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Howard Green Duff (November 24, 1913 – July 8, 1990) was an American actor of film, television, stage, and radio.

Duff was born in Charleston, Washington, now a part of Bremerton. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in Seattle in 1932 where he began acting in school plays only after he was cut from the basketball team. His first film role was as an inmate in Brute Force. His other movies include The Naked City (1948), All My Sons (1948), Calamity Jane and Sam Bass (1949), Panic in the City (1968), In Search of America (1971), A Wedding (1978) and No Way Out (1987).

He appeared in a number of films with his first wife, actress/director Ida Lupino. One of Duff's later performances was as Dustin Hoffman's attorney in the Academy Award-winning Kramer vs. Kramer (1979).

On radio, Duff played Dashiell Hammett's private eye Sam Spade from 1946–1950, starring in The Adventures of Sam Spade on three different networks - ABC, CBS and NBC. In 1951 Steve Dunne took over the role of Sam Spade. Duff also appeared in an episode of Climax! entitled Escape From Fear in 1955.

On television, Duff appeared with his then wife Ida Lupino in the CBS comedy Mr. Adams and Eve from January 1957 through September 1958, in which they played husband and wife film stars named Howard Adams and Eve Drake. He played the young Samuel Langhorne Clemens, in his early life in the West as a satirical and crusading journalist, in the TV series Bonanza ("Enter Mark Twain," season 1, episode 5, 1959). In 1960 he played the male main character in The Twilight Zone episode "A World of Difference" as Arthur Curtis/Jerry Raigan. From October 1960 through April 1961, Duff played Willie Dante, owner of the San Francisco nightclub, Dante's Inferno, in the NBC adventure/drama series Dante. In 1964, Duff guest starred as Harold Baker on the episode "Prodigy" of NBC's medical drama about psychiatry The Eleventh Hour, starring Jack Ging and Ralph Bellamy. In 1990, he guest starred on an episode of The Golden Girls (episode: The Mangiacavallo Curse Makes a Lousy Wedding Present).

From September 1966 through January 1969, Duff portrayed Detective Sergeant Sam Stone in the ABC police drama Felony Squad with costar Dennis Cole. In the 1980s, he appeared on dramas such as NBC's Flamingo Road and Knots Landing, and Dallas, both on CBS.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Howard Green Duff (November 24, 1913 – July 8, 1990) was an American actor of film, television, stage, and radio.

Duff was born in Charleston, Washington, now a part of Bremerton. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in Seattle in 1932 where he began acting in school plays only after he was cut from the basketball team. His first film role was as an inmate in Brute Force. His other movies include The Naked City (1948), All My Sons (1948), Calamity Jane and Sam Bass (1949), Panic in the City (1968), In Search of America (1971), A Wedding (1978) and No Way Out (1987).

He appeared in a number of films with his first wife, actress/director Ida Lupino. One of Duff's later performances was as Dustin Hoffman's attorney in the Academy Award-winning Kramer vs. Kramer (1979).

On radio, Duff played Dashiell Hammett's private eye Sam Spade from 1946–1950, starring in The Adventures of Sam Spade on three different networks - ABC, CBS and NBC. In 1951 Steve Dunne took over the role of Sam Spade. Duff also appeared in an episode of Climax! entitled Escape From Fear in 1955.

On television, Duff appeared with his then wife Ida Lupino in the CBS comedy Mr. Adams and Eve from January 1957 through September 1958, in which they played husband and wife film stars named Howard Adams and Eve Drake. He played the young Samuel Langhorne Clemens, in his early life in the West as a satirical and crusading journalist, in the TV series Bonanza ("Enter Mark Twain," season 1, episode 5, 1959). In 1960 he played the male main character in The Twilight Zone episode "A World of Difference" as Arthur Curtis/Jerry Raigan. From October 1960 through April 1961, Duff played Willie Dante, owner of the San Francisco nightclub, Dante's Inferno, in the NBC adventure/drama series Dante. In 1964, Duff guest starred as Harold Baker on the episode "Prodigy" of NBC's medical drama about psychiatry The Eleventh Hour, starring Jack Ging and Ralph Bellamy. In 1990, he guest starred on an episode of The Golden Girls (episode: The Mangiacavallo Curse Makes a Lousy Wedding Present).

From September 1966 through January 1969, Duff portrayed Detective Sergeant Sam Stone in the ABC police drama Felony Squad with costar Dennis Cole. In the 1980s, he appeared on dramas such as NBC's Flamingo Road and Knots Landing, and Dallas, both on CBS.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 93

Birthday 1913-11-24

Day of Death 1990-07-08

Place of Birth Charleston, Washington, U.S.

