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Howard Duff

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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Howard Duff, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia​

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Nov 24, 1913 In Charleston, Washington, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Know Your Enemy - Japan 1945-08-09
Latest Project:
Movie Too Much Sun 1990-10-10
Known For
Poster of The Golden Girls
Poster of Kramer vs. Kramer
Poster of Batman
Poster of Dante
Movie Too Much Sun O.M. 1990-10-10
Movie Settle the Score Cy Whately 1989-10-30
Series War and Remembrance Unknown 1988-11-13
Movie Roses Are for the Rich Denton 1987-05-17
Movie No Way Out Senator William 'Billy' Duvall 1987-08-14
Movie Monster in the Closet Father Martin Finnegan 1986-05-15
Series The Golden Girls Mangiacavallo 1985-09-14
Movie Love on the Run Lionel Rockland 1985-10-21
Series Murder, She Wrote Ralph Earl / Stephen Earl 1984-09-30
Series Scarecrow and Mrs. King Unknown 1983-10-03
Movie This Girl For Hire Wolfe Macready 1983-01-11
Series Hotel Unknown 1982-08-21
Movie The Wild Women of Chastity Gulch Col. Samuel Isaacs 1982-10-31
Series St. Elsewhere Unknown 1982-10-26
Series East of Eden Jules Edwards 1981-02-08
Series The Dream Merchants Charles Slade 1980-05-12
Movie Double Negative Lester Harlen 1980-05-12
Series Flamingo Road 1980-05-12
Movie Valentine Magic on Love Island A.J. Morgan 1980-09-18
Series Magnum, P.I. Unknown 1980-12-11
Movie Kramer vs. Kramer John Shaunessy 1979-12-19
Series Knots Landing Unknown 1979-12-27
Movie Ski Lift to Death Ben Forbes 1978-03-03
Movie A Wedding Dr. Jules Meecham 1978-08-29
Movie Battered Bill Thompson 1978-09-26
Series The Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew Mysteries Unknown 1977-01-30
Movie The Late Show Harry Regan 1977-02-10
Movie In the Glitter Palace Raymond Dawson Travers 1977-02-23
Series Medical Story Unknown 1975-09-04
Series Switch Unknown 1975-09-09
Series Ellery Queen Unknown 1975-09-11
Series The Rockford Files Edward J. Marks 1974-09-13
Movie Snatched Duncan Wood 1973-01-31
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Series The Streets of San Francisco Unknown 1972-09-23
Series Search Unknown 1972-09-13
Series Kung Fu Unknown 1972-10-14
Movie The Heist Lieutenant Nicholson 1972-11-29
Series Alias Smith and Jones Unknown 1971-01-05
Movie In Search of America Ray Chandler 1971-03-23
Movie A Little Game Dunlap 1971-10-31
Series The Immortal Unknown 1970-09-24
Series The Mod Squad Unknown 1968-09-24
Movie Panic in the City Dave Pomeroy 1968-10-01
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Series Judd for the Defense Unknown 1967-09-08
Series Batman Unknown 1966-01-12
Series Felony Squad 1966-09-12
Series I Spy Sean 1965-09-15
Movie Calhoun Sid Rayner 1964-07-08
Series Arrest and Trial Unknown 1963-09-15
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Series Mr. Novak Unknown 1963-09-24
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1963-10-04
Series Sam Benedict Unknown 1962-09-15
Movie Boys' Night Out Doug Jackson 1962-06-21
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Movie Le sette folgori di Assur Sardanapolo 1962-11-24
Series The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Peter Harding 1962-09-20
Series Combat! Unknown 1962-10-02
Series Bus Stop Unknown 1961-10-01
Series Dante Willie Dante 1960-10-03
Series The Twilight Zone Arthur Curtis / Gerry Reagan 1959-10-02
Series Mr. Adams and Eve Unknown 1957-01-04
Movie Sierra Stranger Jess Collins 1957-05-01
Movie The Broken Star Thornton W. Wills 1956-04-01
Movie Blackjack Ketchum Desperado Tom "Blackjack" Ketchum 1956-04-01
Series The Dinah Shore Chevy Show Self 1956-10-05
Movie While the City Sleeps Lt. Burt Kaufman 1956-04-19
Movie Women's Prison Dr. Crane 1955-02-01
Movie Flame of the Islands Doug Duryea 1955-12-04
Series The Whistler Unknown 1954-07-13
Movie Tanganyika Dan Harder 1954-07-03
Movie Private Hell 36 Jack Farnham 1954-09-03
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Series Studio 57 Unknown 1954-09-21
Movie The Yellow Mountain Pete Menlo 1954-11-16
Movie Roar of the Crowd Johnny Tracy 1953-05-31
Movie Jennifer Jim Hollis 1953-10-25
Movie Spaceways Dr. Stephen Mitchell 1953-07-01
Movie Models Inc. Lennie Stone 1952-01-01
Movie Steel Town Jim Denko 1952-05-09
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Movie The Lady from Texas Dan Mason 1951-09-01
Movie Shakedown Jack Early 1950-09-01
Movie Spy Hunt Steve Quain 1950-06-08
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie Woman in Hiding Keith Ramsey 1950-11-22
Movie Illegal Entry Bert Powers 1949-06-01
Movie Red Canyon Lin Sloane (aka Lin Cordts) 1949-05-05
Movie Calamity Jane and Sam Bass Sam Bass 1949-07-04
Movie Johnny Stool Pigeon George Morton 1949-09-22
Movie The Naked City Frank Niles 1948-03-04
Movie All My Sons George Deever 1948-05-01
Series Ford Theatre Johnny Abel 1948-10-17
Movie Brute Force Robert 'Soldier' Becker 1947-07-10
Movie Know Your Enemy - Japan Narrator 1945-08-09