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Also Known As: Arthur Peterson Jr. Died: October 31, 1996
Born: Cause of Death: complications from Alzheimer's disease
Birth Place: North Dakota, USA Profession: actor

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Actor Arthur Peterson appeared in a variety of films over the course of his Hollywood career. In 1936, he played the role of Dr. John Rutledge on the radio serial "The Guiding Light." In 1971, he founded Actors Alley Repertory Theater in L.A. Early on, Peterson mostly landed roles in various films, including the James Stewart drama "Call Northside 777" (1948), the adaptation sequel "Return to Peyton Place" (1961) with Carol Lynley and the Yul Brynner western "Invitation to a Gunfighter" (1964). Peterson worked in television around the start of his acting career with a role on "The Twilight Zone" (CBS, 1959-1964). He continued to act in productions like the thriller "Targets" (1968) with Boris Karloff and "The Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid" (1972) with Cliff Robertson. He also appeared in the TV special "Rear Guard" (ABC, 1975-76). His work around this time also included a part on the TV movie "The Adventures of Nick Carter" (NBC, 1971-72). He also was featured in the TV movie "The Spell" (NBC, 1976-77). Peterson more recently appeared in "Just Pals" (CBS, 1982-83). Peterson passed away in October 1996 at the age of 84.

Actor Arthur Peterson appeared in a variety of films over the course of his Hollywood career. In 1936, he played the role of Dr. John Rutledge on the radio serial "The Guiding Light." In 1971, he founded Actors Alley Repertory Theater in L.A. Early on, Peterson mostly landed roles in various films, including the James Stewart drama "Call Northside 777" (1948), the adaptation sequel "Return to Peyton Place" (1961) with Carol Lynley and the Yul Brynner western "Invitation to a Gunfighter" (1964). Peterson worked in television around the start of his acting career with a role on "The Twilight Zone" (CBS, 1959-1964). He continued to act in productions like the thriller "Targets" (1968) with Boris Karloff and "The Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid" (1972) with Cliff Robertson. He also appeared in the TV special "Rear Guard" (ABC, 1975-76). His work around this time also included a part on the TV movie "The Adventures of Nick Carter" (NBC, 1971-72). He also was featured in the TV movie "The Spell" (NBC, 1976-77). Peterson more recently appeared in "Just Pals" (CBS, 1982-83). Peterson passed away in October 1996 at the age of 84.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Spell, The (1977) Ross
2.
 Rollercoaster (1977) Owner
3.
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 The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972) Jefferson Jones
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 The Young Animals (1968) Mr. Wilson
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 Targets (1968) Ed Loughlin
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 Invitation to a Gunfighter (1964) Schoop
8.
 One Man's Way (1964) Instructor
9.
 Return to Peyton Place (1961) Selectman
10.
 Call Northside 777 (1948) Keeler's assistant
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Worked with the Federal Theater Project in Chicago in the 1930s
1936:
Played the role of Dr. John Rutledge on the radio serial "The Guiding Light"
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Served under General Patton in WWII
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Cast in ABC's first sitcom "That's O-Toole"
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Co-founded The Actors Co. in Chicago with his wife
1971:
Founded Actors Alley Repertory Theater in L.A.
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Co-starred on the ABC sitcom "Soap" as The Major
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Toured in the one-man show "Robert Frost, Fire and Ice"
1991:
Retired from show business
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Education

University of Minnesota: -

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