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William Gaxton (née Arturo Antonio Gaxiola, December 2, 1893 – February 2, 1963) was a star of vaudeville, film, and theatre. Gaxton was president of The Lambs Club from 1936 to 1939, 1952 to 1953, and 1957 to 1961. He and Victor Moore became a popular theatre team in the 1930s and 1940s; they also appeared in several films and shorts together. Although a fine vocalist, Gaxton's strength was his comic timing and he often requested songs of his be removed from shows in favor of giving him more time for comedic scenes. An example of this was the removal of "Easy to Love" from Cole Porter's Anything Goes . The song reappeared in the show 53 years later, sung by Howard McGillin in the 1987 Broadway revival.

Age: 72 (age at death)
Died: 2 February, 1963, Place of Death
Height: Height unknown
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: One line executive summary


32 Credits »
1950 Nash Airflyte Theatre Himself - Host
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show Himself
1945 Diamond Horseshoe Joe Davis Sr.
1943 Best Foot Forward Jack O'Riley
1943 Something to Shout About Willard Samson
1943 The Heat's On Tony Ferris
1934 Their Big Moment The Great La Salle
1931 50 Million Frenchmen Jack Forbes
1926 It's the Old Army Game George Parker
1926 Stepping Along Frank Moreland


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