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Overview (4)

Born in El Monte, California, USA
Died in San Antonio, Texas, USA  (lung cancer)
Birth NameGlen Edwin Rothenburg
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

An American lead actor and supporting actor, rugged and commanding Glenn Corbett's background didn't seem like it would lead to Hollywood stardom. The son of a garage mechanic, Corbett served a hitch in the Navy and later met Judy, the woman who would become his wife, while she was working at a college. With her encouragement Corbett began to get parts in campus theatricals, and it was while he was in one of these that he came to the attention of the powers-that-be at Columbia Pictures, which signed him to a contract.

His film debut was in The Crimson Kimono (1959). That was followed by supporting roles in The Mountain Road (1960) and Man on a String (1960). He eventually got the lead role in William Castle's suspense thriller, Homicidal (1961), and appeared in the TV series Route 66 (1960). His character in "Route 66" got him attention and he was cast in a new series, The Road West (1966), but that was short-lived.

Corbett was also busy making major theatrical films in the 1970s. He snagged substantial supporting parts in two of John Wayne's westerns, playing good guy Pat Garrett in Chisum (1970) and one of the gang who kidnaps Wayne's son in Big Jake (1971), but he took the lead role in Nashville Girl (1976) and Universal's war epic Midway (1976). Throughout the '80s Corbett stayed busy with a regular part in the cast of the long-running television series Dallas (1978), up until his death in 1993 of lung cancer.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (2)

Kathryn Lea Glisson (6 August 1977 - 19 October 1977) ( divorced)
Judith Z. Daniels (3 August 1957 - 1973) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trivia (6)

Posed for "physique" magazines in the 1950s
Attended Ventura College in 1956 and was elected Student Body President of the spring semester. He also was voted Best Looking.
He is buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.
Children with Judy: Jason Corbett (b. early 1960) and Jocelyn Corbett (b. late 1961).
Modeled for physique photographer Robert Henry Mizer, founder of the Athletic Model Guild.
May be best known to Star Trek (1966) fans as "Zefram Cochrane" in the episode, Star Trek: Metamorphosis (1967), a role which was portrayed by James Cromwell in Star Trek: First Contact (1996), which was filmed almost 3 years after Corbett's death in 1993.

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