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|Also Known As:||Died:||March 24, 2008|
|Born:||December 26, 1914||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Sunrise, Minnesota||Profession:||Cast ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Taught drama at Lake Forest College
Moved to New York
Worked in radio in New York City
Made Broadway debut in "Kiss and Tell"
Achieved success on Broadway in plays including "Get Away, Old Man" (1943), "Kiss Them for Me" (1944), "Dunnigan's Daughter" (1945) and "Dream Girl" (1946-1947)
Signed by Twentieth Century-Fox
Feature debut, "Kiss of Death"; instantly achieve star status; also received Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actor
First films in which he received top billing, "Down to the Sea in Ships" and "Slattery's Hurricane"
Appeared in "Take the High Ground"; first film not at Twentieth Century-Fox
Formed production company, Heath Productions
Last film at Twentieth Century-Fox for several years, "The Last Wagon"
First film as co-producer (also actor), "Time Limit"; sole directorial effort for Karl Malden
Served as vice president of Widmark Cattle Enterprises
Last featuring producing credit, "The Bedford Incident"; also starred
Portrayed Sergeant Don Madigan opposite Henry Fonda in "Madigan"
Made TV acting debut in the miniseries, "Vanished"
Recreated the role of Sergeant Don Madigan for the short-lived NBC television series, "Madigan"
Cast in Sidney Lumet's "Murder on the Orient Express" based on the 1934 novel by Agatha Christie
Last received top billing in features in "The Sell Out" and "To the Devil, a Daughter"
Last feature film for seven years, "Against All Odds"
Returned to feature films after a seven-year absence to play a Senator in "True Colors"
Appeared as himself in the documentary, "Wild Bill, Hollywood Maverick: The Life and Times of William A. Wellman"
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