American Actor

Rod Steiger

  • Apr 14, 1925 - Jul 09, 2002 (age 77)
  • 5' 10" (1.78 m)
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2002
Rod Steiger
PersonalJuly 2002

Rod Steiger

Rod Steiger passed away.
Poolhall Junkies
MovieJun 8, 2002

Poolhall Junkies

A talented pool hustler who has stayed out of the game for …
A talented pool hustler who has stayed out of the game for years, must go back to his old ways when his little brother gets involved with his enemy, the very man who held him back from greatness.
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2000
Joan Benedict Steiger
MarriageOctober 2000

Joan Benedict Steiger

Joan Benedict Steiger (born …
Joan Benedict Steiger (born 21 July 1927) is an American actress, perhaps best known for her role as Edith Fairchild on General Hospital.
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1999
End of Days
MovieNov 16, 1999

End of Days

At the end of the century, Satan visits New York in search of …
At the end of the century, Satan visits New York in search of a bride. It's up to an ex-cop who now runs an elite security outfit to stop him.
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The Hurricane
MovieSep 17, 1999

The Hurricane

This film tells the story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, an …
This film tells the story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, an African-American man who rose above his troubled youth to become a top contender for the middle-weight boxing title. However, his dreams are shattered when he is accused of a triple murder, and is convicted to three natural-life terms. Despite becoming a cause celebre and his dogged efforts to prove his innocence through his autobiography, the years of fruitless efforts have left him discouraged. This changes when an African-American boy and his Canadian mentors read his book and are convinced of his innocence enough to work for his exoneration. However, what Hurricane and his friends learn is that this fight puts them against a racist establishment that profited from this travesty and have no intention of seeing it reversed.
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Crazy in Alabama
MovieSep 9, 1999

Crazy in Alabama

An abused wife heads to California to become a movie star while …
An abused wife heads to California to become a movie star while her nephew back in Alabama has to deal with a racially-motivated murder involving a corrupt sheriff.
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1997
Incognito
MovieNov 14, 1997

Incognito

Harry Donovan is an art forger who paints fake Rembrandt …
Harry Donovan is an art forger who paints fake Rembrandt picture for five hundred thousand dollars. The girl he meets and gets into bed with, in Paris, Marieke, turns out to be an art ...
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Award1997

Satellite Mary Pickford Award

Won Satellite Mary Pickford Award.
Nomination1997

Satellite Mary Pickford Award

Nominated for Satellite Mary Pickford Award.
1996
Mars Attacks!
MovieDec 12, 1996

Mars Attacks!

Earth is invaded by Martians with unbeatable weapons and a …
Earth is invaded by Martians with unbeatable weapons and a cruel sense of humor.
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Shiloh
MovieNov 8, 1996

Shiloh

Marty Preston, a small-town Southern boy, must rescue a …
Marty Preston, a small-town Southern boy, must rescue a young beagle from abusive owner and recluse Judd Travers.
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Nomination1996

Best Performance By An Actor In A Feat…

Nominated for "Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story".
Gemini Award
1995
In Pursuit of Honor
MovieMar 18, 1995

In Pursuit of Honor

In 1932, a modernizing U.S. Army orders the Cavalry to destroy …
In 1932, a modernizing U.S. Army orders the Cavalry to destroy its horses but some sympathetic cavalrymen, defying orders, steal the horses in order to save them from destruction, to the dismay of the top Army-brass.
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1994
The Specialist
MovieOct 7, 1994

The Specialist

Ray Quick is a bomb expert who worked for the CIA along …
Ray Quick is a bomb expert who worked for the CIA along with a guy named Ned Trent, who's extremely demented. When they have a falling out, Ray becomes a freelancer who lives off the grid. A woman named May Munro contacts and wants him to kill the three men who killed her family years ago, who work for the Leon crime family. Ray does it and after killing the first one, the Leons need to find the one who did it and it turns out Ned is now working for them and they task him with finding the bomber. The Leons get him to work with the police and he looks for the bomber. In the meantime Ray, while working on getting the others, can't help but follow May wherever she goes.
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Worst Supporting Actor
Nomination1994

