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Preston Foster

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Preston Foster (August 24, 1900 – July 14, 1970) was an American stage and film actor, and singer. Foster entered films in 1929 after appearing as a Broadway stage actor. He was appearing in Broadway plays as late as October 1931 when he acted in a play titled Two Seconds starring Edward J. Pawley. Some of his notable films include: Doctor X (1932), I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932), Annie Oakley (1935), The Last Days of Pompeii (also 1935), The Informer (1935) (as the head of the organization), and My Friend Flicka (1943). He starred on the television drama, Waterfront (1954–1955), playing the role of Captain John Herrick. Foster has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was sometimes credited in movies as Preston S. Foster. His first wife was stage actress Gertrude Warren (1926–1945; divorced). He had one daughter, Stephanie. He was married to his second wife, actress Sheila Darcy, from 1946 until his death. During World War II while serving with the United States Coast Guard, he rose to the rank of Captain, Temporary Reserve. He eventually held the honorary rank of Commodore in the U.S. Coast Guard. After the war and before his productive movie career, Foster became a singer of some note. In 1948 Foster created a trio with himself, Gene Leis and Foster’s wife, actress Sheila Darcy. Gene arranged the songs, and they played on radio and in clubs, appearing with Orrin Tucker, Peggy Ann Garner and Rita Hayworth. Description above from the Wikipedia article Preston Foster, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Aug 24, 1900 In Pitman, New Jersey, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Nothing But the Truth 1929-04-20
Latest Project:
Series Waterfront 2022
Known For
Poster of Waterfront
Poster of Target: The Corruptors!
Poster of Outlaws
Poster of Thunderhoof
Series Waterfront Cap'n John Herrick 2022
Movie Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (archive footage) 1975-08-06
Movie You've Got To Be Smart D. O. Griggs 1967-04-28
Movie Chubasco Nick 1967-06-30
Movie The Time Travelers Dr. Erik von Steiner 1964-10-29
Movie The Man from Galveston Judge Homer Black 1963-12-18
Series Going My Way Unknown 1962-10-03
Series Gunslinger Unknown 1961-02-09
Series Target: The Corruptors! Unknown 1961-09-29
Series Outlaws Unknown 1960-09-26
Series 77 Sunset Strip Unknown 1958-10-10
Movie Destination 60,000 Col. Ed Buckley 1957-05-12
Series Harbor Command Unknown 1957-10-11
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Law and Order Kurt Durling 1953-05-13
Series Letter to Loretta Unknown 1953-09-20
Movie The Marshal's Daughter Preston Foster - Poker-Game Player 1953-06-25
Movie I, the Jury Capt. Pat Chambers 1953-08-14
Movie Three Desperate Men Tom Denton 1952-01-12
Movie Montana Territory Sheriff Henry Plummer 1952-05-31
Movie Kansas City Confidential Tim Foster 1952-11-11
Movie Tomahawk Col. Carrington 1951-02-05
Movie The Big Gusher Hank Mason 1951-07-01
Movie The Big Night Andy La Main 1951-12-07
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Movie The Tougher They Come Joe MacKinley 1950-11-16
Movie I Shot Jesse James John Kelley 1949-02-26
Movie The Big Cat Tom Eggers 1949-04-01
Movie Thunderhoof Scotty Mason 1948-07-08
Movie The Hunted Johnny Saxon 1948-04-07
Movie King of the Wild Horses Dave Taggert 1947-03-28
Movie Ramrod Frank Ivey 1947-05-02
Movie The Harvey Girls Judge Sam Purvis 1946-01-18
Movie Tangier Col. Jose Artiego 1946-03-25
Movie It's Your America Army Surgeon (uncredited) 1946-07-25
Movie Strange Triangle Sam Crane 1946-05-17
Movie Inside Job Bart Madden 1946-06-14
