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(1937- 1960). Active on Broadway in the following productions:

(1937). Stage Play: The Trial of Dr. Beck. Written by Hughes Allison. Scenic Design by Rollo Wayne. Directed by Louis M. Simon. Maxine Elliott's Theatre: 9 Aug 1937- Aug 1937 (closing date unknown/24 performances). Cast: Carrie Adams (as "Lulu Doolittle"), William Bendix (as "George B. Shaw") [Broadway debut], Clifford Dempsey (as "Judge Archer") [final Broadway role], Frank Ferguson (as "Court Clerk"), Jane Ferrell (as "Ella Gordon"), Virginia Girvin (as "Carrie Jones"), Frank Harrington (as "District Attorney Madison"), Harriet Harris (as "Ruth Ellen"), Lulu King (as "Hilda Redd"), Aurelius Lawrence (as "Oscar Brooks"), Norman Lewis (as "Herman Phillips"), Elvis Mason (as "George Doolittle"), Joseph McCallion (as "Ralph Judd"), Thomas McKenna (as "Inspector Timothy O'Malley"), LaVerne Pine (as "Mary Hudson"), Kenneth Renwick (as "Dr. John Beck"), Earl Sydnor (as "Defense Attorney Collings"), Stewart Ward (as "Dr. Julius Sims"), Dorothy Washington (as "Elenore Hopkins"), Jethro Webb (as "Patrolman James"), Kenneth Woodruff (as "Assistant District Attorney"). Produced by Federal Theatre Project of The WPA.

(1938). Stage Play: Run Sheep Run. Comedy. Written by Raymond Knight. Directed by Donald Blackwell. Windsor Theatre: 3 Nov 1938- Nov 1938 (closing date unknown/12 performances). Cast: Tom Drake [credited as Alfred Alderdice] (as "Eighteen"), Hilda Bruce (as "Mrs. Buker"), Alan Bunce (as "Claude Pratt"), Virginia Campbell (as "Phyllis Goodspeed"), Peter Goo Chong (as "George"), James Corner (as "Steve Bellows"), Peggy Coudray (as "Mrs. Frisbie"), Zamah Cunningham (as "Mrs. Hopple"), Aison Ewing, George Ewing Jr., Edith Gresham (as "Edith Pratt"), Beatrice Herford (as "Mrs. Potter"), Leo Kennedy (as "Kenneth Goodspeed"), John Kirk, Enid Markey (as "Emily Terhune"), John Maroney, Hugh O'Connell (as "Wilkes Potter"), Paul Porter, Dick Van Patten [credited as Dickie Van Patten] (as "Nine"), Regina Wallace (as "Mrs. Kenneth Goodspeed"), Ruth Weston (as "Leila Stuart"). Produced by Donald Blackwell and Raymond Curtis.

(1939). Stage Play: Miss Swan Expects. Written by Bella Spewack and Sam Spewack. Directed by Sam Spewack. Cort Theatre: 20 Feb 1939- Feb 1939 (closing date unknown/8 performances). Cast: Wylie Adams, Ann Andrews, Joyce Arling, John Beal, Boris Belostozky, William Bendix, William Bock, Peggy Conklin, Eduard Franz, C. Norman Hammond, William Hess, James MacColl, Vera Matthews, Sanford McCauley, Esther Mitchell, George Nash, Kurt Richards, O.Z. Whitehead (as "Harold") [final Broadway role], John Williams. Produced by William Harris Jr.

(1939). Stage Play: The Time of Your Life. Comedy. Written by William Saroyan. Scenic Design by Watson Barratt. Directed by Eddie Dowling and William Saroyan. Booth Theatre: 25 Oct 1939- 6 Apr 1940 (185 performances). Cast: Edward Andrews (as "Tom"), Ainsworth Arnold (as "Society Gentleman"), Ross Bagdasarian (as "Newsboy"), Cathie Bailey (as "Elsie"), Reginald Beane (as "Wesley"), William Bendix (as "Krupp"), Eva Leonard Boyne (as "Society Lady"), Mme. Michelette Burani (as "Nick's Ma"), Grover Burgess, Mary Cheffey, Curt Conway, Charles De Sheim (as "Nick"), Len Doyle (as "Kit Carson"), John Farrell (as "Drunkard/Another Cop"), Evelyn Geller (as "Killer"), Julie Haydon (as "Kitty Duval"), Celeste Holm (as "Mary L."), Gene Kelly (as "Harry"), Will Lee (as "Willie"), Houseley Stevenson (as "Arab"), Tom Tully, Nene Vibber, Randolph Wade. Produced by The Theatre Guild. Note: Bendix would appear (in a different role) in the film version The Time of Your Life (1948) [filmed by William Cagney Productions; distributed by United Artists]. The independent film was a major flop and would result in Cagney returning to work at Warner Bros.

