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Alan Curtis

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Alan Curtis (July 24, 1909 - February 2, 1953) was an American film actor appearing in over 50 films. Born Harry Ueberroth in Chicago, Illinois, he began his career as a model before becoming an actor, appearing in local newspaper ads. His looks did not go unnoticed in Hollywood. He began appearing in films in the late 1930s (including a Technicolor appearance in the Alice Faye-Don Ameche film Hollywood Cavalcade and a memorable role in High Sierra (1941). He is probably best known as one of the romantic leads in Abbott and Costello's first hit movie Buck Privates. His chance for leading-man stardom came when he replaced the unwilling John Garfield in the 1943 production Flesh and Fantasy. Curtis played a ruthless killer opposite Gloria Jean. Unfortunately for both actors, the studio removed their performances from the final film. The footage was later expanded into a B-picture melodrama Destiny. The film failed to establish Curtis as a major-name star, but it did typecast him in hardbitten roles, like the man framed for murder in Phantom Lady (1944) and the detective Philo Vance. He starred in over two dozen movies and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Alan Curtis was married three times; his wives included actresses Priscilla Lawson and Ilona Massey. He died from complications during an operation in New York City, New York, he was 43. He is buried in the Ueberroth family plot in Evanston, Illinois. Description above from the Wikipedia article Alan Curtis, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jul 24, 1909 In Chicago, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Witness Chair 1936-04-23
Latest Project:
Movie Gesualdo: Death for Five Voices 1995-06-06
Known For
Poster of Amore e sangue
Poster of Apache Chief
Poster of Breakdowns of 1942
Poster of Don't Turn 'em Loose
Movie Gesualdo: Death for Five Voices Himself 1995-06-06
Movie Canned Laughter Head Waiter 1979-04-08
Series My Honourable Mrs 1975-07-14
Movie Tiffany Jones Marocek 1973-08-16
Movie The Four Dimensions of Greta Carl Roberts 1972-05-23
Movie Agente Logan - missione Ypotron Streich 1966-08-28
Movie Doctor Who: The War Machines Major Green 1966-07-16
Series The Corridor People 1966-08-26
Movie Tomorrow at Ten Inspector 1962-09-01
Movie Amore e sangue Paolo Giacomo 1951-04-05
Movie Apache Chief Young Eagle 1949-11-04
Movie The Pirates of Capri Commodore Van Diel 1949-12-25
Movie The Enchanted Valley Johnny Nelson 1948-03-24
Movie Philo Vance's Gamble Philo Vance 1947-04-12
Movie Philo Vance's Secret Mission Philo Vance 1947-08-30
Movie Flight to Nowhere Hobe Carrington 1946-09-30
Movie Inside Job Edward "Eddie" Norton 1946-06-14
Movie Renegade Girl Fred Raymond 1946-12-25
Movie See My Lawyer Charlie Rodman 1945-03-09
Movie Frisco Sal Rio Jordan aka John Warren 1945-02-22
Movie The Naughty Nineties Mr. Crawford 1945-06-20
Movie Shady Lady Marty Martin 1945-09-07
Movie The Daltons Ride Again Emmett Dalton 1945-11-23
Movie Phantom Lady Scott Henderson 1944-01-28
Movie The Invisible Man's Revenge Mark Foster 1944-06-09
Movie Destiny Cliff Banks 1944-12-22
Movie Crazy House Alan Curtis 1943-10-08
Movie Hitler's Madman Karel Vavra 1943-06-10
Movie Gung Ho! John Harbison 1943-12-20
Movie Breakdowns of 1942 Self 1942-01-01
Movie Remember Pearl Harbor Bruce Gordon 1942-01-02
Movie High Sierra Babe 1941-01-23
Movie Buck Privates Bob Martin 1941-01-31
Movie We Go Fast Bob Brandon 1941-09-19
Movie New Wine Franz Schubert 1941-09-10
Movie Four Sons Karl Bern 1940-06-14
Movie Sergeant Madden Dennis Madden 1939-03-24
Movie Burn 'Em Up O'Connor Jose "Rocks" Rivera 1939-01-13
Movie Good Girls Go to Paris Tom Brand 1939-06-20
Movie Hollywood Cavalcade Nicky Hayden 1939-10-13
Movie Mannequin Eddie Miller 1938-01-21
Movie Yellow Jack Brinkerhof 1938-05-19
Movie The Shopworn Angel 'Thin Lips' 1938-07-15
Movie The Duke of West Point Strong 1938-12-29
Movie Walking on Air Fred Randolph 1936-09-11
Movie The Witness Chair Reporter in Coutroom 1936-04-23
Movie Don't Turn 'em Loose Wedding Attendant with Telegram 1936-09-18
Movie Smartest Girl in Town Male Model who Escorts Cookie 1936-11-27
Movie One Live Ghost Alan 1936-11-07
Movie Without Orders Co-Pilot 1936-10-22