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Also Known As: Died: December 24, 1984
Born: September 7, 1923 Cause of Death: cardiac arrest
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Where Is Parsifal? (1984) as Montague Chippendale
Body and Soul (1982) as Big Man
Leon is a studying to become a doctor, and boxes in the Golden Glove for fun. But when his younger sister needs expensive medical treatments immediately, Leon decides to put aside his medical studies ang go after the boxing title for the prize money. Leon becomes the champ, and by indulging in all of the shallow temptations that come with his sucess, he alienates everyone he loves and loses all that he once cared about. Eventually realizes his mistakes and hopes it is not too late to redeem himself.
Angels Brigade (1980)
Against the advice of her manager Alan Hale, Jr. (the Skipper from Gilligan's Isle), a disco singer decides to avenge the beating up of her young brother who is on drugs. She recruits an entire bevy of buxom multicultural models, stunt drivers, and her younger sister to combat the evil Jack Palance and Peter Lawford
Mysterious Island of Beautiful (1979) as Gordon Duvall
An all-male crew of an oil company makes an emergency landing on an island and finds itself at the mercy of a tribe of hostile women programmed to kill all men, in this comic-book level adventure filmed on location in Oahu.
Fantasy Island (1977) as Grant Baines
In this pilot to the hit series which began in the fall of 1977, a planeload of wealthy vacationers land on a glamorous island paradise for the weekend, where for $50,000 each they can live out their most compelling fantasies. Suave Montalban and his short Man Friday, Villechaize, continued welcomin
Elizabeth Taylor: An Intimate Portrait (1975)
This television-produced documentary features observations by close friends and colleagues of Elizabeth Taylor, including Vincente Minnelli and Richard Brooks.
Rosebud (1975) as Lord Carter
A terrorist group hijacks a yacht and holds five millionaires'''' daughters hostage.
That's Entertainment! (1974) as Narration
An all-star cast, including Fred Astaire and Frank Sinatra, introduces clips from MGM''''s greatest musicals.
The Phantom of Hollywood (1974) as Roger Cross
A masked madman tries to stop the sale of a movie studio.
They Only Kill Their Masters (1972) as [Lee] Campbell
A small-town sheriff attempts to clear a Doberman of murder charges.
Clay Pigeon (1971) as Chief McGregor
An ex-soldier is recruited by the FBI to go undercover in L.A. and find other ex-soldiers who are part of a drug-dealing gang.
Ellery Queen: Don't Look Behind You (1971) as Ellery Queen
Pilot for a prospective new Ellery Queen series, marred by the miscasting of too-suave Lawford in the leading role. This film, taken from the 1949 mystery by Queen (pseudonym as well as principal character for Frederick Dannay and Manfred Lee), has the sleuth involved in a series of murders, with vi
Deadly Hunt, The (1971) as Mason
A young businessman and his wife on a hunting trip find themselves the quarry of two paid assassins, caught in a forest fire.
One More Time (1970) as Chris Pepper/Lord Sydney Pepper
Business partners fight to win back the nightclub they''''ve lost to gangsters.
The April Fools (1969) as Ted Gunther
Newly-promoted if none too happily married Howard Brubaker leaves a rowdy Company party early with the stunning Catherine, whom it turns out is herself unhappily married - to the boss. They spend an innocent night in New York becoming more and more attracted to each other, so that when Catherine announces she intends to leave her husband and return to Paris Howard asks to go along too. In the cold light of morning problems and pressures from spouses crowd in.
Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1969) as Justin Young
During a military reunion, three veterans discover they''''ve been sending support payments for the same child.
Dead Run (1969) as Dain
Hook, Line and Sinker (1969) as Dr. Scott Carter
Thinking he's dying, a man racks up huge debts, only to discover he was misdiagnosed.
Salt & Pepper (1968) as Christopher Pepper
Two nightclub owners investigate the murder of a secret agent found in their apartment.
Skidoo (1968) as The Senator
A retired gangster has to pull off a hit when his daughter is kidnapped.
How I Spent My Summer Vacation (1967) as Ned Pine
An offbeat thriller (well received in Great Britain where it was shown theatrically under the title "Deadly Roulette") tells of a ne'er-do-well with an obsession that he is the victim of a conspiracy after compiling a dossier on the activities of a mysterious billionaire.
The Oscar (1966) as Steve Marks
An unscrupulous actor fights his way to the top, destroying everyone in his path.
A Man Called Adam (1966) as Manny
A guilt-ridden jazz trumpeter blames himself for a car accident that killed his family.
Harlow (1965) as Paul Bern
In this story, Harlow starts in the movies as set dressing, the pretty girl who is used for the glamour shots. Refusing to descend to the casting couch for work, she finds that she is soon blacklisted from the industry. But an agent named Arthur sees something in Jean and begins representing her. For a long time, the jobs are scarce and consist mostly of receiving the pie in the face in low budget comedies. But Arthur's belief in Jean never wavers and when she finally graduates to featured roles, the critics say that she cannot act, but she is unforgettable. Polishing the image as the girl next door, but with some fire, she begins her climb to the top and becomes the girl every woman wants to look like and every man wants to have. But her own life is a disaster - unlike her screen life.
Sylvia (1965) as Frederic Summers
A private detective is hired by a wealthy man to uncover his wife''s past, but in the process of investigating the woman the detective falls in love with her.
Dead Ringer (1964) as Tony Collins
A woman murders her rich twin and tries to take her place.
The Longest Day (1962) as Lord Lovat
The Allied forces launch the D-Day invasion of German-occupied France.
Advise & Consent (1962) as Sen. Lafe Smith
A controversial presidential nomination threatens the careers of several prominent politicians.
Sergeants 3 (1962) as Sgt. Larry Barrett
Three adventurous Cavalry officers and their bugler take on a renegade chief.
Pepe (1961) as
When is beloved horse is stolen and sold to a movie star, a young man travels to Hollywood.
