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|Also Known As:||Died:||December 30, 1996|
|Born:||December 28, 1908||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Made film acting debut in "The Kiss", starring Greta Garbo
Landmark film and performance for Ayres, "All Quiet on the Western Front"; film also began his association with Universal Pictures
Last films under Universal contract, "Cross Country Cruise" and "Let's Be Ritzy"
Directed a feature film, "Hearts in Bondage", for Republic Studios
First played Dr. Kildare in "Young Dr. Kildare"
Last Dr. Kildare film, "Dr. Kildare's Victory"
Last film for four years, "Fingers at the Window"
Was interred in a labor camp for conscientious objectors after offering to do "non-combatant service" in the army during WWII
Later served with distinction in the military medical services, sometimes under dangerous conditions; was awarded several medals
Returned to film acting after the war in "The Dark Mirror"
Last films for nearly a decade, "No Escape" and "Donovan's Brain"
Hosted the TV series "Frontier Justice"
Returned to features to act supporting roles in several films, beginning with "Advise and Consent"
TV-movie debut in the pilot for "Hawaii Five-O"
Returned to feature films after an eight-year absence in "The Man" and "The Biscuit Eater"; continued acting in feature films until the end of the 1970s
Directed the religious documentary, "Altars of the World"
Made final feature appearances in "Battlestar Galactica" and "Damien--Omen II"
TV series debut as regular on the short-lived ABC adventure series "Lime Street"
Last TV-movie, "Hart to Hart: Crimes of the Hart"
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