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  • BIRTH 13/11/1917
  • DEATH 30/05/2006
  • Country United States
  • SHOWS 4
  • MOVIES 11

Robert Sterling

Robert Sterling, born William Sterling Hart (November 13, 1917 – May 30, 2006) was an American film and television actor.

The son of baseball player and umpire Bill Hart, he was born in New Castle, Pennsylvania. He attended the University of Pittsburgh and worked as a clothing salesman before pursuing an acting career.

After signing with Columbia Pictures in 1939, he changed his name to Robert Sterling to avoid confusion with silent western star William S. Hart. In 1941, Sterling went to MGM. He worked steadily as a supporting player for several years. After serving in World War II as an Army Air Force flight instructor, he returned to Hollywood, but by the end of the decade, his film career had faltered. He did, however, play the non-singing role of Steve Baker, opposite Ava Gardner as Julie, in the hit MGM 1951 film version of Show Boat.

Sterling later revived his acting career on the small screen with numerous appearances on Television.

Robert Sterling

Shows (4)

The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone
Douglas Winter
Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Ben Shipley
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
Ray Roscoe
General Electric Theater
General Electric Theater
Robert Major (uncredited)

Movies (11)

Only Angels Have Wings
Only Angels Have Wings
Bit Role
Show Boat
Show Boat
Steven Baker
Bunco Squad
Bunco Squad
Det. Sgt. Steve Johnson
The Get-Away
The Get-Away
Jeff Crane
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
Captain Lee Crane
A Global Affair
A Global Affair
Randy Sterling
Dearest Enemy
Dearest Enemy
John Copeland
Two-Faced Woman
Two-Faced Woman
Dick 'Dickie' Williams
Mandrake the Magician
Mandrake the Magician
Henchman
Johnny Eager
Johnny Eager
Jimmy Courtney
Mandrake the Magician
Mandrake the Magician
Henchman