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  • BIRTH 23/01/1907
  • DEATH 07/06/1968
  • Country United States
  • SHOWS 8
  • MOVIES 35

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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Dan Duryea

Shows (8)

The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone
Al Denton
Combat!
Combat!
Barton / Bernie Wallace
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
Raymond Brown
Rawhide
Rawhide
Abner Cannon / Brother William / Jardin
The Virginian
The Virginian
Ben Crayton
General Electric Theater
General Electric Theater
Barnaby Hooke / Brad Lawson
Daniel Boone
Daniel Boone
Simon Perigore
Burke's Law
Burke's Law
Hop Sing Kelly / Sam Atherton

Movies (35)

The Woman in the Window
The Woman in the Window
Heidt / Tim, the Doorman
Winchester '73
Winchester '73
Waco Johnnie Dean
Scarlet Street
Scarlet Street
Johnny Prince
None But the Lonely Heart
None But the Lonely Heart
Lew Tate
Ball of Fire
Ball of Fire
Duke Pastrami
Night Passage
Night Passage
Whitey Harbin
Ministry of Fear
Ministry of Fear
Cost aka Travers the tailor
Along Came Jones
Along Came Jones
Monte Jarrad
Lady on a Train
Lady on a Train
Arnold Waring
Taggart
Taggart
Jason
Silver Lode
Silver Lode
Fred McCarty
The Flight of the Phoenix
The Flight of the Phoenix
Standish
Criss Cross
Criss Cross
Slim Dundee
Another Part of the Forest
Another Part of the Forest
Oscar Hubbard
Stranger on the Run
Stranger on the Run
O.E. Hotchkiss
One Way Street
One Way Street
John Wheeler
The Little Foxes
The Little Foxes
Leo Hubbard
River Lady
River Lady
Beauvais
Too Late for Tears
Too Late for Tears
Danny Fuller
Ride Clear of Diablo
Ride Clear of Diablo
Whitey Kincade
Black Angel
Black Angel
Martin Blair
Foxfire
Foxfire
Hugh Slater
Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay
Johnny Gambi
Sahara
Sahara
Jimmy Doyle
Larceny
Larceny
Silky Randall
Johnny Stool Pigeon
Johnny Stool Pigeon
Johnny Evans
Winchester '73
Winchester '73
Bart McAdam
The Burglar
The Burglar
Nat Harbin
The Great Flamarion
The Great Flamarion
Al Wallace
Battle Hymn
Battle Hymn
Sgt. Herman
The Underworld Story
The Underworld Story
Mike Reese
Incident at Phantom Hill
Incident at Phantom Hill
Joe Barlow
Slaughter on 10th Avenue
Slaughter on 10th Avenue
John Jacob Masters
Six Black Horses
Six Black Horses
Frank Jesse
Black Bart
Black Bart
Charles E. Boles / Black Bart