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Overview (5)

Date of Birth 27 December 1926Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Date of Death 1 March 2012Santa Clarita Valley, California, USA  (heart disease)
Birth NameCourtland Jourolman Jr.
Nickname Jerry
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jerome Courtland was born on December 27, 1926 in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA as Courtland Jourolman Jr. He was a director and actor, known for Dynasty (1981), Knots Landing (1979) and Battleground (1949). He was married to Marlene Juttner, Janet Rose Gumprecht and Polly Bergen. He died on March 1, 2012 in Santa Clarita Valley, California, USA.

Spouse (3)

Marlene Juttner (25 November 1984 - 1 March 2012) (his death)
Janet Rose Gumprecht (9 December 1955 - ?) (divorced) (5 children)
Polly Bergen (15 April 1950 - 18 February 1955) (divorced)

Trivia (3)

Talked into a screen test by Columbia director Charles Vidor and subsequently signed to a seven-year contract. Appeared as a gangling juvenile in several 1940's comedies, before wartime military service in the Pacific theatre. Continued to act after the war, initially on Broadway, then increasingly drawn towards television. Later switched to directing and producing for Disney, Screen Gems and Aaaron Spelling Productions.
Moved to Chicago in 1997, teaching drama and film directing at Columbia College for five years.
Currently a member of the directing and animation faculty at Columbia College Chicago. [January 2002]

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