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Jeff Chandler (I) (1918–1961)

Jeff was born in Brooklyn and attended Erasmus High School. After high school, he took a drama course and worked in stock companies for two years. His next role would be that of an officer in World War II. After he was discharged from the service, he became busy acting in radio drama's and comedies until he was signed by Universal. It would be in ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Broken Arrow
Broken Arrow Cochise
Merrill's Marauders
Merrill's Marauders Brig. Gen. Frank D. Merrill
Away All Boats
Away All Boats Capt. Jebediah S. Hawks
The Plunderers
The Plunderers Sam Christy


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 1957 Drango
Major Clint Drango
 1955 The Nat 'King' Cole Musical Story (Short)
 1955 Six Bridges to Cross
 1954 Taza, Son of Cochise
Cochise (uncredited)
 1953 War Arrow
Major Howell Brady
 1953 Girls in the Night
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1952 Son of Ali Baba
Opening Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1951 Meet Danny Wilson
Jeff Chandler - Nightclub Patron (cameo appearance) (uncredited)
 1951 Double Crossbones
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1950 Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1950 The Desert Hawk
Opening Off-Screen Narrator (uncredited)
 1947 Roses Are Red
John Jones aka The Knuckle
 1947 The Invisible Wall
Al Conway
 1947 Johnny O'Clock
Turk (uncredited)
 1945 Thrill of a Romance
Singer (uncredited)
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Sang the "Star Spangled Banner" before the 4th game of the World Series in Cleveland. See more »

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4 Print Biographies | 1 Article | 3 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Ira Grossel


6' 4" (1.93 m)

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Personal Quote:

[To columnist Sheilah Graham about his role in Jeanne Eagels (1957)] I thought that for once I could keep my shirt on and not have to shave my chest. But today, for a man to be a hit on the screen, he has to take his shirt off.


Studio make-up departments had to shave Chandler's thick body hair in many of his films. He reportedly had to spend much of his career in itchy discomfort because of the razor stubble on his chest and back. See more »


Often starred in westerns, usually as a Native American Indian See more »


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