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Don DeFore

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Also Known As: Died: December 22, 1993
Born: August 25, 1913 Cause of Death: Cardiac arrest
Birth Place: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Rare Breed, A (1981) as Frank Nelson
The Facts of Life (1960) as Jack Weaver
Suburban marrieds are tempted to dabble in adultery.
A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958) as [Herman] Boettcher
In 1944, a company of German soldiers on the Russian front are numbed by the horrors and hardships of war when Private Ernst Graeber's long awaited furlough comes through. Back home in Germany, he finds his home bombed. While hopelessly searching for his parents, he meets lovely Elizabeth Kruse, daughter of a political prisoner; together they try to wrest sanity and survival from a world full of hatred.
Battle Hymn (1957) as Captain [Dan] Skidmore
A minister resists turning to violence while trying to help orphans during the Korean War.
Jumping Jacks (1952) as Lt. Kelsey
Hap Smith, nightclub entertainer, has a new act since his former partner Chick Allen joined the army: with lovely new partner Betsy Carter, Hap plays a clownish parody of a soldier. Meanwhile, Chick is organizing a soldier show at Fort Benning and finds he needs his old partner's help. To get onto the base, Hap impersonates a hapless real soldier, Dogface Dolan; but circumstances force them to prolong the masquerade, creating an increasingly tangled Army-sized snafu.
She's Working Her Way Through College (1952) as Shep Slade
A professor helps a burlesque queen get a college education.
No Room for the Groom (1952) as Herman Strouple
Alvah, a young GI who happens to own a vineyard, elopes to Las Vegas with Lee, his housekeeper's daughter. But Alvah's chicken pox postpone the wedding night. The rest revolves around more delays to the consummation, caused by Lee's manipulative Mama and the flock of mostly obnoxious relatives with whom she's filled the house.
A Girl in Every Port (1952) as Bert Sedgwick
Two sailors invest in a racehorse.
The Guy Who Came Back (1951) as Gordon Towne
Former football star Harry Joplin is down on his luck, both in his career and in his married life. He seems convinced of his own unworthiness, but a chance to play in a charity football game helps him see his life in a new light.
Dark City (1950) as Arthur Winant
Danny Haley's bookie operation is shut down, so he and his pals need money; when Danny meets Arthur Winant, a sucker from out of town, he decoys him into a series of poker games where eventually Winant loses $5000 that isn't his...then hangs himself. But it seems Winant had a shadowy, protective elder brother who believes in personal revenge. And each of the card players in turn feels a faceless doom inexorably closing in. Dark streets and sexy torch-singer Fran lend ambience.
Southside 1-1000 (1950) as John Riggs
My Friend Irma (1949) as Richard Rhinelander
Based on the long-running radio show. Irma is a likeable airhead who meddles in her roommate's love-life. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, in their first screen appearance, are juice-bar operators who are discovered when a self-proclaimed manager hears Martin's golden voice. Irma's roommate wants to marry her rich boss, but instead falls in love with Martin.
Too Late For Tears (1949) as Don Blake
A married woman's discovery of stolen money changes her character for the worse.
One Sunday Afternoon (1949) as Hugo Barnstead
A dentist in turn-of-the-century New York thinks he may have married the wrong girl.
Romance on the High Seas (1948) as Michael Kent
A singer on a Caribbean cruise gets mixed up in a series of romantic problems.
Ramrod (1947) as Bill Schell
A cattle-vs.-sheepman feud loses Connie Dickason her fiance, but gains her his ranch, which she determines to run alone in opposition to Frank Ivey, "boss" of the valley, whom her father Ben wanted her to marry. She hires recovering alcoholic Dave Nash as foreman and a crew of Ivey's enemies. Ivey fights back with violence and destruction, but Dave is determined to counter him legally... a feeling not shared by his associates. Connie's boast that, as a woman, she doesn't need guns proves justified, but plenty of gunplay results.
It Happened on 5th Avenue (1947) as Jim Bullock