(1940). Stage Play: The Time of Your Life. Comedy [Return engagement]. Written by William Saroyan. Scenic Design by Watson Barratt. Booth Theatre: 23 Sep 1940- 19 Oct 1940 (32 performances). Cast: Eddie Dowling (as "Joe"), Celeste Holm (as "Mary L."), Gene Kelly (as "Harry"). Replacement cast: Edward Andrews (as "Tom"), Ainsworth Arnold (as "Society Gentleman"), Ross Bagdasarian (as "Willie"), Reginald Beane (as "Wesley"), Eva Leonard Boyne (as "Society Lady"), Ann Brody (as "Nick's Ma"), Grover Burgess (as "Blick"), Leo Chalzel (as "Nick"), John Farrell (as "Another Cop/Drunkard"), Evelyn Geller (as "Killer"), Seymour Gross (as "A Cop/Sailor"), Julie Haydon (as "Kitty Duval"), Arthur Hunnicutt (as "Kit Carson"), Henry Jones (as "Dudley"), Fred Kelly [credited as Fredric N. Kelly] (as "Harry"; role significantly increased from original run), Frances McHugh (as "Killer's sidekick"), Marylin Monk (as "Elsie"), Blackie Shackner (as "Newsboy"), Houseley Stevenson (as "Arab"), Tom Tully (as "McCarthy"), Nene Vibber (as "Lorene"). Produced by The Theatre Guild. Note: Filmed by William Cagney Productions [distributed by United Artists] as The Time of Your Life (1948). Mr. Bendix would appear in the film as "Nick (the Bartender") and his original stage role as "Krupp (a bewildered policeman)" would be portrayed by Ward Bond.

