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Also Known As: Died: August 30, 2006
Born: May 1, 1916 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Quebec, Ontario, Canada Profession: Cast ...
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1920:
Stage debut in "Tom Thumb's Wedding"
1935:
Appeared on Broadway in Lillian Hellman's "The Children's Hour"
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Spent two years as Tallulah Bankhead's stage manager
1937:
Short film acting debut in "Night in Manhattan" (Paramount)
1939:
Tested and signed by Columbia
1939:
Feature film debut in Columbia's "Heaven With a Barbed Wire Fence"
1940:
First film with Rita Hayworth, Charles Vidor's "The Lady in Question"
1941:
First of eight films with director George Marshall, "Texas"
1942:
Served in United States Marine Corps
1946:
Soared to popularity in Vidor's "Gilda" (opposite Rita Hayworth) and Curtis Bernhardt's "A Stolen Life" (with Bette Davis playing a dual role and debuting as producer)
1948:
Last film with Vidor, "The Loves of Carmen"
1953:
First of two films with Fritz Lang, "The Big Heat" (also the follow-up "Human Desire" 1954)
1955:
Portrayed NYC public school teacher in Richard Brooks' "The Blackboard Jungle", adapted from Evan Hunter's novel
1956:
Played peace-loving storekeeper in "The Fastest Gun Alive"
1956:
Demonstrated his facility for comedy in "Teahouse of the August Moon"
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Made exhibitors poll of top ten boxoffice stars, placing 5th in 1956, 1st in 1958, and 6th in 1959
1958:
Acted the part of a stern cattle boss in "Cowboy"
1961:
Starred in Vincent Minnelli's glossy World War II picture "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse"
1961:
Second movie opposite Bette Davis, Frank Capra's final film, "A Pocketful of Miracles", a remake of Capra's 1933 "Lady for a Day"; also served as associate producer
1963:
Reunited with Minnelli for "The Courtship of Eddie's Father" with Ron Howard
1965:
Eleventh and last film with character actor Edgar Buchanan, "The Rounders"
1966:
Fifth and final film with Hayworth, "The Money Trap"
1966:
Appeared in Rene Clement's "Is Paris Burning?"
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Starred in CBS series "Cade's County"
1974:
Donned the cloth as Reverend Tom Holvak opposite Julie Harris as his wife Elizabeth in NBC movie "The Greatest Gift" and subsequent short-lived, 1975 spin-off series, "The Family Holvak"
1976:
Portrayed Rear Admiral Raymond Spruane in "Midway"
1978:
Acted the part of Christopher Reeve's father on Earth in "Superman"
1979:
Appeared in NBC miniseries "The Sacketts"; cast included Tom Selleck, Sam Elliott and Ben Johnson
1980:
Acted in "Virus", allegedly the biggest budgeted Japanese film to date
1986:
Grandfatherly turn as Amos in "My Town", an ABC "Disney Sunday Movie"
1991:
Last feature to date, "Raw Nerve"
1991:
Played Adela Rogers St Johns' famous defense lawyer father in TNT movie "The Final Verdict"
1992:
Hospitalized in intensive care with a heart problem and several blood clots; condition upgraded to "serious" in July after nearly a month; released in August

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