Robert Wesley Addy was an American actor. Addy was born in Omaha, the son of Maren S. Addy served in the United States Army during World War II. He played many roles on the Broadway stage, including several Shakespearean ones, on television he played roles on The Edge of Night in the 1950s. He made two guest appearances on Perry Mason, Alton Brent in the 1962 episode, The Case of the Weary Watchdog, during the 1970s-1980s, he played publisher Bill Woodard on Ryans Hope and patriarch Cabot Alden on the Agnes Nixon-Douglas Marland serial Loving. His television career includes guest appearances on The Defenders, The Outer Limits, The Fugitive, Ironside, in motion pictures, Addys career spanned four decades. Robert Aldrich used him as supporting actor in pictures, such as Kiss Me Deadly, The Big Knife. Hush, Sweet Charlotte and The Grissom Gang, in 1976, Addy appeared in Paddy Chayefskys Network, directed by Sidney Lumet. They would work again in The Verdict, in which Addy played a doctor who nearly derails Paul Newmans case against a hospital for malpractice.
Another of Addys best-remembered roles was that of Lt. Commander Alvin Kramer and he was married to actress Celeste Holm from 1961 until his death. The couple lived in Washington Township, Morris County, New Jersey, – Marty McDonald 4 for Texas – Winthrop Trowbridge Hush. Hush, Sweet Charlotte – Sheriff Luke Standish Seconds – John Mister Buddwing – Dice Player The Rat Patrol - Col. Ulrich Leske Tora. Alvin D. Kramer The Grissom Gang – John P. Blandish Network – Nelson Chaney The Europeans – Mr. Wentworth The Verdict – Dr. Towler The Bostonians – Dr
Jack Albertson was an American actor, comedian and singer who performed in vaudeville. For his contributions to the industry, Albertson was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6253 Hollywood Boulevard. Jack Albertson was born on June 16,1907, in Malden and his older sister was actress Mabel Albertson. Albertsons mother, an actress, supported the family by working in a shoe factory. Until at least the age of 22, Albertson was known as Harold Albertson, Albertson worked in burlesque as a hoofer and straight man to Phil Silvers on the Minskys Burlesque Circuit. Albertson appeared in more than thirty films and he had an early minor role in Miracle on 34th Street as a postal worker who redirects dead letters addressed to Santa Claus to the courthouse where Kris Kringle is on trial. He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 1968 film The Subject Was Roses and he apologized to Jack Wild for winning the award, Wild was nominated and Albertson expected Wild to win.
Albertson appeared as Charlie Buckets Grandpa Joe in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, and in The Poseidon Adventure, Albertson said that his one regret was that he did not reprise his role in the movie version of The Sunshine Boys. Albertson was a radio performer early in his career was known for appearing on two programs, Just Plain Bill and The Jack Albertson Comedy Show, later, he was for a time a regular on the Milton Berle Show in the late 1940s. Albertson appeared in television series, such as Hey, Jeannie. With Jeannie Carson, the western series Frontier Doctor with Rex Allen, Rod Camerons syndicated crime drama State Trooper. He guest-starred on the David Janssen crime drama series Richard Diamond, from 1960–1961, Albertson was cast in three episodes of Pete and Gladys, with Harry Morgan and Cara Williams. On January 2,1961, Albertson was cast as Sampson J. Binton, with DeForest Kelley as Alex Jeffords, in Listen to the Nightingale, the series finale of Riverboat, starring Darren McGavin.
