Television Actor

William Bendix

  • Jan 14, 1906 - Dec 14, 1964 (age 58)
  • 5' 10" (1.79 m)
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1964
William Bendix
PersonalDecember 1964

William Bendix

William Bendix passed away.
Law of the Lawless
MovieMar 18, 1964

Law of the Lawless

Hothead Pete Stone has been arrested for the murder of …
Hothead Pete Stone has been arrested for the murder of George.
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1963
For Love or Money
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MovieAug 7, 1963

For Love or Money

Wealthy Chloe Brasher has three beautiful daughters; Bonnie, …
Wealthy Chloe Brasher has three beautiful daughters; Bonnie, Kate, and Jan. Chloe pays attorney Deke Gentry to fix them up with three suitable husbands.
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The Young and The Brave
MovieAug 1, 1963

The Young and The Brave

A boy accompanies three …
A boy accompanies three soldiers in their escape from the enemy in Korea.
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1962
Boys' Night Out
MovieJun 21, 1962

Boys' Night Out

Fred, George, Doug and Howie are quickly reaching middle-age. …
Fred, George, Doug and Howie are quickly reaching middle-age. Three of them are married, only Fred is still a bachelor. They want something different than their ordinary marriages, children and TV-dinners. In secret, they get themselves an apartment with a beautiful young woman, Kathy, for romantic rendezvous. But Kathy does not tell them that she is a sociology student researching the sexual life of the white middle-class male.
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1961
The Phony American
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MovieDec 22, 1961

The Phony American

Helmut, a war orphan, is charged with theft at the time of the …
Helmut, a war orphan, is charged with theft at the time of the Berlin Airlift and faces a jail sentence of up to six years behind bars. The unfairness raises the anger of numerous people who decide to fight it.
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Johnny Nobody
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MovieOct 1, 1961

Johnny Nobody

When the atheistic ranting of Irish-American author James …
When the atheistic ranting of Irish-American author James Mulcahy upsets the inhabitants of the Irish village to which he has retired, a mob threatens him. But moments after he has dared ...
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1959
The Ransom of Red Chief
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MovieAug 16, 1959

The Ransom of Red Chief

Based upon a famous O. …
Based upon a famous O. Henry short story, two crooks think they have an opportunity to make a quick buck by kidnapping a rich man's son. Ironically, the hostage takers become the hostages ...
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Idol on Parade
MovieMar 24, 1959

Idol on Parade

A rock'n'roll idol is drafted into the wrong regiment.
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1958
The Deep Six
MovieJan 15, 1958

The Deep Six

Called to active duty during WW2, reserve Navy Lieutenant …
Called to active duty during WW2, reserve Navy Lieutenant Alec Austin struggles to do his military duties while observing his Quaker beliefs, at the dismay of his comrades.
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1955
Crashout
MovieMar 1, 1955

Crashout

The survivors of a prison break set out on an arduous journey to …
The survivors of a prison break set out on an arduous journey to retrieve some loot.
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1954
Dangerous Mission
MovieFeb 25, 1954

Dangerous Mission

Witness to a mob killing and afraid to testify, young Louise …
Witness to a mob killing and afraid to testify, young Louise Graham flees to Montana where she hopes to disappear working in the gift shop at Glacier National Park. Staying at the park are vacationers Matt Hallett, ex-marine, and Paul Adams, amateur photographer, both obviously very interested in Louise and both vying for her attention. Louise is unaware that one is a mob hitman, hired to kill her to prevent her from testifying, and the other is a cop working for the New York D.A.'s office, sent to protect her.
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1952
Blackbeard the Pirate
MovieDec 24, 1952

Blackbeard the Pirate

Honest Edward Maynard …
Honest Edward Maynard finds himself serving as ship's surgeon under the infamous pirate Blackbeard.
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Macao
MovieApr 2, 1952

Macao

Nick Cochran, an American in exile in Macao, has a chance to …
Nick Cochran, an American in exile in Macao, has a chance to restore his name by helping capture an international crime lord. Undercover, can he mislead the bad guys and still woo the handsome singer/petty crook, Julie Benson?
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A Girl in Every Port
MovieJan 8, 1952

A Girl in Every Port

After two sailors are conned into buying a lame race-horse, …
After two sailors are conned into buying a lame race-horse, they go ashore to sort out the problem, but when they realize that the horse is one of a pair of identical twins, their plan for revenge becomes more complicated.
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1951
Submarine Command
MovieNov 1, 1951

Submarine Command

Submarine commander Ken White reminisces about his wartime …
Submarine commander Ken White reminisces about his wartime years aboard submarine USS Tiger Shark and struggles with feelings of personal guilt.
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Detective Story
MovieOct 19, 1951

