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Reginald Gardiner ACTOR


Reginald Gardiner was born on February 27th, 1903 in London, England with the birth name William Reginald Gardiner.  He became very well remembered for his famously recorded monologue on and imitation of trains, played on a British radio program called Children's Favorites during the 1950's.
After graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts he began working as a musical stage performer in London.  By the late 1920's he began appearing on such films as the Alfred Hitchcock silent thriller, "The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog" (1927).  He soon relocated to the United States and began appearing on the Broadway stage in such productions as, "An Evening with Beatrice Lillie and Reginald Gardnier". 

By the mid 30's he began working in the Hollywood film arena adding such credits as, "Born to Dance" (1936) starring Eleanor Powell, James Stewart and Virginia Bruce, "A Damsel in Distress" (1937) starring Fred Astaire, Joan Fontaine, George Burns, Gracie Allen and Montague Love, "The Great Dictator" (1940) starring Charlie Chaplin, "A Yank in the R.A.F." (1941) also starring Tyrone Power, Betty Grable, John Sutton and Ralph Byrd, "The Man Who Came to Dinner" (1942) starring alongside Bette Davis, Monty Woolley, Ann Sheridan, Jimmy Durante, Richard Travis and Billie Burke and "Cluny Brown" (1946) co-starring Charles Boyer, Jennifer Jones, Una O'Connor, Peter Lawford, Helen Walker, C. Aubrey Smith, Reginald Owen and Richard Haydn. 

Along with establishing himself in America as a talented film actor he graced the television screen with appearances on such series as, "Mr. Belvedere", "Laramie", "77 Sunset Strip", "Burke's Law", "Hazel", "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.", "Batman", "Green Acres" and "Petticoat Junction".

Reginald Gardiner married twice throughout his lifetime, first to Wyn Richmond however this marriage was short-lived and he then wed Nadia Petrova in 1942 and they had one child together and remained married until he passed away on July 7th, 1980 in Westwood, California after suffering from a heart attack and pneumonia. 


1968         The Monkees
1964-1967     Petticoat Junction
1967         Bewitched
1967         ABC Stage 67 
1967         Batman 
1966-1967     The Phyllis Diller Show 
1966         Green Acres
1966         The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 
1965         Do Not Disturb
1965         Sergeant Dead Head
1964-1965     Hazel 
1964         Burke's Law 
1964         Many Happy Returns 
1964         Summer Playhouse 
1964         Perry Mason
1964         What a Way to Go!
1964         77 Sunset Strip 
1963         Our Man Higgins
1963         Laramie 
1963         Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
1962         Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation
1961         Back Street
1961         Adventures in Paradise 
1959         Alfred Hitchcock Presents 
1959         Border Patrol 
1958         Behind Closed Doors
1958         Rock-a-Bye Baby
1958         Playhouse 90
1957         The Story of Mankind
1957         Suspicion
1956         The Millionaire
1956         The Birds and the Bees
1956         The 20th Century-Fox Hour 
1955         Alice in Wonderland
1955         Ain't Misbehavin'
1954-1955     The Best of Broadway
1954         Black Widow
1952         Androcles and the Lion
1951         Elopement
1950         Halls of Montezuma
1950         Wabash Avenue
1948         That Wonderful Urge
1948         That Lady in Ermine
1948         Fury at Furnace Creek
1947         I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now
1946         One More Tomorrow
1946         Do You Love Me
1946         Cluny Brown
1945         The Dolly Sisters
1945         Christmas in Connecticut
1945         Molly and Me
1945         The Horn Blows at Midnight
1943         Sweet Rosie O'Grady
1943         Claudia
1943         Forever and a Day
1943         Immortal Sergeant
1942         Captains of the Clouds
1942         The Man Who Came to Dinner
1941         Sundown
1941         A Yank in the R.A.F.
1941         My Life with Caroline
1940         The Great Dictator
1940         Dulcy
1940         The Doctor Takes a Wife
1939         The Night of Nights
1939         The Flying Deuces
1938         The Girl Downstairs
1938         Sweethearts
1938         Marie Antoinette
1938         Everybody Sing
1937         A Damsel in Distress
1936         Born to Dance
1935         Regal Cavalcade
1935         A Little Bit of Bluff
1935         Opening Night
1934         Borrow a Million
1934         Virginia's Husband
1934         The Bedroom Diplomat
1933         Leave It to Smith
1933         Radio Parade
1932         Flat No. 9 
1932         Josser on the River
1931         The Perfect Lady
1931         Aroma of the South Seas
1931         Bull Rushes
1927         The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

Matinee Classics - The Flying Deuces starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jean Parker, Reginald Gardiner, Charles Middleton, Jean Del Val, Clem Wilenchick and James Finlayson
Matinee Classics - A Yank in the R.A.F. starring Tyrone Power, Betty Grable, John Sutton, Reginald Gardiner, Donald Stuart, Ralph Byrd, Richard Fraser, Denis Green, Bruce Lester, Gilchrist Stuart, Lester Matthews, Frederick Worlock, Ethel Griffies, Fortunio Bonanova and James Craven
Matinee Classics - Molly And Me starring Gracie Fields, Roddy McDowall, Monty Woolley, Aminta Dyne, Edith Barrett, Reginald Gardiner, Queenie Leonard, Doris Lloyd, Patrick O'Moore, Lewis L. Russell, David Clyde and Matthew Boulton
Matinee Classics - The Horn Blows at Midnight starring Jack Benny, Alexis Smith, Dolores Moran, Allyn Joslyn, Reginald Gardiner, Guy Kibbee, John Alexander, Franklin Pangborn, Margaret Dumont, Robert Blake, Ethel Griffies, Paul Harvey, Mike Mazurki and Truman Bradley
Matinee Classics - Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation starring James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, Fabian Forte, John Saxon, Marie Wilson, Reginald Gradiner, Lauri Peters, Valerie Varda, Lili Gentle, John McGiver, Natalie Trundy, Josh Peine, Minerva Urecal, Michael Burns and Richard Collier
Matinee Classics - The Gentleman Radio Show starring Reginald Gardiner and Allen Reed
Matinee Classics - One More Tomorrow starring Ann Sheridan, Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson, Alexis Smith, Jane Wyman, Reginald Gardiner, John Loder, Marjorie Gateson, Thurston Hall, John Abbott, Marjorie Hoshelle and Sig Arno
Matinee Classics - Sundown starring Gene Tierney, Bruce Cabot, George Sanders, Harry Carey, Joseph Calleia, Reginald Gardiner, Carl Esmond, Marc Lawrence, Cedric Hardwicke, Gilbert Emery, Jeni Le Gon, Emmett Smith and Dorothy Dandridge

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