Date of Birth:
1 October 1917
Robert Gist played in 3 movies in the Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, Romance, War, Comedy, Music genres.
Robert Gist got succeed with average imdb rating 6.5.
Robert Gist was a tough kid who grew up around Chicago stockyards during the Depression. Reform school-bound after injuring another boy in a fistfight, Gist instead ended up in Chicago's Hull House, a settlement house where he first became interested in acting. Work in Chicago radio was followed by stage acting roles in Chicago and on Broadway (in the long-running "Harvey" with 'Josephine Hull' (qv)). While acting in "Harvey", he made his motion picture debut in New York-shot scenes for 20th Cen... Read more