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Lloyd Nolan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lloyd Benedict Nolan (August 11, 1902 – September 27, 1985) was an American film and television actor. Among his many roles, Nolan is remembered for originating the role of private investigator Michael Shayne in a series of 1940s B movies. Nolan was born in San Francisco, California, the son of Margaret and James Nolan, who was a shoe manufacturer of Irish descent. He attended Santa Clara Preparatory School and Stanford University, flunking out of Stanford as a freshman "because I never got around to attending any other class but dramatics." His parents disapproved of his choice of a career in acting, preferring that he join his father's shoe business, "one of the most solvent commercial firms in San Francisco." Nolan served in the United States Merchant Marine before joining the Dennis Players theatrical troupe in Cape Cod. He began his career on stage and was subsequently lured to Hollywood, where he played mainly doctors, private detectives, and policemen in many film roles. Nolan also contributed solid and key character parts in numerous other films. One, The House on 92nd Street, was a startling revelation to audiences in 1945. It was a conflation of several true incidents of attempted sabotage by the Nazi regime (incidents which the FBI was able to thwart during World War II), and many scenes were filmed on location in New York City, unusual at the time. Nolan portrayed FBI Agent Briggs, and actual FBI employees interacted with Nolan throughout the film; he reprised the role in a subsequent 1948 movie, The Street with No Name. Nolan appeared three times on NBC's Laramie Western series, as sheriff Tully Hatch in the episode "The Star Trail (1959), as outlaw Matt Dyer in the episode "Deadly Is the Night" (1961)[5] and then as former Union Army General George Barton in the episode "War Hero" (1962).[6] On December 8, 1960, Nolan was cast as Dr. Elisha Pittman, in "Knife of Hate" on Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre. In the story line, Dr. Pittman removed one of the legs of Jack Hoyt (Robert Harland) after Hoyt sustained a gunshot wound from which infection was developing. Hoyt wants to marry Susan Pittman (Susan Oliver), but her father is at first unyielding on the matter. Nolan starred in The Outer Limits episode "Soldier" written by Harlan Ellison. He appeared in the NBC Western Bonanza as LaDuke, a New Orleans detective. In 1967, Strother Martin and he guest-starred in the episode "A Mighty Hunter Before the Lord" of NBC's The Road West series, starring Barry Sullivan. Also in 1967, Nolan was a guest star in the popular Western TV series The Virginian, in the episode "The Masquerade" and in the first episode of Mannix. A long-time cigar and pipe smoker, Nolan died of lung cancer on September 27, 1985, at his home in Brentwood, California; he was 83. He is interred at the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, Los Angeles, California. CLR Description above from the Wikipedia article Lloyd Nolan, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Aug 11, 1902 In San Francisco, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Stolen Harmony 1935-04-20
Latest Project:
Movie Why We Fight: World War II: The Battle of China / War Comes to America 2000-01-01
Known For
Poster of Hannah and Her Sisters
Poster of Airport
Poster of The Last Hunt
Poster of Don't Be a Sucker!
Movie Why We Fight: World War II: The Battle of China / War Comes to America Narrator 2000-01-01
Movie Hannah and Her Sisters Evan 1986-02-07
Movie Prince Jack Joe Kennedy 1985-12-01
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Series Remington Steele Unknown 1982-10-01
Movie Galyon Unknown 1980-09-18
Series Sweepstakes Unknown 1979-01-26
Movie Valentine Brother Joe 1979-12-07
Movie My Boys Are Good Boys Dan Montgomery 1978-01-01
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda Himself 1978-03-15
Movie The November Plan Gen. Smedley Butler 1977-01-01
Movie The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover Attorney General Harlan Stone 1977-12-01
Series The Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew Mysteries Unknown 1977-01-30
Movie Flight to Holocaust Wilton Bender 1977-03-26
Movie Fire! Doc Bennett 1977-05-08
Series City of Angels Unknown 1976-02-03
Series Quincy, M.E. Unknown 1976-10-03
Movie The Sky's the Limit Unknown 1975-01-19
Series Ellery Queen Unknown 1975-09-11
Movie The Abduction of Saint Anne Carl Gentry 1975-01-21
Series Sandburg's Lincoln William H. Seward 1974-09-06
Movie Earthquake Dr. James Vance 1974-01-01
Series Police Woman Unknown 1974-09-13
Series The American Film Institute Salute to ... Unknown 1973-04-02
Movie Isn't It Shocking? Jesse Chapin 1973-10-02
Series The Waltons Unknown 1972-09-14
Series McCloud Unknown 1970-02-17
Movie Airport Harry Standish 1970-03-05
Movie Ice Station Zebra Admiral Garvey 1968-10-23
Movie Sergeant Ryker Gen. Amos Bailey 1968-02-01
Series Julia Dr. Morton Chegley 1968-09-17
Movie Wings of Fire Max Clarity 1967-02-14
Movie The Double Man Edwards 1967-04-25
