Charles J. "Buddy" Gorman (September 2, 1921 – April 1, 2010) was an American stage and movie actor who became famous for portraying a member of the comedy teams The East Side Kids and The Bowery Boys.
Charles J. Gorman
September 2, 1921
Manhattan, New York, United States
|Died||April 1, 2010 (aged 88)|
Webster, New York, United States
Buddy was born and raised in the "Hell's Kitchen" area of New York. He left home after high school and hitchhiked to California in hopes of becoming an actor. He got a job in the studio mailroom and slept in a nearby used car lot until he was noticed and given small parts in several movies. He eventually landed the part of "Butch" in the Bowery Boy movies.
Gorman married Rosemary Christoff of Lima, Ohio, on June 17, 1951. At the time, she worked as a secretary to the Art Department Director of NBC Studios. A mutual friend introduced them.
After marriage, Gorman retired from acting and opened a Magic Shop in North Hollywood.
The Gormans had two daughters. Soon after the girls were born, the family moved to Riverside, California, and ran a novelty/magic shop called "Fun-N-Stuff" until they retired in 1991. They were married for 46 years, until her death in 1997. In 2005, Gorman moved to an independent living community in Webster, New York.
Gorman died on April 1, 2010, in Webster, age 88.
- Hi Diddle Diddle (1943) - Brokerage Firm Office Boy (uncredited)
- Mr. Muggs Steps Out (1943) - Skinny
- Whistling in Brooklyn (1943) - Newsboy (uncredited)
- Higher and Higher (1943) - Page Boy (uncredited)
- Million Dollar Kid (1944) - Stinkie
- The Heavenly Body (1944) - Newsboy (uncredited)
- And the Angels Sing (1944) - Messenger (uncredited)
- Meet the People (1944) - Youth (uncredited)
- Follow the Leader (1944) - James Aloysius 'Skinny' Bogerty
- Since You Went Away (1944) - Short Private on Dance Floor (uncredited)
- I Love a Soldier (1944) - Messenger (uncredited)
- Till We Meet Again (1944) - Messenger (uncredited)
- The Very Thought of You (1944) - Telegram Boy (uncredited)
- Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) - Sidney Gorcey (uncredited)
- Bowery Champs (1944) - Shorty
- Thoroughbreds (1944) - Roberts
- Roughly Speaking (1945) - Florist's Boy (uncredited)
- Docks of New York (1945) - Danny
- It's a Pleasure (1945) - Nick (uncredited)
- The Master Key (1945, Serial) - Lug (uncredited)
- Mr. Muggs Rides Again (1945) - Danny
- Come Out Fighting (1945) - Sammy
- Meet Me on Broadway (1946) - Caddy (uncredited)
- Cinderella Jones (1946) - Audience Member Wearing Glasses (uncredited)
- The Walls Came Tumbling Down (1946) - Page Boy (uncredited)
- Night and Day (1946) - English Pageboy (uncredited)
- Bowery Bombshell (1946) - Bud, Newsboy (uncredited)
- Sing While You Dance (1946) - Ralph (uncredited)
- The Jolson Story (1946) - Jimmy, the Call Boy (uncredited)
- Wife Wanted (1946) - Newsboy (uncredited)
- The Perils of Pauline (1947) - Tomato-Thrower (uncredited)
- News Hounds (1947) - Copyboy
- Key Witness (1947) - Johnny (uncredited)
- Her Husband's Affairs (1947) - Youth (uncredited)
- Angels' Alley (1948) - Andrew T. 'Andy' Miller
- The Babe Ruth Story (1948) - Copy Boy (uncredited)
- Smugglers' Cove (1948) - Messenger Boy
- Trouble Makers (1948) - Sandy - the First Newsboy
- Fighting Fools (1949) - Page at Boxing Arena (uncredited)
- Hold That Baby! (1949) - Paper Boy (uncredited)
- It's a Great Feeling (1949) - WB Messenger Boy (uncredited)
- White Heat (1949) - Vendor at Drive-in (uncredited)
- The Reckless Moment (1949) - Magazine Clerk (uncredited)
- Blonde Dynamite (1950) - Butch, aka Bartholomew
- Lucky Losers (1950) - Butch
- A Modern Marriage (1950) - Messenger Boy
- Triple Trouble (1950) - Butch
- Blues Busters (1950) - Butch
- Bowery Battalion (1951) - Butch
- Ghost Chasers (1951) - Butch
- Let's Go Navy! (1951) - Butch (final film role)
- Hollywood's Made-To-Order-Punks: The Complete Film History of the Dead End Kids, Little Tough Guys, East Side Kids, and Bowery Boys, Richard Roat, BearManor Media, 2010.
- "Buddy Gorman obituary". Legacy.com.