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Alec
Guinness
James
Doohan
Donald
Pleasence
David
Niven
James
Stewart
Clark
Gable
Charlton
Heston
Earnest
Borgnine
Charles
Durning
Charles
Bronson
George
C. Scott
Eddie
Albert
Brian
Keith
Lee
Marvin
Bob
Keeshan
Fred
Rogers
John
Russell
Robert
Ryan
Tyrone
Power
Audie
Murphy
Huge
O'brian
Glenn
Ford
John
Wayne
Burt
Lancaster
Sterling
Hayden


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On The Flip Side of Hollywood

In contrast to the ideals, opinions and feelings of today's Actors.

Hollywood's

These Actors of yester-year loved the United States and England.
They had both class and integrity.
With the advent of World War many of our actors went to fight rather than
stand and rant against this countrys we all love.
They gave up their wealth, position and fame to become service men,
many as simple "enlisted men".
This page lists a few, but from this group of only 25 Actors / military men
came over 70 medals in honor of their valor, spanning from Bronze Stars,
Silver Stars, Distinguish Service Cross', Purple Hearts and
one Congressional Medal of Honor.

And The Last Actor listed in the first section,
was the only Non Military Man to ever,
be awarded the United States Congressional Medal Of Honor.


So remember; while the "Entertainers of 2003/2004/2005/2006"
have been in the news media lately speaking against our countrys
(for it seems News Paper, Television and Radio has been more than ready to
put them and their anti-American, anti-British message before the public)

I would like to remind the people of what the entertainers were doing,
in 1941 and the years after.
World War Two.

Most of these brave men have since Left this Earth for a more Peaceful Location.
(Atleast I hope they ARE in Heaven, just the same as
I HOPE You Make It In Heaven Also.)


as of May, 15, 2014
Huge O'brian, at about age 89.
Is the only One Listed below still alive. (that I Know Of.)



Alec
Guinness
James
Doohan
Donald
Pleasence
David
Niven
James
Stewart
Clark
Gable
Charlton
Heston
Earnest
Borgnine
Charles
Durning
Charles
Bronson
George
C. Scott
Eddie
Albert
Brian
Keith
Lee
Marvin
Bob
Keeshan
Fred
Rogers
John
Russell
Robert
Ryan
Tyrone
Power
Audie
Murphy
Huge
O'brian
Glenn
Ford
John
Wayne
Burt
Lancaster
Sterling
Hayden


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Real Hollywood Heros


(the information on these Men is my own knowledge
and what was got from the sources of The Imdb dot com site,
the microsoft encylopedia encarta.
and other web site sources.)


If you are in need of more actors and some more
information then check out this page he has
some of the same ones and more there.

http://www.palletmastersworkshop.com/flipside.html
or check on
http://www.imdb.com
and use the names as i have them or you
might not get the right actor because there are some
others that have the same names as these people
but they spell them slightly different.
or they are the 2nd/ 3rd/ 4th, son of these below.

Alec
Guinness
James
Doohan
Donald
Pleasence
David
Niven
James
Stewart
Clark
Gable
Charlton
Heston
Earnest
Borgnine
Charles
Durning
Charles
Bronson
George
C. Scott
Eddie
Albert
Brian
Keith
Lee
Marvin
Bob
Keeshan
Fred
Rogers
John
Russell
Robert
Ryan
Tyrone
Power
Audie
Murphy
Huge
O'brian
Glenn
Ford
John
Wayne
Burt
Lancaster
Sterling
Hayden


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Alec Guinness
operated a British Royal Navy landing craft on D-Day.

Guinness, Sir Alec (1914-2000), considered one of the best of the 20th century.
In his roles in motion pictures and on the stage Guinness won acclaim for his ability
to portray a wide range of characters.
He was born in London and studied acting at the Fay Compton Studio of Dramatic Art.
Guinness made his stage debut in 1933, and beginning in 1936 he played Shakespearean roles
at the Old Vic Theatre in London, notably the title role in Hamlet (1938).
After service in the Royal Navy, he returned to the Old Vic for the 1945 and 1946 seasons.
Guinness's On stage roles in England, Canada,
and the United States in The Cocktail Party (1950),
Ross (1960), and Dylan (1964).

Guinness achieved international success for his masterly character portrayals
in such films as Oliver Twist (1948)
and the comedies Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949),
in which he played eight roles; The Man in the White Suit (1951);
The Lavender Hill Mob (1951),
for which he received an Academy Award nomination for best actor;
and The Captain's Paradise (1953).
For his performance in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957),
he received an Academy Award for best actor.
His later projects include the films Star Wars (1977)
and Little Dorrit (1988),
both of which earned him Oscar nominations for best supporting actor,
and the television series Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (1979)
and Smiley's People (1982).
He wrote an autobiography, Blessings in Disguise (1985),
and a collection of anecdotes and reflections on his career,
My Name Escapes Me: The Diary of a Retiring Actor (1997)
and A Positively Final Appearance: A Journal 1996-98 (1999).
Guinness was knighted in 1959.



Alec
Guinness
James
Doohan
Donald
Pleasence
David
Niven
James
Stewart
Clark
Gable
Charlton
Heston
Earnest
Borgnine
Charles
Durning
Charles
Bronson
George
C. Scott
Eddie
Albert
Brian
Keith
Lee
Marvin
Bob
Keeshan
Fred
Rogers
John
Russell
Robert
Ryan
Tyrone
Power
Audie
Murphy
Huge
O'brian
Glenn
Ford
John
Wayne
Burt
Lancaster
Sterling
Hayden


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James Doohan:
("Scotty" on Star Trek and did many other movies)
landed in Normandy with the U. S. and Canadian Army on D-Day.

James Doohan, died Wednesday July 22nd 2005. He was 85.
James died at 5:30 a.m. at his Redmond, Wash., home with his wife of 28 years,
Wende, at his side, Los Angeles agent and longtime friend Steve Stevens said.
The cause of death was pneumonia and
Alzheimer's disease.

The Canadian-born James was a master of dialects from his early years in radio,
When the star trek series ended in 1969, Doohan found himself typecast as Montgomery Scott,
the canny engineer with a burr in his voice. In 1973, he complained to his dentist,
who advised him: "Jimmy, you're going to be Scotty long after you're dead.
If I were you, I'd go with the flow."
"I took his advice," said Doohan, "and since then everything's been just lovely."

James, a veteran of D-Day in Normandy, spoke frankly in 1998
about his employer and his TV commander.
"I started out in star trek at basic minimum— plus 10 percent for my agent.
That was added a little bit in the second year. When we finally got to our third year,
Paramount told us we'd get second-year pay! That's how much they loved us."
He accused Shatner of hogging the camera, adding: "I like Captain Kirk,
but I sure don't like Bill.
He's so insecure that all he can think about is himself."

James Montgomery Doohan was born March 3, 1920, in Vancouver,
British Columbia, youngest of
four children of William Doohan, a pharmacist,
veterinarian and dentist, and his wife Sarah. As he
wrote in his autobiography, "Beam Me Up, Scotty,"
his father was a drunk who made life miserable
for his wife and children. At 19, James escaped the turmoil at home by
joining the Canadian army,
becoming a lieutenant in artillery.
He was among the Canadian forces that landed on Juno Beach on
D-Day. "The sea was rough," he recalled.
"We were more afraid of drowning than the Germans."
The Canadians crossed a minefield laid for tanks;
the soldiers weren't heavy enough to detonate the
bombs. At 11:30 that night, he was machine-gunned, taking six hits:
one that took off his middle right
finger (he managed to hide the missing finger on screen),
four in his leg and one in the chest.
Fortunately the chest bullet was stopped by his silver cigarette case.
After the war Doohan on a whim enrolled in a drama class in Toronto.
He showed promise and won
a two-year scholarship to New York's famed Neighborhood Playhouse,
where fellow students
included Leslie Nielsen, Tony Randall and Richard Boone.

Oddly, his only other TV series besides "Star Trek" was another space adventure,
"Space Command," in 1953.
Jame's first marriage to Judy Doohan produced four children.
He had two children by his second
marriage to Anita Yagel. Both marriages ended in divorce.
In 1974 he married Wende Braunberger,
and their children were Eric, Thomas and Sarah, who was born in 2000,
when James was 80.

In a 1998 interview, James was asked if he ever got tired of hearing the line
"Beam me up, Scotty."

"I'm not tired of it at all," he replied. "Good gracious,
it's been said to me for just about 31 years. It's
been said to me at 70 miles an hour across four lanes on the freeway.
I hear it from just about
everybody. It's been fun."