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1990 Too Much Sun as O.M.
1989 Settle the Score as Cy Whately
1988 War and Remembrance (1 episode)
1987 No Way Out as Senator William 'Billy' Duvall
1987 Roses Are for the Rich as Denton
1986 Monster in the Closet as Father Finnegan
1985 Love on the Run as Lionel Rockland
1985 The Golden Girls (1 episode)
1983 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (2 episodes)
1983 Hotel (2 episodes)
1983 This Girl For Hire as Wolfe Macready
1982 St. Elsewhere (1 episode)
1981 East of Eden (3 episodes) as Jules Edwards
1980 Magnum, P.I. (2 episodes)
1980 Valentine Magic on Love Island as A.J. Morgan
1980 The Dream Merchants (3 episodes) as Charles Slade
1980 Flamingo Road (37 episodes)
1980 Double Negative as Lester Harlen
1979 Knots Landing (10 episodes)
1979 Kramer vs. Kramer as John Shaunessy
1979 Young Maverick as Herman Rusk
1978 A Wedding as Dr. Jules Meecham
1978 Ski Lift to Death as Ben Forbes
1977 In the Glitter Palace as Raymond Dawson Travers
1977 The Late Show as Harry Regan
1977 The Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew Mysteries (2 episodes)
1975 Ellery Queen (1 episode)
1975 Switch (1 episode)
1975 Medical Story (1 episode)
1974 The Rockford Files (1 episode) as Edward J. Marks
1973 Police Story (6 episodes)
1973 Snatched as Duncan Wood
1972 The Heist as Lieutenant Nicholson
1972 Kung Fu (2 episodes)
1972 The Streets of San Francisco (1 episode)
1972 Search (1 episode)
1971 A Little Game as Dunlap
1971 In Search of America as Ray Chandler
1971 Alias Smith and Jones (1 episode)
1970 The Immortal (1 episode)
1968 Panic in the City as Dave Pomeroy
1968 The Mod Squad (1 episode)
1967 Mannix (1 episode)
1967 Judd for the Defense (1 episode)
1966 Felony Squad (73 episodes)
1966 Batman (2 episodes)
1965 I Spy (1 episode) as Sean
1964 Calhoun: County Agent as Sid Rayner
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1 episode)
1963 Mr. Novak (1 episode)
1963 Burke's Law (2 episodes)
1963 Arrest and Trial (1 episode)
1962 Le sette folgori di Assur as Sardanapolo
1962 Combat! (1 episode)
1962 The Virginian (1 episode)
1962 Sam Benedict (1 episode)
1962 Boys' Night Out as Doug Jackson
1961 Bus Stop (1 episode)
1960 Dante (26 episodes) as Willie Dante
1959 The Twilight Zone (1 episode) as Arthur Curtis / Gerry Reagan (1 episode)
1957 Sierra Stranger as Jess Collins
1957 Mr. Adams and Eve (65 episodes)
1956 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (2 episodes)
1956 While the City Sleeps as Lt. Burt Kaufman
1956 Blackjack Ketchum Desperado as Tom "Blackjack" Ketchum
1956 The Broken Star as Thornton W. Wills
1956 Flame of the Islands as Doug Duryea
1955 Women's Prison as Dr. Crane
1954 The Yellow Mountain as Pete Menlo
1954 Climax! (2 episodes)
1954 Studio 57 (1 episode)
1954 Private Hell 36 as Jack Farnham
1954 The Whistler (1 episode)
1954 Tanganyika as Dan Harder
1953 Jennifer as Jim Hollis
1953 Spaceways as Dr. Stephen Mitchell
1952 Steel Town as Jim Denko
1952 Models Inc. as Lennie Stone
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1 episode)
1951 The Lady from Texas as Dan Mason
1950 Woman in Hiding as Keith Ramsey
1950 Lux Video Theatre (1 episode)
1950 Shakedown as Jack Early
1950 Spy Hunt as Steve Quain
1949 Johnny Stool Pigeon as George Morton
1949 Calamity Jane and Sam Bass as Sam Bass
1949 Illegal Entry as Bert Powers
1949 Red Canyon as Lin Sloane (aka Lin Cordts)
1948 All My Sons as George Deever
1948 The Naked City as Frank Niles
1947 Brute Force as Robert 'Soldier' Becker
1945 Know Your Enemy - Japan as Narrator

Directing

1966 Felony Squad (1 episode)Director
1965 Camp Runamuck (7 episodes)Director

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