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Eric Linden (I) (1909–1994)

Fair-haired, youthfully handsome Swedish-American actor Eric Linden, who enjoyed pre-Code, Depression-era Hollywood stardom in boyish leads, was discovered for films by director Wesley Ruggles when Ruggles cast the New York-based actor in a lead role in the film Are These Our Children (1931). Born in New York City, his Swedish father, Philip Linden... See full bio »

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Gone with the Wind Amputation Case
Ah Wilderness! Richard Miller
Here's Flash Casey Flash Casey
The Silver Cord Robert Phelps


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 1941 Criminals Within
Cpl. Greg Carroll
 1939 Gone with the Wind
Amputation Case
 1939 Everything's on Ice
Leopold Eddington
 1938 Midnight Intruder
John Clark Reitter Jr.
 1938 Here's Flash Casey
Flash Casey
 1937 Sweetheart of the Navy
Eddie Harris
 1937 Good Old Soak
Clemmie Hawley
 1937 Girl Loves Boy
Robert Conrad
 1937 A Family Affair
Wayne Trent III
 1936 Career Woman
Everett Clark
 1936 Old Hutch
David 'Dave' Jolly
 1936 In His Steps
Tom Carver
 1936 Robin Hood of El Dorado
Johnnie 'Jack' Warren
 1936 The Voice of Bugle Ann
Benjy Davis
 1935 Ah Wilderness!
Richard Miller
 1935 Born to Gamble
Earl Mathews
 1935 Ladies Crave Excitement
Bob Starke
 1935 Let 'em Have It
Buddy Spencer
 1934 I Give My Love
Paul Vadja Jr. - at Age 21
 1933 Flying Devils
Bud Murray
 1933 The Silver Cord
Robert Phelps
 1933 Sweepings
Freddie Pardway
 1933 The Past of Mary Holmes
Geoffrey Holmes
 1933 No Other Woman
Joe Zarcovia
 1932 Afraid to Talk
Eddie Martin
 1932 Big City Blues
Bud Reeves
 1932 Life Begins
Jed Sutton
 1932 The Age of Consent
Duke Galloway
 1932 The Roadhouse Murder
Chick Brian
 1932 The Crowd Roars
Edward 'Eddie' Greer
 1932 Young Bride
Charlie Riggs
 1931 Are These Our Children
Edward 'Eddie' Brand
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Stage: Brighton Rock as Pinkie Brown at the Catholic University of America Theatre in Washington, D.C.. An original adaptation of the Graham Greene novel by Walter Kerr and Leo Brady, directed by Kerr and Dr. Josephine McGarry Callan. The show runs until February 10, 1942. See more »

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5' 9" (1.75 m)

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MGM Director Clarence Brown said in a story in the May 1936 Silver Screen magazine "Then there's Eric Linden. That boy is one of the finest actors in pictures. If they handle him right he is due for a lot of well earned glory. Because of his size and his boyishness I do not think he will ever become a very great star, but I still believe that when he is properly cast there isn't anyone in ... See more »

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