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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 19 June 1914White Plains, New York, USA
Date of Death 30 October 1990Ojai, California, USA  (heart failure)
Birth NameHerman Arthur Lauter
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

American character actor specializing in villainous roles. Born in White Plains, New York to Herman E. and Franceska Lauter, he was raised in Denver, Colorado. Although it has been suggested that he appeared briefly in a couple of films during the Thirties, his real movie career began in 1946. He came to be a familiar presence in low-budget films, serials, and television programs in the 1950s, though he only once really came close to stardom, as one of the leads in the television series Tales of the Texas Rangers (1955). Most of his career was spent as a serviceable second lead or heavy, though he continued to play bit parts in larger pictures. The son of an artist, he devoted much of his energy late in life to his own painting and running an art gallery. He died in 1990.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

Spouse (2)

Barbara Jane Lauter (30 September 1952 - 14 July 1980) (divorced) (1 child)
Doris Gilbert (? - 30 October 1990) (his death)

Trivia (1)

Harry Lauter died October 30, 1990, as did his co star Tom Steele, with whom he played in serial Trader Tom of China Seas.

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