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Richard Purdy (II) (1909–1967)

Richard Purdy was born on November 25, 1909 in Hicksville, Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for Studio One in Hollywood (1948), Kraft Theatre (1947) and Schlitz Playhouse (1951). He died on December 21, 1967 in Toledo, Ohio. See full bio »


(age 58) in Toledo, Ohio, USA
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Known For

Studio One in Hollywood
Studio One in Hollywood Jonathan March / Annius / Ben Gunn / Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV / Lester Furman / Prof. Simons / Roger Chillingworth / Sicinius / The Rabbit
Kraft Theatre
Kraft Theatre Jacob Marley
Schlitz Playhouse
Schlitz Playhouse Vice-President Tyler
Lights Out
Lights Out Carlo Melius


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 1955 I Spy (TV Series)
- Bits and Pieces (1955) ... Kessnikov
 1954 King Richard II (TV Movie)
Duke of York
 1950-1952 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Jacob Marley
- A Christmas Carol (1952) ... Jacob Marley
- The Last Trump (1950)
 1952 The Doctor (TV Series)
Floor Manager
- A Tale of Two Christmases (1952) ... Floor Manager
 1951-1952 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- The Inward Eye (1952)
 1952 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series)
- The Tomb of King Tarus (1952) ... Quincy
 1952 Curtain Call (TV Series)
 1950-1952 Lights Out (TV Series)
Carlo Melius
- The Death's Head (1952)
- The Crushed Rose (1951)
- Just What Happened (1950) ... Carlo Melius
 1949-1952 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Jonathan March / Ben Gunn / Annius / ...
- Treasure Island (1952) ... Ben Gunn
- Pontius Pilate (1952) ... Annius
- The Rabbit (1951) ... The Rabbit
- Coriolanus (1951) ... Sicinius
 1952 Martin Kane (TV Series)
Chester Ashley
- Black Pearls (1952) ... Chester Ashley
 1952 CBS Television Workshop (TV Series)
 1951 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Vice-President Tyler
- Decision and Daniel Webster (1951) ... Vice-President Tyler
 1950-1951 The Web (TV Series)
 1951 Hands of Mystery (TV Series)
- The Rubber Ball (1951)
 1950 The Adventures of Ellery Queen (TV Series)
- The Crooked Man (1950)
 1950 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
 1950 The Trap (TV Series)
 1950 The Clock (TV Series)
- The Cat (1950)

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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Maurice Evans (Hamlet); Doris Lloyd; Philip Foster; Henry Edwards; Emmett Rogers; Miles Malleson; Pamela Conroy; John Hetherington; George Habib; Bruce Gordon; Nelson Leigh; Donald Somers; Alex Courtney; William Nichols; Neva ... See more »

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