Alec
Guinness
James
Doohan
Donald
Pleasence
David
Niven
James
Stewart
Clark
Gable
Charlton
Heston
Earnest
Borgnine
Charles
Durning
Charles
Bronson
George
C. Scott
Eddie
Albert
Brian
Keith
Lee
Marvin
Bob
Keeshan
Fred
Rogers
John
Russell
Robert
Ryan
Tyrone
Power
Audie
Murphy
Huge
O'brian
Glenn
Ford
John
Wayne
Burt
Lancaster
Sterling
Hayden


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Donald Pleasence (1919-1995)

Donald was railway worker for a short time before he made his stage debut in 1939,

during WW2 he servied in the RAF, where he was shot down and captured by the
germans and was a POW, that really did get beat up and did try to escape from a
prision camp, just like the character he played in the movie
" The Great Escape"
after world war 2 He began to appear in TV drama in the 1950s,
and was Prince John in Robin Hood on ITV, 1955-57.

and In film character roles from 1954 (he knew he was never going to be a
handsome leading man),
he was excellent as grave-robber Hare in The Flesh and the Fiends 1960
and a timid accountant in The Big Day 1960,
and the weak father devoted to his pet rabbits in The Wind of Change 1961.
He was a perfect Dr. Crippen 1962, and, in The Caretaker 1963, reprised his
acclaimed stage performance as the tramp Davies.
In Roman Polanski's bizarre, darkly humorous Cul-de-sac 1966, he played an
ineffectual husband, living in isolation on Holy Island, finally left weeping and
hunched on a rock as the tide moves in.

After The Great Escape 1963, he appeared in US films regularly, notably in
Halloween 1978,
the success of which made him a horror specialist,
often in low-budget films, many of the shlocky Italian slasher variety.
He was excellent as saintly Rev. Harding in TV's The Barchester Chronicles BBC,
1984, reminding viewers he was capable of more than gore and horror.

He was awarded an OBE in 1993, and his daughter is actress Angela Pleasence.

Circus of Horrors (1960)
Lurid horror about a deranged plastic surgeon

Tale of Two Cities, A (1958)
Dirk Bogarde stars as an idealistic lawyer in this Dickens adaptation

Blade on the Feather (1980)
Meditation on loyalty and treachery by Dennis Potter

Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
Robert Powell plays Jesus Christ in Franco Zeffirelli's famous miniseries

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1954)
Highly controversial - in its day - Orwell adaptation by Nigel Kneale

Some of his other movies are Fantastic Voyage, Halloween (the movie), Oh God!.,
The Greatest Story Ever Told,THX1-1138 this was George Lucas's First Feature
Film as dirctor.



Alec
Guinness
James
Doohan
Donald
Pleasence
David
Niven
James
Stewart
Clark
Gable
Charlton
Heston
Earnest
Borgnine
Charles
Durning
Charles
Bronson
George
C. Scott
Eddie
Albert
Brian
Keith
Lee
Marvin
Bob
Keeshan
Fred
Rogers
John
Russell
Robert
Ryan
Tyrone
Power
Audie
Murphy
Huge
O'brian
Glenn
Ford
John
Wayne
Burt
Lancaster
Sterling
Hayden


the Fair play Section of this page




David Niven:
was a Sandhurst graduate and Lt. Colonel of the British Commandos in Normandy.

Niven, David (1909-1983), British motion-picture actor,
whose aristocratic charm made him a success with American audiences.
Born in Kirriemuir, Scotland, into a military family,
Niven was a professional soldier until he moved to Hollywood, California in 1935.

Niven's first significant film role was a small part in Splendor (1935),
and he soon achieved motion-picture stardom with major roles in
Dawn Patrol (1938), and Wuthering Heights (1939).
He returned to Britain to serve as an officer in the British army during World War II (1939-1945).
Niven then had leading roles in two highly acclaimed British war films,
The Way Ahead (1944), by British director Carol Reed, and
A Matter of Life and Death
(1946 released in the United States as Stairway to Heaven)
by the celebrated British filmmaking team of Powell and Pressburger.

Niven returned to Hollywood to star in The Bishop's Wife (1947),
a Christmas fantasy film that established his talent for acting in light comedies.
Was also in seveal movies filmed and produced by Walt Disney's Company.
And was the flamboyant adventurer Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days (1956),
based on the novel by French writer Jules Verne.
Niven received further praise for his performance as a boastful
war hero in Separate Tables (1958), which won him the 1958 Academy Award for best actor.
His other popular films include The Guns of Navarone (1961),
The Pink Panther (1964),
Murder by Death (1976),
and Death on the Nile (1978).
Niven published two bestselling memoirs, The Moon's A Balloon (1971)
and Bring on the Empty Horses (1975)
as well as a novel, Go Slowly, Come Back Quickly (1981).



Alec
Guinness
James
Doohan
Donald
Pleasence
David
Niven
James
Stewart
Clark
Gable
Charlton
Heston
Earnest
Borgnine
Charles
Durning
Charles
Bronson
George
C. Scott
Eddie
Albert
Brian
Keith
Lee
Marvin
Bob
Keeshan
Fred
Rogers
John
Russell
Robert
Ryan
Tyrone
Power
Audie
Murphy
Huge
O'brian
Glenn
Ford
John
Wayne
Burt
Lancaster
Sterling
Hayden


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james stewart

born 20 May 1908
Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA
died on 2 July 1997
Los Angeles, California, USA.
because of pulmonary embolism following respiratory problems
( know for the movies of "Harvey / Its A Wonderful Life / The Stratigic Air Command ")
Entered the Army Air Force as a private and worked his way to the rank of Colonel.

Not a native texan but had a home in fort worth by the Same Air Base that was used in
the movie "The Stratigic Air Command" and was active in the Reserves
Also was an Founder of the Fort Worth Zoo, and Donated Millions of Dollars to it.

During World War II, Stewart served as a bomber pilot,
his service record crediting him with leading more than 20 missions over Germany,
and taking part in hundreds of air strikes during his tour of duty.
Stewart earned the Air Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross, France's Croix de Guerre,
and 7 Battle Stars during World War II. In peace time,
Stewart continued to be an active member of the Air Force as a reservist,
reaching the rank of Brigadier General before retiring in the late 1950s.



Alec
Guinness
James
Doohan
Donald
Pleasence
David
Niven
James
Stewart
Clark
Gable
Charlton
Heston
Earnest
Borgnine
Charles
Durning
Charles
Bronson
George
C. Scott
Eddie
Albert
Brian
Keith
Lee
Marvin
Bob
Keeshan
Fred
Rogers
John
Russell
Robert
Ryan
Tyrone
Power
Audie
Murphy
Huge
O'brian
Glenn
Ford
John
Wayne
Burt
Lancaster
Sterling
Hayden


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Clark Gable
Born 1st February 1901 Cadiz, Ohio, USA
Died 16 November 1960
Los Angeles, California, USA. died because of a heart attack
(Mega-Movie Star when war broke out)

Although he was beyond the draft age at the time the U.S. entered WW II,
Clark Gable enlisted as a private in the AAF on Aug. 12, 1942 at Los Angeles.
He attended the Officers' Candidate School at Miami Beach, Fla.
and graduated as a second lieutenant on Oct. 28, 1942.
He then attended aerial gunnery school and in Feb. 1943
he was assigned to the 351st Bomb Group at Polebrook
where flew operational missions over Europe in B-17s.
Capt. Gable returned to the U.S. in Oct. 1943 and was relieved from active duty as a major
on Jun. 12, 1944 at his own request, since he was over-age for combat.



Alec
Guinness
James
Doohan
Donald
Pleasence
David
Niven
James
Stewart
Clark
Gable
Charlton
Heston
Earnest
Borgnine
Charles
Durning
Charles
Bronson
George
C. Scott
Eddie
Albert
Brian
Keith
Lee
Marvin
Bob
Keeshan
Fred
Rogers
John
Russell
Robert
Ryan
Tyrone
Power
Audie
Murphy
Huge
O'brian
Glenn
Ford
John
Wayne
Burt
Lancaster
Sterling
Hayden


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Charlton Heston:
Born in 1923, Died April 5, 2008,
Saturday night at his home in Beverly Hills
with his wife Lydia at his side, family spokesman Bill Powers said.
But he declined to comment on the cause of death or provide further details."
Heston revealed in 2002 that he had symptoms consistent
with Alzheimer's disease, saying,
"I must reconcile courage and surrender in equal measure."
was an (1944 - 47 Army Air Corps Sergeant in Kodiak. )



American motion-picture actor and director, best known for his portrayals of epic
heroes in large-scale historical dramas.
Born Charles Carter in Evanston, Illinois, he studied speech and drama at Northwestern University.
He liked to recite the number of historical figures he had portrayed:

Andrew Jackson ("The President's Lady," and "The Buccaneer"),
Moses ("The Ten Commandments"),
title role of "El Cid,"
John the Baptist ("The Greatest Story Ever Told"),
Michelangelo ("The Agony and the Ecstasy"),
General Gordon ("Khartoum"),
Marc Antony ("Julius Caesar," and "Antony and Cleopatra"),
Cardinal Richelieu ("The Three Musketeers"),
Henry VIII ("The Prince and the Pauper").

Heston made his movie debut in the 1940s in two independent films
by a college classmate, David Bradley, who later became a noted film archivist.
He had the title role in "Peer Gynt" in 1942 and was Marc Antony in
Bradley's 1949 version of "Julius Caesar," for which He was paid $50 a week.

After serving in the United States Air Force (1944-1947),
he went into theater and radio, making his Broadway stage
debut in Antony and Cleopatra in 1947.
He also performed on television in the late 1940s,
making notable appearances in televised productions of Julius Caesar, Wuthering Heights,
and The Taming of the Shrew.

