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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 17 February 1908Oak Park, Illinois, USA
Date of Death 9 April 1979New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameStaats Jennings Cotsworth Jr.

Mini Bio (1)

Staats Cotsworth was born on February 17, 1908 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as Staats Jennings Cotsworth Jr. He was an actor, known for As the World Turns (1956), Peyton Place (1957) and The Edge of Night (1956). He was married to Josephine Hutchinson and Muriel Kirkland. He died on April 9, 1979 in New York City, New York, USA.

Spouse (2)

Josephine Hutchinson (23 September 1972 - 9 April 1979) (his death)
Muriel Kirkland (24 May 1936 - 26 September 1971) (her death)

Trivia (5)

He was the lead character of CBS Radio's "Casey, Crime Photographer" (1943-1955). The show's named changed through the years (07/07/43 to 04/01/44 Flashgun Casey, 04/08/44 to 06/26/45 Casey, Press Photographer, 07/11/45 to 03/13/47 Crime Photographer, 03/20/47 to 11/16/50 Casey, Crime Photographer and 01/13/54 to 04/22/55 Crime Photographer).
Was skilled as a photographer.
His acting career began in New York in 1932, when he joined Eva Le Galienne's Civic Repertory and Apprentice Group.
Former president of the Episcopal Actor's Guild of America.
His parents wanted him to become a lawyer, whereas he wanted to become an actor or a painter. In the end, he achieved both of his career objectives: he became an actor of stage, radio and television, a noted interpreter of Shakespearean roles, both on and off Broadway. He also graduated from the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art on a scholarship and later became an accomplished painter of oils and watercolours, many of which have found their way into galleries, museums and private collections. At the time of his death in 1979, he was listed in the 'Who's Who in American Art'.

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