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Leif Erickson (1911–1986)


Leif Erickson was born on October 27, 1911 in Alameda, California, USA as William Y. Wycliffe Anderson. He was an actor, known for The High Chaparral (1967), On the Waterfront (1954) and The Snake Pit (1948). He was married to Ann Diamond, Margaret Hayes and Frances Farmer. He died on January 29, 1986 in Pensacola, Florida, USA. See full bio »

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 1977 Twilight's Last Gleaming
Ralph Whittaker - CIA Director
 1975 Winterhawk
Guthrie
 1975 Abduction
Prescott
 1965 I Saw What You Did
Dave Mannering
 1965 Mirage
Major Crawford Gilcuddy
 1964 Roustabout
Joe Lean
 1964 Strait-Jacket
Bill Cutler
 1963 A Gathering of Eagles
Gen. Hewitt
 1962 Shoot Out at Big Sag
Sam Barbee
 1958 Once Upon a Horse...
Granville 'Granny' Dix
 1958 Twilight for the Gods
Harry Hutton
 1957 Kiss Them for Me
Eddie Turnbill
 1957 The Vintage
Louis Morel
 1957 Istanbul
Charlie Boyle
 1956 Tea and Sympathy
Bill Reynolds
 1956 The Fastest Gun Alive
Lou Glover
 1956 Star in the Dust
George Ballard
 1953 Paris Model
Edgar Blevins
 1953 Captain Scarface
Sam (as Lief Erickson)
 1953 Fort Algiers
Kalmani
 1953 Invaders from Mars
Mr. George MacLean
 1953 A Perilous Journey
Richards
 1953 Trouble Along the Way
Father Provincial aka Ed
 1953 Born to the Saddle
Bob Marshall
 1953 Never Wave at a WAC
Sgt. Norbert 'Noisy' Jackson
 1952 My Wife's Best Friend
Nicholas Reed
 1952 Carbine Williams
Feder
 1952 With a Song in My Heart
General (uncredited)
 1952 The Cimarron Kid
Marshal John Sutton
 1951 Reunion in Reno
B. Frederick Linaker
 1951 The Tall Target
Stranger
 1951 Show Boat
Pete (as Lief Erickson)
 1951 Fourteen Hours
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1950 Dallas
U.S. Marshal Martin Weatherby
 1950 Three Secrets
Bill Chase
 1950 The Showdown
Big Mart
 1950 Stella
Fred Anderson Jr.
 1950 Love That Brute
Elmdale Military Academy Captain (uncredited)
 1950 Mother Didn't Tell Me
Dr. Bruce Gordon
 1949 Johnny Stool Pigeon
Pringle
 1949 The Lady Gambles
Tony
 1948 Miss Tatlock's Millions
Dr. Mason
 1948 The Snake Pit
Gordon
 1948 The Gay Intruders
Dr. Harold Matson
 1948 Sorry, Wrong Number
Fred Lord
 1947 The Gangster
Beaumont
 1942 Arabian Nights
Kamar (as Leif Erikson)
 1942 Night Monster
Laurie (as Leif Erikson)
 1942 Pardon My Sarong
Whaba (as Leif Erikson)
 1942 Eagle Squadron
Johnny M. Coe
 1942 Are Husbands Necessary?
Bill Stone
 1942 The Fleet's In
Jake
 1941 H.M. Pulham, Esq.
Rodney 'Bo-Jo' Brown (as Leif Erikson)
 1941 The Blonde from Singapore
Terry Prescott
 1941 Nothing But the Truth
Tommy Van Dusen
 1939 ...One Third of a Nation...
Peter Cortlant (as Leif Erikson)
 1938 Ride a Crooked Mile
Johnny Simpkins
 1938 The Big Broadcast of 1938
Bob Hayes (as Leif Erikson)
 1937 Thrill of a Lifetime
Howard 'Howdy' Nelson
 1937 Conquest
Paul Lachinski (as Leif Erikson)
 1936 College Holiday
Dick Winters
 1936 Girl of the Ozarks
Tom Bolton (as Leif Erikson)
 1936 Desert Gold
Glenn Kasedon (as Glenn Erikson)
 1936 Drift Fence
Curley Prentiss (as Glenn Erikson)
 1935 Nevada
Bill Ide (as Glen Erickson)
 1935 Wanderer of the Wasteland
Lawrence (as Glenn Erickson)
 1933 Air Tonic (Short)
Glenn Erickson - Band Singer (as Glenn Erickson)
 1933 The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi
Band Singer with Ted Fio Rito
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Other Works:

The Cream in the Well (1941). Written by Lynn Riggs. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Directed by Martin Gabel. Booth Theatre: 20 Jan 1941- 8 Feb 1941 (24 performances). Cast: Harry Morgan (as "Blocky Lockhart") (credited as Harry Bratsburg), Virginia Campbell, Leif Erickson (as "Clabe"), Myron McCormick (as "Gard Dunham"), Mary ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Glenn Erickson | Glen Erickson | Lief Erickson | Glenn Erikson | Leif Erikson

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Studied at USC in California and first worked as a singer and trombonist with Ted Fio Rito and His orchestra. In films from 1933, often in westerns based on Zane Grey novels. Appeared under the name Glenn Erickson early in his career, but, because of his Nordic appearance, his first name was changed to Leif by 1938. Played a succession of stalwart marshals and sheriffs, as well as Deborah Kerr's ... See more »

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