John Lund


Actor
John Lund

About

Birth Place
Rochester, New York, USA
Born
February 06, 1913
Died
May 10, 1992

Biography

Strapping, stolid leading man of the postwar years. Lund enjoyed several good opportunities opposite Marlene Dietrich ("A Foreign Affair" 1948), Betty Hutton ("The Perils of Pauline" 1947) and Barbara Stanwyck ("The File on Thelma Jordan" 1949), but never displayed the magnetism needed to either catch the public's eye or match his more fiery costars. Before long he was playing the stooge...

Photos & Videos

A Foreign Affair - Publicity Art
A Foreign Affair - Publicity Stills
A Foreign Affair - Pressbook

Biography

Strapping, stolid leading man of the postwar years. Lund enjoyed several good opportunities opposite Marlene Dietrich ("A Foreign Affair" 1948), Betty Hutton ("The Perils of Pauline" 1947) and Barbara Stanwyck ("The File on Thelma Jordan" 1949), but never displayed the magnetism needed to either catch the public's eye or match his more fiery costars. Before long he was playing the stooge fiance who loses Grace Kelly, first to Frank Sinatra and later to Bing Crosby, in the mediocre remake of "The Philadelphia Story," "High Society" (1956). Lund retired from acting in the early 1960s.

Life Events

1939

Appeared in an industrial show during the World's Fair at the request of a friend

1941

Made Broadway debut in "As You Like It"

1943

Wrote the lyrics and book for the Broadway revue "New Faces of 1943"

1946

Made film debut opposite Olivia De Havilland in "To Each His Own"

1950

Served as vice-president, Screen Actors Guild

1962

Acted in last feature film, "If a Man Answers"

1963

Retired from acting

Photo Collections

A Foreign Affair - Publicity Art
A Foreign Affair - Publicity Art
A Foreign Affair - Publicity Stills
A Foreign Affair - Publicity Stills
A Foreign Affair - Pressbook
A Foreign Affair - Pressbook
A Foreign Affair - Scene Stills
A Foreign Affair - Scene Stills
A Foreign Affair - Lobby Cards
A Foreign Affair - Lobby Cards
A Foreign Affair - Movie Posters
A Foreign Affair - Movie Posters

Videos

Movie Clip

Duchess Of Idaho (1950) - Baby, Come Out Of The Clouds Second leads John Lund (as "Doug") and Paula Raymond (his secretary "Ellen") in the audience as Lena Horne is introduced, performing Baby, Come Out Of The Clouds by Henry Nemo and Lee Pearl, in MGM's Duchess Of Idaho, 1950.
Latin Lovers (1952) - I Want That Horse Now in Brazil, with her fiancè (John Lund) nursing a polo injury, American Nora (Lana Turner) maybe bored, then their attention is diverted by a horse and its trainer (Ricardo Montalban, his first scene), in MGM’s Latin Lovers, 1952.
Latin Lovers (1952) - Carlotta You Gotta Be Mine Business owner Nora (Lana Turner) with her unduly business-like boyfriend (John Lund) gets a proposal then some contrast from a Brazilian night club act, Tom Hernandez her dance partner, song by Nicholas Brodszky and Leo Robin, early in MGM’s Latin Lovers, 1952.
Foreign Affair, A (1948) - For 15 Years We Haven't Slept Captain Pringle (John Lund) arrives with gifts for his torch-singer girlfriend Erika (Marlene Dietrich) in her bombed-out hide-out in the American zone in Berlin, in Billy Wilder's A Foreign Affair, 1948.
To Each His Own (1946) - Open, Miss Norris Practically radio, after the credits, the dark but effective opening to Mitchell Leisen's To Each His Own, 1946, starring Olivia De Havilland, from Charles Brackett's original story.
To Each His Own (1946) - This May Sting A Little Deep into her flashback taking place in her American hometown more than 20 years earlier, Jody (Olivia De Havilland) barely meets handsome flier Cosgrove (John Lund), with her father (Griff Barnett) and war bond enthusiast Clinton (Arthur Loft), in Mitchell Leisen's To Each His Own, 1946.
To Each His Own (1946) - I Can't Give Him Up! In one of many money-scenes, deep in flashback for middle-aged Jody (Olivia De Havilland), she's an un-married mother back home in the states in 1918, persuaded by her druggist father (Griff Barnett) she must not keep her child, then returning to contemporary London, in director Mitchell Leisen's To Each His Own, 1946.
Foreign Affair, A (1948) - One Thing At A Time From the opening credits, Jean Arthur as "Representative Phoebe Frost" talks some sense into fellow lawmakers flying into post-war Berlin, biting commentary from screenwriter Charles Brackett and director Billy Wilder, in A Foreign Affair, 1948.
Mating Season, The (1951) - Loud Drunks Bore Me Junior executive Val (John Lund), sent to retrieve his drunken boss's car, is surprised to also find his date Maggie (Gene Tierney), teetering on a cliff, early in Mitchell Leisen's The Mating Season, 1951.
Mating Season, The (1951) - Belle Of Jersey City Newly-broke Ellen (Thelma Ritter) contrives to hide the fact that she's been hitch-hiking from her son Val (John Lund), meeting her at an Ohio bus station, with news of his own, in Mitchell Leisen's The Mating Season, 1951.
Duchess Of Idaho - Melody In Swimtime Following the credits in the Joe Pasternak musical, Esther Williams in her first aqua-number, Paula Raymond as her roommate rushing off to work, opening MGM's Duchess Of Idaho, 1950.
Perils Of Pauline, The (1947) - Gesundheit! Pearl (Betty Hutton) has an on-stage catastrophe with Farrington (John Lund), leading to an intense clash as his traveling theater leaves town, in The Perils Of Pauline, 1947.

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