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Dan Duryea

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Dan Duryea (January 23, 1907, in White Plains, New York – June 7, 1968, in Hollywood, California) was an American actor of film, stage and television. Duryea graduated from Cornell University in 1928. While at Cornell, Duryea was elected into the Sphinx Head Society. He made his name on Broadway in the play Dead End, followed by The Little Foxes, in which he played the dishonest and not particularly bright weakling Leo Hubbard. He moved to Hollywood in 1940 to appear in the film version in the same role. He established himself in films playing similar secondary roles as the foil, usually as a weak or annoyingly immature character, in movies such as The Pride of the Yankees. As his career progressed throughout the 1940s he began to carve a niche as a violent, yet sexy, bad guy in a number of film noirs. In so doing he established a significant female following and, over time, something of a cult status. His work in this era included Scarlet Street, The Woman in the Window, Criss Cross, Black Angel and Too Late for Tears. From the 1950s, Duryea was more often seen in Westerns, most notably his charismatic villain in Winchester '73 (1950). Other memorable work in the latter part of his career included Thunder Bay (1953), The Burglar (1957), The Flight of the Phoenix (1965), and the primetime soap opera Peyton Place. He also appeared in one of the first Twilight Zone episodes in 1959 as a drunken former gunfighter in "Mr. Denton on Doomsday," written by Rod Serling. He guest starred on NBC's anthology series The Barbara Stanwyck Show. In 1963, Duryea appeared as Dr. Ben Lorrigan in the episode "Why Am I Grown So Cold" on the NBC medical drama about psychiatry, The Eleventh Hour. Duryea was far removed from many of the characters he played in the course of his career. He was married for thirty-five years to his wife, Helen, who preceded him in death on January 21, 1967. The couple had two sons: Peter, who worked for a time as an actor, and Richard. Dan Duryea died of cancer at the age of sixty-one. His remains are interred in Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. Description above from the Wikipedia article Dan Duryea, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Jan 23, 1907 In White Plains, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
88
First Appeared:
In the movie The Little Foxes 1941-08-20
Latest Project:
Movie The Bamboo Saucer 1968-01-01
Known For
Poster of The Bamboo Saucer
Poster of Do You Know This Voice?
Poster of He Rides Tall
Poster of Another Part of the Forest
Filmography
Movie The Bamboo Saucer Hank Peters 1968-01-01
Movie Winchester 73 Bart McAdam 1967-03-13
Movie Five Golden Dragons Dragon #1 1967-08-03
Movie Stranger on the Run O.E. Hotchkiss 1967-10-31
Movie Incident at Phantom Hill Joseph Henry 'Joe' Barlow 1966-07-01
Movie The Hills Run Red Col. Winny Getz 1966-09-09
Series The Monroes Unknown 1966-09-07
Movie The Bounty Killer Willie Duggan 1965-07-30
Movie Taggart Jay Jason 1965-02-01
Movie Walk a Tightrope Carl Lutcher 1965-02-12
Series The Loner Unknown 1965-09-18
Movie The Flight of the Phoenix Standish 1965-12-15
Movie He Rides Tall Bart Thorne 1964-02-25
Movie Do You Know This Voice? John Hopta 1964-10-01
Series Daniel Boone Unknown 1964-09-24
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Series Kraft Suspense Theatre Unknown 1963-10-10
Movie Six Black Horses Frank Jesse 1962-08-24
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Series Combat! Unknown 1962-10-02
Series Going My Way Unknown 1962-10-03
Movie Platinum High School Maj. Redfern Kelly 1960-05-13
Series Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Series Riverboat Unknown 1959-09-13
Series Laramie Unknown 1959-09-15
Series Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Series The Twilight Zone Al Denton 1959-10-02
Series Adventures in Paradise Unknown 1959-10-05
Series Cimarron City Unknown 1958-09-27
Movie Kathy O' Harry Johnson 1958-09-24
Series Naked City Unknown 1958-09-30
Series Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Unknown 1958-10-06
Movie Battle Hymn le sergent Herman 1957-02-14
Movie The Burglar Nat Harbin 1957-06-01
Movie Night Passage Whitey Harbin 1957-07-24
Movie Slaughter on Tenth Avenue John Jacob Masters 1957-09-01
Series Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater Unknown 1956-10-05
Movie Foxfire Hugh Slater 1955-07-12
Movie The Marauders Avery 1955-09-26
Movie Storm Fear Fred 1955-12-16
Series The 20th Century Fox Hour Unknown 1955-10-05
Movie Rails Into Laramie Jim Shanessy 1954-04-14
Movie World for Ransom Mike Callahan / Corrigan 1954-01-31
Movie Silver Lode Ned McCarty 1954-07-23
Movie Ride Clear of Diablo Whitey Kincade 1954-02-10
Series December Bride Unknown 1954-10-04
Series Studio 57 Unknown 1954-09-21
Movie This Is My Love Murray Myer 1954-10-27
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Thunder Bay Johnny Gambi 1953-05-21
Movie 36 Hours Major Bill Rogers 1953-12-04
Movie Sky Commando Col. Ed 'E.D.' Wyatt 1953-08-21
Movie Chicago Calling Bill Cannon 1952-01-01
Series Cavalcade of America Unknown 1952-10-01
Series China Smith 1952-06-01
Movie Al Jennings of Oklahoma Al Jennings 1951-01-17
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie One Way Street John Wheeler 1950-04-01
Movie Winchester '73 Waco Johnnie Dean 1950-07-12
Movie The Underworld Story Mike Reese 1950-07-26
Movie Criss Cross Slim Dundee 1949-01-12
Movie Manhandled Karl Benson 1949-05-25
Movie Johnny Stool Pigeon Johnny Evans 1949-09-22
Movie Too Late for Tears Danny Fuller 1949-08-13
Movie Black Bart Charles E. Boles / Black Bart 1948-03-03
Movie Another Part of the Forest 1948-05-18
Movie Larceny Silky Randall 1948-09-03
Movie River Lady Beauvais 1948-06-01
Movie Black Angel Martin Blair 1946-08-02
Movie White Tie and Tails Charles Dumont 1946-08-30
Movie The Great Flamarion Al Wallace 1945-01-14
Movie Main Street After Dark Posey Dibson 1945-01-01
Movie The Valley of Decision William Scott Jr. 1945-06-01
Movie Along Came Jones Monte Jarrad 1945-07-19
Movie Scarlet Street Johnny Prince 1945-12-28
Movie Lady on a Train Arnold Waring 1945-08-17
Movie Man from Frisco Jim Benson 1944-06-15
Movie Mrs. Parkington Jack Stilham 1944-10-12
Movie The Woman in the Window Heidt / Tim, the Doorman 1944-11-03
Movie Ministry of Fear Cost aka Travers the tailor 1944-10-15
Movie None But the Lonely Heart Lew Tate 1944-10-17
Movie Sahara Jimmy Doyle 1943-09-02
Movie The Pride of the Yankees Hank Hanneman 1942-07-14
Movie That Other Woman Ralph Cobb 1942-11-13
Movie The Little Foxes Leo Hubbard 1941-08-20
Movie Ball of Fire Duke Pastrami 1941-12-02