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Richard Carlson (I) (1912–1977)

The son of an attorney, Richard Carlson had an introspective quality to his performances and looked every inch the academic he first aspired to be. Following his graduation from the University of Minnesota with a Master's Degree in English, the tall, dark-haired youth had a brief stint as a drama teacher at his alma mater. However, deciding on the ... See full bio »

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 1969 Change of Habit
Bishop Finley
 1969 The Valley of Gwangi
 1968 The Power
Prof. Norman E. Van Zandt
 1966 Kid Rodelo
 1964 Della
David Stafford
 1957 The Helen Morgan Story
Russell Wade
 1956 Three for Jamie Dawn
Martin Random
 1955 Bengazi
Insp. Levering
 1955 An Annapolis Story
Introductory Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1954 Riders to the Stars
Dr. Jerry Lockwood
 1953 The Golden Blade
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1953 The Maze
Gerald MacTeam
 1953 All I Desire
Henry Murdoch
 1953 Seminole
Major Degan
 1953 The Magnetic Monster
Dr. Jeffrey Stewart
 1952 Flat Top
Lt. (j.g.) Joe Rodgers
 1952 The Rose Bowl Story
Pre-credits Narrator (uncredited)
 1952 Retreat, Hell!
Capt. Paul Hansen
 1951 The Blue Veil
Gerald Kean
 1951 The Day the Earth Stood Still
Thomas Stevens Jr (uncredited)
 1951 A Millionaire for Christy
Dr. Roland Cook
 1951 Valentino
Bill King
 1950 The Sound of Fury
Gil Stanton
 1947 So Well Remembered
Charles Winslow / Charles Winslow Sr.
 1943 The Man from Down Under
'Nipper' Wilson
 1943 Young Ideas
Tom Farrell
 1943 Presenting Lily Mars
Owen Vail
 1942 White Cargo
Mr. Langford
 1942 My Heart Belongs to Daddy
Prof. Richard Inglethorpe Culbertson Kay, aka R.I.C. Kay, aka Rick
 1942 The Affairs of Martha
Jeff Sommerfield
 1942 Fly-By-Night
Dr. Geoffrey Burton
 1941 West Point Widow
Dr. Jimmy Krueger
 1940 Too Many Girls
Clint Kelly
 1940 Beyond Tomorrow
James Houston
 1939 Little Accident
Perry Allerton
 1939 Dancing Co-Ed
'Pug' Braddock
 1939 These Glamour Girls
 1939 Winter Carnival
Professor John Welden
 1938 The Duke of West Point
Jack West
 1938 The Young in Heart
Duncan Macrae
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Stage Play: Whiteoaks. Drama. Written by Mazo De La Roche. Based on his novel "Whiteoaks of Jalna." Scenic Design by Norris Houghton. Directed by Stephen Haggard. Hudson Theatre: 23 Mar 1938- Jun 1938 (closing date unknown/112 performances). Cast: Ethel Barrymore (as "Adeline, Gran Whiteoak"), Wyrley Birch (as "Uncle Ernest"), Boney, ... See more »

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Mother, Mabel Du Toit, was of French descent. See more »



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