS
Funny Girl (1968) with Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, and Anne Francis
Wild West Story (1964)
This Rebel Breed (1960) with Rita Moreno, Mark Damon, and Dyan Cannon
The Angry Red Planet (1959) with Nora Hayden and Les Tremayne
Date with Death (1959) with Liz Renay, Robert Clarke, and Kenne Duncan
Guns, Girls, and Gangsters (1959) with Mamie Van Doren and Lee Van Cleef
Terror in the Haunted House (1958) with Cathy O'Donnell
The Buckskin Lady (1957) with Richard Denning and Patricia Medina
Money from Home (1954) with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
Dragonfly Squadron (1954) with Barbara Britton, Bruce Bennett, John Hodiak, John Lupton, and Chuck Connors
The Eddie Cantor Story (1953) with Keefe Brasselle and Marie Windsor
Raiders of the Seven Seas (1953) with John Payne, Lon Chaney Jr., and Donna Reed
The Duel at Silver Creek (1952) with Audie Murphy, Faith Domergue, and Susan Cabot
Invasion USA (1952) with Peggie Castle, Dan O'Herlihy, Phyllis Coates, and Noel Neill
The Ring (1952) with Rita Moreno and Jack Elam
Son of Ali Baba (1952) with Tony Curtis, Piper Laurie, Susan Cabot, and Hugh O'Brian
The Sniper (1952) with Adolphe Menjou and Marie Windsor
Detective Story (1951) with Kirk Douglas, William Bendix, and Cathy O'Donnell
Ten Tall Men (1951) with Burt Lancaster, Gilbert Roland, Kieron Moore, and Mari Blanchard
Sirocco (1951) with Humphrey Bogart and Marta Toren
Undercover Girl (1950) with Scott Brady, Richard Egan, and Alexis Smith
Hunt the Man Down (1950) with Gig Young and Cleo Moore
The Blonde Bandit (1950) with Dorothy Patrick
Two Guys from Texas (1948) with Jack Carson, Dorothy Malone, Dennis Morgan, and Penny Edwards
The Lone Wolf in Mexico (1947) with Eric Blore
The Lone Wolf in London (1947) with Eric Blore and Evelyn Ankers
Heaven Only Knows (1947) with Robert Cummings and Brian Donlevy
The Magnificent Rogue (1947) with Lynne Roberts
The Notorious Lone Wolf (1946) with Eric Blore
The Truth About Murder (1946) with Bonita Granville and Tommy Noonan
The Invisible Informer (1946) with Linda Stirling
Dangerous Business (1946) with Forrest Tucker and Shemp Howard
Passkey to Danger (1946) with Kane Richmond
The Catman of Paris (1946) with Lenore Aubert
Gilda (1946) with Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford
A Guy Could Change (1946) with Allan 'Rocky' Lane and Jane Frazee
Redhead from Manhattan (1943) with Lupe Velez
Lady of Burlesque (1943) with Barbara Stanwyck
King of the Cowboys (1943) with Roy Rogers
Murder in Times Square (1943) with Edmund Lowe, Marguerite Chapman, and Bruce Bennett
One Dangerous Night (1943) with Marguerite Chapman and Ann Savage
Dr. Broadway (1942) with Macdonald Carey
The Lady Has Plans (1942) with Ray Milland and Paulette Goddard
Woman of the Year (1942) with Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, and Fay Bainter
Jungle Girl(1941) with Frances Gifford and Tom Neal
The Monster and the Girl (1941) with Ellen Drew, Rod Cameron, and Phillip Terry
We Go Fast (1941) with Lynn Bari
The Reluctant Dragon (1941) with Frances Gifford
Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941) with Tom Tyler
The Sea Hawk (1940) with Errol Flynn, Claude Rains, and Gilbert Roland
Panama Patrol (1939) with Leon Ames
Love Affair (1939) with Irene Dunn

TELEVISION SERIES
The Fantastic Four, 1967-1968 animated TV series produced by Hanna-Barbera. Mohr lent his vocal talents to this Saturday morning cartoon
The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure, 1967-1968 animated TV series produced by CBS/Filmation. Mohr lent his vocal talents to this Saturday morning cartoon
Foreign Intrigue, 1951-1955 NBC TV series, 156 episodes. Mohr portrayed Christopher Storm during the 1954-1955 season. In reruns, the show was retitled as Cross Current

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Watch Gerald Mohr in the 1957 western The Buckskin Lady

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