Barry Gordon was just three years old when he made his acting debut on Ted Mack’s Amateur Hour. He was a worldly seven years old when he scored his lone Top 40 hit, “Nuttin’ for Christmas.”
Though many others have covered the same song, it was Gordon’s spritely version that was the most successful, landing the youngster at #6 on the chart in December 1955 and selling over 2 million copies.
Gordon’s music career wouldn’t take him much further but that zany contraption called the TV served him well, from ’50s stints on Jackie Gleason’s show to ’70s sitcoms to ’80s and ’90s voice roles. Gordon has also run for Congress, been president of the Screen Actor’s Guild and, as of today, teaches politics and media at Cal State LA.
Latest from WCBSFM.com >
- Watch Radiohead Perform ‘Creep’ Live for the First Time in 7 Years
- Chewbacca Mom Gets a Lesson from J.J. Abrams: Watch
- Paul McCartney Calls Kanye West a Monster
- Shannon In The Morning Big Show Daily Podcast 5/24/16
- Madonna Defends Her Billboard Awards Prince Tribute
- Steve Lukather of Toto on the Star Phone with Scott Shannon