Robert Gist

Robert Gist

  • Born on
    • June 16th, 1924
  • Died on
    • May 21st, 1998
Robert Marion Gist (October 1, 1917 – May 21, 1998) was an American actor and film director. Gist was reared around the stockyards of Chicago, Illinois, during the Great Depression. Reform school-bound after injuring another boy in a fistfight, Gist instead ended up at Chicago's Hull House, a settlement house originally established by social worker Jane Addams. There he first became interested in acting. Work in Chicago radio was followed by stage acting roles in Chicago and on Broadway (in the long-running Harvey with Josephine Hull).[citation needed] While acting in Harvey, he made his motion picture debut in 20th Century-Fox's Christmas classic Miracle on 34th Street (1947). Gist was also seen on Broadway in director Charles Laughton's The Caine Mutiny Court Martial (1954) with Henry Fonda and John Hodiak. While shooting Operation Petticoat (1959), Gist told director Blake Edwards that he was interested in directing. Edwards later hired Gist to helm episodes of the TV series Peter Gunn. Gist also directed episodes of TV shows Naked City, The Twilight Zone, Route 66 and many others.

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Acting (16 Credits)

1962Jack the Giant Killer as Scottish Captain
1959Al Capone as Dion O'Banion
1959Operation Petticoat as Lieutenant Watson
1959The FBI Story as Medicine Salesman
1958The Naked and the Dead as Red
1956D-Day the Sixth of June as Dan Stenick
1953The Band Wagon as Hal
1953Angel Face as Miller
1952One Minute to Zero as Maj. Carter
1951Strangers on a Train as Det. Leslie Hennessey
1950The Jackpot as Pete Spooner
1949A Dangerous Profession as Roy Collins, aka Max Gibney
1949Jigsaw as Tommy Quigley
1949The Stratton Story as Earnie
1949Scene of the Crime as P.J. Pontiac
1947Miracle on 34th Street as Department Store Window Dresser (uncredited)

Director (1 Credits)


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