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Alan Curtis (July 24, 1909 - February 2, 1953) was an American film actor appearing in over 50 films.

Born Harry Ueberroth in Chicago, Illinois, he began his career as a model before becoming an actor, appearing in local newspaper ads. His looks did not go unnoticed in Hollywood. He began appearing in films in the late 1930s (including a Technicolor appearance in the Alice Faye-Don Ameche film Hollywood Cavalcade and a memorable role in High Sierra (1941). He is probably best known as one of the romantic leads in Abbott and Costello's first hit movie Buck Privates.

His chance for leading-man stardom came when he replaced the unwilling John Garfield in the 1943 production Flesh and Fantasy. Curtis played a ruthless killer opposite Gloria Jean. Unfortunately for both actors, the studio removed their performances from the final film. The footage was later expanded into a B-picture melodrama Destiny. The film failed to establish Curtis as a major-name star, but it did typecast him in hardbitten roles, like the man framed for murder in Phantom Lady (1944) and the detective Philo Vance.

He starred in over two dozen movies and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Alan Curtis was married three times; his wives included actresses Priscilla Lawson and Ilona Massey. He died from complications during an operation in New York City, New York, he was 43. He is buried in the Ueberroth family plot in Evanston, Illinois.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Alan Curtis, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Alan Curtis (July 24, 1909 - February 2, 1953) was an American film actor appearing in over 50 films.

Born Harry Ueberroth in Chicago, Illinois, he began his career as a model before becoming an actor, appearing in local newspaper ads. His looks did not go unnoticed in Hollywood. He began appearing in films in the late 1930s (including a Technicolor appearance in the Alice Faye-Don Ameche film Hollywood Cavalcade and a memorable role in High Sierra (1941). He is probably best known as one of the romantic leads in Abbott and Costello's first hit movie Buck Privates.

His chance for leading-man stardom came when he replaced the unwilling John Garfield in the 1943 production Flesh and Fantasy. Curtis played a ruthless killer opposite Gloria Jean. Unfortunately for both actors, the studio removed their performances from the final film. The footage was later expanded into a B-picture melodrama Destiny. The film failed to establish Curtis as a major-name star, but it did typecast him in hardbitten roles, like the man framed for murder in Phantom Lady (1944) and the detective Philo Vance.

He starred in over two dozen movies and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Alan Curtis was married three times; his wives included actresses Priscilla Lawson and Ilona Massey. He died from complications during an operation in New York City, New York, he was 43. He is buried in the Ueberroth family plot in Evanston, Illinois.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Alan Curtis, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 39

Birthday 1909-07-24

Day of Death 1953-02-02

Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1949 The Pirates of Capri as Commodore Van Diel
1949 Apache Chief as Young Eagle
1947 Philo Vance's Secret Mission as Philo Vance
1947 Philo Vance's Gamble as Philo Vance
1946 Renegade Girl as Captain Fred Raymond
1946 Flight to Nowhere as Hobe Carrington
1946 Inside Job as Edward "Eddie" Norton
1945 The Daltons Ride Again as Emmett Dalton
1945 Shady Lady as Marty Martin
1945 The Naughty Nineties as Mr. Crawford
1945 See My Lawyer as Charlie Rodman
1945 Frisco Sal as Rio Jordan aka John Warren
1944 Destiny as Cliff Banks
1944 The Invisible Man's Revenge as Mark Foster
1944 Phantom Lady as Scott Henderson
1943 Gung Ho! as John Harbison
1943 Crazy House as Alan Curtis
1943 Hitler's Madman as Karel Vavra
1942 Remember Pearl Harbor as Bruce Gordon
1942 Breakdowns of 1942 as Himself (uncredited)
1941 We Go Fast as Bob Brandon
1941 New Wine as Franz Schubert
1941 Buck Privates as Bob Martin
1941 High Sierra as Babe
1940 Four Sons as Karl Bern
1939 Hollywood Cavalcade as Nicky Hayden
1939 Good Girls Go to Paris as Tom Brand
1939 Sergeant Madden as Dennis Madden
1939 Burn 'Em Up O'Connor as Jose "Rocks" Rivera
1938 The Duke Of West Point as Strong
1938 The Shopworn Angel as 'Thin Lips'
1938 Yellow Jack as Brinkerhof
1938 Mannequin as Eddie Miller
1936 Smartest Girl in Town as Male Model who Escorts Cookie
1936 One Live Ghost as Alan
1936 Without Orders as Co-Pilot
1936 Don't Turn 'em Loose as Wedding Attendant with Telegram
1936 Walking on Air as Fred Randolph
1936 The Witness Chair as Reporter in Coutroom

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