George Cleveland

George Cleveland

  • Born on
    • September 17th, 1885
  • Died on
    • July 15th, 1957
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia George Alan Cleveland (September 17, 1885 – July 15, 1957) was a Canadian film actor. He appeared in more than 180 films between 1933 and 1954. Cleveland is perhaps best remembered today as George "Gramps" Miller in the early years of the long running US series Lassie. The early seasons in which Cleveland appeared were retitled Jeff's Collie for syndicated reruns and DVD release. He played the grumpy but-kind hearted father-in-law of farm woman Ellen Miller (Jan Clayton), and grandfather of Lassie's owner, Jeff (Tommy Rettig). Cleveland appeared in the first three seasons (1954–1956) and in the first 12 episodes of the fourth season (1957). His death in July 1957 was written into the 13th episode of the fourth season (1957) and became the storyline motive for the selling of the farm and the departure of the Millers for Capitol City.

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Acting (32 Credits)

1966Spaceship to the Unknown as Prof. Henson (archive footage)
1954Lassie as George 'Gramps' Miller
1952Carson City as Henry Dodson
1950Please Believe Me as Mr. Cooper
1949Miss Grant Takes Richmond as Judge Grant
1948Albuquerque as John Armin
1948A Date with Judy as Gramps
1947The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap as Judge Benbow
1947Mother Wore Tights as Grandfather McKinley
1946Angel on My Shoulder as Albert
1946Little Giant as Clarence Goodring
1946Courage of Lassie as Old Man
1945Pillow of Death as Samuel 'Sam' Kincaid
1945Her Highness and the Bellboy as Dr. Elfson
1945Dakota as Mr. Plummer
1944It Happened Tomorrow as Mr. Gordon
1944Can't Help Singing as Marshal
1943Man from Music Mountain as Sheriff Hal Darcey
1943Johnny Come Lately as Willie Ferguson
1942The Spoilers as Banty
1942The Falcon Takes Over as Jerry (Uncredited)
1942The Big Street as Colonel Samuel Venus
1941Sunset in Wyoming as Asa Wentworth aka Gramp
1941All That Money Can Buy as Cy Bibber
1940The Ape as Mr. Howley
1937Night Key as Sam Adams - Company Engineer (uncredited)
1936Revolt of the Zombies as General Duval
1936Rocket Ship as Professor Henson
1936Flash Gordon as Prof. Hensley
1934The Man from Utah as Nevada Sheriff
1934Blue Steel as Hank - Innkeeper
1934The Star Packer as Jake

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