Albertson had a role as the neighbor Walter Burton in eight episodes of the 1962 ABC sitcom Room for One More, with Andrew Duggan. He had recurring roles in Ensign OToole and Run, other 1960s series on which Albertson appeared were NBCs sitcom, Happy starring Ronnie Burns, and Glynis, starring Glynis Johns and Keith Andes, which aired for 13 weeks in the fall of 1963. Albertson appeared in two episodes of The Twilight Zone, in a 1967 episode of The Andy Griffith Show, he played the ner-do-well cousin, Bradford J. Taylor, of series character Aunt Bee. He co-starred as The Man Ed Brown in Chico and the Man, with Freddie Prinze and he resided for many years in West Hollywood, California. In 1978, he was diagnosed with cancer, but kept this information private
Abbott and Costello
Abbott and Costello were a comedy double act during the early Classical Hollywood era of American cinema. The team was composed of William Bud Abbott and Lou Costello whose work in vaudeville and on stage, radio and television made them the most popular team during the 1940s. Their patter routine Whos on First, is one of the best-known comedy routines of all time and set the framework for many of their best-known comedy bits. Bud Abbott was a veteran burlesque entertainer from a business family. He worked at Coney Island and ran his own burlesque touring companies and he first worked as a straight man with his wife Betty, with veteran burlesque comedians like Harry Steppe and Harry Evanson. When he met his partner in comedy, Abbott was performing in Minskys Burlesque shows. Lou Costello had been a burlesque comic since 1930, after failing to break into acting and working as a stunt double. He appears briefly in the 1927 Laurel and Hardy silent two-reeler, The Battle of the Century, the two men first worked together in 1935, at the Eltinge Burlesque Theater on 42nd Street—now the lobby of the AMC Empire movie complex in New York City.
This first performance together occurred due to Costellos regular partner being ill, when AMC moved the old theater 168 ft further west on 42nd Street to its current location, giant balloons of Abbott and Costello were rigged to appear to pull it. Other performers in the show, including Abbotts wife Betty, advised a permanent pairing, the teams first known radio appearance was on The Kate Smith Hour in February 1938. The similarities between their voices made it difficult for listeners to tell them apart during their rapid-fire repartee. To solve the problem, Costello began affecting a high-pitched, childish voice, was first performed for a national radio audience the following month. They performed on the program as regulars for two years, while landing roles in a Broadway revue, The Streets of Paris, in 1940, Universal Studios signed them for the film One Night in the Tropics. Cast in supporting roles, they stole the show with several classic routines, the same year they were a summer replacement on radio for Fred Allen.
Two years later, they had their own NBC program, The Abbott, Universal signed them to a long-term contract, and their second film, Buck Privates, in 1941 made them box-office stars and saved Universal from imminent bankruptcy. The singing sisters became good friends with Costello during this period, enjoying many barbecues, in 1945, the two acts traded guest appearances on each others top-rated radio shows. Bud and Lou made 36 films together between 1940 and 1956 and they were among the most popular and highest-paid entertainers in the world during World War II. Other film successes included Keep Em Flying, Who Done It, pardon My Sarong, The Time of Their Lives, Buck Privates Come Home and Costello Meet the Invisible Man, and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
Claude Marion Akins was an American actor with a long career on stage and television. Powerful in appearance and voice, Akins could be counted on to play the tough guy, on the side of good or bad, in movies. He is remembered as Sheriff Lobo in the 1970s television series B. J. and the Bear, and The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo, Akins was born in Nelson, but he grew up in Bedford, Indiana. He served with the U. S. Army Signal Corps in World War II in Burma, after the war, he graduated in 1949 from Northwestern University, where he had majored in Theatre and became a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. As a film actor, Akins first appeared in 1953s From Here to Eternity and he appeared as a seaman and shipmate of Lee Marvin in the 1954 The Caine Mutiny. He portrayed prisoner Joe Burdette in Rio Bravo, Naval Lt. Commander Farber in Dont Give Up the Ship, Sgt Kolowicz in Merrills Marauders and he had a tiny part in the movie The Sea Chase with John Wayne. He appeared with Yul Brynner and Robert Fuller in the film Return of the Seven, Akins was cast in a large number of television series, including The Adventures of Superman, in which he plays a villainous conspirator, and I Love Lucy.
He appeared once on Richard Diamond, Private Detective, Laredo, the series, Pony Express. He was cast as Jarret Sutton in Escape to Memphis and as Beaudry Rawlins in Duel on the River in Darren McGavins NBC series, the episode was broadcast on the regular series as Rodeo Rough House. Beverly Garland appeared in the episode as Nellie Austin, a sharpshooter and Garland much appeared together in the 1963 episode The Chooser of the Slain on the ABC/Warner Bros. western series, The Dakotas. Dark had foiled a robbery by the Reeves brothers, one of whom was killed, but his hand was severely injured. June avoided her husband for his own protection when the outlaw brothers pursued them, clem Reeves was portrayed by Tony Young, cast as Cord in the short-lived Gunslinger series on CBS. Ultimately, the gang was captured, and the Darks were reconciled, Akins was featured in two episodes of the original CBS series The Twilight Zone. He guest-starred in three each of Combat. and The Untouchables. He appeared on Rod Camerons early syndicated series, City Detective, Meet McGraw with Frank Lovejoy, the ABC/WB drama, The Roaring 20s, Akins other early appearances included a role as a policeman on Alfred Hitchcock Presents in Place of Shadows and Reward to Finder.
