Gene Roth

Gene Roth

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Gene Roth was born on Jan 08, 1903 in USA. Gene Roth's big-screen debut came with Adventures of the Flying Cadets directed by Lewis D. Collins in 1943, strarring Brunner - Nazi Agent [Chs. 2-4] (uncredited). Gene Roth is known for Assignment: Underwater directed by Gene Fowler Jr., Bill Williams stars as Bill Greer and Diane Mountford as Patty Greer. The upcoming new movie Gene Roth plays is Torn Curtain which will be released on Jul 27, 1966.

Tall (6'2"), burly, and reliable character actor Gene Roth was born Eugene Oliver Edgar Stutenroth on January 8, 1903 in Redfield, South Dakota. He was the youngest of three sons born to German father Eugene Stutenroth and Swedish mother Anna Christina Olsen. Roth and his two brothers were raised by their mother after their father abandoned them when Gene was only two years old. Gene graduated from West High School in Minneapolis in 1920. He began his acting career doing uncredited bit roles in silent pictures in the early 1920's. Moreover, Roth worked as a movie theater manager and built and installed pipe organs before his acting career took off in the 1940's following his arrival in Hollywood, California in 1943.Often cast as threatening heavies (he's perhaps best known for his portrayals of bad guys in many 1940's comedy shorts he did with The Three Stooges), scruffy working class types, and rough-around-the-edges law officers (he played initially skeptical small town sheriffs in the 1950's creature feature classics Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959) and L'Araignée (1958)), Gene worked profusely in both films and television alike in a career that spanned a little over two decades. After retiring from acting in the early 1970's, Roth worked part time as a liquor counterman at a drug store and was an active participant in the nostalgia convention circuit. He was married four times and was the father of three children. Gene's life came to a tragic untimely end at age 73 when he was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while crossing the street in Los Angeles, California on July 19, 1976.

  • Birthday

    Jan 08, 1903
  • Place of Birth

    Redfield, South Dakota, USA

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