(1959). Stage Play: Take Me Along. Musical comedy. Book by Joseph Stein and Robert Russell. Based on the play "Ah, Wilderness" by Eugene O'Neill. Music and lyrics by Bob Merrill. Musical Direction and Vocal Arrangements by Lehman Engel. Ballet and incidental music by Laurence Rosenthal. Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang. Choreographed by Onna White. Directed by Peter Glenville. Shubert Theatre: 22 Oct 1959- 17 Dec 1960 (448 performances). Cast: Jackie Gleason (as "Sid Davis, Essie's brother"), Eileen Herlie (as "Lily Miller, Nat's sister"), Walter Pidgeon (as "Nat Miller, editor of the Centerville Globe"), Una Merkel (as "Essie Miller, Nat's wife"), Robert Morse (as "Richard Miller, Nat's younger son"), Nicole Barth (as "Townswoman"), Alvin Beam (as "Townsman"), Chad Block (as "Townsman"), Charles Bolender (as "The Beardsley Dwarf"), Frank Borgman (as "Townsman"), Renee Byrns (as "Townswoman"), John Carter (as "Townsman"), Jack Collins (as "Bartender"), Peter Conlow (as "Wint, Arthur's friend"), Lyn Connorty (as "Townswoman"), James Cresson (as "Arthur Miller, Richard's older bother, at Yale") [Broadway debut], Barbara Doherty (as "Townswoman"), Katia Geleznova (as "Townswoman"), Arlene Golonka (as "Belle/A traveling artiste for hire"), Luke Halpin (as "Tommy Miller"), Valerie Harper (as "Lady Entertainer/Townswoman"), Lee Howard (as "Patron of the bar/Townsman"), Diana Hunter (as "Lady Entertainer/Townswoman"), Jack Konzal (as "Patron of the bar/Townsman"), Elna Laun (as "Patron of the bar/Townswoman"), Paula Lloyd (as "Patron of the bar/Camille/Townswoman"), Susan Luckey (as "Muriel Macomber, Macomber's daughter and friend to Richard"), Nancy Lynch (as "Townswoman"), Bill McDonald (as "The Salesman/Townsman"), Rae McLean (as "Salome/Lady Entertainer/Townswoman"), Henry Michel (as "Townsman"), Fred Miller (as "David Macomber, dry goods store owner"), Jack Murray (as "Townsman"), John Nola (as "Townsman"), Zeme North (as "Mildred Miller, the youngest Miller"), Janice Painchaud (as "Patron of the bar/Townswoman"), Rusty Parker (as "Townsman"), Bill Richards (as "Townsman"), Harry Lee Rogers (as "Townsman"), Bill Starr (as "Townsman"), Walter Strauss (as "Townsman"), Jimmy Tarbutton (as "Townsman"), Pat Tolson (as "Patron of the bar/Townsman"), Gene Varrone (as "The Drunk/Townsman"), Marc West (as "Townsman"). Standbys: Dort Clark (as "Sid Davis"), Ruth Warrick (as "Essie Miller/Lily Miller"). Replacement actors: Nicole Barth (as "Lady Entertainer"), Alvin Beam (as "Patron of the bar"), William Bendix (as "Sid Davis, Essie's brother") [final Broadway role], Sidney Blackmer (as "Nat Miller"), Frank Borgman (as "Bartender"), Doris Dalton (as "Essie Miller"), Diana Hunter (as "Patron of the bar"), Julie Marlow (as "Townswoman"), Patricia Mount (as "Mildred Miller"), Michael O'Shaughnessy (as "Townsman"), Rusty Parker (as "Tommy Miller"), Bill Richards (as "Bartender"), Ron Schwinn (as "Townsman") [from Sep 1960-?]. Understudies: Renee Byrns (as "Belle"), Jack Collins (as "Sid Davis"), Barbara Doherty (as "Mildred Miller"), Frank Dudley (as "Bartender"), Henry Michel (as "Nat Miller"), Patricia Mount (as "Muriel Macomber"), Michael O'Shaughnessy (as "Tommy Miller"), Rusty Parker (as "Tommy Miller"). Produced by David Merrick. Note: This was not a stage version of the 1948 musical film Summer Holiday (1948), which also had been based on O'Neill's play.

(1943- 1962). Mr. Bendix would appear on various radio, stage and misc. productions [listed chronologically as known]:

(11/22/43) Radio: Appeared in a "Lux Radio Theatre" production of "China".

(16 Jan 1944- 8 Jun 1945 and from 8 Sep 1945- 29 Jun 1951). Radio: Played Chester A. Riley in the comedy series "The Life of Riley". 207 episodes.

(2/28/44). Radio: Appeared (as "Cpl. Aloysius 'Taxi' Potts") in a Lux Radio Theater broadcast of "Guadalcanal Diary".

(1959). Recording: "William Bendix Sings And Tells Famous Pirate Stories". Script by Sid Frank and Ellen Frank. Words and Music by Side Frank and Judy Stein. Arranged and Produced by Gene Sayet. Cricket Records. ASIN: B001DWNVXC.

(1962) Stage: Starred in "Light Up the Sky" at the Swan Theater, Milwaukee, WI.

(1962) He acted in Alec Coppel's play, "The Gazebo," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Chanin Hale in the cast.

(December 30, 1940) He acted in William Saroyan's musical comedy, "The Time of Your Life," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Eddie Dowling, Julie Haydon, Fred Kelly (Harry), Blackie Shackner, John Farrell, Ross Bagdasarian, Leo Chalzel, Edward Andrews, Henry Jones, Reginald Beane, Nene Vibber, Grover Burgess, Houseley Stevens Sr., Hene Damur, Tom Tully, Arthur Hunnicutt, Ann Brody, Howard Barnhart, Marilyn Monk, Evelyn Geller, Frances McHugh, Eva Leonard Boyne, Tony Albert, and Ainsworth Arnold in the cast. Reginald Beane was composer. Watson Barratt was set designer. Gene Kelly was choreographer. William Saroyan and Eddie Dowling were also directors in a Theatre Guild production.

(October 7, 1963) He acted in Sumner Arthur Long's play, "Never Too Late," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio.


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