Detective Story

Jim McLeod is a hard-nosed and cynical detective. He …
Jim McLeod is a hard-nosed and cynical detective. He believes in a strict interpretation of the law and doesn't believe in turning the other cheek. The current object of his zealousness is Karl Schneider, an abortionist responsible for the death of several young women. Schneider's lawyer tells the precinct lieutenant that McLeod has his own personal reasons for going after his client. It turns out that his wife was a patient before they met, although Jim knew nothing of it. His world suddenly turned upside down, McLeod is too late in re-evaluating his priorities.
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1950
Gambling House
MovieDec 27, 1950

Gambling House

In New York, a small-time hood, who took the rap for a …
In New York, a small-time hood, who took the rap for a murder committed by his crime-boss in exchange for 50 G's, faces deportation because he doesn't hold American citizenship.
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Kill the Umpire
MovieApr 27, 1950

Kill the Umpire

Former baseball player Bill Johnson, portrayed by …
Former baseball player Bill Johnson, portrayed by William Bendix, failing at many jobs when his ball-playing days are over, reluctantly takes the advice of his father-in-law, Jonah Evans (Ray Collins), a retired umpire, and enters an umpire-training school. Assigned to the Texas League, he does fine until the championship play-offs when a riot develops over one of his calls. The involved player is knocked unconscious in the proceedings and cannot verify that Bill made the correct call. Despite lynch mob plans to at least tar-and-feather him, Bill's family - his daughters Lucy (Gloria Henry and Susan (Connie Marshall ) and his wife Betty (Una Merkel) - help Bill reach the ballpark safely the next day through a series of hair-raising encounters.
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1949
The Big Steal
MovieJul 1, 1949

The Big Steal

Jane and Duke (alias Capt. Blake) accidently meet in Vera Cruz …
Jane and Duke (alias Capt. Blake) accidently meet in Vera Cruz while chasing flim-flam man Fiske. Soon the local Inspector General (El Gato) is involved. Fiske races across Mexico, pursued by Jane and Duke, trailed by the real Capt. Blake. The crafty Inspector General is waiting for them in Tihuacan but they all give him the slip, just in time for the climactic finale. Very tight script and pacing.
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Streets of Laredo
MovieMay 11, 1949

Streets of Laredo

Texas, 1878: cheerful outlaw-buddies Jim, Lorn and …
Texas, 1878: cheerful outlaw-buddies Jim, Lorn and Wahoo rescue spunky orphan Rannie Carter from rustling racketeers, then are forced to separate. Lorn goes on to bigger and better robberies, while Jim and Wahoo are (at first reluctantly) maneuvered into joining the Texas Rangers. For friendship's sake, the three try to keep out of direct conflict, but a showdown begins to look inevitable. And Rannie, now grown into lovely young womanhood, must choose between Lorn and Jim.
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The Life of Riley
MovieMar 5, 1949

The Life of Riley

A factory worker's family is thrown into an uproar when his …
A factory worker's family is thrown into an uproar when his teenage daughter starts to date his boss' son.
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Cover Up
MovieFeb 25, 1949

Cover Up

An insurance company investigator goes to a small town to …
An insurance company investigator goes to a small town to probe into a case of supposed suicide. The natives are not very cooperative and some turn hostile, leading to suspicion of foul play.
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1948
The Babe Ruth Story
MovieJul 26, 1948

The Babe Ruth Story

The famed slugger is played by Bendix, who resembles Ruth …
The famed slugger is played by Bendix, who resembles Ruth slightly in looks and not at all in baseball ability. The film traces the "life and times" of Ruth, including his famous "called shot" in the 1932 World Series.
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Race Street
MovieJun 22, 1948

Race Street

In San Francisco, when a bookie is murdered by a protection …
In San Francisco, when a bookie is murdered by a protection racket syndicate, his bookie friend Dan Gannin and police lieutenant Barney Runson investigate.
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The Time of Your Life
MovieMay 26, 1948

The Time of Your Life

Joe spends a lot of his time …
Joe spends a lot of his time at Nick's Pacific Street Saloon. Tom, who credits Joe with once saving his life, stops by regularly to run errands for Joe. Today, Tom notices a woman named Kitty when she comes into Nick's, and he quickly falls in love with her. Meanwhile, a distraught young man repeatedly calls his girlfriend, begging her to marry him. Nick himself muses on all the various persons who come into his bar, some to ask for work and others just to pass the time.
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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
MovieApr 7, 1948

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's C…

A singing mechanic from …
A singing mechanic from 1912 finds himself in Arthurian Britain.
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1947
Variety Girl
MovieAug 24, 1947

Variety Girl

Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message …
Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, exchange identities, and cause comic confusion (with slapstick interludes) throughout the Paramount studio.
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The Web
MovieMay 25, 1947