Worst Supporting Actor

Nominated for "The Specialist".
Golden Raspberry Award
1993
Michael Steiger
Child1993

Michael Steiger

Michael Steiger born.
1989
The January Man
MovieJan 13, 1989

The January Man

Nick and Frank Starkey were both policemen. A scandal forced …
Nick and Frank Starkey were both policemen. A scandal forced Nick to leave the force, now a serial killer has driven the police to take him back. A web that includes Frank's wife, bribery, and corruption all are in the background as Nick tries to uncover the secret of where the killer will strike next, and finally must lay a trap without the police.
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1987
American Gothic
MovieAug 17, 1987

American Gothic

When six friends fly off on a weekend getaway and are …
When six friends fly off on a weekend getaway and are suddenly plagued by engine trouble, they're forced to land on a remote island. Looking for shelter, they're grateful to encounter Ma and Pa and their children - an eccentric family living in the island's backwoods. But what begins as simple hospitality turns into a terrifying race for survival as the friends start disappearing one by one ... and turning up dead.
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1986
Paula Ellis
MarriageFebruary 1986

Paula Ellis

Married Paula Ellis.
1984
The Naked Face
MovieJun 1, 1984

The Naked Face

Chicago psychiatrist Judd Stevens is suspected of murdering …
Chicago psychiatrist Judd Stevens is suspected of murdering one of his patients when the man turns up stabbed to death in the middle of the city. After repeated attempts to convince two cops of his innocence, Dr. Stevens is forced to go after the real villains himself, and he finds himself up against one of the city's most notorious Mafia kingpins.
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1981
The Chosen
MovieAug 1, 1981

The Chosen

Brooklyn 1944. Despite being the same age, having grown up …
Brooklyn 1944. Despite being the same age, having grown up within blocks of each other, and both being Jewish, late teens Danny Saunders and Reuven Malter don't really know each other - knowing each other only by name and by sight - as Orthodox Danny stays largely within his own Hasidic community, which is just fine in Reuven's mind. An incident between the two which on the surface threatens to tear them even further apart instead blossoms into a friendship between the two. They begin to learn more and more about the other and their lives, which for Danny includes becoming a rabbi, solely as it is a several generations old family calling. In Reb Saunders' mind, he who rules his family by strict Hasidic traditions, Danny becoming the next rabbi in the family is not even a question, despite Danny, deep in his heart, wanting other secular pursuits which he has not told his father. Conversely, Reuven has modern sensibilities, being raised in a two-person household by his widowed academic father, Professor David Malter. Ultimately, the views of each father may tear Danny and Reuven's friendship apart, regardless of whether each son believes wholeheartedly in what his father espouses. Professor Malter is a confirmed Zionist who believes in a secular Jewish state in Palestine, while Reb Saunders believes such thinking against Judaism, with only the Messiah being able to lead his people into such. As they grow into adulthood, Danny and Reuven becoming his own man may further alter their relationship.
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Cattle Annie and Little Britches
MovieFeb 6, 1981

Cattle Annie and Little Britches

In nineteenth century …
In nineteenth century Oklahoma, two teen girls, fans of stories about outlaws, are on a quest to meet and join up with them. They find a shadow of a former gang and although disappointed, still try to help them escape from a vigorous Marshal.
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Nomination1981

Best Performance by a Foreign Actor

Nominated for "The Lucky Star".
Genie Award
1980
Lion of the Desert
MovieDec 19, 1980

Lion of the Desert

In Fascist Italy pre-World War II, the cruel General Rodolfo …
In Fascist Italy pre-World War II, the cruel General Rodolfo Graziani is directly assigned by Benito Mussolini to fight in the colonial war in Libya to vanquish the Arab nation. However, his troops are frequently defeated by the national leader Omar Mukhtar and his army of Bedouins. But the Butcher of Ethiopia and Libya uses a dirty war against the natives, slaughtering women, children, and aged people, to subdue Mukhtar.
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Nomination1980

