Gary Merrill - biography

Actor from United States of America

Gary Merrill Gary Fred Merrill (August 2, 1915 – March 5, 1990) was an American film and television character actor whose credits included more than fifty feature films, a half-dozen mostly short-lived TV series, and dozens of television guest appearances. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, he attended private Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine and began acting in 1944, while still in the United States Army Air Forces, in Winged Victory. Before entering films, Merrill's deep cultured voice won him a recurring role as Batman in the Superman radio series. His film career began promisingly, with roles in films like Twelve O'Clock High (1949) and All About Eve (1950), but he rarely moved beyond supporting roles in his many Westerns, war movies, and medical dramas. His television career was extensive, if not consistent. He appeared from 1954-1956 as Jason Tyler on the NBC crime drama Justice, about lawyers of the Legal Aid Society of New York. In that series, he was cast oppostie Dane Clark and then William Prince in the role of Richard Adams. Merrill also had recurring roles in Then Came Bronson with Michael Parks and Young Doctor Kildare, both of which lasted less than a season. In 1964, he starred  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Gary Franklin Merrill,Gary Fred Merrill,Cpl. Garry Merrill
Date of birth
1915-08-02
Place of birth
Hartford
Nationality
United States of America
Spouse(s)
Bette Davis Barbara Leeds
Children
B. D. Hyman
Profession
Actor

Education

Institution From To
Bowdoin College

Performances

Year Performance Character
1974 Huckleberry Finn
1967 The Incident Douglas McCann
1966 Ride Beyond Vengeance
1966 Cast a Giant Shadow
1965 Catacombs Raymond Garth
1961 Mysterious Island
1961 The Great Impostor
1961 The Pleasure of His Company
1959 The Wonderful Country Maj. Stark Colton
1958 The Missouri Traveller
1953 A Blueprint for Murder
1952 Another Man's Poison
1951 Decision Before Dawn Col. Devlin
1950 All About Eve
1949 Slattery's Hurricane
1949 Twelve O'Clock High
1948 The Quiet One

Death

Date of death
1990-03-05
Cause of death
Lung cancer
Place of death
Falmouth

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