In the mid to late 2000s, Gil often spoke on board celebrity cruise lines. He worked specifically with Sixth Star Entertainment & Marketing out of Fort Lauderdale, FL on the Regent Seven Seas Mariner. Ever graceful, he was always happy to meet with and talk to his fans and swap golf stories.
The Golden Age of Hollywood
Find out what it was like to work with Mickey & Judy, Marlon Brando, Bill Holden, how it felt to be a Bowery Boy, firsthand with Gil Stratton.
The Bad, the Beautiful, and the Awful
Find out what Celebrities are REALLY like with Hollywood veteran, Gil Stratton.
Sports Reflects a 40-year Career
Join Gil Stratton to discover what it was like being a professional Umpire, The NFL TV Voice of the LA Rams, Calling Cassius Clay’s 1st Olympic Title, and backstage at the Rome Olympics.
Radio, the Theater of the Mind
Radio Actor, Gil Stratton will take you from Jack Benny’s Vault, to My Little Margie, behind the scenes of First Nighter, to an original Broadcast of Suspense.
The Sport of Kings
Hear it from the lips of a real Tracksider, Gil Stratton, who will describe the thrills aboard a Thoroughbred Coming out of the Gate.
From Broadway to Baseball and Back
Experience a teenager’s thrill on Broadway, and even more dining at the White House, and sharing a real Diamond with Babe Ruth with Actor and Sportscaster Gil Stratton
BIO for cruise ships
A veteran of three different Successful careers, Gil Stratton shares a multitude of stories that are as varied as his colorful experiences. Gil started life as an actor in a pair of Broadway hits, “Life With Father”, and “Best Foot Forward.”
Following service as a bombardier in the Army Air Corps during World War II, he resumed his acting career in Hollywood with such films as: STALAG 17 that earned William Holden the Best Actor Oscar; THE WILD ONE with Marlon Brando and joining Mickey & Judy in GIRL CRAZY. He also appeared on radio in the popular MY LITTLE MARGIE series and on Television as Eddie Mayhoff’s un-athletic son in THAT”S MY BOY.
Stratton entered the TV business in the mid-50’s as Sports Director of KCBS-TV, a second career that saw him honored with multi-awards from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Emmys), the California Associated Press Television and Radio Association and the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California,(Golden Mikes).
He has covered the entire sports spectrum including golf, tennis, track and field, hockey soccer, the KY Derby and featured races from Santa Anita, Hollywood Park and Del Mar. His reports from the Rome Olympics were first proclaiming Cassius Clay as the Light Heavyweight Champion. Stratton was the one-time TV Voice of the LA Rams. During his early years in Hollywood, Gil spent his summer as a professional baseball umpire, eventually moving to the Pacific Coast League.
He and wife, singer-actress Dee live in Toluca Lake, California.