Bear, The

The Austrian bailiff, Gessler known to the villagers of the Alps as “The Bear” was the man who ordered the legendary Swiss hero, William Tell to shoot the apple off of his son’s head.

British actor Willoughby Goddard played this villain on THE ADVENTURES OF WILLIAM TELL/SYN/1957-58.

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Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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