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Will Geer
(March 9, 1902 - April 22, 1978) U.S.A.

Will Geer

Actor

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Born in Frankfurt, Indiana as William Auge Geer. In the thirties he was the lover of the gay activist Harry Hay. He married Herta Ware and they had a daughter, Ellen. In 1951 he became a victim of the HUAC (House of Un-American Activities Committee) when they put him on a blacklist for being active in radical political organisations, which made him unable to get work until 1962. Geer later played the grandad in the TV-series "The Waltons".

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Theatre:
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor (1928)
  • Hamlet
  • Macbeth
  • Twelfth Night
  • Anthony and Cleopatra
  • The School for Scandal
  • The Wild duck
  • The Cradle Will Rock

Films:
  • Misleading Lady
  • The Mystery of Edwin Drood
  • Union Pacific
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