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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 12 February 1905Hillsboro, Illinois, USA
Date of Death 8 August 1993Nyack, New York, USA  (pneumonia)
Birth NameEnricho Bellaver

Mini Bio (1)

Harry Bellaver was born on February 12, 1905 in Hillsboro, Illinois, USA as Enricho Bellaver. He is known for his work on Naked City (1958), Another World (1964) and From Here to Eternity (1953). He was married to Gertrude Dudley Vaughan Smith. He died on August 8, 1993 in Nyack, New York, USA.

Spouse (1)

Gertrude Dudley Vaughan Smith (1932 - 29 October 1992) (her death) (2 children)

Trivia (8)

Harry Bellaver was the son of Italian immigrant laborers working in the coal mining camps of Hillsboro, Illinois.
Father of theatrical casting director Vaughn Bellaver.
Enjoyed a long and prolific career on Broadway. Harry worked there from 1931-1972 appearing in over 20 major productions including the hit original original 1946 cast production of "Annie Get Your Gun" (as Chief Sitting Bull) that ran for 1147 performances.
Began his career with the Hedgerow Repertory Theater near Philadelphia, where he apprenticed for four years before moving to New York City in 1930 and joining the Group Theater.
Quit school in the sixth grade and worked as a teamster, a farmhand and a coal miner before winning a scholarship to Brookwood Labor College in Katonah, New York, where he acted in school productions.
During World War II he toured the front lines as a stage manager and actor in the U.S.O. show "Over 21," which starred Vivian Vance and her then-husband Philip Ober.
Has two daughters, Lee and Vaughan.
His wife acted under the name "Dudley Vaughan".

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