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Tol Avery was an accomplished actor who led an impressive career, primarily on the big screen. Avery started his acting career landing roles in films, such as "His Kind of Woman" (1951) with Robert Mitchum, the Sterling Hayden crime drama "Naked Alibi" (1954) and "I'll Cry Tomorrow" (1955). He also appeared in the Kenneth Tobey sci-fi feature "It Came From Beneath the Sea" (1955), the comedic adaptation "Pal Joey" (1957) with Rita Hayworth and the crime feature "The Unholy Wife" (1957) with Diana Dors. He worked in television in his early acting career, including a part on "The Thin Man" (1957-59). His film career continued throughout the fifties and the sixties in productions like "Buchanan Rides Alone" (1958), the Cary Grant suspenseful mystery "North By Northwest" (1959) and the crime drama "Man-Trap" (1961) with Jeffrey Hunter. He also appeared in the Ray Danton biopic "The George Raft Story" (1961) and "Twist Around the Clock" (1961) with Chubby Checker. He also worked in television during these years, including a part on "Slattery's People" (1964-66). During the latter part of his career, he tackled roles in the adaptation "Follow Me, Boys!" (1966) with Fred MacMurray, the dramatic adaptation...

Tol Avery was an accomplished actor who led an impressive career, primarily on the big screen. Avery started his acting career landing roles in films, such as "His Kind of Woman" (1951) with Robert Mitchum, the Sterling Hayden crime drama "Naked Alibi" (1954) and "I'll Cry Tomorrow" (1955). He also appeared in the Kenneth Tobey sci-fi feature "It Came From Beneath the Sea" (1955), the comedic adaptation "Pal Joey" (1957) with Rita Hayworth and the crime feature "The Unholy Wife" (1957) with Diana Dors. He worked in television in his early acting career, including a part on "The Thin Man" (1957-59). His film career continued throughout the fifties and the sixties in productions like "Buchanan Rides Alone" (1958), the Cary Grant suspenseful mystery "North By Northwest" (1959) and the crime drama "Man-Trap" (1961) with Jeffrey Hunter. He also appeared in the Ray Danton biopic "The George Raft Story" (1961) and "Twist Around the Clock" (1961) with Chubby Checker. He also worked in television during these years, including a part on "Slattery's People" (1964-66). During the latter part of his career, he tackled roles in the adaptation "Follow Me, Boys!" (1966) with Fred MacMurray, the dramatic adaptation "Hotel" (1967) with Rod Taylor and "Wusa" (1970) with Paul Newman. He also worked in television during these years, including a part on "Lost in Space" (1965-68). He also was featured in the TV movies "Set This Town on Fire" (1972-73) and "The Marcus-Nelson Murders" (1972-73). Avery last acted in the drama "Maurie" (1973) with Bernie Casey.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Set This Town on Fire (1973) Chief Murdoch
2.
 Marcus-Nelson Murders, The (1973) Justica Redding
3.
 WUSA (1970) Senator
4.
 A Dream of Kings (1969) Herman
5.
 Hotel (1967) Kilbrick
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 Follow Me, Boys! (1966) Doctor Ferris
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 Twist Around the Clock (1961) Joe Marshall
8.
 Man-Trap (1961) Lieutenant Heissen
9.
 The George Raft Story (1961) Mizner, The Wit
10.
 This Rebel Breed (1960) Mr. Drake
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