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Also Known As: Died: April 1, 2010
Born: January 29, 1918 Cause of Death: cancer/complications from pneumonia
Birth Place: Penns Grove, New Jersey, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) as Voice Of Charlie
The Angels--Natalie, Dylan, and Alex--prepare to strike without warning as they go undercover to retrieve two missing silver bands. These are no ordinary rings. They contain valuable encrypted information that reveal the new identities of every person in the Federal Witness Protection Program. When witnesses start turning up dead, only the Angels, using their expertise as masters of disguise, espionage and martial arts can stop the perpetrator, a mysterious "fallen" Angel. Aided by their trusty colleague, Jimmy Bosley, the Angels'' adventure begins at a remote Mongolian outpost and ends only after Dylan is forced to face a dark secret from her past--a secret that puts the lives of her two best friends in danger.
Charlie's Angels (2000) as Voice Of Charlie
Three beautiful private detectives who work for a suave playboy boss are called in to rescue soon-to-be billionaire software mogul Eric Knox, when he is kidnapped from his office at Knox Technologies. While rough-and-tumble Alex, wild-child Dylan, and nerdy Natalie use an impressive array of high-tech gadgetry and martial arts moves to retrieve Knox from the clutches of rival Roger Corwin and his goons, they unwittingly become embroiled in a battle to protect the world from a wide-scale invasion of privacy that threatens to occur when good technology falls into the hands of bad people.
Hotel de Love (1996) as Newspaper Man
Two friends, who thirteen years earlier fell in love with their high school goddess, now have only three days to change her mind about her upcoming marriage.
Opposites Attract (1990) as Rex Roper
In an effort to save her northern California community from real estate development, a woman runs for mayor of her town against the man with whom she's fallen in love.
Scrooged (1988) as Lew Hayward
A contemporary comedy based on Charles Dickens'' novel "A Christmas Carol," focusing on a television executive who decides to exploit the holidays in order to boost ratings.
On Fire (1987) as Joe Leary
A man is desperate to recapture his dignity and self-worth after mandatory retirement from his job as chief arson investigator for a big-city fire department.
Mysterious Two, The (1982) as He
An extraterrestrial couple come to Earth to recruit misfits and adventurers for a trip to their galaxy in this prospective series pilot. John Forsythe and Priscilla Pointer are He and She, and James Stephens (Hart on "The Paper Chase") heads the guest cast of TV luminaries He and She try to entice t
Sizzle (1981) as Mike Callahan
Loni Anderson is a sultry nightclub singer and John Forsythe a Chicago crime kingpin in this period piece, set in the Prohibition era, about a small-town girl who comes to the big city with her boyfriend, and after he is killed while running illegal booze for the mob, sets out to avenge his murder.
Time For Miracles, A (1980) as Postulator
The story of Elizabeth Bayley Seton (1774-1821) on her journey from a wealthy New York businessman's wife and the mother of five to founder of the American Sisters of Charity and the first Catholic orphanage, and subsequently became America's first native-born Catholic saint. An Emmy Award nominatio
...And Justice For All (1979) as Judge Fleming
A crusading attorney is assigned to defend a judge accused of rape.
With This Ring (1978) as General Albert Harris
A romantic comedy about various engaged couples and their families who, as wedding dates rapidly approach, are caught up in a whirlwind of emotional crises, from past loves and parental pressure to social and financial obligations. Diana Canova is the actress daughter of former hillbilly movie star
Users, The (1978) as Reade Jamieson
A small-town girl with a dark past falls in love with a fading screen star and masterminds his spectacular professional and personal comeback. Screen veteran Joan Fontaine made her TV-movie debut here as a Hollywood socialite.
Cruise into Terror (1978) as Reverend Charles Mather
Evil emanates from an ancient sarcophagus brought aboard a pleasure cruise ship peopled by a predictably stellar TV cast. Originally this was to have been called "Voyage into Evil."
Emily, Emily (1977) as Niles Putnam
The story of a mentally-challenged boy's growth into maturity as seen through the eyes of Emily Ward, a graduate student in psychology, who gives the boy a chance for fulfillment in the world.