Best Performance by a Foreign Actor

Nominated for "Klondike Fever".
Genie Award
1979
The Amityville Horror
MovieJul 27, 1979

The Amityville Horror

Newlyweds move into a large …
Newlyweds move into a large house where a mass murder was committed, and experience strange manifestations which drive them away.
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Breakthrough
MovieFeb 1, 1979

Breakthrough

In 1944 a German sergeant gets involved in an anti-Hitler …
In 1944 a German sergeant gets involved in an anti-Hitler conspiracy, and saves the life of an American colonel.
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Love and Bullets
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MovieJan 26, 1979

Love and Bullets

Arizona cop is sent to Switzerland to bring in the girlfriend of a …
Arizona cop is sent to Switzerland to bring in the girlfriend of a dangerous mobster so she can testify against him. The mobster sends someone too - assassins.
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1978
F.I.S.T.
MovieApr 13, 1978

F.I.S.T.

A rebellious Cleveland warehouse worker rises through the …
A rebellious Cleveland warehouse worker rises through the ranks of a trucking industry union to become union president but his organized crime links cause his eventual downfall.
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1976
W.C. Fields and Me
MovieMar 31, 1976

W.C. Fields and Me

W.C. Fields is an American original, the curmudgeonly master of …
W.C. Fields is an American original, the curmudgeonly master of wit and good, mean fun.
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1975
Hennessy
MovieJul 31, 1975

Hennessy

Hennessy is an Irishman who believes in peace, but who …
Hennessy is an Irishman who believes in peace, but who has had connections to the I.R.A. After his family is killed, and he plots revenge, setting out to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.
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1973
Sherry Nelson
MarriageApril 1973

Sherry Nelson

Sherry Nelson is an actress, known for The Incredible Sex …
Sherry Nelson is an actress, known for The Incredible Sex Revolution (1965) and AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Cagney (1974).
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Lolly-Madonna XXX
MovieFeb 21, 1973

Lolly-Madonna XXX

Two rustic families, headed by patriarchs Laban Feather …
Two rustic families, headed by patriarchs Laban Feather and Pap Gutshall, are feuding. At first, it is comical, with just the sons of the two families playing tricks on each other. But soon the Feather boys decide to kidnap a girl. She turns out to be innocent bystander Roonie Gill, not the made-up girlfriend "Lolly Madonna." As events escalate, Zack Feather and Roonie fall in love and try to bring the others to their senses. Will Roonie discover Zack's dark secret, the reason for the painful feud between the two families which once were close friends?
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1971
Happy Birthday, Wanda June
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MovieDec 9, 1971

Happy Birthday, Wanda June

A family reacts to the return …
A family reacts to the return of the patriarch who abandoned them seven years prior.
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Duck, You Sucker
MovieOct 29, 1971

Duck, You Sucker

A low-life bandit and an IRA explosives expert rebel …
A low-life bandit and an IRA explosives expert rebel against the existing government and become heroes of the Mexican Revolution.
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1970
Waterloo
MovieOct 26, 1970

Waterloo

After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on …
After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on Elba, ending two decades of war, Europe is shocked to find Napoleon has escaped and has caused the French Army to defect from the King back to him. The best of the British generals, the Duke of Wellington, beat Napolean's best generals in Spain and Portugal, but has never faced Napoleon. Wellington stands between Napoleon with a makeshift Anglo-Allied army and the Prussians. A Napoleon victory will plunge Europe back into a long term war. An allied victory could bring long term peace to Europe. The two meet at Waterloo where the fate of Europe will be decided.
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1969
The Illustrated Man
MovieMar 26, 1969

The Illustrated Man

A man, whose body is almost completely covered in …
A man, whose body is almost completely covered in tattoos, is looking for the woman who drew all the intricate designs on him. Each tattoo hides a futuristic story, which you experience when you stare at it.
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Best Foreign Actor
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Award1969

