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Jeffrey Lynn

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jeffrey Lynn (born Ragnar Godfrey Lind; February 16, 1909 – November 24, 1995) was an American stage-screen actor and film producer who worked primarily through the Golden Age of Hollywood establishing himself as one of the premier talents of his time. Throughout his acting career, both on stage and in film, he was typecast as "the attractive, reliable love interest of the heroine," or "the tall, stalwart hero." Born and raised in Massachusetts, he attended Bates College, before working as a teacher. He was tapped to act in his first film in 1938, which convinced him to move to Hollywood, California. His second film–Four Daughters (1938)–propelled him into national fame sparking three sequels: Daughters Courageous (1939), Four Wives (1939) and Four Mothers (1941) with Lynn reprising his role in each of them. He was at the center of the Gone with the Wind (1939) screening controversy; he was noted as the top contender to play Ashley Wilkes, however, the directer eventually chose Leslie Howard instead. Lynn was asked to join James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart in The Roaring Twenties (1939), a gangster noir that garnered him critical praise. His success continued with such films as The Fighting 69th (1940) in which he portrayed poet-soldier Joyce Kilmer opposite Cagney, It All Came True (1940), All This and Heaven Too (1940) and Million Dollar Baby (1941). His movie career was put on hold for World War II draft, where he received a Bronze Star for his service as a in Italy and Austria as a combat intelligence captain. He returned to the screen in 1948 and was in the notably successful, A Letter to Three Wives (1949), which went on to be nominated of best picture in the 1950 prime time Academy Awards. A year later he joined that cast of Home Town Story (1951) billed alongside Marilyn Monroe. His later film career credits include: BUtterfield 8 (1960) along with Elizabeth Taylor and Laurence Harvey, and Tony Rome (1967) with Frank Sinatra. Lynn also began to act on Broadway and was featured in such plays as Any Wednesday (1966) and Dinner at Eight (1967). Later on in his career he found mixed critical success television starring in hit shows such as Robert Montgomery Presents, Your Show of Shows, My Son Jeep (with young Martin Huston), and Lux Video Theatre. He died in November 1995 in Burbank, California from natural causes and was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills. Actor Jeffrey Lynn "Jeff" Goldblum is named in honor of Jeffrey Lynn.

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Feb 16, 1909 In Auburn, Massachusetts, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Out Where the Stars Begin 1938-05-28
Latest Project:
Series Midnight Caller 1988-10-25
Known For
Poster of Ironside
Poster of Lost Lagoon
Poster of What's My Line?
Poster of Robert Montgomery Presents
Movie The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind (archive footage) 1988-10-01
Series Midnight Caller Ambrose McGee 1988-10-25
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Series Simon & Simon Unknown 1981-11-24
Series Knots Landing Unknown 1979-12-27
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Movie Tony Rome Adam Boyd 1967-11-10
Movie BUtterfield 8 Bingham Smith 1960-11-04
Movie Lost Lagoon Charlie Walker 1957-11-24
Movie Doorway to Suspicion Paul Stapleton 1954-05-24
Movie Up Front Capt. Ralph Johnson 1951-03-05
Movie Home Town Story Blake Washburn 1951-05-18
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Series Tales of Tomorrow Unknown 1951-08-03
Movie Captain China Capt. George Brendensen 1950-02-02
Series What's My Line? Self - Mystery Guest 1950-02-02
Series Robert Montgomery Presents Unknown 1950-01-30
Series Your Show of Shows Unknown 1950-02-25
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie A Letter to Three Wives Bradford 'Brad' Bishop 1949-01-20
Series Suspense Unknown 1949-01-06
Series Lights Out Unknown 1949-07-19
Movie Strange Bargain Sam Wilson 1949-11-05
Movie For the Love of Mary Phillip Manning 1948-09-01
Movie Black Bart Lance Hardeen 1948-03-03
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Movie Whiplash Dr. Arnold Vincent 1948-12-24
Series The Philco Television Playhouse Unknown 1948-10-03
Movie Breakdowns of 1942 Self 1942-01-01
Movie Million Dollar Baby James Amory 1941-05-31
Movie Flight from Destiny Michael Farroway 1941-02-08
Movie Four Mothers Felix Deitz 1941-01-04
Movie Underground Kurt Franken 1941-06-28
Movie Law of the Tropics Jim Conwoy 1941-10-04
Movie The Body Disappears Peter DeHaven 1941-12-06
Movie It All Came True Tommy Taylor 1940-04-06
Movie The Fighting 69th Joyce Kilmer 1940-01-27
Movie All This, and Heaven Too Henry Martyn Field 1940-07-13
Movie My Love Came Back Tony Baldwin 1940-07-13
Movie Money and the Woman Dave Bennett 1940-08-17
Movie Daughters Courageous John S. 'Johnny' Heming 1939-06-23
Movie Yes, My Darling Daughter Douglas Hall 1939-02-25
Movie Espionage Agent Lowell Warrington 1939-09-30
Movie The Roaring Twenties Lloyd Hart 1939-10-28
Movie Four Wives Felix Dietz 1939-12-22
Movie A Child Is Born Jed Sutton 1939-12-07
Movie Out Where the Stars Begin Makeup Artist 1938-05-28
Movie When Were You Born Davis 1938-06-18
Movie Four Daughters Felix Deitz 1938-08-09
Movie Cowboy from Brooklyn Chronicle Reporter 1938-07-09