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Biography

Character: Actor/Director
Birthday: December 15, 1907
Place of Birth: New York City, New York
Date of Death: September 29, 1993
Place of Death: Los Angeles, California

First Short (as actor): Teacher's Pet
Last Short (as actor): Birthday Blues
Number of Shorts (as actor): 3
First Short (as director): Bored Of Education
Last Short (as director): Party Fever
Number of Shorts (as director): 26
History: Gordon Douglas Brickner began his career as a child actor. As a teenager, he worked in the office at Hal Roach Studios between bit parts in the films before becoming assistant director to Gus Meins, who he would replace as director in the Our Gang shorts after the shorts were reduced to one-reelers. After Hal Roach sold the studio to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1939, Douglas followed the Rascals to MGM for just two shorts and returned to Hal Roach right after, leaving Our Gang to the mercy of Robert A. McGowan. Staying with Hal Roach Studios almost indefinitely, he became disillusioned when Roach left the studio to the U. S. Army for the production of wartime training films. He moved to RKO and later to Columbia Pictures in 1948 and Warner Brothers in 1950. He died of cancer in 1993 in Los Angeles, California at the age of 85. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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