Best Foreign Actor

Won award for "The Sergeant".
David di Donatello
1968
The Sergeant
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MovieDec 25, 1968

The Sergeant

THE SERGEANT is the story of the dark inner struggle of Master …
THE SERGEANT is the story of the dark inner struggle of Master Sergeant Albert Callan to overcome the overwhelming attraction he feels for one of his charges. In the staid and stifling environment of a post-World War II army post in France, Callan's deeply repressed attraction to other men surfaces when he encounters handsome Private Swanson. Maintaining the rugged "man's man" image of a war hero, Callan barks orders to his underlings. Later, lonely in his solitude, he recalls the frightening experiences of war and the events that led to this crossroads. Filled with self-loathing and unable to act on the natural attraction he feels for Swanson, Callan's affection festers into antagonism. He pushes Swanson constantly with verbal assaults and undeserved punishments. Oblivious to Callan's attraction to him, Swanson comes finally to feel enmity for his Master Sergeant.
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No Way to Treat a Lady
MovieMar 20, 1968

No Way to Treat a Lady

Christopher Gill is a …
Christopher Gill is a psychotic killer who uses various disguises to trick and strangle his victims. Moe Brummel is a single and harassed New York City police detective who starts to get phone calls from the strangler and builds a strange alliance as a result. Kate Palmer is a swinging, hip tour guide who witnesses the strangler leaving her dead neighbor's apartment and sets her sights on the detective. Moe's live-in mother wishes her son would be a successful Jewish doctor like his big brother.
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Best Foreign Actor
Award1968

Best Foreign Actor

Won award for "In the Heat of the Night".
BAFTA Award
Best Foreign Actor
Nomination1968

Best Foreign Actor

Nominated for "In the Heat of the Night".
BAFTA Award
1967
In the Heat of the Night
MovieAug 2, 1967

In the Heat of the Night

An African-American police …
An African-American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.
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Best Actor
Award1967

Best Actor

Won award for "In the Heat of the Night".
Academy Award
Best Foreign Actor
Award1967

Best Foreign Actor

Won award for "The Pawnbroker".
BAFTA Award
Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Award1967

Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

Won award for "In the Heat of the Night".
Golden Globe Award
Best Actor
Award1967

Best Actor

Won award for "In the Heat of the Night".
National Society of Film Critics Award
Best Actor
Nomination1967

Best Actor

Nominated for "In the Heat of the Night".
National Society of Film Critics Award
Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nomination1967

Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

Nominated for "In the Heat of the Night".
Golden Globe Award
Best Actor
Nomination1967

Best Actor

Nominated for "In the Heat of the Night".
Academy Award
Best Foreign Actor
Nomination1967

Best Foreign Actor

Nominated for "The Pawnbroker".
BAFTA Award
1965
Doctor Zhivago
MovieDec 22, 1965

Doctor Zhivago

During the Russian Revolution, Dr. Yuri Zhivago (Omar Sharif) is …
During the Russian Revolution, Dr. Yuri Zhivago (Omar Sharif) is a young doctor who has been raised by his aunt and uncle following his father's suicide. Yuri falls in love with beautiful Lara Guishar (Julie Christie), who has been having an affair with her mother's lover, Victor Komarovsky (Rod Steiger), an unscrupulous businessman. Yuri, however, ends up marrying his cousin, Tonya (Geraldine Chaplin). But when he and Lara meet again years later, the spark of love reignites.
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The Loved One
MovieOct 11, 1965

The Loved One

Satire on the funeral business, in which a young British poet …
Satire on the funeral business, in which a young British poet goes to work at a Hollywood cemetery.
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Best Actor
Nomination1965

Best Actor

Nominated for "The Pawnbroker".
Academy Award
Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nomination1965

Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

Nominated for "The Pawnbroker".
Golden Globe Award
1964
The Pawnbroker
MovieJul 2, 1964