Akins played another television cop, good-natured Sheriffs Detective Phillip Dix and he was in a first-season episode of Maverick titled Burial Ground of the Gods that starred Jack Kelly. In 1965 Akins played El Supremo in The Man from U. N. C. L. E, The Very Important Zombie Affair. In 1967 Akins played Lt. Finch in The Lucy Show episode, Lucy Meets the Law, Lucy is eventually cleared of the crime when the actual redhead confesses to it
George Ali was an actor who specialized in the skin game, playing animals in stage and cinema productions, known as an Animal Impersonator. Barrie had written the part expecting it to be played by a boy, Ali played the character at the age of 58. George Alis performance as Nana was highly acclaimed, of particular note is the puppeteering of Nana’s mouth and eyes. Ali manipulates the head features from within, picking up towels and carrying spoons and he was a very skilled puppeteer and gymnast. It’s unknown if Ali had a hand in creating his special costumes, in the early days of film and television, it was not uncommon for makeup artists and stuntmen to create and perform their own special effects characters. It is said that he played the part of the Crocodile as well. Ali died April 26,1947, in Freeport, Long Island, arizona Exhibit II Whirl-i-gig Tom, the Pipers Son George Ali at Neverpedia George Ali at the Internet Movie Database
Liam Pádraic Aiken is an American actor. He has starred in such as Stepmom, Road to Perdition. Aiken was born in New York City, New York, the child of an Irish-born mother, Moya Aiken, and Bill Aiken. Bill died of cancer in October 1992, at age 34 and he attended Dwight-Englewood School, graduating in 2008. He went on to major in film at New York University, Aiken made his professional acting debut in a Ford Motor Company commercial. He made his debut in the Broadway play A Dolls House at the age of seven. His first major role came when he starred in Stepmom. He appeared in Road to Perdition and the family film Good Boy and he turned down the role of Cole Sear in The Sixth Sense because his mother felt he was too young for the death-fixated role. He was considered for the role of Harry Potter as he had worked with director Chris Columbus on Stepmom. However, as he is not British, Daniel Radcliffe took the part, Aiken went on to play intelligent 12-year-old orphan Klaus Baudelaire in Lemony Snickets A Series of Unfortunate Events.
He appeared in The Killer Inside Me, in September 2011, he starred in the CBS series A Gifted Man. From 2012 to 2015, he narrated the audiobook versions of All the Wrong Questions, Liam Aiken at the Internet Movie Database Liam Aiken at AllMovie
Edwin Adams (actor)
Edwin Adams was an American stage actor, considered to have been one of Americas best light comedians. He was born in Medford and began his career on the stage in The Hunchback, at the National Theatre in Boston in 1853. He appeared in Hamlet with Kate Josephine Bateman in 1860, as well in The Serf in 1865, and The Dead Heart, Wild Oats, The Lady of Lyons and The Marble Heart. In 1867, Adams joined Edwin Booths acting company, appearing in Romeo and Juliet, Othello, from 1870-75, Adams toured the country performing his best-known roles. His last appearance was at the California Theatre in San Francisco in 1876 and his health failed on a visit to Australia, and he died in Philadelphia in 1877. He is buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery, who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896
Edward Albert Heimberger, known professionally as Eddie Albert, was an American actor and activist. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1954 for his performance in Roman Holiday, other well-known screen roles of his include Bing Edwards in the Brother Rat films, traveling salesman Ali Hakim in the musical Oklahoma. And the sadistic prison warden in 1974s The Longest Yard and he starred as Oliver Wendell Douglas in the 1960s television sitcom Green Acres and as Frank MacBride in the 1970s crime drama Switch. He had a role as Carlton Travis on Falcon Crest. Edward Albert Heimberger was born in Rock Island, Illinois, on April 22,1906, the oldest of the five children of Frank Daniel Heimberger, a realtor and his year of birth is often given as 1908, but this is incorrect. His parents were not married when Albert was born, and his mother altered his birth certificate after her marriage, when he was one year old, his family moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota. Young Edward secured his first job as a boy when he was only six.
