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    Sesame Street's original Gordon: Do you know this man?

    i wasn't sure whether to post this here, entertainment news, or unidentified people!

    Sesame Street producers are trying to figure out the name of the actor who played Gordon in the original 1969 pilot.

    article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...s58M_blog.html

    reddit page from "DanFromSesameStreet": http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/co...u_help_sesame/

    "official" page: http://www.sesamestreet.org/parents/theshow/gordon

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    Don't know the original, but the guy who LATER played Gordon famously played a pimp named Tyrone on All My Children at the same time as his Sesame Street gig. I met him at a SS event at a local mall, but had him sign his picture as Tyrone - he was really great about it - and we had a good laugh.

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    Are they serious? They have no record of the original Gordon...wow! Glad Bert and Ernie are no longer cross-eyed. It is too hard to continue to look at them that way. LOL

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    The Sesame Street producers need to check IMDb which lists Matt Robinson as the original Gordon (1969-1972). From 1972-1975 he was the voice of Roosevelt Franklin
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0732900/f...ries#tt0063951
    http://fleamarketfunk.com/2009/10/28...anklin-counts/

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Robinson_(actor)

    supports Cypros links also. It says his daughter is Holly Robinson Pete also an actress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypros View Post
    The Sesame Street producers need to check IMDb which lists Matt Robinson as the original Gordon (1969-1972). From 1972-1975 he was the voice of Roosevelt Franklin
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0732900/f...ries#tt0063951
    http://fleamarketfunk.com/2009/10/28...anklin-counts/

    According to the articles, they're looking for the actor BEFORE Matt Robinson. He was in only one episode, the test pilot for the show, which was never aired, according to this article:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...s58M_blog.html

    Charli-Ann

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charli-Ann View Post
    According to the articles, they're looking for the actor BEFORE Matt Robinson. He was in only one episode, the test pilot for the show, which was never aired, according to this article:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...s58M_blog.html

    Charli-Ann
    Thanks Charli-Ann. So I guess the video of "Gordon" is not to help identify the first actor since it shows only the known Matt Robinson. Odd. They need to post a clip from the pilot that shows the mystery Gordon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charli-Ann View Post
    According to the articles, they're looking for the actor BEFORE Matt Robinson. He was in only one episode, the test pilot for the show, which was never aired, according to this article:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...s58M_blog.html

    Charli-Ann
    Thanks Charli-Ann. So I guess the video of "Gordon" is not to help identify the first actor since it shows only the known Matt Robinson. Odd. They need to post a clip from the pilot that shows the mystery Gordon.



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