Dell, Gabriel “Gabe” (Del Vecchio)

Gabriel Dell “Gabe” (Del Vecchio)

Given name: Gabriel Del Vecchio

Born: October 8, 1919, New York
Died: July 3, 1988, North Hollywood, California

Attended Mar-Ken in the late-1930’s. Brother of Ethel Dell.

Gabe was one of the original “Dead End Kids.” He was a singer, movie actor, did live Broadway shows, nightclub acts and had many TV appearances. He made the favorite Halloween album, “Famous Monsters Speak.”

From the October 13, 1938 Mar-Ken Journal:
SENIOR OFFICERS ELECTED: Gabriel Dell is the entertainment chairman.

From the October 28, 1938 Mar-Ken Journal:
Gabriel Dell is 12th Grade (Senior) Class Chairman.

From the October 28, 1938 Mar-Ken Journal:
MOVIE NEWS:
•The Dead End Kids have separated for one or two pictures, but will again unite for “Hell’s Kitchen” at Warners. Original boys are: Leo Gorcey, Gabriel Dell, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, Billy Halop and Bernard Punsley.

From the December 16, 1938 Mar-Ken Journal:
•SENIORS ATTEND ROLLER DERBY
Last Thursday evening, the 6th, the Senior Class had another exciting activity – – all went to the Roller Derby after supper at the school. The meal was purchased and prepared by some of the girls, and the entire class, with Mrs. Bessire and Miss Barbul, sat down to a delicious, but inexpensive, meal in the Seniors’ Room. After supper, through the courtesy of passes and later of the “Dead End” Kids, all got seats at the edge of the rink. Gabie Dell, Huntz Hall, and Hally Chester broadcasted during the evening.
Currie’s Malted Milk Shop refreshed thirsty throats, dry from cheering. A swell time was had indeed? (And the Seniors got to bed early too, because it was a school night. How’s that for a good example to other class-groups?!)

•WHAT THEY ARE DOING FOR CHRISTMAS – “Dear End”ing
WHAT THEY WANT FROM SANTA CLAUS – Who knows?

From the September 27, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
ALUMNI: Gaby Dell is with the “Dead End Kids.”

Links to other resources about Gabriel Dell:

Internet Movie Database listing:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0217316/

Internet Broadway Database listing:
http://www.ibdb.com/person.php?id=37781

TV.com listing:
http://www.tv.com/gabriel-dell/person/34456/summary.html

Yahoo! Movies listing:
http://movies.yahoo.com/shop?d=hc&id=1800060582&cf=biog&intl=us