The Pawnbroker

In a poor neighborhood of New York, the bitter and lonely …
In a poor neighborhood of New York, the bitter and lonely Jewish pawnbroker Sol Nazerman is a survivor from Auschwitz that has no emotions or feelings. Sol lost his dearest family and friends in the war and his faith in God and belief in mankind. Now he only cares for money and is haunted by daydreams, actually flashbacks from the period of the concentration camp. Sol's assistant is the ambitious Latino Jesus Ortiz, who wants to learn with Sol how to run a business of his own. When Sol realizes that the obscure laundry business he has with the powerful gangster Rodriguez comes also from brothels, Sol recalls the fate of his beloved wife in the concentration camp and has a nervous breakdown. His attitude leads Jesus Ortiz to tragedy and Sol finds a way to cry.
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Nomination1964

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Seri…

Nominated for "Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre".
Nomination1964

Outstanding Single Performance By An …

Nominated for "Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre".
Primetime Emmy Award
1962
The Longest Day
MovieSep 25, 1962

The Longest Day

In 1944, the U.S. Army and Allied forces plan a huge invasion …
In 1944, the U.S. Army and Allied forces plan a huge invasion landing in Normandy, France. Despite bad weather, General Dwight D. Eisenhower gives the okay and the Allies land at Normandy. General Norma Cota travels with his men onto Omaha Beach. With much effort, and lost life, they get off the beach, traveling deep into French territory. The German military, due to arrogance, ignorance and a sleeping Adolf Hitler, delay their response to the Allied landing, with crippling results.
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Convicts 4
MovieSep 15, 1962

Convicts 4

A semi-fictionalized version of John Resko's incarceration is …
A semi-fictionalized version of John Resko's incarceration is presented. John is on death row at Sing Sing for murder. In December 1930, he killed a toy store shopkeeper over a teddy bear he wanted to get as a Christmas present for his two year old daughter, Cathy, but for which he could not pay. Twenty minutes before John's scheduled execution, he is given a reprieve, his sentence commuted to life, and he transferred to Dannemora. He initially has a difficult time adjusting to life at Dannemora, from the uncaring direction of the prison administration including they not dealing with the issue of bed bugs, to altercations with fellow prisoners who seem to want their two pounds of literal and figurative flesh from John, to news that he receives from the outside about goings-on within his family. However, he does eventually befriend many of his fellow prisoners, especially Nick, Iggy and Wino. John dreams of escaping from Dannemora, so that he can be at least an economically generating father for Cathy, even if she may not want to resume a life with him. But one of the principals at the prison may have a way to get prisoners like John out of the system, by giving them creative outlets to show parole boards what is in their innermost thoughts. He wants to nurture what seems to be John's artistic abilities. Although John initially balks at the idea of art as an outlet, he does eventually get a passion for it, which leads to an outcome not expected by either the principal or John.
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13 West Street
MovieFeb 23, 1962

13 West Street

Walt Sherill is a mild-mannered space engineer who is a …
Walt Sherill is a mild-mannered space engineer who is a victim of a vicious "for kicks" assault by a teen-age gang. Increasingly obsessed by his desire for revenge, Sherill embarks on a manhunt of his own, and hampers the efforts of Detective Sergeant Pete Koleski, consequently causing some avoidable deaths.
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1961
The Mark
MovieJan 26, 1961

The Mark

This is the story of a 33 year old man, Jim Fuller, released …
This is the story of a 33 year old man, Jim Fuller, released from prison after serving a three year term for intent to commit child molestation. Fuller is assisted by the prison psychiatrist in obtaining a position. He does well in this position and falls in love with the secretary of the owner of the company. A child is molested and beaten in the town where he now lives and the police pick him up for questioning. He has an alibi and is released, but a reporter who covered his former trial recognizes him. The reporter begins to follow him and reports that Fuller spent time alone with the daughter of his girl friend.
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1960
Seven Thieves
MovieMar 11, 1960

