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Also Known As: Reed Herring Died: December 11, 1974
Born: June 25, 1911 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Petrolia, Texas, USA Profession: actor, floorwalker, radio performer

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Reed Hadley was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Hadley began his acting career with roles in such films as "Female Fugitive" (1938), the western "The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok" (1938) with Gordon Elliott and "Calling Dr. Kildare" (1939). He also appeared in "Zorro's Fighting Legion" (1939), the Hedy Lamarr dramatic adaptation "I Take This Woman" (1940) and the comedy "The Bank Dick" (1940) with W C Fields. He continued to act in productions like the musical comedy "Rainbow Island" (1944) with Dorothy Lamour, "Roger Touhy, Gangster" (1944) and the action film "Wing and a Prayer" (1944) with Don Ameche. He also appeared in "Diamond Horseshoe" (1945) with Betty Grable. In the latter half of his career, he continued to act in the Rod Cameron western "Panhandle" (1948), "Walk a Crooked Mile" (1948) with Louis Hayward and the Preston Foster western "I Shot Jesse James" (1949). He also appeared in "Rimfire" (1949). Hadley more recently acted in the Kent Taylor horror flick "Brain of Blood" (1971). Hadley passed away in December 1974 at the age of 63.

Reed Hadley was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Hadley began his acting career with roles in such films as "Female Fugitive" (1938), the western "The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok" (1938) with Gordon Elliott and "Calling Dr. Kildare" (1939). He also appeared in "Zorro's Fighting Legion" (1939), the Hedy Lamarr dramatic adaptation "I Take This Woman" (1940) and the comedy "The Bank Dick" (1940) with W C Fields. He continued to act in productions like the musical comedy "Rainbow Island" (1944) with Dorothy Lamour, "Roger Touhy, Gangster" (1944) and the action film "Wing and a Prayer" (1944) with Don Ameche. He also appeared in "Diamond Horseshoe" (1945) with Betty Grable. In the latter half of his career, he continued to act in the Rod Cameron western "Panhandle" (1948), "Walk a Crooked Mile" (1948) with Louis Hayward and the Preston Foster western "I Shot Jesse James" (1949). He also appeared in "Rimfire" (1949). Hadley more recently acted in the Kent Taylor horror flick "Brain of Blood" (1971). Hadley passed away in December 1974 at the age of 63.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Brain of Blood (1971) Amir
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 The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967) Hymie Weiss
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 Young Dillinger (1965) Federal Agent Parker
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 Moro Witch Doctor (1964) Robert Collins
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 Frigid Wife (1962) Dr. Donald Andrews
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 Big House, U.S.A. (1955) James Madden
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 Highway Dragnet (1954) Lt. Joe White Eagle
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 Woman They Almost Lynched (1953) Bitterroot Bill Maris
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 Kansas Pacific (1953) William Quantrill
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Source: Halliwell's Filmgoers Companion, 11th ed., Wikipedia, and Yahoo

Tall, dark and handsome with a easily recognizable deep bass voice, Reed Hadley's 35-year career spanned radio, movies, and television. He was typecast as either villain or hero and did voice-overs for documentaries and movies including "Guadalcanal Diary" and "Buffalo Bill." He did the lead in the 1939 Republic serial "Zorro's Fighting Legion."

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