Gordon Dilworth
Biographical Information
Born May 29th, 1913
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died February 12th, 1991
Riverside, California, United States
Productions The Merry Widow as General Bardini
Paint Your Wagon as Reuben Sloane/Raymond Janney (original Broadway cast)
Sandhog as Sharky (original cast)
My Fair Lady as Harry/Selsey Man/Lord Boxington (original Broadway cast), Alfred P. Doolittle (understudy)
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever as Samuel Welles (original Broadway cast)
Walking Happy as Tubby Wadlow (original Broadway cast)
1776 as Benjamin Franklin/John Dickinson (understudy)
Recordings Paint Your Wagon (original cast recording)
My Fair Lady (original cast recording)
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
Walking Happy (original cast recording)
Vocal Type Baritone

Gordon Dilworth was an American actor.


Born in Brooklyn, New York, he appeared in a number of stage musicals as well as television series such as Country Style and Bonanza, and the film Flipper's New Adventure in 1964.

Dilworth passed away in 1991.


Making his musical debut in The Merry Widow, Dilworth went on to originate supporting roles in Paint Your Wagon, Sandhog and My Fair Lady (where he understudied and later took over as Alfred P. Doolittle). He also appeared as Samuel Welles in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever and Tubby Wadlow in Walking Happy, as well as understudying the parts of Franklin and Dickinson in 1776.


The Merry Widow (1944)

  • In Marsovia (contains solo lines)

Paint Your Wagon (1951)(originated the role)

Reuben Sloane
  • I'm On My Way (contains solo lines)

Sandhog (1954)(originated the role)

  • Good Old Days (contains solo lines)

My Fair Lady (1956)(originated the role)

  • With a Little Bit of Luck
Alfred P. Doolittle (understudy)
  • With a Little Bit of Luck (contains solo lines)
  • With a Little Bit of Luck (reprise)(solo)
  • Get Me to the Church on Time (contains solo lines)

On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1965)(originated the role)

  • Ring Out the Bells (contains solo lines)

Walking Happy (1966)(originated the role)

  • How D'ya Talk to a Girl (duet)
  • It Might As Well Be Her (duet)

1776 (1970)

Benjamin Franklin (understudy)
  • The Lees of Old Virginia (contains solo lines)
  • But, Mr. Adams (contains solo lines)
  • He Plays the Violin (contains solo lines)
  • The Egg (contains solo lines)
John Dickinson (understudy)
  • Cool, Considerate Men (contains solo lines)