Jack Webb
(Movies & TV)
Dean Martin
(Movies & TV)
Rochelle Hudson
(Movies & TV)
Judy Garland
(Movies & TV)
Jerry Lewis
(Movies & TV)
Shirley Temple
(Movies & TV)

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Gil Stratton

Knowledge Identifier: +Gil_Stratton


Gil Stratton

Actor, sportscaster add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1922.

Countries: United States (50%), California (20%), Mississippi (10%)

Main connections: Jack Webb, Major League Baseball, Dean Martin

Linked to: Major League Baseball, CBS, CBS Sports, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer




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Gil Stratton was born in 1922 add something


In addition to acting in several films, Stratton began working as a radio actor in the late 1940s, performing in such shows as "Lux Radio Theater", "The Great Gildersleeve", and "My Little Margie" He worked opposite Judy Garland in the 1950 radio adaptation of "The Wizard of Oz", and acted opposite Shirley Temple in a radio version of "The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer" add something


The musical ran from October 1, 1941 to July 4, 1942 add something


In the 1950s Stratton appeared in several episodes of Jack Webb's "Dragnet" add something


In the 1954-1955 television season, Stratton starred on CBS as "Junior" Jackson in the situation comedy "That's My Boy" as a son pushed by his father to become a football star at their common "alma mater" add something


Stratton was hired by KNXT-TV in 1954 as a sportscaster and sports news anchor add something


Rochelle Hudson - In the 1954-1955 television season, Hudson co-starred with Gil Stratton and Eddie Mayehoff in the CBS situation comedy "That's My Boy," based on a 1951 Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin film of the same name


He covered the NFL as "the voice" of the Los Angeles Rams in the 1960s, and called Major League Baseball games, Kentucky Derbies, and feature races from Santa Anita, Hollywood Park, and Del Mar. He covered many other sports, such as hockey, tennis, track and field and golf add something


He spent sixteen years as sports anchor of the show "The Big News" during the 1960s and 1970s add something


In the 1970s and 1980s he made occasional guest appearances on many television series, usually portraying a sports announcer add something


He retired again in 1997, but continued doing charity work, such as hosting many charity golf tournaments to raise funds for Henry Mayo Hospital in Newhall add something

Gil Stratton died in 2008 add something


Stratton died on October 11, 2008, at the age of 86 add something