Film producer Hal B. Wallis of "Casablanca" fame, spotted Heston in the
1950 television production of "Wuthering Heights"
and offered him a contract.
When Mrs. Heston reminded him that they had decided to pursue theater and television,
he replied, "Well, maybe just for one film to see what it's like."

Heston made his Hollywood film debut as a tormented,
cynical young man in a 1950 film noir Dark City (1950), a crime thriller,
and then gained wide commercial
and critical success with a starring role in The Greatest Show on Earth (1952),
named by the Motion Picture Academy as the best picture of 1952.
by American director Cecil B. De Mille.

Heston earned star billing from his first Hollywood movie, "Dark City,"
Heston achieved fame by playing
roles in historical epics ,
including The President's Lady (1953),
The Ten Commandments (1956),
Ben-Hur (1959), El Cid (1961),
and The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965).

In 1959 he won an Academy Award for best actor for his performance in Ben-Hur.
During this period Heston also starred in several films made on a more modest scale,
including Touch of Evil (1958),
55 Days at Peking (1963),
and Major Dundee (1965).
In the late 1960s and early 1970s he adapted his powerful screen presence
to star in several science-fiction and disaster films,
such as Planet of the Apes (1968),
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970),
The Omega Man (1971), Soylent Green (1973),
Earthquake (1974),
and Airport 1975 (1974).
Most of his later roles are as indomitable authority figures in war sagas and Westerns.
"Ben-Hur" won 11 Academy Awards, Setting the record which the more recent
"Titanic" in (1997) and "The Lord of the Ring's Film series episode:
The Return of the King" in (2003), were only just barely able to match.

Heston made his motion-picture directing debut with
Antony and Cleopatra (1973), starring himself as Antony.
He also directed Mother Lode (1982)
and A Man for All Seasons (1988),
a film he made for television.
An influential member of the Hollywood film community,
Heston served six terms as President of the Screen Actors Guild, from 1966 to 1971.
He also became an outspoken supporter for a number of conservative political causes.
He was in a long standing feud with liberal actor Ed Asner
during the Ed's tenure as president of the Screen Actors Guild.
His activism in the last years of his life almost overshadowed
his achievements as an actor, and that was considerably hard to do.
and In June 1998, Heston was elected president of
the National Rifle Association, for which he had posed for ads holding a rifle.
He delivered a jab at then-President Bill Clinton, saying,
"America doesn't trust you with our 21-year-old daughters, and we sure,
Lord, don't trust you with our guns."

Heston stepped down as NRA president in April 2003,
telling the members his five years in office were
"quite a ride. ... I loved every minute of it."
With his large, muscular build, well-boned face and sonorous voice,
Heston said, "I have a face that belongs in another century,"
Also In 2003 He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom,
the nation's highest civilian honor. (
which replaced the use of the medal of honor
for civilans, After John Wayne was given the Medal of Honor.
)
"The largeness of character that comes across the screen
has also been seen throughout his life,"
President George W. Bush said at the time.



Alec
Guinness
James
Doohan
Donald
Pleasence
David
Niven
James
Stewart
Clark
Gable
Charlton
Heston
Earnest
Borgnine
Charles
Durning
Charles
Bronson
George
C. Scott
Eddie
Albert
Brian
Keith
Lee
Marvin
Bob
Keeshan
Fred
Rogers
John
Russell
Robert
Ryan
Tyrone
Power
Audie
Murphy
Huge
O'brian
Glenn
Ford
John
Wayne
Burt
Lancaster
Sterling
Hayden


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Ernest Borgnine was born Ermes Effron Borgnine on
January 24, 1917, in Hamden, Connecticut.
Died on July 9th 2012 of kindey failure.

His parents were Charles and Anna Borgnine, who had emigrated from Carpi, Italy.
As an only child, Ernest enjoyed most sports, especially boxing, but took no real
interest in acting.
At 18, after graduating from high school in New Haven, and undecided about his
future career, in 1935 he joined the navy, and was a U. S. Navy Gunners Mate
where he stayed for ten years until leaving in 1945.

After a few factory jobs, his mother suggested that his forceful personality could
make him suitable for a career in acting, and Borgnine promptly enrolled at the
Randall School of Drama in Hartford.
After completing the course he joined Robert Porterfield's famous
Barter Theatre in Abington, Virginia, staying there for four years,
undertaking odd jobs and playing every type of role imaginable.
His big break came in 1949, when he made his acting debut on Broadway playing a
male nurse in the stage play "Harvey".
In 1951 Borgnine moved to Los Angeles to pursue a movie career, and made his
film debut as Bill Street in The Whistle at Eaton Falls (1951).
His career took off in 1953 when he was cast in the role of Sgt. "Fatso" Judson in
From Here to Eternity (1953).
This memorable performance led to numerous supporting roles as "heavies" in a
steady string of dramas and westerns.
He played against type in 1955 by securing the lead role of Marty Piletti, a shy and
sensitive butcher, in Marty (1955).
He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance, despite strong
competition from
Spencer Tracy, Frank Sinatra, James Dean and James Cagney.

Throughout the 1950s and early 1960s Borgnine performed in such films as
The Catered Affair (1956)
Emperor of the North Pole (1973).
Between 1962 and 1966 he played Lt. Quinton McHale in the popular
TV series "McHale's Navy" (1962).
In early 1984 he returned to television as Dominic Santini in the action series
"Airwolf" (1984),
and in 1995 he was cast in the comedy "The Single Guy" (1995)
as doorman Manny Cordoba.
He also appeared in several made-for-TV movies.
Ernest Borgnine has often stated that acting is his greatest passion,
and he's still working today. in Jan. 2006
His amazing 51-year career includes appearances in over 100 feature films
and three television series, as well as voiceovers in animated films such
as All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (1996) and Small Soldiers (1998).
He is married to Tova Traesnaes, who heads her own cosmetics company.

They live in Beverly Hills, where Borgnine assists his wife between film projects.
When not acting,
he actively supports numerous charities and speaks tirelessly at benefits
throughout the country.
He has been awarded several honorary doctorates from colleges across the US as
well as numerous Lifetime Achievement Awards.
In 1996 he purchased a bus and traveled across the U.S. to see the country and
meet his many fans.
On December 17, 1999, he presented the University of North Alabama with a
collection of scripts from his film and television career,
as he is good friends with alumni and actor George Lindsey.

some of his movies are
China Corsair, in 1951.
Bad Day at Black Rock , Marty, Badlanders, The Wild Bunch ,
The Poseidon Adventure, and other movies
here are some of his latest movies
The Trail to Hope Rose (2004) (TV) .... Eugene Lawson
Cura del gorilla, La (2005)
3 Below (2005) (V) .... Grandpa
Rail Kings (2005) (V) .... Steamtrain
Oliviero Rising (2006) (post-production) .... Don Alfio
Strange Wilderness (2006) (filming)
Chinaman's Chance (2006) (filming)



Alec
Guinness
James
Doohan
Donald
Pleasence
David
Niven
James
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Charles Durning

born on 28 February 1923
Highland Falls, New York, USA
Died on December 24th 2012 of Natural Causes

Durning died at his home in Manhattan on December 24, 2012, aged 89.
and was subsequently buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
On December 27, 2012, Broadway theaters dimmed their lights to honor him.
How ironic for him to die on christmas eve, when as mentioned below
he played santa claus 5 times in the tv shows and movies. and maybe even a couple times on stage.

Was trained in classical dance and was for a time in his early career, a dance
instructor.

Has played Santa Claus, in
It Nearly Wasn't Christmas (1989) (TV),
Mrs. Santa Claus (1996) (TV),
Elmo Saves Christmas (1996) (V),
Mr. St. Nick (2002) (TV)
With The Teenager moive of "A Boyfriend for Christmas" (2004) (TV),
he has now portrayed Santa Claus five times, all in TV movies.
Ironically, none of these films was released in theatres and two of them begin
with titles of a man or woman.
His St. Nick is rarely the main character and is portrayed
as somewhat grumpier than most depictions.

He Served with the 1st Infantry Division in World War II.
Where He landed at Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944 during the Normandy invasion.
He was awarded several decorations, including the Combat Infantryman's Badge,
Silver Star Medal,
Bronze Star Medal, and three Purple Hearts.

It Took him 50 years to talk about his experiences of that day.

He Was one of a few survivors to the infamous attack on American POWs at
Malmedy, Belgium.
The surrendering engineering battalion, caught behind enemy lines when
the main American Forces retreated,
were gathered together and brought to a large field where German machine
gunners had been hidden in trucks, and were used to murder all POW's.
Only a few men survived this attack and were witnesses to the event.
More than 100 US Servicemen died.
The scene was re-created in the movie,
Battle of the Bulge, starring Henry Fonda.
He is also a former professional boxer,
that fought on the same card as Boxer Jack Warden in Madison Square Garden.
And He Studied the Martial Arts earlier in his career

Won Broadway's 1990 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play)
for portraying Big Daddy in a revival of Tennessee Williams'
"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."

