|born: 22 April 1887
|died: 25 May 1943
(hospital) Sunland (near Los Angeles), California,
United States of America
|Short Italian actor who worked in Hollywood. In 1925-26, he had his own series of films and was billed as Eddie Gordon. Before then, he was a regular member of the "Big V Riot Squad" (alongside Eddie Dunn, Joe Rock [AKA Joe Simberg], Earl Montgomery and others) at Vitagraph, and therefore appears in Larry Semon's shorts.
He has multiple IMDb pages as a result of his ever-changing name, often a variant of his real name or stage name. For example, he is in all likelihood the "Peter Ormonds" (misspelling of Ormonde?) credited in The Sawmill and the "Pietro Aramondo" credited in many early Vitagraphs.
Before THEN, he was a member of the (Three) Bounding Gordons, an acrobatic trio of brothers. The act included brothers Mike and John, with Pete the "understander." He left vaudeville in 1916.
He definitely was a friend of Stan Laurel; he was living with him in the 1940 Census, and Pete gives him as the person who will know his address on his WWII draft registration card.
He had left studio work a few years prior to his death after being injured working on a picture. Services were held June 2 in Hollywood; he was buried at Valhalla Cemetery.
|Real name: Pietro Armandi
|Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography;
plus all films with Stan Laurel and Babe Hardy.
|▼ NON-HAL ROACH FILMS|
Jesse Brisson (help and information; ID in The Battle Of The Century, Huns And Hyphens and A Pair Of Tights)
This page was last updated on: 03 AUgust 2018