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Also Known As: Robert Alexander Cochran Died: June 16, 1965
Born: June 25, 1917 Cause of Death: lung infection
Birth Place: Eureka, California, USA Profession: actor, screenwriter, producer, director, cowpuncher, railway hand, store detective

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Rugged, masculine lead with slicked-back jet-black hair, usually cast as cads or insentitive lovers, who hit his peak in the 1950s. Discovered by Mae West, with whom he appeared on stage in the Broadway revival of "Diamond Lil" (1948) and "Catherine the Great" (the latter winning him a Warner Bros. contract), Cochran was forceful as a gangster in Raoul Walsh's "White Heat" (1949); he starred as a wanderer in Michelangelo Antonioni's sullen "Il Grido" (1957), and directed, produced and wrote a feature, "Tell Me in the Sunlight" (released 1967), before his premature death aboard his yacht in 1965.

Rugged, masculine lead with slicked-back jet-black hair, usually cast as cads or insentitive lovers, who hit his peak in the 1950s. Discovered by Mae West, with whom he appeared on stage in the Broadway revival of "Diamond Lil" (1948) and "Catherine the Great" (the latter winning him a Warner Bros. contract), Cochran was forceful as a gangster in Raoul Walsh's "White Heat" (1949); he starred as a wanderer in Michelangelo Antonioni's sullen "Il Grido" (1957), and directed, produced and wrote a feature, "Tell Me in the Sunlight" (released 1967), before his premature death aboard his yacht in 1965.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Tell Me in the Sunlight (1967) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Tell Me in the Sunlight (1967) Dave
2.
 Mozambique (1966) Brad Webster
3.
 Of Love and Desire (1963) Steve Corey
4.
 Il grido (1962) Aldo
5.
 The Deadly Companions (1961) Billy
6.
 The Beat Generation (1959) Dave Cullorah
7.
 The Big Operator (1959) Bill Gibson
8.
 I, Mobster (1959) Joe Sante
9.
 Quantrill's Raiders (1958) Wes [Cap. Alan Wescott, also known as Michael Davis]
10.
 Circus of Love (1958)
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Grew up in Laramie, Wyoming
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Worked as a railway hand, cowpuncher and Macy's store detective before stage career
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Began acting career with the Federal Theater during the Depression
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Organized and directed shows for West Coast Army camps during WWII
1944:
Broadway debut
1945:
Screen acting debut in "Wonder Man"
1949:
Under contract to Warner Bros.
1953:
Founded Robert Alexander Productions
1965:
Directorial and producing debut, "Tell Me in the Sunlight" (also photographed and starred; released posthumously in 1967)
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Education

University of Wyoming: Laramie , Wyoming -
Barter Theater: Abingdon , Virginia -

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wife:
Florence Lockwood. Artist.
wife:
Fay McKenzie. Actor. Divorced in 1951.
wife:
Jonna Jensen. Married in 1961 when she was 19.

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