Some of his other films are
1973: Sisters
1974: The Front Page
1975: The Hindenburg 1977: The Choirboys
1978: The Fury
1979: The Muppet Movie, North Dallas Forty 1980: The Final Countdown
1981: Sharky's Machine
1985: Big Trouble, The Man With One Red Shoe
1986: Tough Guys, Where the River Runs Black
1987: Happy New Year, The Rosary Murders, Cop
1988: Far North
1990: Dick Tracy
1991: V.I. Warshawski
1993: The Music of Chance
1994: The Hudsucker Proxy

(October 2002) In Off-Broadway production of "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui",
Berthold Brecht's Nazi Allegory set in Chicago

One of the screen's most familiar faces,
Durning is the epitome of a character actor, demonstrating versatility and
excellence from role to role and often outshining many of the stars he nominally
"supports."

his TV credits include
the marvelous Queen of the Stardust Ballroom (1975), Death of a Salesman (with
Dustin Hoffman 1985),
the short-lived series "The Cop and the Kid" (1975),
and Burt Reynold's' "Evening Shade" (1990-94).



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Charles Bronson
Born in 1921, Died on 30 August 2003

With his death Robert Vaughn is the only one of
the seven main stars of the
The Magnificent Seven (1960)
who is still alive as of November 2005.

one film critic described Bronson's rugged looks as
"a Clark Gable who had been left out in the sun too long"

Charles Bronson was born Charles Dennis Buchinski one of 14 children of
struggling Polish immigrant parents in Pennsylvania (his father was a coal miner).
And even though he was the only member of the family to complete high school,
he joined his father and brothers to work in the mines
(an experience that resulted in a lifetime fear of being in enclosed spaces which
showed up in the great escape movie and the dirty dozen where his charactor
shows signs of nervesness in tight places.)

and then used his being drafted into the army 1943 and placed in the Army Air
Corps. to get out of the mines.

At first given duties as a truck driver, he was later trained as a tail-gunner and
assigned to a B-29 bomber.
He flew on 25 missions and received, among other decorations, a Purple Heart for
wounds incurred in battle with the 20th Air Force out of Guam,
Tinian, and Saipan After his return from the war, Bronson used the GI Bill to study
art (a passion he had for the rest of his life), then enrolled at the Pasadena
Playhouse in California.
He appeared on screen often early in his career, though often uncredited.
However, he made an impact on audiences as the evil assistant to Vincent Price in
the 3-D thriller House of Wax (1953).
His sinewy yet muscular physique got him cast in action-type roles,
He received positive notices from critics for his performances in Vera Cruz (1954),
Target Zero (1955) and Run of the Arrow (1957) Machine-Gun Kelly (1958),

then Bronson scored the lead in his own TV series,
"Man with a Camera" (1958).
The 1960s proved to be the era in which Bronson made his reputation as a man of
few words but much action.
in the smash hit western The Magnificent Seven (1960),
the WWII POW epic The Great Escape (1963).
Several more strong roles followed, then once again
Bronson was back in military uniform, alongside Lee Marvin and Ernest Borgnine
in the testosterone-filled The Dirty Dozen (1967).
European audiences had taken a shine to his minimalist acting style, and he
headed to the Continent to star in several action-oriented films,
including Bataille de San Sebastian, La (1968) (aka "Guns for San Sebastian"),
the cult western C'era una volta il West (1968) (aka "Once Upon a Time in The
West"),
Passager de la pluie, Le (1969) (aka "Rider On The Rain")
and, in one of the quirkier examples of international casting, alongside
Japansese screen legend Toshirô Mifune in the western Soleil rouge (1971) (aka
"Red Sun").
American audiences were by now keen to see Bronson back on US soil, and he
returned triumphantly in the early 1970s to take the lead in more hard-edged crime
and western dramas, including The Valachi Papers (1972) and the revenge western
Chato's Land (1972).
then in several highly successful urban crime thrillers, including The Mechanic
(1972) and The Stone Killer (1973).

Action fans could not get enough of tough guy Bronson, and he surprised
everyone with his appearance as compassionate newspaper editor Francis Church
in the family film Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus (1991) (TV).
Unfortunately, ill health began to take its toll; he suffered from Alzheimers disease
for the last few years of his life, and finally passed away from pneumonia at Los
Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in August 2003.

Bronson was a true icon of international cinema; critics had few good things to say
about his films, but he remained a fan favorite in both the US and abroad for 50
years, a claim few other film legends can make.

Perhaps the biggest late bloomer in Hollywood history, he did not get the marquee
treatment he deserved until his late 40s. He was already 53 when Death Wish (1974)
premiered.

Changed his stage name in the early 1950s in the midst of the McCarthy "Red
Scare" at the suggestion of his agent, who was fearful that his last name
(Buchinsky) would damage his career.
The name Bronson is said to taken from the "Bronson Gate" at Paramount Studios,
at the north end of Bronson Avenue.

He sent Fellow Actor Dick Van Dyke received a lemon cake every Christmas who
lived nearby in Malibu for 16 years

In 1954 on the Mexican set of the Vera Cruz (1954),
he and fellow cast member Ernest Borgnine had some spare time on their hands
and decided to go to a nearby town for cigarettes.
They saddled up in costume, sidearms and all, and began riding to town.
On the way they were spotted by a truck full of Mexican "federales"--national
police--who mistook them for bandits and held them at gunpoint until their identities
could be verified.

"I am not a Casper Milquetoast," Bronson told The Washington Post in 1985,
recalling the time he was visiting Rome and felt someone stick a gun in his side. "A
guy in broken English asked me for money. I said, 'You give ME money.' He turned
around and walked away."

Director John Huston once summed him up as "a grenade with the pin pulled"

Was the first actor considered for the role of Snake Plissken in Escape from New
York (1981)

Responding to critics' complaints, he said: "We don't make movies for critics, since
they don't pay to see them anyhow."

Appeared with Steve McQueen and James Coburn in two films, The Magnificent
Seven (1960) and 'The Great Escape' (1963) However, his expertise with tunneling
and working underground turned out to be quite helpful when making the great
escape in the role of 'The Tunnel King' Velinski.

charles's famous quotes are:
"I guess I look like a rock quarry that someone has dynamited."

"Acting is the easiest thing I've done, I guess that's why I'm stuck with it."

"Someday I'd like a part where I can lean my elbow against a mantlepiece and have
a cocktail."



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Bronson
George
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Eddie
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Brian
Keith
Lee
Marvin
Bob
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Fred
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John
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George C. Scott

Born 18 October 1927
Wise, Virginia, USA
Died 22 September 1999
Westlake Village, California, USA.
because of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurism
was a decorated U. S. Marine.

Played the role of Patton, A moive about the military life of General George S. Patton, Jr.,
based on the books" Patton: Ordeal and Triumph by Ladislas Farago "
and " A Soldier's Story by General Omar N. Bradley."
Released in 1970, this film won seven Academy Awards including best picture
and best actor for George C. Scott’s portrayal of the World War II (1939-1945) general Patton

He was also involved with
Circle in the Square,
An influential, independent theater company based in New York City,
dedicated to the production of serious American and European drama.
Founded in 1950 by Panamanian-born director José Quintero,
Circle in the Square became known for its popular and
critically praised interpretations of plays by American dramatists
Eugene O'Neill and Tennessee Williams.

Geraldine Page, Jason Robards, Fredric March, George C. Scott,
Dustin Hoffman, James Earl Jones, and Cicely Tyson are among
the respected American actors who formed lifelong associations with Circle.

Circle in the Square was named for its original location on Sheridan Square
in Greenwich Village and its configuration in the round,
with seats surrounding the stage.

The theater was the first in New York to achieve commercial success outside
the immediate Broadway area (the heart of the New York theater district)
since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Led by Quintero and Theodore Mann, a young attorney,
Circle emphasized the deep emotional work of the actor.
Its intimate configuration necessitated simple staging,
often with few set pieces and uncomplicated lighting design.

Devoted to historical authenticity and physical precision,
Quintero initially received scant attention.
His revival of Williams's Summer and Smoke in 1952,
established Circle in the Square as a primary professional venue
for quality theater in the United States.

The overwhelmingly favorable critical reaction to the production launched
the careers of both Quintero and Page.
Within a single season, off-Broadway blossomed as a new
hub for young producers, directors, playwrights, and actors.

Circle in the Square was forced to move to another building
in Greenwich Village after the demolition of its original headquarters in 1960.
The following year the theater opened an acting studio.
Finally in 1972 it opened a 650-seat house on Broadway.

From 1960 until the 1990s Circle staged mostly premieres
and new productions of classic plays.
By 1990 it had produced more than 80 plays,
including works by Welsh author Dylan Thomas and
American authors Saul Bellow, Thornton Wilder,
and Truman Capote.

