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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, he often played aggressive character roles, a prime example being his double-crossing gang leader in the classic The Killers (1946). From 1944-46 he served a term in the California legislature ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Wild Bunch
The Wild Bunch Harrigan
(1969)
East of Eden
East of Eden Will Hamilton
(1955)
Kiss Me Deadly
Kiss Me Deadly Dr. G.E. Soberin
(1955)
The Killers
The Killers Big Jim Colfax
(1946)

Filmography

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 1967 Come Spy with Me
Walter Ludeker
 1966 Gammera the Invincible
Secretary of Defense
 1959 Suddenly, Last Summer
Dr. Lawrence J. Hockstader
 1959 The Wonderful Country
Texas Ranger Capt. Rucker
 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
 1955 Illegal
Frank Garland
 1954 The Silver Chalice
Kester
 1952 Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie
Lloyd Slocum
 1951 As Young as You Feel
Louis McKinley
 1950 The Furies
Mr. Reynolds
 1950 Destination Murder
Armitage
 1950 The Kid from Texas
Alexander Kain
 1949 Search for Danger
Kirk
 1948 Fury at Furnace Creek
Edward Leverett
 1947 Cass Timberlane
Boone Havock
 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 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 Star Spangled Rhythm
Albert Dekker (uncredited)
 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 (uncredited)
 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)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Emilian Tonkonogov") in "Squaring the Circle" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Valentin Kataev, from a translation by Charles Malamuth and Gene Lyons. Lyceum Theatre: 3 Oct 1935-Jan 1936 (closing date unknown/108 performances). See more »

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Alternate Names:

Albert Decker | Albert Van Dekker | Albert van Dekker

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Did You Know?

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:

Was of Dutch ancestry. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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