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Also Known As: Died: April 12, 1976
Born: November 2, 1901 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Journey Back to Oz (1974) as Voice
Once back in Oz, Dorothy sets off for the Emerald City to see her old friend the Scarecrow. But soon she encounters Mombi, the evil cousin of her old nemesis the Wicked Witch of the West, who plans to use her evil sorcery to depose the Scarecrow and install herself as Queen of the Emerald City. It's
Richard (1972) as Washington doctor
This satirical film dramatizes Richard Nixon's rise to political power. When he is still a young man, Richard M. Dixon suffers some political failures that prompt him to undergo plastic surgery to get a new face. Then his three top advisers brainwash Dixon and before long he is primed for great powe
Lola (1971) as Mr. Wardman
A 25-30-year old Hacienda-owner (David Hemmings) is misbehaving on women due to his traumatic youth; his mother (Alida Valli) covers him for his sadistic actions; however, when he wants the daughter of the mansion supervisor to serve for him, things seem to get totally out of hand. He 'tames' her, but when 'tamed' and finally married, the young woman (Andrea Rau) soon becomes the dominating person in the family.
In Name Only (1969) as Elwy Pertwhistle
In this romantic comedy, a carbon copy of "We're Not Married" (1952), several couples discover they were joined in illegal wedlock by a pair of marriage consultants who set about to rectify the situation.
The Comedians (1967) as Smith
American and British tourists get caught up in political unrest in Haiti.
A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966) as Ballinger
A pioneer woman replaces her ailing husband in a poker game after he loses most of their money.
The Russians Are Coming The Russians Are Coming (1966) as Fendall Hawkins
When a Russian sub runs aground in New England, it creates a local panic.
The Spy With a Cold Nose (1966) as American general
A veterinarian is hired by the British government to implant a recording device into a bulldog, which will then be given to the Russians as a gift. When the dog gets sick, the vet must fly to Russia to treat it before the Russians find out the animal is "bugged."
Never Too Late (1965) as Harry Lambert
A woman with grown children discovers she's pregnant again.
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) as Colonel Wilberforce
A group of greedy clowns tears up the countryside in search of buried treasure.
Advise & Consent (1962) as Sen. Stanley Danta
A controversial presidential nomination threatens the careers of several prominent politicians.
Who's Got the Action? (1962) as Judge Boatwright
When Steve Flood's marriage is threatened by his gambling ways, his desperate wife concocts a scheme whereby she becomes his bookie. Suddenly he goes on a winning streak and the mob goes after her to eliminate their competition.
The Music Man (1962) as Mayor Shinn
A con artist hawks musical instruments and band uniforms to small-town America.
The Matchmaker (1958) as Horace Vandergelder
A matchmaker falls for the man she is supposed to help find a wife.
The Missouri Traveler (1958) as Finas Daugherty
A 15-year old runaway orphan determines to make it on his own as a farmer.
The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956) as Col. Wainwright Purdy III
An Okinawan translator introduces U.S. occupation forces to the joys of local life.
All the King's Men (1950) as
A backwoods politician rises to the top only to become corrupted.
The Kid from Texas (1950) as [Sheriff] Copeland
Billy the Kid (Murphy) becomes embroiled in Lincoln County, NM, land wars. When rancher who gave him a break is killed by rival henchman, Billy vows revenge. New employer takes advantage of his naivete to kill rivals, lets the Kid take rap. Kid takes to the hills with friends until caught. Escapes hanging but remains in area to be near employer's young wife (Storm) with whom he's infatuated. Falls into trap by Pat Garrett and is shot down while gazing at woman thru window.
Perfect Strangers (1950) as Judge Byron
A divorcee finds love with a married man while they both sit on a jury.
Lust for Gold (1949) as Sheriff Lynn Early
A German immigrant braves the wild West in search of gold and a woman to love.
The Naked City (1948) as Henry Fowler
A step-by-step look at a murder investigation on the streets of New York.
The House on 92nd Street (1945) as Sergeant
An FBI agent infiltrates a Nazi spy ring.

Art Department (feature film)

The Last Samurai (2003) as Set dec foreman, Los Angeles unit
Captain Nathan Algren is a man adrift. The battles he once fought now seem distant and futile. Once he risked his life for honor and country, but, in the years since the Civil War, the world has changed. Pragmatism has replaced courage, self-interest has taken the place of sacrifice and honor is nowhere to be found--especially out West where his role in the Indian Campaigns ended in disillusionment and sorrow. Somewhere on the unforgiving plains near the banks of the Washita River, Algren lost his soul. A universe away, another soldier sees his way of life about to disintegrate. He is Katsumoto, the last leader of an ancient line of warriors, the venerated Samurai, who dedicated their lives to serving emperor and country. Just as the modern way encroached upon the American West, cornering and condemning the Native American, it also engulfed traditional Japan. The telegraph lines and railroads that brought progress now threaten those values and codes by which the Samurai have lived and died for centuries. But Katsumoto will not go without a fight. The paths of these two warriors converge when the young Emperor of Japan, wooed by American interests who covet the growing Japanese market, hires Algren to train Japan''s first modern, conscript army. But as the Emperor''s advisors attempt to eradicate the Samurai in preparation for a more Westernized and trade-friendly government, Algren finds himself unexpectedly impressed and influenced by his encounters with the Samurai. Their powerful convictions remind him of the man he once was. Thrust now into harsh and unfamiliar territory, with his life and perhaps more important, his soul, in the balance, the troubled American soldier finds himself at the center of a violent and epic struggle between two eras and two worlds, with only his sense of honor to guide him.

Cast (special)

Teahouse of the August Moon, The (1962) as Colonel Wainwright Purdy
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.
Right Man, The (1960) as Perfect Candidate
An hour-long review of presidential campaigns and the gimmicks used to attract voters.
Bloomer Girl (1956) as Horatio Applegate
The story, set in Cicero Falls, New York, in 1850, tells of young Elvinia Applegate, and her crusade for women's rights. Based on the Broadway play.
Aunt Jenny's Real Life Stories (1945)
Dramatizations of real-life stories as related by a kindly woman named "Aunt Jenny." One of the first attempts to adapt a radio series to television.

Cast (short)

The Comedians in Africa (1967)
A behind the scenes short film detailing the making of "The Comedians" (1967).

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