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Also Known As: William John Hart Died: May 30, 2006
Born: November 13, 1917 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: New Castle, Pennsylvania Profession: actor, salesman

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Robert Sterling found incredible success as an accomplished actor, appearing in a variety of films throughout his Hollywood career. Early on in his acting career, Sterling landed roles in various films, including "Ringside Maisie" (1941), the comedic adaptation "Two-Faced Woman" (1941) with Greta Garbo and "Johnny Eager" (1941). He also appeared in "I'll Wait For You" (1941), "This Time For Keeps" (1942) and "Somewhere I'll Find You" (1942). His film career continued throughout the forties and the fifties in productions like "Roughshod" (1949), "The Sundowners" (1950) and "Bunco Squad" (1950). He also appeared in the Kathryn Grayson adaptation "Show Boat" (1951). In the latter part of his career, he continued to act in "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" (1961), the Bob Hope comedy "A Global Affair" (1964) and the horror film "The Signal" (2008) with AJ Bowen. Sterling was most recently credited in "Clash of the Commercials: USA vs. The World" (CBS, 2010-11). Sterling was married to Ann Sothern and had four children. Sterling passed away in May 2006 at the age of 89.

Robert Sterling found incredible success as an accomplished actor, appearing in a variety of films throughout his Hollywood career. Early on in his acting career, Sterling landed roles in various films, including "Ringside Maisie" (1941), the comedic adaptation "Two-Faced Woman" (1941) with Greta Garbo and "Johnny Eager" (1941). He also appeared in "I'll Wait For You" (1941), "This Time For Keeps" (1942) and "Somewhere I'll Find You" (1942). His film career continued throughout the forties and the fifties in productions like "Roughshod" (1949), "The Sundowners" (1950) and "Bunco Squad" (1950). He also appeared in the Kathryn Grayson adaptation "Show Boat" (1951). In the latter part of his career, he continued to act in "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" (1961), the Bob Hope comedy "A Global Affair" (1964) and the horror film "The Signal" (2008) with AJ Bowen. Sterling was most recently credited in "Clash of the Commercials: USA vs. The World" (CBS, 2010-11). Sterling was married to Ann Sothern and had four children. Sterling passed away in May 2006 at the age of 89.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Signal, The (2007)
2.
 Beggarman, Thief (1979) Colonel Day
3.
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 A Global Affair (1964) Randy
5.
 Return to Peyton Place (1961) Mike Rossi
6.
 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961) Capt. Lee Crane
7.
 Column South (1953) Capt. Lee Whitlock
8.
 Show Boat (1951) Stephen Baker
9.
 The Sundowners (1950) Tom Cloud
10.
 Bunco Squad (1950) Sgt. Steve Johnson
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Education

University of Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania -

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wife:
Ann Sothern. Actor. Married in 1943; divorced in 1949.
wife:
Anne Jeffreys. Actor. Married in 1951.

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father:
Walter S Hart. Pro baseball player.
daughter:
Tisha Sterling. Actor. Born in December 1944; mother, Ann Sothern.
son:
Jeffreys Hart Sterling. Born in August 1954; mother, Anne Jeffries.

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Magiester ( 2008-03-18 )

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His wife's name is spelled, "Jeffreys," not "Jeffries." His first wife was Ann Sothern, whom he credited with teaching him much about the movie and acting business. He was one of the best golfers in Hollywood, and after retiring from acting, he and his son had a custom golf club business. He was best known (with his wife, Anne Jeffreys) for the TV series "Topper."

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