Gene Sheldon (1908–1982)

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Gene Sheldon was born on February 1, 1908 in Columbus, Ohio, USA as Eugene Hume. He was an actor, known for Babes in Toyland (1960), Zorro (1957) and Susie's Affairs (1934). He was married to Margaret McCann. He died on May 1, 1982 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Babes in Toyland Roderigo
Zorro Bernardo
Susie's Affairs Slug the Banjo Player
3 Ring Circus Puffo the Clown


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 1970 Howdy (TV Movie)
 1960-1961 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
- Zorro: Auld Acquaintance (1961) ... Bernardo
- Zorro: The Postponed Wedding (1961) ... Bernardo
- Zorro: Adios El Cuchillo (1960) ... Bernardo
- Zorro: El Bandido (1960) ... Bernardo
 1957-1961 Zorro (TV Series)
- Auld Acquaintance (1961) ... Bernardo
- The Postponed Wedding (1961) ... Bernardo
- Adios, El Cuchillo (1960) ... Bernardo
- El Bandido (1960) ... Bernardo
- Finders Keepers (1959) ... Bernardo
 1960 Babes in Toyland
 1954 3 Ring Circus
Puffo the Clown
 1951 Golden Girl
Sam Jordan
 1945 So You Think You're Allergic (Short)
Chain Sneezer (uncredited)
 1945 The Dolly Sisters
Professor Winnup
 1945 Where Do We Go from Here?
Ali the Genie
 1939 Lucky to Me
Hap Hazard
 1938 The Hidden Menace
 1937 Television Talent
Herbert Dingle
 1935 Roberta
Banjo-Playing Wabash Indianian (uncredited)
 1934 Susie's Affairs (Short)
Slug the Banjo Player
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He performed in Rubens and Landeau's revue, "It's All in the Bag," at the Saville Theatre in London, England with Benny Ross, Maxine Stone, Doris Hare, Elisabeth Welch, and Sepha Treble in the cast. Erte was costume and set designer.


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Although he had a lengthy career in show business, his greatest fame came during a period of only five years in which he worked for Walt Disney. Famous for his pantomime routines, he was cast by Disney as the mute sidekick/servant Bernardo on the hit television series "Zorro" (1957). This led to major roles in the Disney features "Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks With the Circus" (1960) and "Babes in ... See more »

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