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Don Gordon


Born - 13 November 1926, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died - 24 April 2017

Dour, dark, intense, hollow-cheeked, stocky American actor with dark, wavy, slightly receding hair. Born Donald Guadagno, he is best recalled as Steve McQueen's sidekick in Bullitt, but also popular as Prentiss in the 1970s' TV series Lucan. After US Navy service in World War Two, he opted for an acting career and was rarely out of work. After a debut in the short Mr Noisy (1946), he could be seen in The Woman on the Beach (1947), Twelve O'Clock High (1949), Roseanna McCoy (1949), Halls of Montezuma (1950), Force of Arms (1951), Talk About a Stranger (1952), Law and Order (1953), Revolt at Fort Laramie (1956), Cry Tough (1959), True Gang Murders (1961), The Lollipop Cover (1965), Bullitt (1968), The Gamblers (1969), WUSA (1970), The Last Movie (1971), Fuzz (1972), Slaughter (1972), Papillon (1973), The Towering Inferno (1974), Out of the Blue (1980), Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981), The Beast Within (1982), Naked Vengeance (1985), Lethal Weapon (1987), Code Name Vengeance (1989), The Exorcist III (1990) and The Borrower (1991), his last. Actresses Helen Westcott, Nita Talbot and Bek Nelson were the first three of his four wives.