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Wesley Addy

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Wesley Addy (August 4, 1913 – December 31, 1996) was an American actor. He played many roles on the Broadway stage, including several Shakespearean ones, usually opposite actor Maurice Evans. After playing two roles in one of Evans's productions of Hamlet, he played Horatio opposite Evans's Hamlet in a 1953 Hallmark Hall of Fame television production of the work, the most prestigious American production of the play seen on TV up to that time. Also on television he played roles on The Edge of Night in the 1950s. Later, during the 1970s-1980s, he played publisher Bill Woodard on Ryan's Hope and patriarch Cabot Alden on the Agnes Nixon-Douglas Marland serial Loving. In motion pictures, Addy's career spanned four decades. Robert Aldrich used him as supporting actor in several pictures, such as Kiss Me Deadly, The Big Knife (both 1955), What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962), Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964) and The Grissom Gang (1971). In 1976, Addy appeared in Paddy Chayefsky's Network, directed by Sidney Lumet. They would work together again in The Verdict., in which Addy played a doctor who nearly derails Paul Newman's case against a hospital for malpractice. Another of Addy's best-remembered roles was that of Lt. Cdr. Alvin Kramer, who unsuccessfully tries to warn American officials of the impending attack on Pearl Harbor in Tora! Tora! Tora!. Addy was born as Robert Wesley Addy in Omaha, Nebraska and died in Danbury, Connecticut. He was married to actress Celeste Holm from 1961 until his death. Description above from the Wikipedia article Wesley Addy, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Aug 4, 1913 In Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Philco Television Playhouse 1948-10-03
Latest Project:
Movie A Modern Affair 1996-09-06
Known For
Poster of Tora! Tora! Tora!
Poster of Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte
Poster of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Poster of Ten Seconds to Hell
Movie A Modern Affair Ed Rhodes 1996-09-06
Movie Before and After Judge Grady 1996-02-23
Movie Hiroshima Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson 1995-08-05
Movie The Bostonians Dr. Tarrant 1984-05-01
Series Rage of Angels Abner Parker 1983-02-20
Movie The Verdict Dr. Towler 1982-12-08
Movie The Europeans Mr. Wentworth 1979-05-01
Series The Andros Targets Unknown 1977-01-31
Movie Network Nelson Chaney 1976-11-01
Series The Rockford Files Agent Steiner 1974-09-13
Movie The Grissom Gang John P. Blandish 1971-05-28
Movie Tora! Tora! Tora! Lt. Commander Alwin D. Kramer 1970-01-26
Series Medical Center Unknown 1969-09-24
Series The Invaders Tomkins 1967-01-10
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Movie Mister Buddwing Dice Player 1966-07-15
Series Love on a Rooftop Unknown 1966-09-06
Series The Rat Patrol Unknown 1966-09-12
Movie Seconds John 1966-10-05
Series I Spy Hubbard 1965-09-15
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Movie Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte Sheriff Standish 1964-12-15
Series Profiles in Courage Unknown 1964-11-08
Series The Fugitive Unknown 1963-09-17
Series The Outer Limits Unknown 1963-09-16
Movie 4 for Texas Winthrop Trowbridge 1963-12-25
Movie What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Marty McDonald 1962-10-31
Movie Ten Seconds to Hell Wolfgang Sulke 1959-06-16
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Movie The Garment Jungle Mr. Paul 1957-04-25
Movie Time Table Dr. Paul Brucker 1956-02-08
Series The Edge of Night 1956-04-02
Movie The Big Knife Horatio "Hank" Teagle 1955-10-25
Movie Kiss Me Deadly Lt. Pat Murphy 1955-04-28
Series Omnibus King of France 1952-11-09
Movie The First Legion Father John Fulton 1951-05-04
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Series Suspense Unknown 1949-01-06
Series The Philco Television Playhouse Unknown 1948-10-03
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07