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Also Known As: Died: August 11, 1982
Born: August 5, 1918 Cause of Death: pneumonia
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Keeper, The (1976) as Director
The Keeper of Underwood Asylum has the mental patients of the wealthiest families in British Columbia. The rest of the family members have been dying under mysterious circumstances, so Biggs hires private investigator Richard Driver, who puts his assistant, Maybelline, in the asylum pretending she is his cousin and that they came from a family where the parents were all first cousins to each other and they decided to keep their love platonic for genetic reasons. Then he tries to get Inspector Clarke to check him in as a narcoleptic who didn't wake up with his body. They all know what the keeper has been doing, but it is a matter of proving it, and avoiding the hypnotized Biggs twins and Danny, who he is able to keep catatonic with his machine. Inspector Clarke gives driver a lot of trouble, and the kid giving shoe shines looks down on everybody, knowing more.

Cast (feature film)

2.
Dirty Dancing (1987) as Tito'S Band Member
Its the summer of 1963 and Baby is stuck at the Catskills with her parents. Attempting to make the best of the situation, Baby attends the organized classes on merengue dancing and wig demonstration. Suddenly, all of that changes when she meets Johnny Castle, the resort's dance instructor. With Johnny, Baby learns the steps to a new dance--a dirty dance--that allows her to discover new strengths and new talents in order to define her place in a rapidly changing world. Under the influence of Rhythm and Blues, Baby can now express herself and her love for Johnny.
3.
Mayday At 40,000 Feet! (1976) as Harry Jensen
An airliner has been disabled and the lives of its terrified passengers depend on the untried skills of its co-pilot after the pilot is seriously wounded by a killer who had boarded during a stopover.
4.
Matter of Wife... and Death, A (1976) as Paulie Baker
A free-wheeling private eye attempts to track down the killers of a small-time hood and finds himself neck-deep in a big-time gambling operation. This pilot to a prospective series called "Shamus" was an attempt to duplicate the success of the theatrical feature that was a big hit for Burt Reynolds.
5.
Savage Abduction (1975)
Two young women are captured by a biker gang who sell them to a homicidal killer as sex slaves.
6.
Return of Joe Forrester, The (1975) as Golfer
Aging street cop goes after a gang of toughs involved in several robbery-rapes on his beat in this pilot (a spin-off from "Police Story") for the 1975-76 series. The veteran cop concept also was the basis for "The Blue Knight" series at the same time -- and that too was based on a Joseph Wambaugh cr
7.
Spectre Of Edgar Allan Poe, The (1974) as Dr Forrest
When Edgar Allan Poe's fiance Lenore goes into a coma, she is mistaken for dead and is about to be buried alive when she is rescued at the last minute. The horrific experience drives Lenore insane, and Poe's friend Dr. Forrest convinces him to commit her to a mental asylum. But during a visit to the
8.
City Beneath The Sea (1971) as General Putnam
Presumably intended as a follow-up to his successful "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" TV series, this elaborate Irwin Allen pilot has a group of 21st-century colonists inhabiting earth's first underwater city, called Pacifica, and pitting the predictable good guys against various alien forces. In i
9.
The McMasters (1970) as Lester
10.
Warkill (1968) as Phil Sutton
11.
Red Tomahawk (1967) as Bill Kane
12.
Johnny Reno (1966) as Joe Connors
Dana Andrews, Jane Russell, Lon Chaney, Jr., John Agar, Lyle Bettger, Tom Drake, Richard Arlen, Rodd Redwing. U.S. Marshall Dana Andrews must contend with a lynch mob mentality when he rides into Stone Junction, Kansas on a mission of justice.
13.
The Singing Nun (1965) as Fitzpatrick
Fanciful biography of the Belgian nun who briefly made the hit parade.
14.
The Sandpiper (1965) as Walter Robinson
An Episcopal priest falls for a free-living artist.
15.
The Sadist (1963) as Ed Stiles
A psychotic killer and his equally depraved girlfriend hold three travelers hostage.
16.
The Two Little Bears (1961) as Tom Provost
Harry Davis, principal of the Burberry Elementary School, is concerned because his two little boys wish they were bears. One day, the two boys meet an old gypsy who tells them to use a magic cream and teaches them a spell to turn themselves into bears. When they find their sister's strange freckle cream, they do become bears. Unfortunately, when they turn back into boys, no one will believe their story.
17.
The Canadians (1961) as Billy
When the Sioux come to Canada, the Canadians permit them to stay in Canada if they come peacefully. However, some cowboys kill all inhabitants of one of their villages. The cowboys seek to get back their horses, but they pretend to search for a girl who once had been robbed by the Indians.
18.
The Bramble Bush (1960) as Larry McFie
A doctor commits euthanasia on his dying friend and then pursues an affair with the latter's wife, causing a small New England town to suspect him of plotting it as a murder.
19.
Warlock (1959) as Abe McQuown
A Western town hires a famous gunman to rid it of outlaws.
20.
Money, Women and Guns (1959) as Jess Ryerson
Just after making a large gold discovery, an old prospector is ambushed and killed by three masked men but manages to kill two of his attackers before he dies. He also manages to scribble out a will, which is given to detective "Silver" Ward Hogan, who is hired to track down the legitimate heirs and to try to find the third murderer.
21.
Raintree County (1957) as Bobby Drake
In this sumptuous Civil War story, a willful southern belle goes mad out of fear that she may be part black.
22.
The Cyclops (1957) as Lee Brand