Tail Gunner Joe (1977) as Paul Cunningham
An ambitious production of questionable accuracy spanning the rise and fall of Senator Joseph R. McCarthy as uncovered by a fictional veteran newsman and the ambitious young lady investigative reporter assigned to assist him. Emmy Awards went to Burgess Meredith for his portrayal of Joseph Welch and
Never Con a Killer (1977) as E J Valerian
In this movie pilot, shown some time after "The Feather and Father Gang" series came and went in the spring of 1977, detective Powers and con-man dad Gould team up to outwit Runyonesque horseplayer Forsythe.
Charlie's Angels (1976) as Voice Of Charlie
This was the pilot for the hit TV series that began in September 1976, with three attractive females who work for a very private investigator, a man they have never seen or met, and must use their wiles to con the manager of a vineyard into revealing the whereabouts of the body of his wealthy boss w
Amelia Earhart (1976) as G P Putnam
An ambitious movie biography of the famed aviatrix and her marriage to a noted publisher. Emmy nominations went to Susan Clark as Best Actress, Susan Oliver as Best Supporting Actress, and William Tuntke and Richard Freedman for their art direction and set decoration.
Deadly Tower, The (1975) as Lieutenant Elwood Forbes
The Texas Tower massacre of August 4, 1966 has disturbed student Charles Whitman holed up with a gun in the tower of the University of Texas and fires on people below, killing thirteen and wounding thirty-four.
Cry Panic (1974) as Dennis Ryder
A drama about a man who accidentally runs over and kills a pedestrian on the outskirts of a small town whose citizens, including the sheriff, are hiding a deadly secret about the victim.
Terror on the 40th Floor (1974) as Daniel Overland
In television's carbon of "The Towering Inferno," seven people are trapped in a skyscraper penthouse during an office party, and nobody knows they are there.
Healers, The (1974) as Dr Robert Kier
In this pilot for an unrealized series called "Crisis!" the director of a big-city medical center faces the predictable multitude of doctor show problems, from a threatened rebellion among the research staff to a surgeon's unauthorized use of drugs to the obligatory lack of funds to run the hospital
Letters, The (1973) as Paul Anderson ("The Andersons: Dear Elaine")
Three interconnected stories about nine people whose lives are drastically changed by letters delayed a year in delivery. Pilot to a prospective series.
Lisa, Bright and Dark (1973) as William Schilling
Unhappy at school and at home, Lisa is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Three of her classmates come to her rescue. They submit Lisa to their own interpretation of a group therapy session, learning a lot about themselves in the process.
Murder Once Removed (1971) as Dr Ron Wellesley
A deadly love triangle involves a scheming doctor who tries to inveigle his patient's wealthy wife to dump her husband for him, and together they hatch the perfect crime.
The Happy Ending (1969) as Fred Wilson
A middle-aged woman leaves her husband and children in search of herself.
Topaz (1969) as Michael Nordstrom
A French agent is sent to Cuba to spy for the CIA.
In Cold Blood (1967) as Alvin Dewey
Two vagrants try to outrun the police after committing a savage crime in this real-life shocker.
Madame X (1966) as Clay Anderson
A fallen woman on trial for murder is defended by the son she abandoned years earlier.
Kitten With a Whip (1964) as David Stratton
A delinquent escapes from reform school and holds a politician hostage.
The Ambassador's Daughter (1956) as Daniel Sullivan
A diplomat's daughter in Paris turns a fact-finding mission into a non-stop party.
Everything but the Truth (1956) as Ernie Miller
Willie Taylor, small-town 4th-grade schoolboy, takes to heart his admired teacher's words about truthfulness, and repeats in public his uncle's remark about paying a kickback to the mayor. Result: principal Miss Dabney (a political appointee) suspends Willie from school, and teacher Joan Madison, up against a political machine, enlists amorous columnist Ernie Miller to turn Willie's case into a cause celebre...
The Trouble with Harry (1955) as Sam Marlowe
A corpse creates a world of trouble for several passersby who each believe they may have caused the death.
