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Date of Birth 29 September 1905Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 11 April 1973Encino, Los Angeles, California, USA  (cerebral thrombosis)
Birth NameEdward Gildea De Corsia
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

A big, brawny villain of many 1940s and 1950s films, Ted de Corsia was an actor in touring companies and on radio before making a memorable film debut as the killer in The Lady from Shanghai (1947). Although he occasionally played such sympathetic roles as a judge or prison warden, de Corsia's imposing size, tough New York street demeanor - he was born and raised in Brooklyn - and gravelly voice assured him steady work playing murderous street thugs, outlaw gang leaders or organized-crime bosses. One of his best-remembered roles was as the head of a murder-for-hire gang who turns state's evidence in the Humphrey Bogart crime thriller The Enforcer (1951).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: frankfob2@yahoo.com

Spouse (2)

Rachel Thurber (1939 - ?) (divorced) (2 children)
Mary Robertson (11 January 1934 - 1935) (divorced)

Trivia (3)

Played the Orson Welles role in the 1951 Lux Radio Theater production of "The Third Man".
He died of a cerebral thrombosis following a two week hospitalization at West Valley Community Hospital, on April 11, 1973, in Encino, Los Angeles. His remains were cremated and scattered at sea.
He had two daughters with his second wife, Rachel, one of them was named Deidre.

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