George Shephard Houghton|
June 4, 1914
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
December 15, 2016 (aged 102)|
Hoodsport, Washington, U.S.
The younger of two sons born to George Henry Houghton and Mabell Viola Shephard, Shep's father was an insurance company representative who moved his family to Hollywood for business reasons in 1927, settling not far from Paramount Pictures' studios. In 1927, Shep made his acting debut in Underworld, a silent film.
In 1935 he married Jane Rosily Kellog; the couple had one child, a daughter named Terrie Lynn. The couple divorced in 1945. He married actress Geraldine Farnum in 1946, but they divorced in 1948 after the birth of their son, Peter William. In the early 1950s he worked for television, mostly as a dancer. He married, lastly, in 1975, to Mel Carter.
The oldest surviving cast member of Gone with the Wind (albeit in a small uncredited role), Shep Houghton's final film appearance was in The Hindenburg (1975), also in an uncredited role. He died on December 15, 2016 at the age of 102.