The Glass Web (1953) as Don Newell
The ice-cold diva Paula ruthlessly exploits the guys she dates. While blackmailing the married Don with a recent one-night-stand, she has a secret affair with Henry, who works as researcher for the weekly authentic TV show "Crime of the Week", which Don writes for. When Henry fails to help her to a role, she insults him deadly... and ends up dead herself. Now Don desperately tries to hide his traces, but Henry sabotages his efforts and suggests he write the unsolved murder case for next week's show...
It Happens Every Thursday (1953) as Bob MacAvoy
New York reporter Bob MacAvoy is persuaded by pregnant wife Jane to buy a broken-down weekly newspaper in Eden, California. They have humorous problems with small town mores and eccentric citizens. But their schemes to increase circulation get them in over their heads.
Escape from Fort Bravo (1953) as Capt. John Marsh
The Civil War complicates the Cavalry''s battle against Indians.
The Captive City (1952) as Jim [T.] Austin
A small-town newspaper editor defies threats to expose the mob.
Destination Tokyo (1944) as Reynolds ("Sparks")
A U.S. sub braves enemy waters during World War II.
Northern Pursuit (1943) as Soldier
A Mountie tracks a downed Nazi flyer through the Canadian wilderness.

Producer (feature film)

On Fire (1987) as Executive Producer
A man is desperate to recapture his dignity and self-worth after mandatory retirement from his job as chief arson investigator for a big-city fire department.

Cast (special)

Dynasty: The E! True Hollywood Story (2001) as Interviewee
Profile of prime-time television serial "Dynasty," which was telecast from 1981 through 1989.
Shirley MacLaine: This Time Around (2000) as Interviewee
Profile of dancer/actress/author Shirley MacLaine.
SAG Awards Show (2000) as Presenter
Live presentation of the 5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles.
Intimate Portrait: Linda Evans (2000) as Interviewee
Profile of the life and career of actress Linda Evans.
Mod Squad: The E! True Hollywood Story, The (2000) as Interviewee
Profile of the actors of the 1960's television series "The Mod Squad" -- Peggy Lipton, Clarence Williams III and Michael Cole.
Intimate Portrait: Jaclyn Smith (1998) as Narration
Documentary on the life and career of actress Jaclyn Smith.
Arnold Palmer: Golf's Heart and Soul (1998) as Narration
Profile of golf legend Arnold Palmer. Features never-before-seen home movies and interviews with friends and family.
All Star Party For Aaron Spelling, An (1998)
A tribute to successful television producer Aaron Spelling, featuring clips and cast reunions to commemorate over three decades of primetime series.
1998 Creative Arts Emmy Awards (1998) as Presenter
Presentation of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' annual Creative Arts Awards. Among the 54 categories presented are: "Outstanding Guest Actors and Actresses in Comedy and Drama Series;" "Outstanding Commercial;" "Outstanding Directing For a Comedy and Drama Series;" and "Outstanding Music
50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Golden Anniversary (1997)
Documentary celebrating 50 years of television history. Featuring a large collection of television clips introduced by legendary and current television stars. The documentary, also shown at a Hollywood gala, launches the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences new Archive of American Television.
Intimate Portrait: Shirley MacLaine (1996) as Interviewee
Portrait of entertainer/author Shirley MacLaine. Also examines her early career as a dancer and her political activism.
ABC's 40th Anniversary Special (1994) as Segment Host ("A Salute To Drama Series")
A special spotlighting the highlights and milestones from the first 40 years of the ABC Television Network.
Bob Hope's Birthday Memories (1994)
A special celebrating Bob Hope's 91st birthday. Features memorable moments from 15 years of Hope's birthday specials and more than 40 years on television.
Sea World/Busch Gardens Summer Celebration, A (1993) as Presenter
Special broadcast from various theme parks highlighting environmental awareness.
Bob Hope: The First Ninety Years (1993)
A gala special celebrating the 90th birthday of Bob Hope.
Rich and Famous 1993 World's Best, The (1993)
A special in which Robin Leach conducts his 1993 countdown of the finest hotels, restaurants, resorts and spas.
49th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1992)
A presentation of the 49th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony, sponsored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and honoring special achievement in film and television.