Seven Thieves

In Monte Carlo, Theo Wilkins (Edward G. Robinson) …
In Monte Carlo, Theo Wilkins (Edward G. Robinson) recruits his young protégé Paul Mason (Rod Steiger), just released from prison, to help him rob the famous casino of four million dollars. The plan is straightforward. On the night of the Governor's Ball, Theo will create a distraction in the casino by having one of the team collapse requiring urgent medical attention. During that time, Paul and another member of the crew will get the money from the vault. When the ambulance arrives, the money will leave with the sick man. The plan is a good one, but not everyone will survive the robbery, and no one will get rich from it.
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Anna Steiger
ChildFebruary 1960

Anna Steiger

Anna Justine Steiger, born February 13, 1960 is a …
Anna Justine Steiger, born February 13, 1960 is a British and American opera singer who has sung leading soprano and mezzo-soprano roles in British, European and North American opera houses. She has sung many recitals at festivals which have been broadcast live on the BBC, Radio France and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. In 2010, she was invited to participate in the Australian Chamber Music Festival. She is still active as a recitalist and opera singer. She also has a year one Master in Food History from the University François Rabelais de Tours, France.
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1959
Claire Bloom
MarriageSeptember 1959

Claire Bloom

Patricia Claire Blume, CBE (born 15 February 1931), better …
Patricia Claire Blume, CBE (born 15 February 1931), better known by her stage name Claire Bloom, is an English film and stage actress whose career has spanned over six decades. She is known for leading roles in plays such as A Streetcar Named Desire, A Doll's House, and Long Day's Journey into Night, and has starred in nearly sixty films.
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Al Capone
MovieMar 25, 1959

Al Capone

A chronicle of the rise and fall of Chicago crime boss Al …
A chronicle of the rise and fall of Chicago crime boss Al Capone during the Prohibition era.
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Joan Benedict Steiger
Relationship1959

Joan Benedict Steiger

Joan Benedict Steiger (born …
Joan Benedict Steiger (born 21 July 1927) is an American actress, perhaps best known for her role as Edith Fairchild on General Hospital.
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Nomination1959

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Seri…

Nominated for "Playhouse 90".
Nomination1959

Best Actor In A Single Performance

Nominated for "Playhouse 90".
Primetime Emmy Award
1958
Cry Terror!
MovieMay 2, 1958

Cry Terror!

Yesterday Jim Molner was an ordinary guy. Today he's a …
Yesterday Jim Molner was an ordinary guy. Today he's a desperate man, frantically trying to save himself and his family, held hostage by a demented terrorist who's demanding $500,000 not to detonate a bomb he's planted on a domestic airliner.
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1957
The Unholy Wife
MovieSep 18, 1957

The Unholy Wife

Wealthy vintner Paul Hochen meets blonde bombshell …
Wealthy vintner Paul Hochen meets blonde bombshell Phyllis in a bar...and marries her. In due course, Phyllis is bored by Paul, and finds an exciting new lover in rodeo rider San. To adjust matters, she forms a murderous scheme, which seems to be going wrong...or is it? Will irony intervene in time to thwart a seemingly perfect crime?
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Across the Bridge
MovieAug 20, 1957

Across the Bridge

On the run from the US police after being charged with …
On the run from the US police after being charged with embezzlement, a billionaire attempts to flee to Mexico by stealing the identity of a stranger. However, his life is made much more difficult when he finds out that that man is a wanted Mexican criminal.
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Run of the Arrow
MovieJul 25, 1957

Run of the Arrow

A Rebel vet, O'Meara has refused to surrender when Lee does …
A Rebel vet, O'Meara has refused to surrender when Lee does at Appomattox. O'Meara travels west and after escaping from, he joins the Sioux and takes a wife. After denouncing himself as an American, he must make a choice when the Army and Sioux go to battle.
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1956
Back from Eternity
MovieSep 7, 1956

Back from Eternity

When a commercial plane force-lands in a South-American …
When a commercial plane force-lands in a South-American jungle, the passengers and pilots must patch-up the engines and escape the cannibal-infested area.
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The Harder They Fall
MovieMar 31, 1956