While Circle was still a mainstay of intelligent dramatic fare,
its fortunes, in many ways, paralleled those of other companies in the United States,
which struggled to balance artistic aspirations with financial necessities.
Circle suspended operations in 1997 and its future was uncertain.

some of his other movies are
The Hospital,
Hardcore,
The Bible (the movie),
Doctor Strangelove and The Hustler,
including voice overs for Walt Disney Animation Feature Films



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Eddie Albert
Born 22 April 1906
Rock Island, Illinois, USA

( Green Acres TV show/ and The Broadway stage / and movies called
The Longest Day and the 1974 John Wayne film, "McQ," )

was awarded a Bronze Star for his heroic action as a U. S. Naval officer
aiding Marines at the horrific battle on the island of Tarawa in the Pacific Nov. 1943.
And in Acting was nominated for Academy Awards as supporting actor in
"Roman Holiday" (1953) and "The Heartbreak Kid" (1972).

Eddie Albert past away Thursday May, 26 2005.
He was a tireless conservationist, crusading for endangered species, healthful
food, cleanup of Santa Monica Califorina Bay pollution and other causes.

Eddie Albert, best known as the constantly befuddled city
slicker-turned-farmer in television's "Green Acres," died at the age of 99.
Albert, who appeared in movies and television for more than 50
years, died of pneumonia at his home in the Pacific Palisades
area, in the presence of his longtime caregivers and
son Edward, and family friend Dick Guttman announced Friday.
He had remained healthy even in old age.
Guttman said, "Three days ago he was playing
basketball in his wheelchair with his granddaughter,
He stayed very vital."

Albert achieved his greatest fame on "Green Acres" as Oliver Douglas,
with his glamorous wife, played by Actress Eva Gabor.

Albert The actor moved smoothly from the Broadway
stage to movies to television.
Besides his 1965-1971 run in "Green Acres," he costarred on TV with
Robert Wagner in "Switch" from 1975 to 1978 and
was a semi-regular on "Falcon Crest" in 1988.



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Brian Keith

born on 14 November 1921
Bayonne, New Jersey, USA
Died on 24 June 1997
Malibu, California, USA. died by suicide?

Birth name is Robert Keith Richey Jr.
Son of character actor Robert Keith and actress 'Helena Shipman'
(his mom was a stage actress from Aberdeen, Washington).
Grew up on the road with his parents, who toured in plays.
Appeared at age 3 in film Pied Piper Malone (1924) with his father.
Began acting in radio programs and on stage before World War II.
When he was in the Marines as an aerial gunner on Rabal during World War 2

Returned to Broadway stage after the war and branched into television and film.
Worked as an extra in several films before achieving speaking roles and
subsequent stardom.


Suffered from emphysema and had lung cancer.
His apparent suicide happened after he returned from a stay at a hospital.

Buried in Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles.

At the time of his death, he was dealing with terminal respiratory illness and the
recent suicide (gunshot) of his daughter, Daisy, only ten weeks prior.

best known for his television work in particularly as the star of
"Family Affair" (1966-71)-he is a superactive character actor with more than 100
films to his credit.
This icon of a theatrical family
He acted in many live television productions and had his first major film role in
Arrowhead (1953).
He has appeared in Storm Center (1956),
The Parent Trap (1961, a rare romantic comedy lead),
The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! (1966),
Nickelodeon (1976),
Hooper (1978), Sharky's Machine (1981),
and Young Guns (1988),
among many others.
He was particularly memorable in Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967),
Gaily, Gaily (1969), the TV movie The Silent Lovers (1980,),
and especially The Wind and the Lion (1975, as Teddy Roosevelt).
His other TV series include "The Westerner" (1960),
"Archer" (1975), "Hardcastle and McCormick" (1983-86),
and the sitcom "Walter and Emily" (1991).



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Lee Marvin :

born on 19 February 1924
New York, New York, USA
Died on 29 August 1987
Tucson, Arizona, USA. had a heart attack
( The Dirty Dozen / Donavons Reef / Many other movies and shows )
was a U.S. Marine on Saipan during the Marianas campaign
when he was wounded earning the Purple Heart.

Some people have been a bit offended that the actor, Lee Marvin, is buried in a grave
alongside 3 and 4 star generals at Arlington National Cemetery.
His marker gives his name, rank (PVT)
and service (USMC). Nothing else.

Here's a guy who was only a famous movie star who served his time,
why the heck does he rate burial with these guys?
Well, following is the amazing answer:
 

I always liked Lee Marvin, but did not know the extent of his Corps experiences.
In a time when many Hollywood stars served their country in the armed forces,
often in rear-echelon posts where they were carefully protected,
only to be trotted out to perform for the cameras in war bond promotions,
Lee Marvin was a genuine hero. He won the Navy Cross at Iwo Jima.
 

There is only one higher Naval award... the Medal Of Honor.
If that is a surprising comment on the true character of the man,
he credits his sergeant Bob keeshan with an even greater show of bravery.


the information below was found on TruthOrFiction.com

Lee Marvin and Bob Keeshan did both serve in the Marines.

There is no record of Lee Marvin at Iwo Jima or winning the Navy Cross. 
According to a biography that we have on file at TruthOrFiction.com,
Marvin did see a lot of action in the Pacific participating in the invasions at
Kwajalein and Eniwetok and was wounded in Saipan,
for which he was awarded the Purple Heart.  Marvin is buried in Arlington Cemetery



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BoB
Keeshan/Captin Kangaroo and bunny rabbit:
(
Longest running Childrens Tv show "Captin Kangaroo") (Died: 1/23/2004)

Quite a few of us grew up with Captain Kangaroo,
as you or your children probably did.
I knew nothing of his background, only that his show was both entertaining,
educational, and as kids, we looked forward to it with great anticipation.
Captain Kangaroo turned 76 recently, which is odd
, because he's never looked a day under 76. (Born: 6/27/27)

the story i had here of lee marvin and bob in the battle of iowa jima turns out to be false.

the information below was found on TruthOrFiction.com


Lee Marvin and Bob Keeshan did both serve in the Marines.

Before his death in January, 2004, we checked with Bob Keeshan,
who was living in Vermont, and he said he never served at Iwo Jima,
was not presented with the Navy Cross and, in fact, never saw combat.

There is no record of Lee Marvin at Iwo Jima or winning the Navy Cross. 
According to a biography that we have on file at TruthOrFiction.com,
Marvin did see a lot of action in the Pacific participating in the invasions at
Kwajalein and Eniwetok and was wounded in Saipan,
for which he was awarded the Purple Heart.  Marvin is buried in Arlington Cemetery



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Durning
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Bronson
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C. Scott
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Keith
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Fred
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John
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Fred Rogers:
20 March 1928
Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA
Died 27 February 2003
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. had stomach cancer

(Mr. Rogers Neighborhood TV show.)

(his military account below might be incorrect as it was stated to me.?
it was stated to me as in vietnam only.

but he was 30 years old in 1958, which his age and birth year of 1928
inducate he would have been drafted near
the end of WW2 and served During the korean war and the vietnam war.
so that makes since to me not just vietnam, and I keith hall did see tattoos on his arms.
the statement also says he hid the tattoos which is false
he did show them on his show once. he moved his arm too far
and his sleeve fell some so a little of them showed,
to which he had to explain what they were because they had been seen by the camera,
but he just said that "when younger he did some things that he would not
have done anymore. like get the tattoos because the don't come off.")

it turns out this might be a half truth also.
as it is said he was not in combat. but was in the military as a Minister.

Mr. Rogers was a U.S. Navy Seal, combat proven in Vietnam with over twenty-five
confirmed kills to his name.
He wore long sleeve sweaters to cover the many tattoo's on his forearm and biceps.
      A master in small arms and hand-to-hand combat, able to disarm or kill in a heartbeat.
He hid that away and won our hearts with his quiet wit and charm.
  Mr. Rogers was also an ordained Presbyterian minister.
In 2002 Fred Rogers was awarded by President G.W. Bush
our nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, for his
"extraordinary public television program...his legendary commitment
to young people...and a career that demonstrates the
importance of kindness, compassion and learning."



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John Russell

Date of birth 3 January 1921 Born at 12:05am-PST Los Angeles, California, USA
Date of death 19 January 1991 Los Angeles, California, USA.
Died of emphysema.
Birth name is John Lawrence Russell

A Handsome, and rugged looking American leading man
whose credits are often confused with those of the child actor johnny russell.

He attended the University of California, where he was a student athlete.
He joined the U.S. Marines in 1942 for the Second World War,
earning a battlefield commission and decorations for valor at Guadalcanal.

He began playing second leads and occasional heavies in
major productions.

In the 1950s, he branched into television and
starred in several popular series.
His appearances were sporadic after the Sixties,
He was the villain (stockburn) in Clint Eastwood's movie
Pale Rider (1985), to which he gave one of his best preformances.

