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Leif Erickson (1911–1986)

Leif Erickson was born on October 27, 1911 in Alameda, California, USA as William Y. Wycliffe Anderson. He was an actor, known for On the Waterfront (1954), The High Chaparral (1967) and The Carpetbaggers (1964). He was married to Ann Diamond, Margaret Hayes and Frances Farmer. He died on January 29, 1986 in Pensacola, Florida, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

On the Waterfront
The High Chaparral
The High Chaparral Big John Cannon
The Carpetbaggers
The Carpetbaggers Jonas Cord Sr.
Show Boat
Show Boat Pete


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 1984 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Father Prine
 1983 Savage in the Orient (TV Movie)
 1980 Wild Times (TV Mini-Series)
John Tyree
 1979 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Carl Colton 'C.C.' Calloway
 1978 Project U.F.O. (TV Series)
Frederick Carlson
 1977 Hunter (TV Series)
 1977 Twilight's Last Gleaming
Ralph Whittaker - CIA Director
 1977 The Fantastic Journey (TV Series)
Ben Wallace
 1976 The Quest (TV Series)
Jerrico Franklin
 1975 Winterhawk
 1975 Medical Story (TV Series)
Dr. Taussig
 1975 Abduction
 1975 Force Five (TV Movie)
Cal Newkirk
 1974 Cannon (TV Series)
 1974 Mannix (TV Series)
B. J. Yarborough
 1974 Harry O (TV Series)
Admiral Tannehill
 1974 Medical Center (TV Series)
 1974 The Evil Touch (TV Series)
Reverend Vincent
 1974 Ironside (TV Series)
Preston Lakes
 1973 The Magician (TV Series)
Nicholas Olsen
 1973 The Rookies (TV Series)
Ben Fuller
 1973 The Six Million Dollar Man: The Solid Gold Kidnapping (TV Movie)
William Henry Cameron
 1973 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Fr. Henry Driscoll
 1971-1973 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Charlie Wheatland / Director (segment "The Academy")
 1972 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Dr. Justin Garvey
 1972 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
 1972 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Lt. Jerry Price
 1972 The Daughters of Joshua Cabe (TV Movie)
Amos Wetherall
 1972 The Family Rico (TV Movie)
Mike Lamont
 1972 The New Healers (TV Movie)
Dr. Victor Briggs
 1972 The Sixth Sense (TV Series)
Dr. Philip Ford
 1971 Longstreet (TV Series)
Harold Kemp
 1971 The Deadly Dream (TV Movie)
Dr. Harold Malcolm
 1971 Terror in the Sky (TV Movie)
Marty Treleavan
 1971 Man and Boy
 1967-1971 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Big John Cannon
 1971 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
 1970 Paris 7000 (TV Series)
 1968 Insight (TV Series)
 1967 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Virgil Powell
 1965-1966 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Bill Sedley / Aaron Burr
 1965-1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Ben Stafford / St. Cloud
 1966 Branded (TV Series)
Roy Beckwith
 1964-1965 The Virginian (TV Series)
Bill King / Charlie Ryan / Peterson
 1961-1965 Bonanza (TV Series)
Tom Caine / Josh Tatum
 1965 A Man Called Shenandoah (TV Series)
Sheriff Dan Grier
 1965 Mirage
Major Crawford Gilcuddy
 1965 I Saw What You Did
Dave Mannering
 1964-1965 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Paul White / Doctor Hellyer
 1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Jason Hayes
 1964 Roustabout
Joe Lean
 1964 The Carpetbaggers
Jonas Cord Sr.
 1964 Grindl (TV Series)
Karl Stauffer
 1963-1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
President Grover Cleveland / Abel Parrish
 1964 Strait-Jacket
Bill Cutler
 1964 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (TV Series)
Sugar Bob Devlin
 1963 Hazel (TV Series)
 1963 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Eli Bancroft
 1963 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Henry Vallos
 1963 A Gathering of Eagles
Gen. Hewitt
 1963 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Mr. Green
 1963 The New Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Bascomb T. Beebe
 1962 Shoot Out at Big Sag
Sam Barbee
 1962 The New Breed (TV Series)
Dr. Eric Thor
 1959-1961 Rawhide (TV Series)
Frank Travis / Jeremiah Walsh
 1957-1960 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
William Dean Howells / James Mayberry / Paul Henderson / ...
 1958-1960 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Cash Wilson / Jim Lewis
