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Sonny Tufts (1911–1970)


Born into a prominent Boston family of bankers whose patriarch was said to have arrived in America from England in 1683, Sonny Tufts would end his career as a Hollywood "bad boy," immersed in drink and scandal. Tufts was graduated from Yale in 1935 and began pursuing a career in opera, eventually auditioning with the Metropolitan Opera in New York. ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Seven Year Itch
The Seven Year Itch Tom MacKenzie
(1955)
Cat-Women of the Moon
Cat-Women of the Moon Laird Grainger
(1953)
Here Come the Waves
Here Come the Waves Windy 'Pinetop' Windhurst
(1944)
The Crooked Way
The Crooked Way Vince Alexander
(1949)

Filmography

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 1968 Land's End (TV Movie)
Hal
 1967 Cottonpickin' Chickenpickers
Cousin Urie
 1965 The Loner (TV Series)
Barney Windom
- The Ordeal of Bud Windom (1965) ... Barney Windom
 1965 Town Tamer
Carmichael
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Monk
- Have Girls, Will Travel (1964) ... Monk
 1963 The Virginian (TV Series)
Frank Trampas
- Ride a Dark Trail (1963) ... Frank Trampas
 1957 The Parson and the Outlaw
Jack Slade
 1956 Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series)
Sam
- A Tale of Two Citizens (1956) ... Sam
 1956 Come Next Spring
Leroy Hightower
 1954 Serpent Island
Pete Mason
 1953 Cat-Women of the Moon
Laird Grainger
 1953 No Escape
Detective Simon Shayne
 1953 Run for the Hills
Charlie Johnson
 1952 Glory at Sea
Ordinary Seaman 'Yank' Flanagan
 1949 Easy Living
Tim McCarr
 1949 The Crooked Way
Vince Alexander
 1947 Variety Girl
Sonny Tufts
 1947 Easy Come, Easy Go
Kevin O'Connor
 1946 Cross My Heart
Oliver Clarke
 1946 Swell Guy
Jim Duncan
 1946 The Well-Groomed Bride
Lt. Torchy McNeil
 1945 Duffy's Tavern
Sonny Tufts
 1944 Here Come the Waves
Windy 'Pinetop' Windhurst
 1944 I Love a Soldier
Dan Kilgore
 1943 Government Girl
E.H. 'Ed' Browne
 1943 So Proudly We Hail!
Kansas
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Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Had a whole chapter of the Medved Brothers' "Golden Turkey Awards" to himself: Worst Performance by Sonny Tufts. The winning film was Government Girl (1943), probably because of the prominence of his female lead, Olivia de Havilland. See more »

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