Two homeless men move into a mansion while its owners are wintering in the South.
Without Reservations (1946) as [Lieutenant] Dink [Watson]
A woman writer falls for a war hero who''''s a perfect match for the hero of her latest novel.
The Stork Club (1945) as Danny Wilton
A hat-check girl gets rich quick when she saves a millionaire''s life.
You Came Along (1945) as Shakespeare, also known as Captain W. Anders
War hero flier Bob Collins goes on a war bond selling tour with two buddies, and substitute "chaperone" Ivy Hotchkiss. Bob's a cheerful Lothario with several girls in every town on the tour. After some amusing escapades, Bob and Ivy become romantically involved, agreeing it's "just fun up in the air." Then Ivy finds out the real reason why it shouldn't be anything more.
The Affairs of Susan (1945) as Mike Ward
Susan is about to be married, but the wedding may get called off after her fiancee summons three former beaus. Each reveals a different portrait of Susan: one describes her as a naive country girl who reluctantly becomes an actress, another paints a picture of a gay party girl and and the third describes a serious intellectual. Which one is the real Susan?
A Guy Named Joe (1944) as James J. Rourke
A downed World War II pilot becomes the guardian angel for his successor in love and war.
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944) as Charles McClure
General Jimmy Doolittle trains American troops for the first airborne attacks on Japan.
The Human Comedy (1943) as "Texas" Anthony
A small-town telegraph boy deals with the strains of growing up during World War II.
City Without Men (1943) as Mr. Peters
Right to the Heart (1942) as Tommy Sands
The Male Animal (1942) as Wally Myers
A college professor fights censorship and an amorous football player who's after his wife.
Wings for the Eagle (1942) as Gil Borden
Dedicated aircraft workers compete for the same girl.
You Can't Escape Forever (1942) as Davis
Although she''s been demoted to writing the advice column, a newspaper woman still tries to expose a racketeer.
We Go Fast (1941) as Herman Huff
Rose Couglin (Lynn Bari) is a wise-cracking waitress at a coffe-pt diner with policemen Bob Brandon (Alan Curtis) and Herman Huff (Don DeFore billed as Don DeForest) vying for her attention. Their argument ends when the place is held up, but Brandon tricks the crook and captures him, but lets Herman take the credit. Herman now must sponsor Bob's application to the motrocycle force and is enev more dismayed when society deb Diana Hempstead (Sheila Ryan)takes a liking to Bob. Rose also finds herself involved with a swindle upon a refrigerator manufacturer by a bogus foreign potentate, Nabob (Gerald Mohr.)
Brother Rat (1938) as Catcher
A military cadet and his friends try to keep his marriage a secret.
Garden of the Moon (1938) as Buck Delanye, cowboy
A nightclub owner and a bandleader compete for the lead singer''''s heart.
Freshman Year (1938) as Upper classman
Submarine D-1 (1937) as Sailor
Recruits on a new submarine fall for the same girl.

Cast (special)

Jay Leno's Family Comedy Hour (1987)
Comedian Jay Leno hosts his first network television primetime special, with a salute to the American family. The program spotlights Leno in a humorous monologue about real and fictional families and features special appearances by show-business family acts.
NBC's 60th Anniversary Celebration (1986)
A special featuring more than 100 stars and highlights from the most memorable moments in radio and television history spanning six decades on America's first broadcast network. NBC stars, past and present, recall, via film clips and personal memories, unforgettable moments from the past 60 years. H
Mystery and Mrs (1950) as Husband
The exploits of a husband-and-wife private detective team.

Cast (short)

Return from Nowhere (1944)
In this short film, a man recovers his lost memories when he is forced to relive events in his dreams.
Men of the Sky (1942)
This short film, produced in cooperation with the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII, focuses on a group of fledgling pilots receiving their wings. Vitaphone Release 1017-1018A.
Winning Your Wings (1942)
Starring James Stewart, this short film is designed to encourage recruits for the American Army Air Forces. Vitaphone Release 960-961A.

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