Lloyd Gough

Lloyd Gough

Lloyd Gough was born in New York on 21st September, 1907. He became a successful Broadway actor and in 1943 married the Hollywood actress Karen Morley. The couple were active in various anti-fascist and trade union groups during this period.

In 1947 Gough appeared in the film Body and Soul (1947). This was followed by Black Bart (1948), All My Sons (1948), River Lady (1948), A Southern Yankee (1948), The Babe Ruth Story (1948), That Wonderful Urge (1948), Tulsa (1949), Roseanna McCoy (1949), Tension (1949), Outside the Wall (1950), Storm Warning (1951), The Scarf (1951), Valentino (1951) and Rancho Notorious (1952).

After the Second World War the House of Un-American Activities Committee began an investigation into the Hollywood Motion Picture Industry. In November 1952, Gough and Karen Morley were was called before the HUAC. They both invoked the Fifth Amendment when asked if they were members of the American Communist League. Blacklisted by the Hollywood studios, Gough was unable to find work for many years.

Gough returned to Hollywood in 1967 when he appeared in the film Tony Rome. This was followed by Madigan (1968), The Sweet Ride (1968), Tell Them Willie Boy is Here (1969), The Great White Hope (1970), Executive Action (1973), Earthquake (1974), The Front (1976), The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover (1977) and House Calls (1978).

Lloyd Gough died on 23rd July, 1984.