Exodus (1960) as Maj. Fred Caldwell
A young Israeli activist fights to set up a homeland for his people.
Ocean's Eleven (1960) as Jimmy Foster
A group of friends plot to rob a Las Vegas casino.
Never So Few (1959) as Capt. Grey Travis
A U.S. military troop takes command of a band of Burmese guerillas during World War II.
It Should Happen to You (1954) as Evan Adams III
A dizzy model in love with fame rents a billboard and puts her name on it.
Rogue's March (1953) as Capt. Dion Lenbridge [also known as Pvt. Harry Simms]
After being unjustly accused of spying, a British officer tries to redeem himself in India.
The Hour of 13 (1952) as Nicholas Revel
A gentleman thief in Victorian England tries to reform and do one good deed.
You For Me (1952) as Tony Brown
A good-hearted nurse gets mixed up with a millionaire who could help her hospital.
Kangaroo (1952) as Richard Connor
Just This Once (1952) as Mark MacLene
A playboy hands control of his dwindling fortune to a pretty girl.
Royal Wedding (1951) as Lord John Brindale
A brother-and-sister musical team find romance when they tour to London for Elizabeth II's wedding.
Please Believe Me (1950) as Jeremy Taylor
Three men pursue a shipboard romance with a woman they think is an heiress.
Little Women (1949) as [Theodore] Laurie [Laurence]
The four daughters of a New England family fight for happiness during and after the Civil War.
The Red Danube (1949) as Major John "Twingo" McPhimister
A Russian ballerina in Vienna tries to flee KGB agents and defect.
Julia Misbehaves (1948) as Ritchie Lorgan
A showgirl returns to her stuffy estranged husband when their daughter gets engaged.
Easter Parade (1948) as Jonathan Harrow, III
When his partner leaves him, a vaudeville star trains an untried performer to take her place, finding love in the process.
On an Island with You (1948) as Lt. Lawrence Y. Kingslee
A movie star falls for a handsome naval officer during location shooting in Hawaii.
It Happened in Brooklyn (1947) as Jamie Shellgrove
A returning GI and his friends try to make it in the music business.
Good News (1947) as Tommy Marlowe
A football hero falls in love with his French tutor.
My Brother Talks to Horses (1947) as John S. Penrose
A small boy's secret gifts help him pick racetrack winners.
Two Sisters from Boston (1946) as Lawrence Tyburt Patterson, Jr.
Two girls with Broadway aspirations find work in a Bowery saloon.
Cluny Brown (1946) as Andrew Carmel
A servant girl's passion for plumbing shocks London society.
Son of Lassie (1945) as Joe Carraclough
The beloved collie goes to war to help the resistance in occupied Norway.
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) as David Stone
A man remains young and handsome while his portrait shows the ravages of age and sin.
The White Cliffs of Dover (1944) as John Ashwood II, as a young man
An American woman with a British husband fights to keep her family together through two world wars.
The Canterville Ghost (1944) as Anthony de Canterville
A ghost who died a coward tries to inspire U.S. GIs to become heroes.
Mrs. Parkington (1944) as Lord Thornley
A lady''''s maid marries a man whose prospects push her into high society.
The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944) as English boy
Twain moves from Mississippi riverboats to the Gold Rush to literary immortality.
The Man from Down Under (1943) as Officer
A World War I veteran sneaks two orphans back to his native Australia.
Corvette K-225 (1943) as Naval officer
In 1943, 'Mac' MacClain, Canadian Navy, has lost his ship and many men to a German torpedo. While waiting for a new ship, he befriends Joyce Cartwright, sister of one of his dead officers. We follow the building and launch of new Corvette K-255, the 'Donnacola'. And who should be Mac's new subaltern but Joyce's other brother Paul, fresh out of the academy. Mac will do his best to make a good officer of Paul...if they both survive their hazardous sea duty.
The Sky's the Limit (1943) as Naval commander
A pilot on leave falls for a pretty news photographer.
Sahara (1943) as British soldier
An international platoon fights off Nazis in World War II Africa.
Paris After Dark (1943) as Frenchman
Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943) as Sailor
Sherlock Holmes investigates murders at a rest home where Watson volunteers.
Assignment in Brittany (1943) as Navigator
A French Resistance fighter discovers he''''s a dead ringer for a Nazi official.
Flesh and Fantasy (1943) as Pierrot
Two clubmen discuss the occult, introducing three weird tales: 1) Plain, bitter Henrietta secretly loves law student Michael. Then on Mardi Gras night, a mysterious stranger gives her a mask of beauty that she must return at midnight. 2) At a party, palmist Podgers makes uncannily accurate predictions, later telling skeptic Marshal Tyler that he will murder someone. The notion obsesses Tyler, with ironic consequences. 3) High wire artist Gaspar dreams of falling, then loses his nerve. He recognizes Joan from his dreams, and falls for her. Will any of his dreams, involving Joan and disaster, come true?
Someone to Remember (1943) as Joe Downes
London Blackout Murders (1943) as Percy
Pilot #5 (1943) as English soldier
While their buddy flies a suicide mission, World War II airmen recall the events that led him to this noble sacrifice.
Above Suspicion (1943) as Boy student
A honeymooning couple are asked to spy on the Nazis in pre-war Europe.
The Purple V (1943) as Roger
The West Side Kid (1943) as Jerry Winston
Immortal Sergeant (1943) as Soldier
During WWII, a corporal in the desert reminisces about the love he left behind and faces uncertainty about his strength as a leader.
Girl Crazy (1943) as Boy
A womanizing playboy finds true love when he's sent to a desert college.
A Yank at Eton (1942) as Ronnie Kenvil
An American playboy is sent to a British boarding school to learn discipline.
Mrs. Miniver (1942) as Pilot
A British family struggles to survive the first days of World War II.
Eagle Squadron (1942) as Pilot
Junior Army (1942) as Cadet Wilbur
An English refugee and a street thug go to military school together.
Thunder Birds (1942) as English cadet
A veteran flyer and the youngster he''''s training fall for the same girl.
Random Harvest (1942) as Soldier
A woman''''s happiness is threatened when she discovers her husband has been suffering from amnesia.
Lord Jeff (1938) as Benny Potter
When a good boy goes bad, his family sends him to a naval military school.