During World War I, his German name led to taunts as the enemy by his classmates and he studied at Central High School in Minneapolis and joined the drama club. His schoolmate Harriet Lake graduated in the same class, finishing high school in 1926, he entered the University of Minnesota, where he majored in business. When he graduated, he embarked on a business career, the stock market crash in 1929 left him essentially unemployed. He took odd jobs, working as a performer, an insurance salesman. Albert stopped using his last name professionally, since it invariably was mispronounced as Hamburger and he moved to New York City in 1933, where he co-hosted a radio show, The Honeymooners - Grace and Eddie Show, which ran for three years. At the shows end, he was offered a contract by Warner Bros. In the 1930s, Albert performed in Broadway stage productions, including Brother Rat and he had lead roles in Room Service and The Boys from Syracuse. Performing regularly on television, Albert wrote and performed in the first teleplay, The Love Nest.
Hosted by Betty Goodwin, The Love Nest starred Albert, The Ink Spots, Ed Wynn, before this time, television productions were adaptations of stage plays. In 1938, he made his debut in the Hollywood version of Brother Rat with Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman. The next year, he starred in On Your Toes, adapted for the screen from the Broadway smash by Rodgers and Hart
John W. Albaugh
John William Albaugh, Sr. was an American actor and manager. Born in Baltimore, it was there that he made his first real appearance on the stage as the character in a play called Brutus, or the Fall of Tarquin. Of his many subsequent impersonations, perhaps the best-known is that of Louis XI, after 1868 he was manager of theatres in St. Louis, New Orleans, and Albany. He was the lessee and manager of the Albany Grand Opera House in Washington. He owned the new Lyceum Theatre in Baltimore, where he made his last appearance in 1899 before retiring from the stage, Albaugh died at the home of his daughter in Jersey City from heart disease. New York OCLC502439799,6879488,652420987 Who Was Who in America, A component Volume of Whos Who in American History, Volume 1, 1897–1942, chicago OCLC1432949 Notable Names in the American Theatre, James T. White & Co. W. New York Inline citations John W. Albaugh at the Internet Broadway Database
Ross Alexander was an American stage and film actor. Alexander was born Alexander Ross Smith in Brooklyn, New York, Alexander began his acting career in Broadway productions during the 1920s. By 1926, he was regarded as a leading man with good looks. He was signed to a contract by Paramount Pictures, but his film debut in The Wiser Sex was not a success. In 1934, he was signed to another contract, this time by Warner Bros. His biggest successes of the period were A Midsummer Nights Dream and he married actress Aleta Freel in 1934. The marriage ended the year when Freel committed suicide on December 7,1935. Alexander soon after married another actress, Anne Nagel, with whom he had appeared in the films China Clipper, in 1936 he starred in Hot Money. It was a role in his persona as a glamorous, wore-clothes-well leading man. Warner Bros. had decided by time that Alexanders potential as an actor was limited. Although they continued casting him in films, the importance of his roles was greatly diminished, with his professional and personal lives in disarray and deeply in debt, Alexander shot himself in the head in the barn behind his home.
It has been reported that Alexander used the gun his wife Aleta Freel shot herself with 13 months earlier. Other sources, claim that, while both used.22 caliber bullets, Ross used a pistol, while Aleta used a rifle and his final film, Ready and Able, was released posthumously. Appleton, Wisconsin Post Crescent, Anne Nagels Death Revives Old Mystery, August 29,1966, Ross Alexander at AllMovie Ross Alexander at Find a Grave Ross Alexander at the Internet Broadway Database Ross Alexander at the Internet Movie Database
River Alexander is an American actor. Alexander was born in Southwest Ranches, Florida and he attended American Heritage School in Plantation, Florida. Alexanders first professional performance was on stage at the age of 11 in New York City at the Public Theater in the musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and he went on to perform in the Broadway national tour of Billy Elliot the Musical. He has had several roles on television. His first film role was in 2013s summer indie hit The Way, Way Back in the role of Peter and he is currently filming Boychoir, to be released in 2015. Official website River Alexander at the Internet Movie Database