Roland Drew

Roland Drew or Walter Goss (August 4, 1900 – March 17, 1988) was an American actor.

Roland Drew
Lobby card from The Love Trader (1930) with Roland Drew and Leatrice Joy
William Goss

(1900-08-04)August 4, 1900
DiedMarch 17, 1988(1988-03-17) (aged 87)
Resting placeAngeles Abbey Memorial Park, Compton, California
Occupationactor, dressmaker
Years active1926-1945
Spouse(s)Dorothy Dearing
ChildrenDamon Dearing Drew, son


Born in 1900 in New York City, Drew made his first film in 1926 and continued to work until the 1940s. Noted primarily as Dolores del Río's leading man in Ramona in 1928, another of his prominent film roles was as Dr. Robinson in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer a decade later. His other appearances include From Nine to Nine, Hitler, Beast of Berlin, Bermuda Mystery, and Two O'Clock Courage. He also gained fame as Prince Barin in the 1940 film serial Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe. He would later retire from acting and became a dressmaker and lived to age 87.

He enlisted as a private in the U.S. Army in September 1942 during World War II.


Year Title Role Notes
1926Fascinating YouthRandy Furness
1926Fine MannersBuddy Murphy
1927Fireman, Save My ChildWalter
1928Lady RafflesWarren Blake
1929Broadway FeverEric Byron
1929The RacketeerTony Vaughan
1930The Love TraderTonia
1935The Seminoles
1936From Nine to NineInspector Vernon
1937Thunder in the CityFrankUncredited
1937The Great GambiniStephen Danby
1937She Asked for ItRandolph Stettin
1937Some Blondes Are DangerousPaul Lewis
1938The Goldwyn FolliesRoland, Igor in 'Forgotten Dance'Uncredited
1938The Adventures of Tom SawyerDr. RobinsonUncredited
1938The Lady in the MorgueSam Taylor
1938The Last WarningPaul Gomez
1939Mystery of the White RoomDr. Norman Kennedy
1939Hitler – Beast of BerlinHans Memling
1939The Invisible KillerLt. Jerry Brown
1940Flash Gordon Conquers the UniversePrince BarinSerial
1940The Saint Takes OverAlbert 'Rocky' Weldon
1940Mystery Sea RaiderNavigating OfficerUncredited
1940Wildcat BusDavis
1941Sergeant YorkOfficerUncredited
1941Bullets for O'HaraBradford
1941ManpowerCitizen Reporting Power OutageUncredited
1941The Smiling GhostUncle Hilton Fairchild
1941Law of the TropicsHotel Clerk
1941Blues in the NightGambler Letting Kay Throw DiceUncredited
1941The Body Disappears(scenes deleted)
1941Steel Against the SkyWeather ManUncredited
1941Dangerously They LiveDr. Murdock
1941You're in the Army NowCaptainUncredited
1942The Man Who Came to DinnerReporterUncredited
1942All Through the NightReporterUncredited
1942Captains of the CloudsOfficer
1942Bullet ScarsJake
1942Lady GangsterCarey Wells
1942I Was FramedDist. Atty. Gordon Locke
1942Murder in the Big House'Mile-Away' Gordon
1942Larceny, Inc.Dan - McCarthy's AssociateUncredited
1942Spy ShipNils Thorson
1942The Big ShotFaye
1942Secret EnemiesFred Blosser - Chauffeur
1942Across the PacificCapt. Harkness
1942The Hidden HandWalter Channing
1943The Hard WayRolandUncredited
1943Princess O'RourkeFirst Airline DispatcherUncredited
1943The Desert SongFrench OfficerUncredited
1944Bermuda MysteryJohn Best
1944The Adventures of Mark TwainEditorUncredited
1944The ContenderKip Morgan
1944Silent PartnerHarry Keating
1945Two O'Clock CourageSteve Maitland(final film role)
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