A search party goes into the jungles of Mexico to find a missing test pilot. What they find is a gigantic, one-eyed, mutated monster who became as such through a dose of radioactivity.
23.
Sudden Danger (1955) as Wallace Curtis
24.
Betrayed Women (1955) as Jeff Darrow
The governor appoints lawyer Jeff Darrow (Tom Drake) to open an investigation on the reported cruelties inflicted on the inmates of the Bayou Reformatory For Women. The investigation is opposed by Mrs. Ballard(Esther Dale), head of the prison, whose moronic brother, Cletus (John Dierkes), is keeper of the prison bloodhounds. Nora Collins (Peggy Knudsen), once engaged to Jeff, but now an inmate because she had stolen to protect her brother, is resentful of prison methods and particularly bitter against the sadistic methods of a brutal prison guard named Darcy (Sara Haden.)Honey Blake (Beverly Michaels) and Kate (Carole Mathews)unsuccessfully try to use Cletus in an escape attempt. But they try a second escape using Jeff, Nora and Mrs. Ballard as hostages. Mabry (John Damler), Kate's gangland lover, hears of the escape and knowing she will go where she had hidden $50,000 gets there ahead of her.
25.
Sangaree (1953) as Dr. Roy Darby
Originally released in 3-D, the film covers the post-Revolutionary War of Dr.Carlos Morales (Fernando Lamas), the son of an indentured servant, who has been raised and educated by General Darby (lester Mathews), and made legal executor of the Georgia estate when Darby dies. He is opposed by Nancy Darby (Arlene Dahl)who tries to break the will and also her father's desire to set up a group of free medical clinics for the poor to be overseen by Carlos. The true culprits behind her opposition are her fiance, Harvey Bristol (John Sutton) and his father, Dr. Bristol (Francis L. Sullivan), who are in reality preying on the Darby holdings. A plague that hits Savannah is thrown in the mix.
26.
F.B.I. Girl (1951) as Carl Chercourt
27.
Never Trust a Gambler (1951) as Sgt. Ed Donovan
A small-time gambler goes on the lam from a murder charge.
28.
Disc Jockey (1951) as Johnny
29.
The Great Rupert (1950) as Peter Dingle
A squirrel becomes the guardian angel for an impoverished family.
30.
Scene of the Crime (1949) as C. C.
A detective tries to solve a policeman's murder.
31.
Mr. Belvedere Goes to College (1949) as Bill Chase
A middle-aged genius goes to college for the first time.
32.
Cass Timberlane (1948) as Jamie Wargate
An aging judge creates a scandal when he marries a younger woman from the wrong side of the tracks.
33.
Hills of Home (1948) as Tammas Milton
Lassie helps a Scottish doctor deal with his patients' problems.
34.
Words and Music (1948) as Richard "Dick" Rodgers
Songwriters Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart search for love while rising to the top.
35.
Alias a Gentleman (1948) as Johnny Lorgen
An aging convict tries to keep his daughter from following in his footsteps.
36.
The Beginning or the End (1947) as Matt Cochran
True story of the Manhattan Project and the race to build the atomic bomb.
37.
I'll Be Yours (1947) as George Prescott
38.
The Green Years (1946) as Robert Shannon, as a young man
An orphaned Irish boy is taken in by his mother's Scottish relations.
39.
Courage of Lassie (1946) as Sergeant Smitty
A young girl tries to rehabilitate the famous collie after his return from combat service in World War II.
40.
Faithful in My Fashion (1946) as Jeff Compton
A sailor on leave causes problems at the department store his girlfriend manages.
41.
This Man's Navy (1945) as Jess Weaver
Two Navy vets compete to see whose son is the bigger hero.
42.
The White Cliffs of Dover (1944) as American soldier
An American woman with a British husband fights to keep her family together through two world wars.
43.
Two Girls and a Sailor (1944) as [Sgt.] Frank Miller
Singing sisters create a World War II canteen and become rivals for the same man.
44.
Maisie Goes to Reno (1944) as [Sgt.] Bill Fullerton
On a trip to Reno, a Brooklyn showgirl tries to stop a soldier and his wife from divorcing.
45.
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) as John Truett
Young love and childish fears highlight a year in the life of a turn-of-the-century family.
46.
Mrs. Parkington (1944) as Ned Talbot
A lady's maid marries a man whose prospects push her into high society.
47.
Marriage Is a Private Affair (1944) as Bill Rice
A spoiled rich girl refuses to let marriage interfere with man-chasing.
48.
Northern Pursuit (1943) as Heinzmann
A Mountie tracks a downed Nazi flyer through the Canadian wilderness.
49.
The Howards of Virginia (1940) as James Howard at 16
Beautiful young Virginian Jane steps down from her proper aristocratic upbrining when she marries down-to-earth surveyor Matt Howard. Matt joins the Colonial forces in their fight for freedom against England. Matt will meet Jane's father in the battlefield.

Writer (feature film)

50.
Keeper, The (1976) as Screenwriter
The Keeper of Underwood Asylum has the mental patients of the wealthiest families in British Columbia. The rest of the family members have been dying under mysterious circumstances, so Biggs hires private investigator Richard Driver, who puts his assistant, Maybelline, in the asylum pretending she is his cousin and that they came from a family where the parents were all first cousins to each other and they decided to keep their love platonic for genetic reasons. Then he tries to get Inspector Clarke to check him in as a narcoleptic who didn't wake up with his body. They all know what the keeper has been doing, but it is a matter of proving it, and avoiding the hypnotized Biggs twins and Danny, who he is able to keep catatonic with his machine. Inspector Clarke gives driver a lot of trouble, and the kid giving shoe shines looks down on everybody, knowing more.

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