Billy Gray
Billy Gray
William Thomas "Billy" Gray, is a former American actor known primarily for his role as James "Bud" Anderson, Jr. , in 193 episodes of the NBC and CBS situation comedy, Father Knows Best, which aired between 1954 and 1960. Gray's fellow cast members were Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, and Lauren Chapin. He is also a motorcycle aficionado, and maintains a large collection of them.
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John Fetterman, Pennsylvania Mayor, Officiates Gay Marriage Despite State's Ban
The Huffington Post - over 3 years
The mayor of Braddock, Penn. performed his county's first gay wedding Aug. 5 in spite of the statewide ban on same-sex marriage. Calling Pennsylvania's Defense of Marriage Act "a fundamentally unjust piece of legislation," Braddock Mayor John Fetterman said he was happy to marry John Kandray and Bill Gray, who have been together for 11 years and had obtained a marriage license in Montgomery County, CBS Pittsburgh is reporting. The ceremony took place around 9:30 p.m. on Monday in front of the couple's family and friends, who had gathered at Fetterman's home. Read More... More on Gay Marriage
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Miscellaneous Notes From Last Night - Majority In Mississippi
Google News - over 5 years
In HD 4, Jody Steverson is the winner and in HD 13, Billy Gray is the winner. ** In SD 25, Madison county really came through for Will Longwitz. In the first round, with Sean Corcoran in the race, he managed 54 percent in his home county
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Today Is Primary Runoff Day - Majority In Mississippi
Google News - over 5 years
Second place finisher Billy Gray was at 22 percent. Obviously a ton of undecideds in that particular race. What makes these runoffs more interesting is that all three stand to be competitive races this fall; and all three are currently held by
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Tuscaloosa triggers more Sunday alcohol sales votes - Tuscaloosa News (subscription)
Google News - over 5 years
Billy Gray, interim director of missions for the Tuscaloosa County Baptist Association, said the pastors he regularly talks with have said they will ask church members to vote “no,” but he hasn't seen much active campaigning from any organization
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Worship Guide for Aug. 20 - Gadsden Times
Google News - over 5 years
27, congregational singing from the church hymnal, Billy Gray Quartet will sing at 6:30 pm • Gadsden City High School Auditorium — 6 pm Aug. 28, Twelfth Street Baptist Church will host the 15th annual Cornutt Family Reunion Singing
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FROM PROSECUTOR TO PRISONER TO PREACHER: Billy Gray Ministries to host a gulf ... - Walton Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Before Billy Gray traveled to 45 countries on missionary trips, he was a prosecutor and a prisoner. Overcoming adversity and hardship, Gray did not lose sight of God, he said. But it wasn't until a pastor in Fort Walton Beach convinced him to travel as
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Upcoming Statewide and Legislative Runoffs - Majority In Mississippi
Google News - over 5 years
HD 13 (D): Don Randolph and Billy Gray will meet in a runoff for this seat being vacated by Rep. Jack Gadd. Randolph finished with 28 percent in the five-man race. The winner will meet Republican Steve Massengill in the general election
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From the archives - Cumbernauld News
Google News - over 5 years
CUMBERNAULD had its own chess king after 17-year-old Billy Gray became the youngest ever winner of Cumbernauld Chess Club championship. The Craigieburn Road resident shared the title with American Henry Rybuck who also lived in Cumbernauld
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Tommy Cadle Looks To Replace Billy McCoy - Majority In Mississippi
Google News - over 5 years
In HD 13, Democrats Don Randolph and Billy Gray will meet in a runoff in three weeks. This is for the seat previously held by Rep. Jack Gadd (D). The winner will meet Steve Massengill in the general. In HD 19, get ready for three more weeks of
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Chillicothe resident Billie Jean Rains, 79, died Monday, July 4, 2011 - Chillicothe Constitution Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Survivors include a son, Jim Rains (Ann), New Hampton, Mo.; two daughters, Betty Taul (Ron Rinehart), Chillicothe, Mo., and Charlene Cocayne (Mike), Trenton, Mo.; sister, Ella Rea Kimball, Halstead, Kan.; son-in-law, Billy Gray, Bethany, Mo.;
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Ala. church blessed with overflow - BP News
Google News - over 5 years
Billy Gray, interim director of missions for the Tuscaloosa Baptist Association, said, "When you walk into Forest Lake's ministry center, you think you are in a store. One half looks like a department store, and the other half looks like a grocery
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FAMILY MATTERS - Cumbernauld News
Google News - over 5 years
GRANDPARENTS: Lisa's dad Billy Gray lives in Westerwood. Ian's parents Ian and May live in Bellshill. THANKS: Thanks go to both sets of grandparents and Ian's sister Gillian. The couple would also like to express their gratitude to everyone who has
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Tuscaloosa pastors 'standing in the gap' - BP News
Google News - over 5 years
Also on hand were Billy Gray, interim director of missions for the Tuscaloosa County Baptist Association, and Gary Bonner, the association's associate director of missions and pastor of Bethany Baptist Church. Nearly every church, apart from structural
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Billy Gray sentenced to 100 years for sexual assault - Today's THV
Google News - over 5 years
Prosecuting attorney Cody Highland says Billy Gray will serve the sentences consecutively - 20 years for each count. Gray will not be eligible for parole for 25 years. The jury recommended the maximum sentence on each count. Last year, a 14-year-old
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Baseball: North Plainfield Sends Johnson Packing in First Round of States - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Senior third baseman Billy Gray hit a hard ground ball to shortstop Sean Lubreski, who made a diving play and threw to second base from his back; the umpire called Wilson out. The Johnson fans, players, and coaches yelled that the second baseman had
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Father Knows Best: Season Six - DVD Talk
Google News - over 5 years
18-year-old James, Jr.--"Bud" to everyone (Billy Gray)--is also beginning to evolve away from embodying the typical American teenaged boy, only interested in sports and his broken-down hot rod, towards a thoughtful, sensitive young man groping for the
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Pembroke County Cricket League - Tenby Observer
Google News - almost 6 years
Billy Gray hit 11 fours in his innings of 52 and received good backing from Alan Luke (27) and Alun Gowman (22). Chris Hawkes (56 including 10 fours), Jamie Morgan (50no), Jack Franklin (46) and Geoff Marsh (26no) were all in good form for Saundersfoot
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Billy Gray
    FORTIES
  • 1983
    Age 45
    In a 1983 interview, Gray spoke disparagingly of Father Knows Best: "I wish there was some way I could tell the kids not to believe it.
