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Hugh Sanders' strong personality and authoritarian demeanor often found the Midwestern character actor portraying judges, sheriffs, and strong-willed men over the course of his nearly 20-year career. Sanders began acting in the '50s with small roles in films like "Only the Valiant," about a ragtag group of Army rejects who must defend an important mountain pass from attack. In 1953, Sanders appeared as a hotheaded teen in "The Wild One," which starred Marlon Brando in a breakout role as the troubled and aimless leader of an outlaw motorcycle gang. In the Oscar-nominated biopic "The Pride of St. Louis," Sanders portrayed a concerned friend of depressed Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Jerome "Dizzy" Dean. By the '60s, Sanders had transitioned to television work; he appeared as a local deputy on several episodes of the popular western series "Rawhide" and played a hard working doctor on multiple episodes of the adventure comedy "Bonanza." In one of his last roles before his death in 1966, Sanders appeared as a rural villager on "The Fugitive," which followed the wrongfully accused Dr. Richard Kimble (David Janssen) and his desperate attempts to clear his name.

Hugh Sanders' strong personality and authoritarian demeanor often found the Midwestern character actor portraying judges, sheriffs, and strong-willed men over the course of his nearly 20-year career. Sanders began acting in the '50s with small roles in films like "Only the Valiant," about a ragtag group of Army rejects who must defend an important mountain pass from attack. In 1953, Sanders appeared as a hotheaded teen in "The Wild One," which starred Marlon Brando in a breakout role as the troubled and aimless leader of an outlaw motorcycle gang. In the Oscar-nominated biopic "The Pride of St. Louis," Sanders portrayed a concerned friend of depressed Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Jerome "Dizzy" Dean. By the '60s, Sanders had transitioned to television work; he appeared as a local deputy on several episodes of the popular western series "Rawhide" and played a hard working doctor on multiple episodes of the adventure comedy "Bonanza." In one of his last roles before his death in 1966, Sanders appeared as a rural villager on "The Fugitive," which followed the wrongfully accused Dr. Richard Kimble (David Janssen) and his desperate attempts to clear his name.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Apache Rifles (1964) Arizona delegate
2.
 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) Dr. Reynolds
3.
 Panic in Year Zero! (1962) Becker
4.
 The Wild Westerners (1962) Ch. Marshal Reuben Bernard
5.
 Man-Trap (1961) E. J. Malden
6.
 The Music Box Kid (1960) Stanley Sandman
7.
 Cage of Evil (1960) Martin Bender
8.
 Shadow of the Boomerang (1960) R. J. Prince
9.
 Never Steal Anything Small (1959) Spokesman
10.
 The Big Operator (1959) Senator Leland
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