Buddy Gorman

Charles J. "Buddy" Gorman[1] (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.

Buddy Gorman
Charles J. Gorman

(1921-09-02)September 2, 1921
Manhattan, New York, United States
DiedApril 1, 2010(2010-04-01) (aged 88)
Webster, New York, United States
Spouse(s)Rosa Christoff


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.

Personal lifeEdit

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.[2]

Partial filmographyEdit


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ "Buddy Gorman obituary". Legacy.com.

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