From Murder in the Clouds (1934)
November 6, 1903
St. George, Utah, U.S.
|Died||October 30, 1935 (aged 31)|
Hollywood, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Margaret Cardon (1922–19??; divorced)|
Hazel Beth McArthur (19??–1935; his death)
|Children||2, including Helen Westcott|
Gordon Westcott (born Myrthus Hickman, November 6, 1903 – October 30, 1935) was an American film actor.
Westcott acted on stage in New York, Utah, and California, before he made the move to film.
After appearing in a string of Pre-Code productions, and working with such directors as William A. Wellman, Busby Berkeley and William Dieterle, his film career ended with his death on October 30, 1935 from a skull fracture sustained in a polo accident that occurred three days earlier. He was 31 years old and survived by his second wife and two children.
His son, from a brief 1922 marriage to Margaret Cardon Hickman (1902–1991), was Louis C. Hickman (1922–2016). His daughter, by Hazel Bethea McArthur, was actress Helen Westcott (1928–1998).
|1928||Our Dancing Daughters||Diana's Party Friend||Uncredited|
|1929||Queen Kelly||Lackey||(unbilled), Uncredited|
|1931||Enemies of the Law||Blackie|
|1932||Merrily We Go to Hell||Party Boy||Uncredited|
|1932||Guilty as Hell||Dr. Goodman||Uncredited|
|1932||Devil and the Deep||Lt. Toll|
|1932||Love Me Tonight||Credit Manager of the Association of Retail Merchants||Uncredited|
|1932||Heritage of the Desert||Snap Naab|
|1933||The Crime of the Century||Gilbert Reid|
|1933||He Learned About Women||Eddie Clifford|
|1933||The Working Man||Fred Pettison|
|1933||Lilly Turner||Rex Durkee|
|1933||Private Detective 62||Bandor|
|1933||Heroes for Sale||Roger|||
|1933||The World Changes||John Nordholm|
|1933||Convention City||Phil Lorraine / Frank Wilson|
|1934||I've Got Your Number||Nicky|
|1934||Fashions of 1934||Harry Brent|
|1934||Registered Nurse||Jim Benton|
|1934||Fog Over Frisco||Joe Bello|
|1934||The Circus Clown||Frank|
|1934||Call It Luck||'Lucky' Luke Bartlett|
|1934||Kansas City Princess||Jimmy the Dude aka Frankie Smith|
|1934||The Case of the Howling Dog||Arthur Cartwright|
|1934||6 Day Bike Rider||Harry St. Clair|
|1934||Murder in the Clouds||George Wexley|
|1935||The White Cockatoo||Dr. Roberts|
|1935||A Night at the Ritz||Joe Scurvin|
|1935||Go into Your Dance||Fred|
|1935||Going Highbrow||Sam Long|
|1935||Front Page Woman||Maitland Coulter|
|1935||This Is the Life||Ed Revier||(final film role)|
- "Fight Training Is Aid to Actor Now". The Los Angeles Times. California, Los Angeles. August 31, 1927. p. 25. Retrieved July 5, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Gordon Wescott [sic] Dies from Skull Injury". The Oshkosh Northwestern. Wisconsin, Oshkosh. Associated Press. October 31, 1935. p. 4. Retrieved July 5, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- Hunter, James Michael (2013). Mormons and Popular Culture: The Global Influence of an American Phenomenon. ABC-CLIO. pp. 253–254. ISBN 9780313391675. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
- "Polo Game Injuries Take Actor's Life". Star Tribune. Minnesota, Minneapolis. Associated Press. October 31, 1935. p. 12. Retrieved July 5, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- "The Ogden Standard-Examiner from Ogden, Utah on October 31, 1935 · Page 18". newspapers.com.
- "Warner Brothers film release; aired on TCM, 12 January 2013
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