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Also Known As: Robert Christian Emhardt Died: December 26, 1994
Born: July 24, 1914 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Profession: actor

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Before beginning his Hollywood career, American actor Robert Emhardt studied at the London Academy of Dramatic Art before joining the BBC as a stock actor. Returning to the United States, Emhardt had a successful run on Broadway before making his screen debut in the TV movie "Marco Millions" in 1939. Maintaining his stage career, Emhardt had a slow start in Hollywood, not landing his first major project until 1950 on "Suspense," a live TV drama. Other parts followed, on "Kraft Theatre" and "Alfred Hitchcock Presents." In 1957 he took his first major film role, as Mr. Butterfield in Delmer Davesâ¿¿ BAFTA-winning Western, "3:10 to Yuma." His next major project was playing the hood Earl Connors in Samuel Fullerâ¿¿s brutal "Underworld United States," a gangster film about revenge. The following year, Emhardt gave strong supporting performances in Roger Cormanâ¿¿s drama "The Intruder," about racial tensions in the South, and Sidney Lumetâ¿¿s "The Group." Emhardt continued to work in the â¿¿70s, mostly on television, but was unable to find a strong recurring role, instead making guest appearances on numerous shows.

Before beginning his Hollywood career, American actor Robert Emhardt studied at the London Academy of Dramatic Art before joining the BBC as a stock actor. Returning to the United States, Emhardt had a successful run on Broadway before making his screen debut in the TV movie "Marco Millions" in 1939. Maintaining his stage career, Emhardt had a slow start in Hollywood, not landing his first major project until 1950 on "Suspense," a live TV drama. Other parts followed, on "Kraft Theatre" and "Alfred Hitchcock Presents." In 1957 he took his first major film role, as Mr. Butterfield in Delmer Davesâ¿¿ BAFTA-winning Western, "3:10 to Yuma." His next major project was playing the hood Earl Connors in Samuel Fullerâ¿¿s brutal "Underworld United States," a gangster film about revenge. The following year, Emhardt gave strong supporting performances in Roger Cormanâ¿¿s drama "The Intruder," about racial tensions in the South, and Sidney Lumetâ¿¿s "The Group." Emhardt continued to work in the â¿¿70s, mostly on television, but was unable to find a strong recurring role, instead making guest appearances on numerous shows.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Forced Vengeance (1982) Carl Gerlich
2.
 Institute For Revenge (1979) Senator
3.
 Pleasure Cove (1979) Fat Man At Bar
4.
 Aunt Mary (1979) Berwick
5.
 Seniors, The (1978)
6.
 Die Sister Die (1978)
7.
 Fraternity Row (1977) Brother Bob Abernathy
8.
 It Happened One Christmas (1977) Judge
9.
 Alex And The Gypsy (1976) Judge
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Education

Butler University: Indianapolis , Indiana -
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art: -

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wife:
Silvia Emhardt.

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daughter:
Alana Emhardt. Works at Winkler & Daniels Prods.
daughter:
Janis Emhardt.
daughter:
Mia Emhardt.
son:
Chris Emhardt. Works at Paramount.
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