Richard "Skeets" Gallagher
Gallagher in 1944.
|Died||May 22, 1955 (aged 63)|
|Spouse(s)||Irene Martin (divorced)|
Pauline Mason (1929–1955) (his death) 2 children
Gallagher was educated at Rose Polytechnic Institute and Indiana University. He first studied civil engineering and then law, but ended up on the stage. He began his career by writing a one-act skit that he took to a local theatre group.
He was often billed as Skeets Gallagher on Broadway and in Hollywood. He appeared in Frank Capra's first feature film For the Love of Mike (1927), a silent film which is now considered a lost film, and several early sound films.
Mr. Gallagher, who had been retired for the last four years, suffered a heart attack ...
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