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Also Known As: Died: March 24, 2008
Born: December 26, 1914 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Sunrise, Minnesota Profession: Cast ...
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1936:
Taught drama at Lake Forest College
1938:
Moved to New York
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Worked in radio in New York City
1943:
Made Broadway debut in "Kiss and Tell"
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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)
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Signed by Twentieth Century-Fox
1947:
Feature debut, "Kiss of Death"; instantly achieve star status; also received Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actor
1949:
First films in which he received top billing, "Down to the Sea in Ships" and "Slattery's Hurricane"
1953:
Appeared in "Take the High Ground"; first film not at Twentieth Century-Fox
1955:
Formed production company, Heath Productions
1956:
Last film at Twentieth Century-Fox for several years, "The Last Wagon"
1957:
First film as co-producer (also actor), "Time Limit"; sole directorial effort for Karl Malden
1957:
Served as vice president of Widmark Cattle Enterprises
1965:
Last featuring producing credit, "The Bedford Incident"; also starred
1968:
Portrayed Sergeant Don Madigan opposite Henry Fonda in "Madigan"
1971:
Made TV acting debut in the miniseries, "Vanished"
1972:
Recreated the role of Sergeant Don Madigan for the short-lived NBC television series, "Madigan"
1974:
Cast in Sidney Lumet's "Murder on the Orient Express" based on the 1934 novel by Agatha Christie
1976:
Last received top billing in features in "The Sell Out" and "To the Devil, a Daughter"
1984:
Last feature film for seven years, "Against All Odds"
1991:
Returned to feature films after a seven-year absence to play a Senator in "True Colors"
1995:
Appeared as himself in the documentary, "Wild Bill, Hollywood Maverick: The Life and Times of William A. Wellman"

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