Steve Forrest


Actor

About

Also Known As
William Forrest Andrews, William Andrews
Birth Place
Huntsville, Texas, USA
Born
September 29, 1924

Biography

Steve Forrest has gracefully aged from leading man to character actor in a career that has spanned over six decades. He appeared in a number of films before landing the lead role in "So Big," a 1953 drama in which he played the son of Jane Wyman. For his performance as Dirk DeJong, a farm boy with artistic and intellectual potential who nevertheless struggles with lost love and disillusi...

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Biography

Steve Forrest has gracefully aged from leading man to character actor in a career that has spanned over six decades. He appeared in a number of films before landing the lead role in "So Big," a 1953 drama in which he played the son of Jane Wyman. For his performance as Dirk DeJong, a farm boy with artistic and intellectual potential who nevertheless struggles with lost love and disillusionment, he was awarded the Golden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer. Having already appeared in a few military-themed films prior to "So Big," he landed a convincing role as an Airborne Division Captain in "The Longest Day," the '62 ensemble World War II epic. A few years later, after having amassed a respectable number of television credits, he starred in the British television series "The Baron" from '66 to '67, playing John Mannering, an antique dealer and covert British spy. The show did better in the U.K. than in the States, but Forrest was hardly finished with television, playing Lieutenant Dan "Hondo" Harrelson in the '70s action series "S.W.A.T.." He also had a cameo in the 2003 big screen version of the show. Most of his work during the next few decades was for television, but he did co-star in the feature film "North Dallas Forty," which satirized professional football, and the Joan Crawford biopic "Mommie Dearest," in which he portrayed a composite character based on a number of Crawford's husbands.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

S.W.A.T. (2003)
Swat Truck Driver
Killer: A Journal of Murder (1996)
Warden Charles
Columbo: A Bird in the Hand (1992)
Storyville (1992)
Gunsmoke: Return To Dodge City (1987)
Amazon Women On The Moon (1987)
Spies Like Us (1985)
Sahara (1984)
Hotline (1982)
Mommie Dearest (1981)
Captain America (1979)
North Dallas Forty (1979)
The Deerslayer (1978)
Hawkeye
Maneaters Are Loose (1978)
David Birk
Last of the Mohicans (1977)
Hawkeye
Wanted: The Sundance Woman (1976)
The Hatfields and the Mccoys (1975)
The Hanged Man (1974)
James Devlin
The Late Liz (1971)
[Dr. James L.] Jim Hatch
Rascal (1969)
Willard North
The Yellow Canary (1963)
Hub Wiley
The Longest Day (1962)
Captain Harding
The Second Time Around (1961)
Dan Jones
Five Branded Women (1960)
Sgt. Paul Keller
Heller in Pink Tights (1960)
Clint Mabry
Flaming Star (1960)
Clint Burton
It Happened to Jane (1959)
Larry Hall
The Living Idol (1957)
Terry [Matthews]
Bedevilled (1955)
Gregory Fitzgerald
Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954)
Professor Paul Dupin
Prisoner of War (1954)
Cpl. Joseph Robert Stanton
Rogue Cop (1954)
Eddie Kelvaney
The Bad and the Beautiful (1953)
Leading man in Georgia's screen test
The Clown (1953)
Young man
Battle Circus (1953)
Sergeant
So Big (1953)
Dirk "So Big" DeJong
Take the High Ground! (1953)
Lobo Naglaski
Dream Wife (1953)
Louis
I Love Melvin (1953)
Photographer on crane
The Band Wagon (1953)

Cast (Special)

Celebration: The American Spirit (1976)

Producer (Special)

The MTV Interview (1995)
Producer
The Dream Is Alive: The 20th Anniversary Celebration of Walt Disney World (1991)
Producer

Cast (Short)

1955 Motion Picture Theatre Celebration (International) (1955)
Himself
Motion Picture Theatre Celebration (1955) (1955)
Himself

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Hollywood Wives (1986)
Malibu (1983)
Rich Bradley
The Manions of America (1981)
James Kent
Condominium (1980)
A Rumor of War (1980)
Colonel Atherton
Roughnecks (1980)
Testimony of Two Men (1977)

Life Events

Photo Collections

Rogue Cop - Lobby Card Set
Here is a set of Lobby Cards from MGM's Rogue Cop (1954), starring Robert Taylor, Janet Leigh, George Raft, and Anne Francis. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
Heller in Pink Tights - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for Paramount's Heller in Pink Tights (1960), starring Sophia Loren and Anthony Quinn. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.

Videos

Movie Clip

Bad And The Beautiful, The (1953) - That's Star Quality Stories within stories, Vincente Minnelli's flashback covering the rise of Hollywood legacy actress Georgia (Lana Turner), shepherded by producer Jonathan Shields (Kirk Douglas), Leo G. Carroll a droll director, Sammy White her wobbly agent, in The Bad And The Beautiful, 1953.
So Big (1953) - They're Emeralds Early scenes with Dirk (Steve Forrest), Roelf (Walter Coy) and Dallas (Nancy Olson) introducing Selina (Jane Wyman) who appears 30-years earlier, in So Big, 1953, from the Edna Ferber novel.
Prisoner Of War (1954) - It's A Tough Assignment Straight up exposition as Ronald Reagan (then a freelance actor, who eagerly accepted MGM’s offer to play Captain Webb Sloane) volunteers for Henry Morgan (as Major Halle) to infiltrate a North Korean P.O.W. camp to collect evidence of violations of the Geneva Conventions. in Prisoner Of War, 1954.
Prisoner Of War (1954) - We're Going Beyond Pavlov Austrian born Oscar Homolka plays the Russian advisor who really runs the Korean P.O.W. camp administered by Kim (Leonard Strong) and Lang (Rollin Moriyama), as the column including infiltrated American agent Sloane (Ronald Reagan) and captured Stanton (Steve Forrest), arrives in Prisoner Of War. 1954.
Prisoner Of War (1954) - Just Cooperate A Little Biroshilov (Oskar Homolka), Soviet boss of the Korean P.O.W. camp, exploits personal data extracted from American P.O.W. Treadman (Dewey Martin) regarding his mother, before sending him back to the barracks where Sloane (Ronald Reagan) and Stanton (Steve Forrest) aren’t buying, in Prisoner Of War, 1954.
It Happened To Jane (1959) - You And Your Slingshot Doris Day (title character), a widowed single mom and lobster-seller from Maine who's getting national press for her fight with a big railroad, with New York reporter Larry (Steve Forrest), joined by her lawyer and would-be boyfriend George (Jack Lemmon), in It Happened To Jane, 1959.
Phantom Of The Rue Morgue, The - Serves Her Right Introduction of feuding knife thrower Rene (Paul Richards) and partner Yvonne (Allyn McLerie), Professor Dupin (Steve Forrest), fiancee` Jeannette (Patricia Medina) and student (Merv Griffin) in the audience, early in the Warner Bros. 3-D feature Phantom Of The Rue Morgue, 1954.
Phantom Of The Rue Morgue, The - Everything Is Freud Inspector Bonnard (Claude Dauphin) with Professor Dupin (Steve Forrest) lamenting his lack of suspects when Dr. Marais (Karl Malden), aide Jacques (Anthony Caruso) in tow, makes his first appearance, in the 3-D feature Phantom Of The Rue Morgue, 1954.

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