Some references state Russell's birth name as William Lawrence Russell, but U.S.
Census records and California birth and death records confirm his birth name as
John Lawrence Russell.

his movies are

Under the Gun (1988)
Pale Rider (1985)
Honkytonk Man (1982)
Six Tickets To Hell (1981)
Uncle Scam (1981)
"Jason of Star Command" (1979) and the TV Series Commander Stone (1980-1981)
Mission to Glory: A True Story (1977)
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Smoke in the Wind (1975)
Lord Shango (1975)
Fugitive Lovers (1975)
Noon Sunday (1975)
Alias Smith and Jones (1971) (TV)
Fireball Jungle (1969)
If He Hollers, Let Him Go! (1968)
Buckskin (1968)
Fort Utah (1967)
Hostile Guns (1967)
Apache Uprising (1966)
Yellowstone Kelly (1959)
Rio Bravo (1959)
"Lawman" (1958) TV Series
Fort Massacre (1958)
The Dalton Girls (1957)
Hell Bound (1957)
Untamed Youth (1957)
The Last Command (1955)
"Soldiers of Fortune" (1955)
Hell's Outpost (1954)
Jubilee Trail (1954)
The Sun Shines Bright (1953)
Fair Wind to Java (1953)
Hoodlum Empire (1952)
Oklahoma Annie (1952)
Man in the Saddle (1951)
The Barefoot Mailman (1951)
Fighting Coast Guard (1951)
The Fat Man (1951)
Frenchie (1950)
Saddle Tramp (1950)
Undertow (1949)
The Story of Molly X (1949)
The Gal Who Took the West (1949)
Slattery's Hurricane (1949)
Yellow Sky (1949)
Sitting Pretty (1948)
Forever Amber (1947)
Somewhere in the Night (1946) (uncredited) .... Marine captain
The Dark Corner (1946) (uncredited) .... Policeman at Tony's Apartment
Within These Walls (1945)
A Bell for Adano (1945) (uncredited) .... Capt. Anderson
Don Juan Quilligan (1945)
A Royal Scandal (1945) (uncredited) .... Guard

Kodak Presents Disneyland '59 (1959) (TV) .... Himself



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Donald
Pleasence
David
Niven
James
Stewart
Clark
Gable
Charlton
Heston
Earnest
Borgnine
Charles
Durning
Charles
Bronson
George
C. Scott
Eddie
Albert
Brian
Keith
Lee
Marvin
Bob
Keeshan
Fred
Rogers
John
Russell
Robert
Ryan
Tyrone
Power
Audie
Murphy
Huge
O'brian
Glenn
Ford
John
Wayne
Burt
Lancaster
Sterling
Hayden


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Robert Ryan

11 November 1909
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died on 11 July 1973
New York, New York, USA. had lung cancer
was a U. S. Marine who served with the O. S. S. in Yugoslavia.

Robert was in Crossfire, A motion picture based on the novel
" The Brick Foxhole by Richard Brooks." Released in 1947,
this film details an investigation into the murder
of a Jewish man by an anti-Semitic soldier.
One of the three suspected soldiers is an old friend of
the detective on the case.
As the detective searches for evidence to clear his friend,
he uncovers many ugly truths.
Crossfire was the first Hollywood film to explore racial bigotry.

Some of his other movies are

The Wild Bunch,
The dirty dozen,
Bad Day at Black Rock,
King of Kings,
Northwest Mounted Police,
The Longest Day, )



Alec
Guinness
James
Doohan
Donald
Pleasence
David
Niven
James
Stewart
Clark
Gable
Charlton
Heston
Earnest
Borgnine
Charles
Durning
Charles
Bronson
George
C. Scott
Eddie
Albert
Brian
Keith
Lee
Marvin
Bob
Keeshan
Fred
Rogers
John
Russell
Robert
Ryan
Tyrone
Power
Audie
Murphy
Huge
O'brian
Glenn
Ford
John
Wayne
Burt
Lancaster
Sterling
Hayden


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Tyrone Power
born 5 May 1913
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Died 15 November 1958
Madrid, Spain. had a heart attack on movie set
(an established movie star when Pearl Harbor was bombed)
joined the U.S. Marines, was a pilot flying supplies into,
and wounded Marines out of, Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

The dubbing of Tyrone Power's speaking parts in films
for the foreign film audince for (Spanish). was done by Rey Fernando.
Even though he was a well versed actor himself Rey's rich voice
suited him more to dubbing the parts of such stars as English
Speaking actors Laurence Olivier and Humphrey Bogart.

His great-grandfather was the first Tyrone Power (1795-1841),
a famed Irish comedian.
His father, known to historians as Tyrone Power Sr.,
but to his contemporaries as either Tyrone Power or Tyrone Power the Younger,
was a huge star in the theatre (and later in films)
in both classical and modern roles.
His mother, Patia Riaume (Mrs. Tyrone Power),
was also a Shakespearean actress as well as a respected dramatic coach.

Tyrone Edmund Power Jr. also called Tyrone Power 3rd was
born at his mother's home of Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1913.

His three children, including his namesake,
Tyrone William Power 4th (known professionally as Tyrone Power Jr.),
have all followed him in the family acting tradition.


Tyrone's son Tyrone Power Jr. was in the 1985 movie Cocoon,
directed by Ron Howard. He played the role of "Pillsbury"

The Movie "Alexander’s Ragtime Band", really was a motion picture musical
about a love triangle and show business, and was released in 1938.

It won an Academy Award for its musical score of more
than 20 songs by Irving Berlin, including “Heat Wave”
and “Oh How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning.”
Roger Grant (played by Tyrone Power) and
Charlie Dwyer (played by Don Ameche) are both composers
and rivals for the affection of Stella Kirby (played by Alice Faye).
Ethel Merman plays the singer who replaces Kirby in Grant’s band.

some of his other movies are
Jesse James,
A Yank In The RAF,
Blood and Sand,
In Old Chicago,
The Rains Came,
The Razor's Edge,



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Guinness
James
Doohan
Donald
Pleasence
David
Niven
James
Stewart
Clark
Gable
Charlton
Heston
Earnest
Borgnine
Charles
Durning
Charles
Bronson
George
C. Scott
Eddie
Albert
Brian
Keith
Lee
Marvin
Bob
Keeshan
Fred
Rogers
John
Russell
Robert
Ryan
Tyrone
Power
Audie
Murphy
Huge
O'brian
Glenn
Ford
John
Wayne
Burt
Lancaster
Sterling
Hayden


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Audie Murphy

Born 20 June 1924
Kingston, Texas, USA
Died on 28 May 1971
near Roanoke, Virginia, USA. in a plane crash.

A little 5'5" tall 110 pound guy from Texas
(who was a real texas cowboy and played cowboy parts before the war and
other roles in war movies about the battles he was really in.)

Is the Most Decorated serviceman of WWII and earned:
Congressional Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, 2 Silver Star Medals,
Legion of Merit, 2 Bronze Star Medals with "V", 2 Purple Hearts,
U.S. Army Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal,
2 Distinguished Unit Emblems, American Campaign Medal,
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with One Silver Star,
Four Bronze Service Stars (representing nine campaigns)
and one Bronze Arrowhead (representing assault landing at Sicily and Southern France)
World War II Victory Medal Army of Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp,
Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Combat Infantry Badge,
Marksman Badge with Rifle Bar, Expert Badge with Bayonet Bar,
French Fourragere in Colors of the Croix de Guerre, French Legion of Honor,
Grade of Chevalier, French Croix de Guerre With Silver Star,
French Croix de Guerre with Palm, Medal of Liberated France,
Belgian Croix de Guerre 1940 Palm.


In addition to his acting career--he made a total of 44 films--
Murphy was also a successful rancher and businessman.
He bred and raised thoroughbred horses and owned several
ranches in Texas, Arizona and California.
He was also a songwriter, and penned hits for such
singers as Dean Martin, Eddy Arnold, Charley Pride and many others.

His postwar life wasn't all roses, however.
He suffered from what is now called Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
but was then called "combat fatigue", and was known to have a hair-trigger temper.

He campaigned for the government to spend more time and
money on taking care of returning Vietnam War veterans,
as he more than most others knew exactly what kinds of problems they were going to have.

On May 18, 1971, Murphy was aboard a private plane on his
way to a business meeting when the plane ran into thick
fog near Roanoke, Virginia, and crashed into the side of a mountain,
killing all six people aboard.
He was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.
According to cemetery records,
the only grave site visited by more people than Murphy's is that of former
President John F. Kennedy.



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Stewart
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Gable
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Earnest
Borgnine
Charles
Durning
Charles
Bronson
George
C. Scott
Eddie
Albert
Brian
Keith
Lee
Marvin
Bob
Keeshan
Fred
Rogers
John
Russell
Robert
Ryan
Tyrone
Power
Audie
Murphy
Huge
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Ford
John
Wayne
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Lancaster
Sterling
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Hugh O'Brian
(as Waytt Earp)
(Many Many Movies and Shows/ Was a Marine Drill Instructor)

Born April 19, 1925 in Rochester, New York (as Hugh J. Krampe), Mr. O'Brian's
introduction to diversification came early.

He attended high school at New Trier in
Winnetka, Illinois; Rossevelt Military Academy in Aledd, Ill. and Kemper Military
School in Booneville, Missouri.
In high school, his sports activities were diversified
among football, basketball, wrestling and track, winning letters in all four sports.
After a semester at the University of Cincinnati with studies charted toward a law
career, Mr. O'Brian, at 17, enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1943.

