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|Also Known As:||Died:||November 16, 1981|
|Born:||April 17, 1918||Cause of Death:||injuries resulting from a fall|
|Birth Place:||O'Fallon, Illinois, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Began acting as college student
Recruited by Paramount talent scout
Debut as extra in "Prison Farm"
Film acting debut in "Golden Boy"
Served in WWII; returned as lieutenant in Army
Cast in Billy Wilder's "Sunset Boulevard" and George Cukor's "Born Yesterday"
Top grossing box office star of the year
Immigrated to Switzerland
Debut in a TV miniseries, "The Blue Knight"
TV-movie debut, "21 Hours at Munich"
Starred in "Network"; one of his last notable film roles
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