    More Details Hide Details The dialogue, the situations, the characters they were all totally false. The show did everyone a disservice. The girls were always trained to use their feminine wiles, to pretend to be helpless to attract men. The show contributed to a lot of the problems between men and women that we see today. I think we were all well motivated, but what we did was run a hoax. 'Father Knows Best' purported to be a reasonable facsimile of life. And the bad thing is, the model is so deceitful. It usually revolved around not wanting to tell the truth, either out of embarrassment, or not wanting to hurt someone. If I could say anything to make up for all the years I lent myself to (that), it would be, 'You Know Best." As the co-owner of a company called BigRock Engineering, Gray markets several products that he has invented, including a self-massager, high-technology guitar picks, and a candleholder for jack-o-lanterns. He raced competitively at dirt tracks in southern California from 1970 to 1995. He has since been a spectator and finds the sport is shrinking in availability.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1977
    Age 39
    In 1977, Gray appeared on both Father Knows Best television movie reunion specials that aired on NBC, the Father Knows Best Family Reunion special on May 15, 1977, and the Father Knows Best: Home for Christmas special on December 18, 1977.
    More Details Hide Details Both specials were reunions of the entire cast from the former series which had left the air seventeen years earlier.
  • 1971
    Age 33
    He appeared as a heroin dealer, "City Life", in the 1971 film Dusty and Sweets McGee.
    More Details Hide Details Critic Leonard Maltin claimed incorrectly that Gray had been recruited for the role of "City Life" from actual addicts and narcotics dealers. Maltin did not remove the false information from his guide for another two decades, and only after Gray filed suit for libel.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1967
    Age 29
    He appeared in 1967 as Billy Nixon in the episode "Desperate Mission" of Custer.
    More Details Hide Details In 1962, at age 24, Gray was arrested for possession of marijuana. The arrest was blamed for later costing him film and television roles.
  • 1964
    Age 26
    In 1964, he was Colin Martin in "Tigers Are for Jungles" in ABC's crime drama Arrest and Trial, with Chuck Connors.
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  • 1962
    Age 24
    In 1962, he appeared on CBS's The Red Skelton Show.
    More Details Hide Details His other roles included appearances on two ABC series, The Greatest Show on Earth, starring Jack Palance in a circus setting, and Combat!, a military drama set during World War II and starring Vic Morrow and Rick Jason. He also guest starred in CBS's Rawhide.
  • 1961
    Age 23
    He appeared twice in 1961 in the anthology series General Electric Theater, hosted by Ronald W. Reagan.
    More Details Hide Details That same year he was Perry Hatch in "The Hatbox" of CBS's Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
    In 1961, he played Johnny Blatner in the episode "Two-Way Deal" of the Henry Fonda/Allen Case NBC western The Deputy.
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  • 1960
    Age 22
    After Father Knows Best, Gray appeared in several dozen single-appearance television roles. In 1960, he guest starred as Frankie Niles in the episode "Dark Return" of the ABC western series Stagecoach West, a program similar to the longer-running Wagon Train.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, he portrayed David Ross in the episode "Ginger's Big Romance" on Bachelor Father.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1957
    Age 19
    In 1957, while still on Father Knows Best, Gray appeared as Mike Edwards in the episode "Come Back Darling Asta" of Peter Lawford's NBC crime series The Thin Man, based on the work of Dashiell Hammett.
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  • 1955
    Age 17
    In 1955, Gray appeared in The Seven Little Foys, which starred Bob Hope as famed vaudeville entertainer Eddie Foy, in the teen role of Bryan Lincoln Foy.
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  • 1953
    Age 15
    He appeared as Alan in a 1953 episode "Shot in the Dark" of The Adventures of Superman, starring George Reeves.
    More Details Hide Details The character Alan took a photograph of Superman that could reveal information on the hero's secret identity.
    In 1953, Gray was slated to play the part of Tagg Oakley in the syndicated western series Annie Oakley, starring Gail Davis and Brad Johnson and did appear in the episode "Bull's Eye".
    More Details Hide Details Instead, he joined the Father Knows Best cast, and the part of Tagg went to Jimmy Hawkins. That same year, Warner Bros. cast Gray as Wesley Winfield in By the Light of the Silvery Moon, a sequel to On Moonlight Bay (1951) in which Gray had played the role of the same Wesley Winfield.
  • 1951
    Age 13
    In 1951, at age 13, he appeared in the film Jim Thorpe -- All-American, with Burt Lancaster in the lead role.
    More Details Hide Details Gray portrayed the Indian athlete Jim Thorpe as a child. Later that year, he was chosen to appear in the science fiction picture The Day the Earth Stood Still. Michael Rennie played the part of the alien who befriended the boy played by Gray. He appeared in an uncredited role as one of the many children in Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair (1952).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1949
    Age 11
    In 1949, Billy Gray appeared with his mother in separate scenes in the film Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff.
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  • 1938
    Age 0
    Born on January 13, 1938.
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