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  • BIRTH 16/09/1885
  • DEATH 15/07/1957
  • Country Canada
  • SHOW 1
  • MOVIES 28

George Cleveland

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George Alan Cleveland (September 17, 1885 – July 15, 1957) was a Canadian film actor. He appeared in more than 180 films between 1933 and 1954.

Cleveland is perhaps best remembered today as George "Gramps" Miller in the early years of the long running US series Lassie. The early seasons in which Cleveland appeared were retitled Jeff's Collie for syndicated reruns and DVD release. He played the grumpy but-kind hearted father-in-law of farm woman Ellen Miller (Jan Clayton), and grandfather of Lassie's owner, Jeff (Tommy Rettig).

Cleveland appeared in the first three seasons (1954–1956) and in the first 12 episodes of the fourth season (1957). His death in July 1957 was written into the 13th episode of the fourth season (1957) and became the storyline motive for the selling of the farm and the departure of the Millers for Capitol City.

George Cleveland

Show

Lassie
Lassie
George 'Gramps' Miller

Movies (28)

It Happened Tomorrow
It Happened Tomorrow
Mr. Gordon
The Man from Utah
The Man from Utah
Nevada Sheriff
The Spoilers
The Spoilers
Banty
A Date with Judy
A Date with Judy
Gramps
Rocket Ship
Rocket Ship
Professor Henson
Blue Steel
Blue Steel
Hank - Innkeeper
Flash Gordon
Flash Gordon
Professor Hensley
The Star Packer
The Star Packer
Jake
All That Money Can Buy
All That Money Can Buy
Cy Bibber
Fort Defiance
Fort Defiance
Uncle Charlie Tallon
Courage of Lassie
Courage of Lassie
Old Man
Revolt of the Zombies
Revolt of the Zombies
General Duval
The WAC From Walla Walla
The WAC From Walla Walla
Gramps Canova
Dakota
Dakota
Mr. Plummer
Trigger, Jr.
Trigger, Jr.
Colonel Harkrider
The Yellow Rose of Texas
The Yellow Rose of Texas
Captain 'Cap' Joe
Two-Faced Woman
Two-Faced Woman
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Carson City
Carson City
Henry Dodson
Obliging Young Lady
Obliging Young Lady
Clarence, manager of Lake Mohawk Lodge
The Toast of New York
The Toast of New York
Perkins - Luke's Secretary in Boston (uncredited)
Flaming Feather
Flaming Feather
Doc Fallon
Powder Town
Powder Town
Gus the Janitor
The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
George Blanchard
Prison Break
Prison Break
Ding, Fisherman with Joaquin
Riders of the Purple Sage
Riders of the Purple Sage
Doctor
The Ape
The Ape
Mr. Howley
Pillow of Death
Pillow of Death
Samuel 'Sam' Kincaid
She Wouldn't Say Yes
She Wouldn't Say Yes
Ticket Seller (uncredited)