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|Also Known As:||Richard Wessel,Dick Wessell,Richard Wessel||Died:|
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Dick Wessel was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Wessel began his acting career with roles in such films as "The Game That Kills" (1937), "Arson Gang Busters" (1938) and the John Garfield crime picture "They Made Me a Criminal" (1939). He also appeared in the Bruce Bennett adventure "Lost Island of Kioga" (1939), the comedy "Brother Orchid" (1940) with Edward G Robinson and the comedy "Blondie Has Servant Trouble" (1940) with Penny Singleton. He continued to act in productions like the Leo Gorcey comedy "In Fast Company" (1946), "Dick Tracy Vs. Cueball" (1946) and "Merton of the Movies" (1947). He also appeared in "Canadian Pacific" (1949) with Randolph Scott. Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in the comedy "Love Is Better Than Ever" (1952) with Larry Parks, "The Lawless Breed" (1953) and the musical comedy "Let's Do It Again" (1953) with Jane Wyman. He also appeared in the James Whitmore horror flick "Them" (1954) and the James Dean drama "Rebel Without a Cause" (1955). Wessel was most recently credited in the comedy "The Ugly Dachsund" (1966) with Dean Jones. Wessel passed away in April 1965 at the age of 52.
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