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Bill Alton (I) (1924–1998)

Bill Alton was one of the founding members of Chicago's Second City, along with Edward Asner, Alan Arkin, Joan Rivers and others. Both his wife, Dolores Alton, and his ex-wife, Zohra Lampert, were also members of the troupe. He got involved with the "Second City" while attending the University of Chicago after fighting in World War II. He also ... See full bio »

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Known For

Darrow Ludwig
Sweet Lorraine
Sweet Lorraine Cab Driver
Law & Order
Law & Order Judge Bernard O'Malley / Judge O'Malley
East Side/West Side
East Side/West Side Paint store clerk / Policeman in the Diner


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 1991-1993 Law & Order (TV Series)
Judge O'Malley / Judge Bernard O'Malley
- Jurisdiction (1993) ... Judge O'Malley
- Asylum (1991) ... Judge Bernard O'Malley
 1991 Darrow (TV Movie)
 1989 Saturday Night with Connie Chung (TV Series)
Father Jenco
- Terry Anderson (1989) ... Father Jenco
 1989 Great Performances (TV Series)
Prof. Willard
- Our Town (1989) ... Prof. Willard
 1987 Sweet Lorraine
Cab Driver
 1964 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
Policeman in the Diner / Paint store clerk
- The Passion of the Nickel Player (1964) ... Policeman in the Diner (as William Alton)
- One Drink at a Time (1964) ... Paint store clerk (as William Alton)
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 2011 Exit 33

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William Alton


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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Father of Deirdre Erin Alton.



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