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Series Judd for the Defense Unknown 1967-09-08
Movie An American Dream Barney Kelly 1966-08-31
Movie Never Too Late Mayor Crane 1965-11-04
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Movie Circus World Cap Carson 1964-06-25
Series The Bing Crosby Show Unknown 1964-09-14
Series Daniel Boone Unknown 1964-09-24
Movie We Joined the Navy Vice Admiral Ryan 1963-05-17
Series The Outer Limits Unknown 1963-09-16
Movie The Girl Hunters Arthur Rickerby 1963-06-01
Series The Great Adventure Unknown 1963-09-27
Series Kraft Suspense Theatre Unknown 1963-10-10
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Series The Dick Powell Show Unknown 1961-09-26
Series Bus Stop Unknown 1961-10-01
Movie Susan Slade Roger Slade 1961-11-08
Movie Portrait in Black Matthew S. Cabot 1960-07-27
Movie Girl of the Night Dr. Mitchell 1960-11-11
Series Outlaws Unknown 1960-09-26
Series Laramie Unknown 1959-09-15
Series Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Unknown 1958-10-06
Movie A Hatful of Rain John Pope, Sr 1957-07-17
Movie Abandon Ship Frank Kelly 1957-03-12
Movie Peyton Place Dr. Matthew Swain 1957-12-13
Movie The Last Hunt Woodfoot 1956-04-30
Movie Santiago Clay Pike 1956-07-13
Movie Toward the Unknown Brig. Gen. Bill Banner 1956-09-27
Series Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater Unknown 1956-10-05
Series Ford Star Jubilee Unknown 1955-09-24
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Island in the Sky Captain Stutz 1953-09-05
Movie Crazylegs Unknown 1953-11-15
Movie The Lemon Drop Kid Oxford Charley 1951-04-02
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Series What's My Line? Unknown 1950-02-02
Movie Bad Boy Marshall Brown 1949-02-22
Movie The Sun Comes Up Thomas I. Chandler 1949-05-12
Movie Easy Living Lenahan 1949-10-08
Series Martin Kane, Private Eye Unknown 1949-09-01
Movie Green Grass of Wyoming Rob McLaughlin 1948-06-03
Movie The Street with No Name Insp. George A. Briggs 1948-07-14
Movie Wild Harvest Kink 1947-09-26
Movie Two Smart People Bob Simms 1946-06-04
Movie Lady in the Lake Lieutenant DeGarmot 1946-12-19
Movie Somewhere in the Night Police Lt. Donald Kendall 1946-06-12
Movie A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Officer McShane 1945-02-28
Movie Circumstantial Evidence Sam Lord 1945-04-20
Movie Why We Fight: War Comes to America Narrator 1945-06-14
Movie The House on 92nd Street Agent George A. Briggs 1945-09-10
Movie Captain Eddie Lt. Jim Whitaker 1945-06-18
Movie Attack: The Battle for New Britain Narrator (voice) 1944-06-20
Movie Resisting Enemy Interrogation USAF Debriefing Officer / Narrator 1944-08-01
Movie Guadalcanal Diary Sgt. Hook Malone 1943-01-01
Movie Don't Be a Sucker! Commentator 1943-06-04
Movie Bataan Cpl. Barney Todd 1943-06-03
Movie The Man Who Wouldn't Die Michael Shayne 1942-04-27
Movie It Happened in Flatbush Frank 'Butterfingers' Maguire 1942-05-28
Movie Blue, White, and Perfect Michael Shayne 1942-01-06
Movie Time to Kill Michael Shayne 1942-12-24
Movie Just Off Broadway Michael Shayne 1942-08-28
Movie Manila Calling Lucky Matthews 1942-10-16
Movie Apache Trail Trigger Bill Folliard 1942-09-01
Movie Sleepers West Michael Shayne 1941-03-14
Movie Mr. Dynamite Tommy N. Thornton ('Mr. Dynamite') 1941-03-01
Movie Dressed to Kill Michael Shayne 1941-08-08
Movie Buy Me That Town Rickey Deane 1941-10-03
Movie Steel Against the Sky Rocky Evans 1941-12-13
Movie Blues in the Night Del Davis 1941-11-15
Movie Gangs of Chicago Matthew J. 'Matty' Burns 1940-05-18
Movie Pier 13 Danny Dolan 1940-08-08
Movie The Man Who Wouldn't Talk Joe Monday 1940-01-11
Movie The House Across the Bay Slant Kolma 1940-03-01
Movie Johnny Apollo Mickey Dwyer 1940-04-19
Movie The Golden Fleecing Gus Fender 1940-08-16
Movie The Man I Married Kenneth Delane 1940-08-09
Movie Behind the News Stuart Woodrow 1940-12-20
Movie Michael Shayne: Private Detective Michael Shayne 1940-12-19
Movie Charter Pilot King Morgan 1940-12-06
Movie St. Louis Blues Dave Geurney 1939-02-03
Movie We're in the Movies, Now! Himself 1939-03-18
Movie Ambush Tony Andrews 1939-01-20
Movie Undercover Doctor Robert Anders 1939-06-09
Movie The Magnificent Fraud Sam Barr 1939-07-19
Movie Tip-Off Girls Bob Anders 1938-04-01
Movie Dangerous to Know Insp. Brandon 1938-03-11
Movie Hunted Men Joe Albany 1938-05-27
Movie Prison Farm Larry Harrison 1938-06-17
Movie King of Alcatraz Raymond Grayson 1938-09-30
Movie King of Gamblers Jim Adams 1937-04-22
Movie Internes Can't Take Money Hanlon 1937-04-16
Movie Exclusive Charles Gillette 1937-08-06
Movie Every Day's a Holiday John Quade 1937-12-18
Movie Ebb Tide Attwater 1937-11-17
Movie Wells Fargo Dal Slade 1937-12-31
Movie Lady of Secrets Michael Harvey 1936-02-21
Movie You May Be Next Neil Bennett 1936-02-05
Movie Devil's Squadron Dana Kirk 1936-04-30
Movie Big Brown Eyes Russ Cortig 1936-04-03
Movie Counterfeit Capper Stevens 1936-05-25
Movie 15 Maiden Lane Det. Sgt. Walsh 1936-10-16
Movie The Texas Rangers Sam 'Polka Dot' McGee 1936-08-28
Movie Stolen Harmony Chesty Burrage 1935-04-20
Movie 'G' Men Hugh Farrell 1935-05-04
Movie One-Way Ticket Jerry 1935-11-25
Movie She Couldn't Take It Tex 1935-10-08
Movie Atlantic Adventure Dan Miller 1935-08-25