George Chandler

American film and television actor (1898-1985)

George Chandler (June 30, 1898 – June 10, 1985) was an American actor. He starred in many movies, including The Fatal Glass of Bear and in Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?. He also starred in the 1954 television series Lassie.

George Chandler
President of the Screen Actors Guild
In office
Preceded byRonald Reagan
Succeeded byDana Andrews
Personal details
Born(1898-06-30)June 30, 1898
Waukegan, Illinois, U.S.
DiedJune 10, 1985(1985-06-10) (aged 86)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of deathCancer
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California
Spouse(s)Catherine Ward (1935-?) 3 children

Chandler was born in Waukegan, Illinois. He served in the United States Army during World War II. In his early career, he was a vaudeville performer.[1]

Chandler's first movie appearance was in 1928.[2] In 1960, Chandler was elected president of the Screen Actors Guild.[2]

Chandler died in Los Angeles from complications of cancer-related surgery on June 10, 1985, aged 86.[3]


  1. "Director Discover Falls For Chandler". Statesville Record And Landmark. North Carolina, Statesville. February 15, 1947. p. 7. Retrieved September 3, 2016 – via
  2. 2.0 2.1 "George Chandler Heads Actors Guild". The Corpus Christi Caller-Times. Texas, Corpus Christi. Associated Press. June 13, 1960. p. 29. Retrieved September 3, 2016 – via
  3. "George L. Chandler, 86, Dies. Film Actor Who Headed Guild". New York Times. Associated Press. June 14, 1985. Retrieved 2015-02-09. George L. Chandler, an actor who succeeded Ronald Reagan to become the 10th president of the Screen Actors Guild, died Monday of complications following cancer surgery. He was 86 years old. ...

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