He became the youngest drill instructor in the Marine Corps' history at age 18, and
during his four-year service won a coveted Marine Fleet appointment to The United
States Naval Academy.
After passing the entrance exams, he declined the
appointment at the end of World War II, intending to enroll at Yale to study law.

After serving four years, and receiving his honorable discharge from the Marine
Corps, O' Brian went to Los Angeles
where he planned to earn money for his Yale tuition.
He met leading ladies Ruth Roman and Linda Christian,
who introduced him to a little theater group.
When a leading man became ill, O' Brian substituted.
Originally, he felt the acting experience might be helpful in his legal career;
however, he got such good reviews in Somerset Maugham's play "Home and Beauty"
that he decided to enroll at UCLA
and continue his little theater appearances as an avocation while continuing his
quest for a college education.

About a year later in 1948, Ida Lupino saw one of his performances and signed him
to portray his first starring role in the film "Young Lovers" which Ms. Lupino directed.
This brought him a contract with Universal Studios.
During his first year under contract he enrolled at Los Angeles City College
and managed to amass 17 college credits in addition to making five pictures at Universal.

Mr. O'Brian left Universal after three years to star in three films for 20th Century Fox,
"There's No Business Like Show Business", "Broken Lance" and "White Feather",
along with numerous television shows.
The "big break" in his career came in 1954,
when he was chosen to portray the legendary lawman Wyatt Earp on TV. Shortly
after the series debuted in September, 1955 as the "first adult western",
it became the top-rated show on TV and O'Brian became the most talked about actor.
During its seven-year run, "Wyatt Earp" always placed in
the top five T.V. shows in the nation. In 1972-73 he starred in another TV series "Search".

Mr. O'Brian has also had an illustrious career in the theatre. He starred on
Broadway in "Destry Rides Again," "First Love,"
and in the first Broadway revival of "Guys and Dolls."
He also starred in the national company of "The Music Man",
"Mr. Roberts", "Cactus Flower," "The Odd Couple," "The Tender Trap,"
"A Thousand Clowns," and "Plaza Suite."

He has guest-starred on numerous television and radio
shows including the Today Show, the Larry King and Jim Bohannan Shows,
Charlie Rose's Nightwatch and The Pat Sajak Show.
More recent TV/film credits include "The Shootist" (John Wayne's last film),
"Killer Force," "Game of Death," "Twins" (with Arnold Schwartzenegger), and numerous
appearances on TV's "Fantasy Island," "Love Boat," "Paradise," "Gunsmoke II",
"Murder, She Wrote", "L.A. Law", and a Kenny Rogers Gambler IV movie
"The Luck of the Draw: The Gambler Returns",
a 1994 return to the famous Wyatt Earp role,
"Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone", received great reviews and the honor of being
the highest rated TV show of the week and was O'Brian's latest film project.

He is the Founder and Chairman of the Executive Committee of;
Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY),
organized by Hugh in 1958 "to seek out, recognize and develop
leadership potential in high school sophomores".
HOBY is endowed in perpetuity by
Mr. O'Brian's will. In 1964, he also set up the Hugh O'Brian Acting Awards at UCLA,
designed to bring recognition to the outstanding
young actors and actresses at the University,
which was held annually for 25 years.

HOBY is a non-profit organization and is funded solely through the private sector.
In 1972, O'Brian was awarded one of the nation's highest honors,
the Freedom Through Knowledge Award, sponsored by
the National Space Club in association with NASA.

In 1973, he was honored by the American Academy of Achievement.
In 1974, he was awarded the George Washington Honor Medal,
highest award of the Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge,
as well as the Globe and Anchor Award from the Marine Corps.

In 1976, the Veterans of Foreign Wars honored him with an award.
He is the recipient of the AMVETS Silver Helmet Award, and in 1983, the National
Society of Fund Raising Executives honored him with their premier award
for overall philanthropic excellence as a volunteer, fundraiser and philanthropist.
At This Time He is the only individual to received their award in all three categories.

Notre Dame honored him with the first "Pat O' Brian Memorial Award" in 1984.
That same year,
The Family Counseling Service honored O' Brian with its first
National Family of Man Award.

In 1989, he received the 60th Annual American Education Award
presented by the
American Association of School Administrators.
This award is the oldest and most prestigious award
that is Bestowed by the education profession.
O'Brian joins Norman Rockwell, Lyndon Johnson, Helen Keller, Walt Disney, and
Bob Hope as a recipient of this most significant award.

Hugh has also received Many other awards from Universitys for his work with HOBY

Hugh O' Brian lives in Beverly Hills.

Diverse as ever, his sports activities include sailing, scuba diving, swimming, tennis
and long-distance bicycling.



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David
Niven
James
Stewart
Clark
Gable
Charlton
Heston
Earnest
Borgnine
Charles
Durning
Charles
Bronson
George
C. Scott
Eddie
Albert
Brian
Keith
Lee
Marvin
Bob
Keeshan
Fred
Rogers
John
Russell
Robert
Ryan
Tyrone
Power
Audie
Murphy
Huge
O'brian
Glenn
Ford
John
Wayne
Burt
Lancaster
Sterling
Hayden


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Glenn Ford
born 1916
Died on 30th Aug 2006
Los Angeles, California, USA.
because of natural causes possible a stroke as he
had a few strokes in the 1990's
(The Blackboard Jungle / Gilda / The Big Heat, and Many others)

The son of a Canadian railroad executive, his family moved to Santa
Monica, California, when he was eight years old. His acting career
began with plays at high school, followed by acting in
West Coast, a traveling theater company.

Ford was discovered in 1939 by Tom Moore, a talent scout
for 20th Century Fox and then consequently signed a contract with Columbia
Pictures the same year. However, Ford made his official debut in
a 20th Century Fox film called, "Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence."
He continued working in various small roles throughout the 1940s until
his movie career was interrupted to join the Marines in World War II.

Glenn Ford rose to the rank of Captain in the United States Navy
after years of dedicated service that began
with World War II and continued through the Vietnam War.

He was undoubtedly a star, one of Hollywood's enduring major stars,
but as his biography on a Web site devoted to his long life states,
his accomplishments were even larger than life off-screen.

At the beginning of World War II Glenn served in the Coast Guard
Auxiliary. In 1942 he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. As
a Marine he helped build safe houses in occupied France for those
hiding from the Nazis and was among the first Americans to enter the
infamous Dachau concentration camp near the war’s end. He went on to
serve in the Navy at war's end he was commissioned a Commander
in the Naval Reserves.
Ford also served two tours of duty in Vietnam with the Third Marine
Amphibious Force in 1966- 1968.
He once went on a jungle mission with a Special Forces Team
during the Vietnam War. Ford was the only actor to have served with
both the Green Berets and the French Foreign Legion and his military
record is well recognized in both the United States and France as a
highly decorated veteran.

Among his numerous medals and commendations are the Medal of Honor
presented by the Veterans of Foreign Wars; the Medaille de la France
Libre for the liberation of France; two commendation medals from the
U.S. Navy; and the Vietnamese Legion of Merit. He received the rank
of Captain with the U.S. Naval Reserves in 1968; retiring in 1977.

Ford bravely served his country in two wars
facing enemy fire on many occasions and
never expecting to be treated like a Hollywood star
but as a fellow fighting man.
He was indeed a hero both on and off the screen.

That's the way Glenn Ford would want to be remembered.
Glenn shared his believe these words;
" Never forget that to remain free we must always be strong.
That's an important lesson I learned in my Navy career in World War II.
National defense must be the top priority for our country.
If you are strong, you are safe. Now is the time for every
American to be proud. This is the land of the free and
the home of the brave. If we are not brave, we will not be free."

In 1943, he married legendary tap dancer,
Eleanor Powell and they had one son, Peter Ford.
After the war, Glenn was able to resume his movie career with the help
of Bette Davis who gave Ford his first post-war break in the 1946
movie "A Stolen Life."
However, it was not until his acclaimed performance
in the 1946 classic film noir,
"Gilda" with Rita Hayworth
that Ford became a star and the most popular actor of his time.

He made many notable films during his prestigious fifty year movie
career, but he is best known for his westerns such as
"3:10 to Yuma," "The Rounders," "Sheepman".
In the 1970s, Ford made his television debut in the
controversial "Brotherhood of the Bell" and appeared in two
television series: "Cade's County" and "The Family Holvak."
His most memorial roles during this time period were as
Jonathan Kent, Clark Kent's father in "Superman" and as
Tom Sunday in the TV movie
"The Sacketts." During the 1980s and 1990s he limited
his appearances to documentaries and occasional films.

During his career Glenn made more than one hundred films and was
considered one of Hollywood's great legends. His failing health had
forced him to skip a 90th birthday tribute on May 1 of 2006 at
Hollywood's historic Grauman's Egyptian Theatre.
He did send greetings via videotape, adding,
"I wish I were up and around, but
I'm doing the best that I can.... There's so much I have to be
grateful for."
Ford was called "one of the cornerstones of film industry, "

He is survived by his son Peter, now 61, and also an actor.