Celebrations (1992) as Host
A special about ordinary people who have inspired others.
In a New Light (1992)
An information and entertainment special focusing on the fight against AIDS.
18th Annual People's Choice Awards, The (1992) as Presenter
A live presentation of the "18th Annual People's Choice Awards" honoring America's favorite entertainers, in which the public determines the winners by special Gallup Poll.
6th Annual American Comedy Awards, The (1992)
The 6th annual American Comedy Awards honors top comedic performers in all fields of American entertainment.
Jim Thorpe Pro Sports Awards (1992) as Presenter
A live presentation of "The Jim Thorpe Awards," honoring individual achievements in 10 sports categories.
Busch Gardens-Sea World Summer Safari, A (1992) as Host
A special in which celebrities host from various theme parks and Sea World parks to celebrate the majesty and diversity of the animal kingdom and raise viewer's appreciation of wildlife conservation.
Welcome Home, America! - A USO Salute to America's Sons and Daughters (1991)
A broadcast of a concert honoring the United States armed forces and fifty years of service by the USO.
Sea World Star-Spangled Summer (1991)
A special featuring celebrity performers at Sea World Park and Busch Gardens locations in Virginia, Florida, Texas and California.
Portrait of Great Britain, The (1990) as Narration
A four-part documentary about the history and people of Great Britain.
1990 Miss America Pageant, The (1990) as Judge
The thirty-seventh annual telecast of the seventieth Miss America Pageant broadcast live from Atlantic City.
Portrait of Great Britain, The (1990) as Host
A four-part documentary about the history and people of Great Britain.
Bob Hope Lampoons Show Business (1990)
A Bob Hope special spoofing television and motion pictures.
Festival at Ford's Theatre: The Stars Salute the President, A (1990) as Host
A variety special performed from Ford's Theatre in Washington, with President George Bush, members of the Cabinet, and Congressional leaders in attendance.
Soap Opera Awards (1990)
Coverage of the 6th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards honoring the winners, from 22 categories, selected by "Soap Opera Digest" magazine readers.
The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz: 50 Years Of Magic (1990) as Interviewee
The story of how MGM created one of the most beloved family films of all time.
Ooh-La-La -- It's Bob Hope's Fun Birthday Spectacular From Paris' Bicentennial (1989)
A birthday salute to Bob Hope on his eighty-sixth birthday taped in Paris for the City of Light's celebration of the two-hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the French Revolution.
75th Anniversary of Beverly Hills, The (1989)
A seventy-fifth anniversary salute to the city of Beverly Hills, California. Included is the presentation of the annual Will Rogers Award to entertainer Frank Sinatra; a tour of the city's designer shops by Shelley Long; Christmas and Fourth of July ceremonies; an auto tour of the city conducted by
Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park Grand Opening (1989) as Host
A "Magical World of Disney" special saluting the opening of the new Disney Theme Park in Orlando, Florida. Celebrities perform song-and-dance routines. Film clips spotlight world leaders and famous personalities, who name their favorite films and discuss how television and movies have affected their
1989 Miss Universe Pageant, The (1989) as Host
Live broadcast of the 1989 Miss Universe Pageant from Cancun, Mexico, hosted by John Forsythe and Emma Samms. Delegates from approximately 76 countries participate in the areas of Swimsuit, Evening Gown and Personality/Inverview competitions as they vie for the title.
America's Tribute to Bob Hope (1988)
A star-studded salute to American comedian Bob Hope. The special was taped January 2, 1988 at the opening of the Bob Hope Cultural Center in Palm Desert, California. At the close of the special, Ronald Reagan presented Hope with the first "America's Hope Award." The award is slated to be given annua
Happy Birthday, Bob -- 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years With NBC (1988)
A three-hour special celebrating the eighty-fifth birthday of comedian Bob Hope, and his fifty years with NBC. Highlights include a retrospective of Hope's radio days, film clips from his most memorable movies and television shows, and singing and dancing performances by guest celebrities.