Movie The Valley of Decision Jim Brennan 1945-05-03
Movie Thunderhead - Son of Flicka Rob McLaughlin 1945-03-15
Movie Twice Blessed Jeff Turner 1945-05-31
Movie Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood Himself (uncredited) 1945-10-05
Movie Bermuda Mystery Steve Carramond 1944-05-01
Movie Roger Touhy, Gangster Roger Touhy 1944-06-03
Movie Guadalcanal Diary Father Donnelly 1943-01-01
Movie My Friend Flicka Rob McLaughlin 1943-05-26
Movie A Gentleman After Dark Tom Gaynor 1942-04-16
Movie Night in New Orleans Police Lt. Steve Abbott 1942-07-01
Movie Secret Agent of Japan Roy Bonnell 1942-04-03
Movie Thunder Birds Steve Britt 1942-10-28
Movie Little Tokyo, U.S.A. Michael Steele 1942-07-08
Movie American Empire Paxton Bryce 1942-12-11
Movie The Roundup Greg Lane 1941-04-03
Movie Unfinished Business Steve Duncan 1941-08-27
Movie Moon Over Burma Bill Gordon 1940-07-26
Movie Cafe Hostess Dan Walters 1940-01-11
Movie North West Mounted Police Sergeant Jim Brett 1940-10-22
Movie Society Smugglers Sully 1939-03-01
Movie The Last Warning Bill Crane 1939-01-06
Movie News Is Made at Night Steve Drum 1939-07-20
Movie Chasing Danger Steve Mitchell 1939-05-05
Movie Missing Evidence Bill Collins 1939-12-15
Movie Geronimo Capt. Bill Starrett 1939-11-26
Movie 20,000 Men a Year Jim Howell 1939-10-26
Movie The Lady in the Morgue Det. Bill Crane 1938-04-22
Movie Everybody's Doing It Bruce Keene 1938-01-14
Movie Army Girl Capt. Dike Conger 1938-08-11
Movie Double Danger Robert Crane 1938-01-28
Movie The Storm Jack Stacey 1938-10-28
Movie Submarine Patrol Lt. (j.g.) John C. Drake 1938-11-25
Movie Up the River 'Chipper' Morgan 1938-12-09
Movie We Who Are About to Die Steven Mathews 1937-01-08
Movie The Outcasts of Poker Flat John Oakhurst 1937-04-16
Movie Sea Devils Michael 'Mike' O'Shea 1937-02-19
Movie First Lady Stephen Wayne 1937-12-04
Movie The Westland Case Bill Crane - Private Detective 1937-10-30
Movie You Can't Beat Love James Ellsworth 'Jimmy' Hughes 1937-06-25
Movie Muss 'em Up Tip O'Neil 1936-02-13
Movie Love Before Breakfast Scott Miller 1936-03-09
Movie The Plough and the Stars Jack Clitheroe 1936-12-26
Movie A Night at the Biltmore Bowl Preston Foster 1935-06-21
Movie The Informer Dan Gallagher 1935-05-09
Movie The People's Enemy Vince M. Falcone 1935-04-29
Movie Strangers All Murray Carter 1935-04-01
Movie The Arizonian Tex Randolph 1935-06-27
Movie The Last Days of Pompeii Marcus 1935-10-18
Movie We're Only Human Det. Sgt. Pete 'Mac' McCaffrey 1935-12-27
Movie Annie Oakley Toby Walker 1935-11-15
Movie Sleepers East Jason Everett 1934-01-01
Movie Heat Lightning George 1934-03-01
Movie The Bands Plays On Howdy Hardy 1934-12-21
Movie Wharf Angel Como Murphy 1934-03-15
Movie Elmer, the Great Walker (as Preston S. Foster) 1933-04-29
Movie Just Around the Corner Tim - Office Worker (uncredited) 1933-01-17
Movie Corruption Tim Butler 1933-06-18
Movie Ladies They Talk About David 'Dave' Slade 1933-02-04
Movie The 42nd Street Special Himself 1933-02-20
Movie The Man Who Dared Jan Novak 1933-06-30
Movie Sensation Hunters Tom baylor 1933-08-30
Movie Hoopla Nifty Miller 1933-11-30
Movie The Devil's Mate Insp. O'Brien 1933-08-20
Movie The Last Mile John 'Killer' Mears, Cell 4 1932-08-17
Movie Two Seconds Bud Clark 1932-05-28
Movie Doctor X Dr. Wells 1932-08-03
Movie Life Begins Dr. Brett 1932-09-10
Movie You Said a Mouthful Ed Dover 1932-11-18
Movie I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang Pete 1932-11-09
Movie The All-American Steve Kelly 1932-10-01
Movie His Woman Crewman 1931-11-20
Movie Follow the Leader Two-Gun Terry 1930-12-06
Movie Heads Up Blake 1930-10-10
Movie Nothing But the Truth Nightclub Patron (uncredited) 1929-04-20