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Duke York was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. York started off his career in film with roles in the horror flick "Island of Lost Souls" (1933) with Charles Laughton, the Francis Lederer historical love story "The Pursuit of Happiness" (1934) and "Navy Secrets" (1939). York then began to rack up a number of film credits, including roles in the Constance Bennett comedy sequel "Topper Takes a Trip" (1939), "Mercy Plane" (1940) and "Alias Boston Blackie" (1942). He also appeared in "The Contender" (1944). Later in his career, York acted in the action picture "Fortunes of Captain Blood" (1950) with Louis Hayward. York passed away in January 1952 at the age of 44.

Duke York was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. York started off his career in film with roles in the horror flick "Island of Lost Souls" (1933) with Charles Laughton, the Francis Lederer historical love story "The Pursuit of Happiness" (1934) and "Navy Secrets" (1939). York then began to rack up a number of film credits, including roles in the Constance Bennett comedy sequel "Topper Takes a Trip" (1939), "Mercy Plane" (1940) and "Alias Boston Blackie" (1942). He also appeared in "The Contender" (1944). Later in his career, York acted in the action picture "Fortunes of Captain Blood" (1950) with Louis Hayward. York passed away in January 1952 at the age of 44.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Trail Blazers (1953) Angus
2.
 Night Stage to Galveston (1952) Policeman
3.
 Carbine Williams (1952) Guard
4.
 Barbed Wire (1952) Buttons
5.
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 Mask of the Avenger (1951) Loafer
7.
 Fighting Coast Guard (1951) Riveter
8.
 My Favorite Spy (1951) Big man
9.
 Oh! Susanna (1951)
10.
 Northwest Territory (1951) Dawson
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Tony Scott ( 2006-03-13 )

Source: The Stars of Hollywood Forever

Born: Charles Everet Sinsabaugh, October 17, 1908 Danby, NY
Died: January 24, 1952 Hollywood, CA
A muscular man, York entered films in 1933 in action roles, later playing second leads and horror characters. He found his niche as a lesser Lon Chaney Jr. Mainly working for Columbia Pictures, York played hunchbacks, werewolves and Frankensteins who scared the likes of El Brendel and The Three Stooges. York's body was found shot in his apartment, an apparent suicide.

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