American Film Institute Salute to Barbara Stanwyck, The (1987)
Barbara Stanwyck is the 15th recipient of AFI's Life Achievement Award in a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles on 4/9/86. The event marks Stanwyck's 60th anniversary in show business. She made her screen debut in the silent film, "Broadway Nights," in 1926, and went on to appear in
13th Annual People's Choice Awards, The (1987) as Presenter
Dick Van Dyke hosts the live telecast of the ceremony from Santa Monica, California, honoring winners in 21 categories. A special Gallup Poll determined the three top vote-getters in each category, and the public voted for anyone and was not restricted to a pre-determined list.
Tears of Joy, Tears of Sorrow (1986) as Host
A special utilizing film clips, television, sports, and commercials to illustrate how the footage, either by design or by chance, can move the viewer to tears.
George Burns' 90th Birthday Special (1986)
A variety special celebrating comedian George Burns' ninetieth birthday. The event includes appearances by many celebrities in person and on pre-taped sequences.
American Film Institute Salute to Billy Wilder, The (1986)
A taped special of the live presentation by the American Film Institute to director, Billy Wilder, of its AFI Life Achievement Award at a dinner on March 6, 1986, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Celebrities pay tribute to the famed producer, director, and screenwriter.
Christmas in Washington 1986 (1986) as Host
John Forsythe welcomes the nation's first family and a distinguished audience of notables from the nation's capital when he hosts the fifth annual telecast of the perennial NBC special.
Night of 100 Stars II, The (1985)
A star-studded sequel to "The Night of 100 Stars." A celebrity benefit for the Actors Fund of America, featuring music, songs, dances and comedy. Three hundred and eight stars participated in a seven-hour marathon that was edited to three hours for television.
ABC All-Star Spectacular, The (1985)
The program features the stars of ABC's 1985-86 Fall line-up attending a lavish party to introduce viewers to the new and returning ABC series.
People's Choice Awards, The (1985) as Host
The eleventh annual presentation of the People's Choice Awards.
37th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards, The (1985)
The thirty-seventh annual presentation by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) of the Emmy Awards for prime time television. Telecast live from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, California.
Disneyland's 30th Anniversary Celebration (1985) as Host
A star-studded celebration of Disneyland on the occasion of its thirtieth anniversary. The fast-paced special incorporates clips from the "Wonderful World of Disney" series and "The Mickey Mouse Club."
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast, The (1984) as Guest
A comical tribute to actress Joan Collins.
Dom DeLuise and Friends (1983)
An hour of comedy sketches featuring comic actor Dom DeLuise and friends.
Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's Merry Christmas Show (1983) as Guest
Music, songs, and comedy sketches for the Yuletide season.
George Burns Celebrates 80 Years in Show Business (1983) as Host
A star-studded salute to George Burns on his eightieth year in show business.
Circus of the Stars (1977) as Host
An irregular series of specials in which show business personalities perform circus acts.
Bell for Adano, A (1967) as Victor Joppolo
The story of Major Victor Joppolo, military governor of Adano, as he attempts to establish a democracy in the conquered Italian town.
Teahouse of the August Moon, The (1962) as Captain Fishby
The U.S. Army tries to introduce aspects of American culture to the natives of the village of Tobiki on the Japanese island of Okinawa at the end of World War II. The title refers to the elegant teahouse that serves the natives.
Way of the West (1958) as Dr John Carter
The story of Belle Starr, a lawless woman of the Old West who, despite her outlaw reputation, fights for right. Belle teams with a young doctor to help the people of a frontier town stricken by a smallpox epidemic.
New Girl in His Life (1957) as Bentley Gregg; Lawyer
The pilot film for "Bachelor Father." The story of Bentley Gregg, a confirmed young bachelor whose carefree lifestyle suddenly changes when he inherits custody of Kelly, his teenage niece, following the death of her parents in an automobile accident. In the pilot episode, Bentley attempts to help

Cast (special)

Dynasty: The Reunion (1991) as Blake Carrington
A miniseries reunion of the characters from the ABC series, "Dynasty." Takes place several years following the events of the series' finale. Blake Carrington, having lost everything, leaves prison to begin again -- to regain his family, which has been divided and scattered; his company, which has be

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