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Albert Dekker (1905–1968)


A stage actor from 1927, Albert Dekker was an established Broadway star when he made his film debut ten years later. Tall and with rugged good looks, Dekker often played aggressive character roles, and was memorable as the double-crossing gang leader in the classic The Killers (1946). From 1945 to 1946 he served a term in the California legislature... See full bio »

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 1968 Bonanza (TV Series)
Barney Sturgess
- The Bottle Fighter (1968) ... Barney Sturgess
 1968 I Spy (TV Series)
Indris
- Shana (1968) ... Indris
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
George Stuka
- The Grand Old Man (1968) ... George Stuka
 1968 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Sir Harry Hiller
- A Dangerous Proposal (1968) ... Sir Harry Hiller
 1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Harry Beldon
- The Summit-Five Affair (1967) ... Harry Beldon
 1967 Come Spy with Me
Walter Ludeker
 1966 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Colonel Shtemenko
- The Short Tail Spy (1966) ... Colonel Shtemenko
 1966 Gammera the Invincible
Secretary of Defense
 1966 Ten Blocks on the Camino Real (TV Movie)
Mr. Gutman
 1966 Death of a Salesman (TV Movie)
Ben
 1965 Rawhide (TV Series)
Jonas Bolt / Josh Breeden
- Crossing at White Feather (1965) ... Jonas Bolt
- Josh (1965) ... Josh Breeden
 1965 Seaway (TV Series)
Captain Marland
- 34th Man (1965) ... Captain Marland
 1965 The Trials of O'Brien (TV Series)
George Brewer
- Bargain Day on the Street of Regret (1965) ... George Brewer
 1965 Once Upon a Tractor (Short)
Colonel
 1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
Mark Vronis
- King of the Hill (1964) ... Mark Vronis
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Karl Hesse
- The World I Want (1964) ... Karl Hesse
 1961 Naked City (TV Series)
Herbert B. Warick / Samuel Grafton
- Bridge Party (1961) ... Herbert B. Warick
- A Kettle of Precious Fish (1961) ... Samuel Grafton
 1961 Westinghouse Presents: The Dispossessed (TV Movie)
Judge Dundy
 1961 Festival (TV Series)
- The Pupil (1961)
 1961 Route 66 (TV Series)
Frank Ivy
- The Newborn (1961) ... Frank Ivy
 1961 The Witness (TV Series)
Jimmy Hines
- Jimmy Hines (1961) ... Jimmy Hines
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
King Herod
- Emmanuel (1960) ... King Herod
 1959 Suddenly, Last Summer
Dr. Lawrence J. Hockstader
 1959 The Wonderful Country
Texas Ranger Capt. Rucker
 1959 Decoy (TV Series)
Otto Flagler
- High Swing (1959) ... Otto Flagler
 1959 Middle of the Night
Walter Lockman
 1959 These Thousand Hills
Marshal Conrad
 1959 The Sound and the Fury
Earl Snopes
 1958 Machete
Don Luis Montoya
 1957 She Devil
Dr. Richard Bach
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
Brewster
- Fear Is the Hunter (1956) ... Brewster
 1955-1956 Playwrights '56 (TV Series)
Mr. Anderson / Maj. Tobey
- Flight (1956) ... Mr. Anderson
- The Answer (1955) ... Maj. Tobey
 1955 Illegal
Frank Garland
 1955 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
 1954 The Silver Chalice
Kester
 1952 Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie
Lloyd Slocum
 1952 Lights Out (TV Series)
 1951 Celanese Theatre (TV Series)
Clyde Rochester
- Susan and God (1951) ... Clyde Rochester
 1951 Stars Over Hollywood (TV Series)
- The Housekeeper (1951)
 1951 As Young as You Feel
Louis McKinley
 1950 The Furies
Mr. Reynolds
 1950 Destination Murder
Armitage
 1950 Fireside Theatre (TV Series) (segment "The Human Touch")
- The Human Touch/The Assassin (1950) ... (segment "The Human Touch")
 1950 The Kid from Texas
Alexander Kain
 1949 Search for Danger
Kirk
 1949 Bride of Vengeance
Vanetti
 1949 Tarzan's Magic Fountain
Mr. Trask
 1948 Lulu Belle
Mark Brady
 1948 Fury at Furnace Creek
Edward Leverett
 1947 Gentleman's Agreement
John Minify
 1947 Cass Timberlane
Boone Havock
 1947 The Pretender
Kenneth Holden
 1947 Wyoming
Duke Lassiter
 1947 Slave Girl
Pasha
 1947 California
Mr. Pike
 1946 Suspense
Frank Leonard
 1945 Hold That Blonde!
Police Inspector Callahan
 1945 Incendiary Blonde
Joe Cadden
 1945 Salome Where She Danced
Von Bohlen
 1944 Experiment Perilous
Clag
 1944 The Hitler Gang
Narrator (uncredited)
 1943 In Old Oklahoma
Jim 'Hunk' Gardner
 1943 The Kansan
Steve Barat
 1943 Buckskin Frontier
Gideon Skene
 1942 Star Spangled Rhythm
Albert Dekker (uncredited)
 1942 Once Upon a Honeymoon
Gaston Le Blanc
 1942 The Forest Rangers
Twig Dawson
 1942 Wake Island
Shad McClosky
 1942 Night in New Orleans
Police Lieutenant William Richards
 1942 In Old California
Britt Dawson
 1942 Yokel Boy
'Buggsy' Malone
 1942 The Lady Has Plans
Baron Von Kemp
 1941 Among the Living
John Raden / Paul Raden
 1941 Buy Me That Town
Louie Lanzer
 1941 Honky Tonk
Brazos Hearn
 1941 Reaching for the Sun
Herman
 1941 You're the One
Luke Laramie
 1941 Blonde Inspiration
Phil Hendricks
 1940 Seven Sinners
Dr. Martin
 1940 Strange Cargo
Moll
 1939 Never Say Die
Kidley's Second (uncredited)
 1939 Hotel Imperial
Sergeant
 1939 Paris Honeymoon
Amorous Drunk (uncredited)
 1938 The Last Warning
Higgs the Butler
 1938 Marie Antoinette
Comte de Provence (as Albert Van Dekker)
 1938 The Lone Wolf in Paris
Marquis Louis de Meyerson
 1938 Extortion
Jeffrey Thompson (as Albert Van Dekker)
 1937 She Married an Artist
Whitney Holton (as Albert van Dekker)
 1937 The Great Garrick
LeBrun (as Albert Van Dekker)
 1935 The Lady in Black (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Troyka. Drama. Written by Lula Vollmer. Based on the Hungarian of Imre Fazekas. Directed by Lemist Esler. Hudson Theatre: 1 Apr 1930- Apr 1930 (closing date unknown/15 performances). Cast: George Bratt, Eugene Brominski, George Casselberry, Frank Dae (as "Vassely"), Walter Dreher, Ray Earles, William G. Edwards, Edward Hartford... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Albert Decker | Albert Van Dekker | Albert van Dekker

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

The theater is a horrible place in which to make a living. They sit you on the shelf for years. They take you off and brush you off and later you have to find your way back to that shelf.

Trivia:

Accidentally hanged himself. On May 5, 1968, Dekker was found dead in his Hollywood apartment after failing to answer numerous phone calls for two days. Although money and camera equipment were missing, there were no signs of forced entry. He was found naked, kneeling in his bathtub with a noose around his neck that was looped around the shower curtain rod. He was handcuffed, blindfolded, gagged ... See more »

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Sagittarius

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