The Harder They Fall

After 17 years as a recognized and respected sports journalist in …
After 17 years as a recognized and respected sports journalist in New York City, Eddie Willis finds himself out of a job when his newspaper folds. He's approached by a major fight promoter, Nick Benko, to act as a public relations man for his new heavyweight fighter Toro Moreno. Eddie knows the how the fight game works and after watching Toro in the ring, realizes Toro is nothing but a stiff who has no hope of succeeding. Benko offers him a sizable salary and an unlimited expense account and given his financial situation, he agrees. Benko's strategy to make money is one that has been used time again. Starting in California and moving east, they arrange a series of fights for Toro with stiffs and has-beens. All of the fights are rigged to build up his record and get him a fight with the heavyweight champion, Buddy Brannen, where they will make a sizable profit at the gate. Along the way, one boxer gets killed in the ring and Eddie begins to have serious doubts about what he is doing.
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Jubal
MovieFeb 25, 1956

Jubal

A new foreman rejects the sexual advances of a frustrated …
A new foreman rejects the sexual advances of a frustrated rancher's wife, which leads to conflicts that could get him killed.
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Valerie French
Relationship1956

Valerie French

Valerie French (born Valerie Harrison 11 March 1928 (or …
Valerie French (born Valerie Harrison 11 March 1928 (or 1932) – 3 November 1990) was an English film and stage actress whose career began in 1954, with much occurring in 1956.
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1955
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell
MovieDec 22, 1955

The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell

The true story of General …
The true story of General Billy Mitchell, a pioneering crusader for the Army's fledgling air corp. In spite of an impressive performance during the First World War, the commanders of America's armed forces still think of the airplane as little more then a carnival attraction. Even after sinking an "unsinkable" captured German battleship from the air, Mitchell sees funds dry up and friends die due to poor equipment. He is court-martialed after questioning the loyalty of his superiors for allowing the air corp to deteriorate.
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Oklahoma!
MovieOct 11, 1955

Oklahoma!

Set in the Oklahoma territory in the early 1900s, this musical tells …
Set in the Oklahoma territory in the early 1900s, this musical tells the story of two pairs of lovers. Curly is a cowboy who has trouble admitting his feelings to Laurey, as she does to him, because of their stubbornness. Judd, the hired hand at Laurey's farm, tries to come between them. Ado Annie is torn between Will, a cowboy who has strong feelings for her, and Ali Hakim, a peddler who's a ladies' man and doesn't want to marry her.
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The Big Knife
MovieSep 10, 1955

The Big Knife

Hollywood actor Charles Castle is pressured by his studio boss …
Hollywood actor Charles Castle is pressured by his studio boss into a criminal cover-up to protect his valuable career.
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1954
On the Waterfront
MovieJun 22, 1954

On the Waterfront

Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending …
Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union. Terry witnesses a murder by two of Johnny's thugs, and later meets the dead man's sister and feels responsible for his death. She introduces him to Father Barry, who tries to force him to provide information for the courts that will smash the dock racketeers.
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Best Supporting Actor
Nomination1954

Best Supporting Actor

Nominated for "On the Waterfront".
Academy Award
1952
Sally Gracie
Marriage1952

Sally Gracie

Sally Gracie was born on December 31, 1920 in Little …
Sally Gracie was born on December 31, 1920 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA as Sally Ellen Gracie. She was an actress, known for Tales from the Darkside (1983), Patterns (1956) and Kraft Theatre (1947). She was married to Charles Kebbe and Rod Steiger. She died on August 13, 2001 in New York City, New York, USA.
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1951
Teresa
MovieApr 5, 1951

Teresa

A reluctant soldier, Peter, serves in Italy during WWII. He …
A reluctant soldier, Peter, serves in Italy during WWII. He marries a local girl named Teresa and brings her to the US.
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1925
Rod Steiger
BirthApril 1925

Rod Steiger

Rod Steiger was born.
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