Jeff Chandler (I) (1918–1961)


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Jeff was born in Brooklyn and attended Erasmus High School. After high school, he took a drama course and worked in stock companies for two years. His next role was that of an officer in World War II. After he was discharged from the service, he became busy acting in radio drama's and comedies until he was signed by Universal. In the fifties that ... See full bio »

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Known For

Broken Arrow Cochise
(1950)
Man in the Shadow Ben Sadler
(1957)
Female on the Beach Drummond Hall
(1955)
Yankee Buccaneer Cmdr. David Porter
(1952)

Filmography

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 1962 Merrill's Marauders
Brig. Gen. Frank D. Merrill
 1961 Return to Peyton Place
Lewis Jackman
 1960 The Plunderers
Sam Christy
 1959 The Jayhawkers!
Luke Darcy
 1959 Ten Seconds to Hell
Karl Wirtz
 1959 Thunder in the Sun
Lon Bennett
 1959 A Stranger in My Arms
Maj. Pike Yarnell
 1958 Raw Wind in Eden
Mark Moore / Scott Moorehouse
 1958 The Lady Takes a Flyer
Mike Dandridge
 1957/I Man in the Shadow
Ben Sadler
 1957 Jeanne Eagels
Sal Satori
 1957 The Tattered Dress
James Gordon Blane
 1957 Drango
Major Clint Drango
 1956 Pillars of the Sky
First Sgt. Emmett Bell
 1956 Away All Boats
Capt. Jebediah S. Hawks
 1956 The Toy Tiger
Rick Todd
 1955 The Spoilers
Roy Glennister
 1955 The Nat 'King' Cole Musical Story (Short)
Narrator
 1955 Female on the Beach
Drummond Hall
 1955 Foxfire
Jonathan Dartland
 1954 Sign of the Pagan
Marcian
 1954 Yankee Pasha
Jason Starbuck
 1954 Taza, Son of Cochise
Cochise (uncredited)
 1953 War Arrow
Major Howell Brady
 1953 East of Sumatra
Duke Mullane
 1953 The Great Sioux Uprising
Jonathan Westgate
 1953 Girls in the Night
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1952 Because of You
Steve Kimberly
 1952 Yankee Buccaneer
Cmdr. David Porter
 1952 Son of Ali Baba
Opening Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1952 Red Ball Express
Lt. Chick Campbell
 1952 The Battle at Apache Pass
Cochise
 1952 Meet Danny Wilson
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1951 Flame of Araby
Tamerlane
 1951 Iron Man
Coke Mason
 1951 Smuggler's Island
Steve Kent
 1951 Double Crossbones
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1951 Bird of Paradise
Tenga
 1950 Two Flags West
Maj. Henry Kenniston
 1950 Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1950 The Desert Hawk
Opening Off-Screen Narrator (uncredited)
 1950 Broken Arrow
Cochise
 1950 Deported
Vic Smith
 1949 Abandoned
Chief McRae
 1949 Sword in the Desert
Asvan Kurta
 1949 Mr. Belvedere Goes to College
Police Officer #66 (uncredited)
 1947 Roses Are Red
John Jones aka The Knuckle
 1947 The Invisible Wall
Al Conway
 1947 Johnny O'Clock
Turk (uncredited)
 1945 Thrill of a Romance
Singer (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(2/10/60) Appeared in "A Call From..." KCOP- TV, Los Angeles, CA. NOTE: The program celebrating the United Nations program known as the 'World Refugee Year". See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 4 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Ira Grossel

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)

Spouse:

Marjorie Hoshelle  (divorced)  (2 children)

Parents:

Phillip Grossel | Anna Grossel
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[To columnist Sheilah Graham about his role in Jeanne Eagels (1957)] I thought that for once I could keep my shirt on and not have to shave my chest. But today, for a man to be a hit on the screen, he has to take his shirt off.

Trivia:

Both Chandler (whose second portrayal of Chiricahua Apache Chief Cochise this is) and his "The Battle at Apache Pass" co-star, Susan Cabot (real name Harriet Pearl Shapiro), were Jewish, following in a long line of distinctly non-Indian actors playing Indians in Hollywood Westerns. See more »

Trademark:

Often starred in westerns, usually as a Native American Indian See more »

Nickname:

Big Gray

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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