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Also Known As: Died: June 17, 1961
Born: December 15, 1918 Cause of Death: blood poisoning following surgery for slipped spinal disc
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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First job as a restaurant cashier
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Acted in summer stock and formed studio publicity company with friend before WWII
1945:
Involved in serious car accident while on his way to a screen test; left with a large scar on his forehead
1947:
Film acting debut (had one line as a surly gambler) in "Johnny O'Clock"
1948:
Worked in radio on "Mr. Dana" and "Michael Shayne Detective" (date approximate)
1949:
Brought to attention of Universal with his role as Eve Arden's boyfriend on radio's "Our Miss Brooks"; signed to seven-year contract
1950:
Received Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nomination as Cochise in "Broken Arrow"
1952:
Reprised role of Cochise in "Battle at Apache Pass"
1954:
Again played the leader of the Apache Nation in "Taza, Son of Cochise"
1954:
Signed recording contract with Decca Records
1955:
Wrote lyric for title song of "Six Bridges to Cross"
1955:
Cast as a Native American who marries a socialite in "Foxfire"; also did own singing in opening scene
1957:
Made debut as nightclub singer in Las Vegas
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After Universal contract was up, moved to United Artists
1957:
Formed Earlmar Productions with agent Meyer Mishkin; produced first film (also directed for a few weeks), "Drango" (released by UA)
1961:
Was to star in "Operation Petticoat" at time of death

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