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Richard Crenna

Richard Crenna

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Also Known As: Died: January 17, 2003
Born: November 30, 1926 Cause of Death: pancreatic cancer
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Began career as a guest actor and sometime regular on such radio series as "Boy Scout Jamboree" (at age 10), "A Date With Judy", "Burns and Allen", "The Hardy Family", "The Great Gildersleeve", "Our Miss Brooks"
1952:
Screen acting debut, "Pride of St. Louis"
1952:
TV series acting debut, as problem student Walter Denton on "Our Miss Brooks" (he later played in the 1956 film based on the series)
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Starred as Luke McCoy on the popular sitcom, "The Real McCoys"
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Began directing TV with the fifth and sixth seasons of "The Real McCoys"
1964:
Played the title role in his first feature film in eight years, "John Goldfarb, Please Come Home", co-starring Shirley Maclaine
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Played idealistic state representative James Slattery on the CBS drama series, "Slattery's People"
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Directed episodes of the TV sitcoms, "Wendy and Me" (1964-65), "No Time for Sergeants" (1964-65) and "The Andy Griffith Show", as well as the comedy pilot, "Cap'n Ahab" (1965) in the mid-1960s
1966:
Appeared opposite Steve McQueen in "The Sand Pebbles"
1966:
Founded Pendick Enterprises
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Directed episodes of "The Andy Griffith Show," "No Time for Sergeants" and "Wendy and Me"
1967:
Co-starred in the romantic comedy "Made in Paris"
1967:
Appeared as a burglar terrorizing blind Audrey Hepburn in the thriller "Wait Until Dark"
1968:
Starred opposite Julie Andrews in the musical biopic "Star!"
1969:
Starred in the crime caper comedy "A Run on Gold"
1969:
Starred as part of the team of stranded astronauts in the space adventure "Marooned"
1970:
Starred in the medical drama "Doctors' Wives" opposite Dyan Cannon, Gene Hackman and Carroll O'Connor
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Debuted as a producer on the sitcom, "Make Room for Granddaddy", starring Danny Thomas in a reprise of the role he played on "Make Room for Daddy" (1953-57) and "The Danny Thomas Show" (1957-64)
1971:
Appeared with Yul Brenner and Leonard Nimoy in the Louis L'Amour Western "Catlow"
1973:
Played the Fred MacMurray role in ABC telepic remake of "Double Indemnity"
1973:
Starred in the Western "A Man Called Noon"
1973:
Provided a voice for the film adapatation of Richard Bach's popular novel "Jonathan Livingston Seagull"
1975:
Appeared with Charles Bronson and Jill Ireland in the Western "Breakheart Pass"
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Directed such TV pilots as "The Cheerleaders" (1976), "Marie" (1979), "The Hoyt Axton Show" (1981), and "Allison Sidney Harrison" (1983), and episodes of such series as "Grandpa Goes to Washington", "Rosetti and Ryan", "The Rockford Files," "Turnabout" and "Lou Grant"
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Co-starred as Richard Barrington opposite Bernadette Peters on the CBS sitcom, "All's Fair"
1977:
Starred the the supernatural horror film "The Evil"
1978:
Headlined NBC's meteor disaster thriller "A Fire in the Sky"
1979:
Appeared in the she-Western "Wild Horse Hank"
1979:
Starred in the action film "Stone Cold Dead"
1979:
Appeared in the thriller "Death Ship"
1979:
TV movie directing debut, "Better Late Than Never"
1981:
Provided the voice of the title character for the animated children's adventure special, "Daniel Boone"
1981:
Appeared as Kathleen Turner's doomed husband in writer-director LAwrence Kasdan's "Body Heat"
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Hosted the syndicated news magazine show, "Look at Us"
1982:
Co-starred opposite Sylvester Stallone's Rambo character as Col. Trautman in "First Blood"
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Starred opposite Patty Duke as Dr. Sam Quinn on the ABC sitcom, "It Takes Two"
1983:
Co-starred with Jon Voight in the drama "Table for Five"
1984:
Had an acclaimed turn as the slick gin rummy country club champ Phil Brody opposite Matt Dillon in "The Flamingo Kid"
1985:
Reprised Trautman for "Rambo: First Blood Part II"
1985:
Appeared with John Candy in the comedy "Summer Rental"
1985:
Portrayed a sexually assaulted police officer in the ABC telepic "The Rape of Richard Beck"; later earned an Emmy as best actor in a TV movie
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Played tough police detective Lt. Frank Janek in a series of TV-movies and miniseries: "Doubletake" (1985), "Internal Affairs" (1988), "Murder in Black and White" (1990), "Murder Times Seven" (1990), "Terror on Track 9" (1992), "The Forget-Me-Not Murders" (1994) and "A Silent Betrayal" (1994)
1986:
Played H. Ross Perot in NBC's mini-series adaptation of Ken Follet's best-seller "On Wings of Eagles," documenting Perot's funding of a mission to rescue two of his employees trapped in Iran in 1979
1986:
Narrated the feature documentary, "50 Years of Action!", Made to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Directors Guild of America
1987:
Appeared in ABC's TV adaptation of Neil Simon's "Plaza Suite" opposite Carol Burnett
1988:
Last outing as Trautman for "Rambo III"
1988:
Began lucrative side career as a host and narrator for television specials, including "Mort Sahl: The Loyal Opposition" (1989), "Circus of the Stars" (1990), "The Bermuda Triangle" (1994), A&E's "Las Vegas" (1996), "Cold Case" (1997), "The I Love Lucy 50th Anniversary Special" (2001)
1989:
Appeared in the horror thriller "Leviathan"
1989:
Starred as Det. Bob Grogan in NBC's detective drama "The Case of the Hillside Strangler"
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Co-starred opposite James Earl Jones on the short-lived detective comedy spinoff from "Gabriel's Fire", "Pros and Cons"
1993:
Parodied his "Rambo" role Col. Trautman in "Hot Shots! Part Deux" opposite Charlie Sheen
1995:
Appeared in director Sydney Pollack's remake of "Sabrina"
1995:
Appeared in the thriller "Jade"
1996:
Starred in CBS's telepic "Race Against Time: The Search for Sarah" opposite Patty Duke"
1997:
Underwent thyroid surgery
1997:
Starred in the CBS telepic "Heart Full of Rain"
1997:
Starred in the CBS TV drama "Deep Family Secrets"
1997:
Played Professor Aronnax in CBS's TV adaptation of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea"
1998:
Played the pursuing federal marshall in "Wrongfully Accused," a "Fugitive" parody starring Leslie Neilsen
2000:
Had recurring role as Tyne Daly's love interest on the CBS drama "Judging Amy"
2001:
Cast as Ronald Reagan in the Showtime drama "The Day Reagan Was Shot"
2001:
Played a gruff cowboy grandfather in Showtime's "By Dawn's Early Light"

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