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RIP Bowery Boy Buddy Gorman

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:24 pm
by Brent Walker
RIP Charles "Buddy" Gorman--last of the "major" Bowery Boys (i.e. who appeared in more than 2 or 3 films). He replaced Bennie Bartlett as Butch for seven films in 1950-51, having earlier been an Eastside Kid in 1943-1945 (Skinny, Stinkie, Shorty, Danny and Sammy), and a Bowery Boys supporting player (usually as copy boys and news boys) in 1946-1949).

Charles J. Gorman
Gorman, Charles J.
Webster: Died peacefully Thursday, April 1, 2010 at the age of 88. He was born and raised in Manhattan, NY. After school, he moved to Hollywood to pursue his dream of acting. He acted in many movies and is best known for his role as "Butch" in "The Bowery Boys". He later moved to Riverside, CA where he owned/operated Fun-N-Stuff before retiring in 1991 and then moved to Webster to be near his daughter and granddaughters.
Pre-deceased by his beloved wife of 46 years, Rosemary; daughter, Viki (John) Hanson; grandchildren, Katie, Lizzy, Matt and Mikey Hanson. He is survived by his daughter, Gretchen (Jim) Lyden; granddaughters, Anika and Carly Lyden.
Special Thanks to everyone at Dr. Kartik Patel's office and Hildebrandt Hospice Care for their loving care.
No prior visitation. Friends are invited to meet the family Sunday 3:00pm at Baywinde Senior Campus for a Memorial Gathering. Interment private in Riverside, CA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Hildebrandt Hospice Center, 2652 Ridgeway Ave., Rochester, NY 14626 or Baywinde Senior Campus, 200 Kidd Castle Way, Webster, NY 14580.
570 Kings Highway So. 544-2041

Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on April 7, 2010