Producer (feature film)

One More Time (1970) as Executive Producer
Business partners fight to win back the nightclub they''''ve lost to gangsters.
Salt & Pepper (1968) as Executive Producer
Two nightclub owners investigate the murder of a secret agent found in their apartment.
Billie (1965) as Executive Producer
A high school girl''''s athletic prowess scandalizes a conservative small town.
Johnny Cool (1963) as Executive Producer
A deported gangster trains an Italian convict to take over his operations in the U.S.

Cast (special)

Farmer's Daughter, The (1962) as Glen Morley
The story, set in Washington, D.C., follows events in the life of Katrin Holstrom, a Swedish farm girl who comes to work as a housekeeper for Congressman Glen Morley.
Ruggles of Red Gap (1957) as Lord George Vane-Brinstead
The comic escapades of Alfred Ruggles, the British butler to Egbert Floud, a cattleman in the wild frontier town of Red Gap, as he attempts to adjust to life in America (having been won by Egbert from his owner, the Earl of Brinstead, in a poker game). Based on the "Saturday Evening Post" story by H
Tom and Jerry (1955) as Tom Macy
The romantic misadventures of newlyweds Tom and Jerry Macy. In the pilot episode, a kindly parish priest attempts to bring Tom and Jerry together after a dispute puts them at odds.

Cast (short)

Just One More Time (1974)
This promotional short film offers a behind-the-scenes look at the feature "That''''s Entertainment" (1974).
That's Entertainment! (Gala Premiere) (1974)
This short film presents the gala premiere for "That''''s Entertainment!" (1974).
Faces of November (1964)
This short film examines reactions to President Kennedy''''s death.

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