 1959 Hotel de Paree (TV Series)
O.K. Lassiter
 1959 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Andrew Middleton
 1958 Colgate Theatre (TV Series)
Paul Harper
 1958 Once Upon a Horse...
Granville 'Granny' Dix
 1958 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Jim Lewis
 1956-1958 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Norman Conover / Brian Hendricks
 1958 Twilight for the Gods
Harry Hutton
 1958 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
 1958 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1958 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Wayne Phillips
 1957 Kiss Them for Me
Eddie Turnbill
 1955-1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Richard Moore / Doug Randell / Richard Carmichael / ...
 1957 The Vintage
Louis Morel
 1957 Istanbul
Charlie Boyle
 1956 Tea and Sympathy
Bill Reynolds
 1956 The Fastest Gun Alive
Lou Glover
 1956 Star in the Dust
George Ballard
 1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Jim Torrance
 1954 On the Waterfront
 1954 Inner Sanctum (TV Series)
 1953 Paris Model
Edgar Blevins
 1953 Captain Scarface
Sam (as Lief Erickson)
 1953 Fort Algiers
 1953 Invaders from Mars
Mr. George MacLean
 1953 A Perilous Journey
 1953 Trouble Along the Way
Father Provincial aka Ed
 1953 Born to the Saddle
Bob Marshall
 1951-1953 Family Theatre (TV Series)
 1953 Never Wave at a WAC
Sgt. Norbert 'Noisy' Jackson
 1952 My Wife's Best Friend
Nicholas Reed
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Sam Sargent / Dan
 1952 Carbine Williams
 1952 With a Song in My Heart
General (uncredited)
 1952 Sailor Beware
Cmdr. Lane
 1952 The Cimarron Kid
Marshal John Sutton
 1951 Personal Appearance Theater (TV Series)
 1951 Reunion in Reno
B. Frederick Linaker
 1951 The Tall Target
 1951 Show Boat
Pete (as Lief Erickson)
 1951 Fourteen Hours
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1950 Dallas
U.S. Marshal Martin Weatherby
 1950 Three Secrets
Bill Chase
 1950 The Showdown
Big Mart
 1950 Stella
Fred Anderson Jr.
 1950 Love That Brute
Elmdale Military Academy Captain (uncredited)
 1950 Mother Didn't Tell Me
Dr. Bruce Gordon
 1949 Johnny Stool Pigeon
 1949 Your Show Time (TV Series)
Jean Valjean
 1949 The Lady Gambles
 1948 Miss Tatlock's Millions
Dr. Mason
 1948 Joan of Arc
Dunois, Bastard of Orleans
 1948 The Snake Pit
 1948 The Gay Intruders
Dr. Harold Matson
 1948 Sorry, Wrong Number
Fred Lord
 1947 The Gangster
 1947 Blonde Savage
Steve Blake
 1942 Arabian Nights
Kamar (as Leif Erikson)
 1942 Night Monster
Laurie (as Leif Erikson)
 1942 Pardon My Sarong
Whaba (as Leif Erikson)
 1942 Eagle Squadron
Johnny M. Coe
 1942 Are Husbands Necessary?
Bill Stone
 1942 The Fleet's In
 1941 H.M. Pulham, Esq.
Rodney 'Bo-Jo' Brown (as Leif Erikson)
 1941 The Blonde from Singapore
Terry Prescott
 1941 Nothing But the Truth
Tommy Van Dusen
 1939 ...One Third of a Nation...
Peter Cortlant (as Leif Erikson)
 1938 Ride a Crooked Mile
Johnny Simpkins
 1938 The Big Broadcast of 1938
Bob Hayes (as Leif Erikson)
 1937 Thrill of a Lifetime
Howard 'Howdy' Nelson
 1937 Conquest
Paul Lachinski (as Leif Erikson)
 1937 Waikiki Wedding
Dr. Victor Quimby
 1936 College Holiday
Dick Winters
 1936 Girl of the Ozarks
Tom Bolton (as Leif Erikson)
 1936 Desert Gold
Glenn Kasedon (as Glenn Erikson)
 1936 Drift Fence
Curley Prentiss (as Glenn Erikson)
 1935 Nevada
Bill Ide (as Glen Erickson)
 1935 Wanderer of the Wasteland
Lawrence (as Glenn Erickson)
 1933 Air Tonic (Short)
Glenn Erickson - Band Singer (as Glenn Erickson)
 1933 The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi
Band Singer with Ted Fio Rito
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Tea and Sympathy (1953). Drama. Written by Robert Anderson. Lighting and Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Directed by Elia Kazan. Ethel Barrymore Theatre (moved to The Longacre Theatre: from 9 Feb 1955- 18 Jun 1959 Apr 1955 then moved to The 48th Street Theatre from 11 Apr 1955 to close): 30 Sep 1953- 18 Jun 1955 (712 ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Glenn Erickson | Glen Erickson | Lief Erickson | Glenn Erikson | Leif Erikson


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Divorced Frances Farmer and married Margaret Hayes on the same day, 12 June 1942. See more »

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