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Known Credits: 86

Birthday: 1907-01-23

Day of Death: 1968-06-07

Place of Birth: White Plains, New York, USA

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Dan Duryea

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Dan Duryea (January 23, 1907, in White Plains, New York – June 7, 1968, in Hollywood, California) was an American actor of film, stage and television. Duryea graduated from Cornell University in 1928. While at Cornell, Duryea was elected into the Sphinx Head Society. He made his name on Broadway in the play Dead End, followed by The Little Foxes, in which he played the dishonest and not particularly bright weakling Leo Hubbard. He moved to Hollywood in 1940 to appear in the film version in the same role. He established himself in films playing similar secondary roles as the foil, usually as a weak or annoyingly immature character, in movies such as The Pride of the Yankees. As his career progressed throughout the 1940s he began to carve a niche as a violent, yet sexy, bad guy in a number of film noirs. In so doing he established a significant female following and, over time, something of a cult status. His work in this era included Scarlet Street, The Woman in the Window, Criss Cross, Black Angel and Too Late for Tears. From the 1950s, Duryea was more often seen in Westerns, most notably his charismatic villain in Winchester '73 (1950). Other memorable work in the latter part of his career included Thunder Bay (1953), The Burglar (1957), The Flight of the Phoenix (1965), and the primetime soap opera Peyton Place. He also appeared in one of the first Twilight Zone episodes in 1959 as a drunken former gunfighter in "Mr. Denton on Doomsday," written by Rod Serling. He guest starred on NBC's anthology series The Barbara Stanwyck Show. In 1963, Duryea appeared as Dr. Ben Lorrigan in the episode "Why Am I Grown So Cold" on the NBC medical drama about psychiatry, The Eleventh Hour. Duryea was far removed from many of the characters he played in the course of his career. He was married for thirty-five years to his wife, Helen, who preceded him in death on January 21, 1967. The couple had two sons: Peter, who worked for a time as an actor, and Richard. Dan Duryea died of cancer at the age of sixty-one. His remains are interred in Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.

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Acting
1968 The Bamboo Saucer as Hank Peters
1967 Stranger on the Run as O.E. Hotchkiss
1967 Five Golden Dragons as Dragon #1
1966 The Hills Run Red as Col. Winny Getz
1966 The Monroes - (1 episode)
1966 Incident at Phantom Hill as Joseph Henry 'Joe' Barlow
1965 The Flight of the Phoenix as Standish
1965 The Loner - (1 episode)
1965 The Bounty Killer as Willie Duggan
1965 Walk a Tightrope as Carl Lutcher
1965 Taggart as Jay Jason
1964 Do You Know This Voice? as John Hopta
1964 Daniel Boone - (1 episode)
1964 He Rides Tall as Bart Thorne
1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre - (1 episode)
1963 Burke's Law - (2 episodes)
1962 Going My Way - (1 episode)
1962 Combat! - (2 episodes)
1962 The Virginian - (1 episode)
1962 Six Black Horses as Frank Jesse
1960 Route 66 - (2 episodes)
1960 Platinum High School as Maj. Redfern Kelly
1959 Adventures in Paradise - (1 episode)
1959 The Twilight Zone - (1 episode) as Al Denton
1959 Laramie - (1 episode)
1959 Riverboat - (2 episodes)
1959 Rawhide - (3 episodes)
1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse - (1 episode)
1958 Naked City - (1 episode)
1958 Cimarron City - (1 episode)
1958 Kathy O' as Harry Johnson
1957 Slaughter on Tenth Avenue as John Jacob Masters
1957 Night Passage as Whitey Harbin
1957 The Burglar as Nat Harbin
1957 Battle Hymn as le sergent Herman
1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater - (2 episodes)
1955 Storm Fear as Fred
1955 The 20th Century Fox Hour - (1 episode)
1955 The Marauders as Avery
1955 Foxfire as Hugh Slater
1954 This Is My Love as Murray Myer
1954 Climax! - (1 episode)
1954 December Bride - (1 episode)
1954 Studio 57 - (1 episode)
1954 Silver Lode as Ned McCarty
1954 Rails Into Laramie as Jim Shanessy
1954 Ride Clear of Diablo as Whitey Kincade
1954 World for Ransom as Mike Callahan / Corrigan
1953 36 Hours as Major Bill Rogers
1953 Sky Commando as Col. Ed 'E.D.' Wyatt
1953 Thunder Bay as Johnny Gambi
1953 General Electric Theater - (2 episodes)
1952 Cavalcade of America - (1 episode)
1952 China Smith - (52 episodes)
1952 Chicago Calling as Bill Cannon
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - (4 episodes)
1951 Al Jennings of Oklahoma as Al Jennings
1950 Lux Video Theatre - (1 episode)
1950 The Underworld Story as Mike Reese
1950 Winchester '73 as Waco Johnnie Dean
1950 One Way Street as John Wheeler
1949 Johnny Stool Pigeon as Johnny Evans
1949 Too Late for Tears as Danny Fuller
1949 Manhandled as Karl Benson
1949 Criss Cross as Slim Dundee
1948 Larceny as Silky Randall
1948 River Lady as Beauvais
1948 Another Part of the Forest
1948 Black Bart as Charles E. Boles / Black Bart
1946 White Tie and Tails as Charles Dumont
1946 Black Angel as Martin Blair
1945 Scarlet Street as Johnny Prince
1945 Lady on a Train as Arnold Waring
1945 Along Came Jones as Monte Jarrad
1945 The Valley of Decision as William Scott Jr.
1945 The Great Flamarion as Al Wallace
1945 Main Street After Dark as Posey Dibson
1944 The Woman in the Window as Heidt / Tim, the Doorman
1944 None But the Lonely Heart as Lew Tate
1944 Ministry of Fear as Cost aka Travers the tailor
1944 Mrs. Parkington as Jack Stilham
1944 Man from Frisco as Jim Benson
1943 Sahara as Jimmy Doyle
1942 That Other Woman as Ralph Cobb
1942 The Pride of the Yankees as Hank Hanneman
1941 The Little Foxes as Leo Hubbard