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James
Stewart
Clark
Gable
Charlton
Heston
Earnest
Borgnine
Charles
Durning
Charles
Bronson
George
C. Scott
Eddie
Albert
Brian
Keith
Lee
Marvin
Bob
Keeshan
Fred
Rogers
John
Russell
Robert
Ryan
Tyrone
Power
Audie
Murphy
Huge
O'brian
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Wayne
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John Wayne:
born 26 May 1907
Died on 11 June 1979
Los Angeles, California, USA.
because of lung & stomach cancer
(Donavons Reef / The Longest Day / The Cowboys / In Harms Way , and Many others)
John Was Born in Winterset Iowa, his birthplace is a Now a Museum.
I have a full page dectated to John,

http://www.angelfire.com/tx5/rovingcowboy0/johnspage.html

John was called "4-F" by the government to keep him from going to the real war
which he was trying to do,
the government thought him better suited here for doing public
relations by way of making war films.
And for his great tribute to the entire country during
his entire 60 year career in films which were
completely Pro American and for his help in Recruting personel to the
military the congress presented him with the

Congressional Medal of Honor ,

Making him the only Non Military Man to get it.

Senator Barry Goldwater introduced the bill
for John Wayne's congessional gold medal on May 22, 1979.
At which time He said this about John,

"John Wayne has dedicated his entire life to America
and I am safe in saying that the American people
have an affection for John Wayne such
as they have had for very few people
in the history of America. "



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Doohan
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Pleasence
David
Niven
James
Stewart
Clark
Gable
Charlton
Heston
Earnest
Borgnine
Charles
Durning
Charles
Bronson
George
C. Scott
Eddie
Albert
Brian
Keith
Lee
Marvin
Bob
Keeshan
Fred
Rogers
John
Russell
Robert
Ryan
Tyrone
Power
Audie
Murphy
Huge
O'brian
Glenn
Ford
John
Wayne
Burt
Lancaster
Sterling
Hayden


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Can you imagine those stars Mentioned above saying they hate our flags,

making anti-war speaches, marching in anti-American or anti-British parades
and saying they hate our president or prime minister?

I thought not, neither do I!

The Fair Play Section of this Page.

This is the area where I put actors that were in the Military
but might not have agreed with the above actors.
If you have any information that can prove they should be in the above section of the page.
then you should send it to me as i can not find any.

Read on you will find out why.


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Pleasence
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Niven
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Stewart
Clark
Gable
Charlton
Heston
Earnest
Borgnine
Charles
Durning
Charles
Bronson
George
C. Scott
Eddie
Albert
Brian
Keith
Lee
Marvin
Bob
Keeshan
Fred
Rogers
John
Russell
Robert
Ryan
Tyrone
Power
Audie
Murphy
Huge
O'brian
Glenn
Ford
John
Wayne
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Lancaster
Sterling
Hayden


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Burt Lancaster.
( Many Movies and Shows, his last movie was Field Of Dreams.)

Was In USA Army how ever he was not in a fighting unit he was in the acting unit.
Burt Was A Librial Activist before the War and knowing that then it makes sense why
He was sitting out in the rear in a stage door for the whole war, and i can find no mention of
any militiary awards or operations for him. so it makes sense that as a librial he waited to be drafted
and only then went in the army and choose not to fight.
This is why he is listed in this section on my page.
as the others would more then likey have beat him up.

Born in 1913 Died in 1994
Lancaster was born November 2, 1913, in New York City.
at the age of 17 He eventually joined the army, and after acting and dancing in a
number of armed forces revues, he decided to pursue a dramatic career.

Upon hiring an agent, Harold Hecht, Lancaster made his Broadway debut in
"A Sound of Hunting", a role which led to a contract with Paramount.
Because the release of his first picture, Desert Fury, was delayed,
he initially came to the attention of audiences in 1946's The Killers, a certified classic of film noir.

It remained the genre of choice in several of his subsequent projects,
including 1947's Brute Force and 1948's I Walk Alone.

he was a street-wise-tough, art-collector-liberal-activist,
circus-acrobat-hunk and Academy Award winner.

Burton Stephen Lancaster, later Burt Lancaster,
was one of five children of a New York City postal worker.
Burt recalled family life as warm and mutually supportive.
At the Union Settlement House, he and boyhood friend Nick Cravat formed an acrobatic team.
A basketball scholarship was not enough to keep him in NYU beyond his sophomore year.
That's when he and Cravat joined a circus,
earning $3 weekly between them. His first Movie release,
The Killers (1946), propelled him to stardom at age 32.
He took control of his own career and seldom faltered.
He was married three times and had five children.
Burt entered the film world fairly late by most standards, in his mid-thirties.
Lancaster enjoyed incredible successes as a leading man from the 1940s
into the early 1980s (he received his last of four Oscar nominations as Best Actor
for Louis Malle's Atlantic City in 1981),
and he remained employed as a star character actor of both
the big and little screens into the early 1990s.
Lancaster boasted a wide range as an actor,
turning in magnetic performances across many different genres
from noir thrillers to westerns to war films to melodramas,
he commanded the screen like few other leading men in Hollywood history.
Upon his death in 1994, The four-time Academy Award - Nominatie
was acknowledged as one of the greatest stars in the Hollywood firmament.



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Niven
James
Stewart
Clark
Gable
Charlton
Heston
Earnest
Borgnine
Charles
Durning
Charles
Bronson
George
C. Scott
Eddie
Albert
Brian
Keith
Lee
Marvin
Bob
Keeshan
Fred
Rogers
John
Russell
Robert
Ryan
Tyrone
Power
Audie
Murphy
Huge
O'brian
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Ford
John
Wayne
Burt
Lancaster
Sterling
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Sterling Hayden
( The Asphalt Jungle, Johnny Gutiar )
Died of cancer in 1986.

(this actor is here even though he had trouble doing the 1940's
with the communist witch hunt that struck hollywood,
I can not prove or disprove that the governement did or did not order him to
get as close as he could to our Allies Against Germany doing WW 2 ,
which at that time happened to be communist Yugoslavia.
So that is a possibility for that to have been done by the US government,
if they had wanted him to be a double agent, and then changed their mind and Resended his order.
So I have included him in this section of the page as he might have agreed with the other
actors in the first section of this page
.)


Born to George & Frances Simonson Walter, in New Jersey in 1916,
and named Sterling Relyea Walter.
His Father died in 1925. and he was adopted by stepfather 'James Hayden'
who renamed him Sterling Walter Hayden.
Grew up in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., and Maine.
Attended prep school at Wassookeag School in Dexter, Maine.

Hayden didn't harbor aspirations of being an actor. Rather, he was fascinated by sailing,
so much so that in 1933, he left school for a life on the sea.

Ran away to sea at 17, first as ship's boy, then as doryman on the Grand Banks,
as a seaman and fireman on numerous vessels before getting his first command at 19.

He sailed around the world a number of times,
becoming a well-known and highly respected ship's captain,
By the early 1940s, he became a Photographic model for Magazines and Newspapers,
when he was discovered by Paramount Studios talent scouts,
and offered a contract by producer Edward H. Griffith who signs him to a Paramount contract.

Married Madeleine Carroll in early 1942, and Prior to Pearl Harbor,
abandoned Hollywood to become a commando with the COI (later the OSS).
Joined Marines under pseudonym "John Hamilton" (a name he never acted under),
eventually running guns and supplies to Yugoslav partisans
through the German blockade of the Adriatic,
as well as parachuting into Croatia for guerilla activities.
Won Silver Star and citation from Tito of Yugoslavia.
Doing this time he made some Friends in Yugoslavia
that later turned out to be Communist Party members which they later
tried to get him to join them as Communists.

But He returned to film work, which he despised,
in order to pay for a succession of sailing vessels.
As the Red Scare deepens in U.S., he cooperated
with the House Un-American Activities Committee,
confessing his brief Communist ties. Ever after regretted this action,
holding himself in enormous contempt for what he considered "ratting".
Offered role of Tarzan as replacement for Lex Barker, but refused.
And he made headlines defying court order not to sail
to Tahiti with his children following divorce decree.

Published autobiography "Wanderer" in 1963, and novel "Voyage" in 1976,
both to great acclaim. Was Cast as The Character "Quint in Jaws " (1975)
but unable to play due to tax problems.

his best movie was, John Huston's The Asphalt Jungle,
(with Marilyn Monroe in her first film.)

Hayden's first film for the studio was the big-budget 1941 tearjerker "Virginia" .
He had made only two films when the war interrupted his career
and wouldn't appear in another film until the 1947 Anne Baxter vehicle Blaze of Noon.
Still under contract to Paramount, Hayden's career didn't gain momentum until the
1949 film noir thriller Manhandled. He then spent much of his career in film noir and westerns.

the films of sterling hayden
Variety Girl (1949)
Manhandled (1949)
The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
Hellgate (1952)
The Star (1952)
Take Me to Town (1953)

Hayden as "Johnny Guitar"
Hayden's most famous role, that of the late SUNY Professor Nicholas Ray's Johnny Guitar,
Sterling's last great role was in Robert Altman's The Long Goodbye,

At around this point in his career, Hayden slipped sleepily into the odd cameo role.
Most notably was the Irish cop Michael shoots in The Godfather.


 

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