The Web

Leopold Kroner, formerly of Colby Enterprises, is released after …
Leopold Kroner, formerly of Colby Enterprises, is released after five years in prison for embezzlement. Andrew Colby, claiming that Kroner has threatened him, hires lawyer Bob Regan as a secret bodyguard. Sure enough, Kroner turns up in Colby's room with a gun, and Regan kills him. Then Regan, who sticks around to romance Colby's secretary Noel, begins to suspect he's been used.
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Calcutta
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MovieApr 23, 1947

Calcutta

Neale Gordon and Pedro Lake, commercial pilots who fly the …
Neale Gordon and Pedro Lake, commercial pilots who fly the hump between Chungking and Calcutta learn, when they reach Calcutta, that their pal, Bill Cunningham, has been murdered. Neales investigation leads him to the Chalgani Club, run by Eric Lasser. Marina Tanov, the club's Russian singer, in love with Neale, tells him that Bill was engaged to an American girl, Virginia Moore. Neale seeks out Virginia, who admits that Bill gave her the $10,000 necklace she is wearing. Knowing that Bill never had that kind of money, Neale checks up. He learns that Bill had actually bought and paid for it. Neale and Virginia are having a drink at the bar when Pedro shows Neale a valuable star-sapphire which he found in the hangar. The pilots then realize they have stumbled onto a smuggling racket. Neale is convinced that Virginia is not involved.
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Blaze of Noon
MovieMar 4, 1947

Blaze of Noon

In the 1920s, four brothers fly for the fledgling U.S. Air Mail …
In the 1920s, four brothers fly for the fledgling U.S. Air Mail Service.
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I'll Be Yours
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MovieFeb 2, 1947

I'll Be Yours

A small-town girl tells a small fib to a wealthy businessman; …
A small-town girl tells a small fib to a wealthy businessman; complications ensue.
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1946
The Dark Corner
MovieMay 8, 1946

The Dark Corner

The private investigator Bradford Galt has just moved from …
The private investigator Bradford Galt has just moved from San Francisco, where he was framed by his former partner Anthony Jardine and unfairly spent two years in jail, to a well located office of his own in New York, where he works with his efficient, witty and very beautiful secretary Kathleen. When he invites Kathleen to date and have dinner with him, they see a man wearing a white suit in their tail. Brad holds the man that tells that he is also a private investigator called Fred Foss and hired by Jardine to follow him. When a car almost hit Brad on the street, he visits and argues with Jardine, who is also a seducer of married women, and they fight. Later, when Jardine is murdered in his apartment, Brad realizes that he was framed. His only lead is the man of white suit, and with the support of Kathleen, they try to find the unknown man to discover who is behind the murder of Jardine.
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The Blue Dahlia
MovieApr 16, 1946

The Blue Dahlia

An ex-bomber pilot is suspected of murdering his unfaithful wife.
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Sentimental Journey
MovieMar 1, 1946

Sentimental Journey

An actress, Julie Beck, finds out that she is ill and has only a …
An actress, Julie Beck, finds out that she is ill and has only a short time to live. She becomes taken with Hitty, a young orphan prone to dreaming. Julie soon decides to adopt the child so that her husband Bill will not be alone when she dies. After Julie dies, Bill is so grief stricken, he shuts out everyone in his life, even Hitty. Hitty believes she's receiving visits from Julie who offers Hitty advice on how to make Bill happy. Unfortunately, Bill is not charmed by Hitty's efforts to care for him; he does not believe she's seen Julie and wants to send her to boarding school. Rather than leaving Bill, Hitty runs away to find Julie. After Bill hears a record Julie recorded before she died, he finally realizes he must move on with his life and with Hitty.
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Two Years Before the Mast
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MovieJan 31, 1946

Two Years Before the Mast

The playboy son of a wealthy …
The playboy son of a wealthy shipping magnate discovers at first hand the desperate privations suffered by the crew of one of his fathers ships when he is unwillingly pressganged aboard.
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1945
Duffy's Tavern
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MovieSep 28, 1945

Duffy's Tavern

The staff of a record factory drown their sorrows at Duffy's …
The staff of a record factory drown their sorrows at Duffy's Tavern, while the company owner faces threats of bankruptcy.
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A Bell for Adano
MovieJun 21, 1945

A Bell for Adano

In WW2, U.S. Army Major Joppolo and his troops are tasked …
In WW2, U.S. Army Major Joppolo and his troops are tasked with administering the war damaged Italian town of Adano where the locals decry the loss of the town bell.
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It's in the Bag!
MovieApr 21, 1945

It's in the Bag!

The ringmaster of a flea circus inherits a fortune...if he can …
The ringmaster of a flea circus inherits a fortune...if he can find which chair it's hidden in.
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1944
Greenwich Village
MovieSep 27, 1944

Greenwich Village

In 1922, a would-be classical composer gets involved with …
In 1922, a would-be classical composer gets involved with people putting on a musical revue.
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The Hairy Ape
MovieJul 2, 1944

The Hairy Ape

During the 1940s, social class conflict is depicted when a …
During the 1940s, social class conflict is depicted when a spoiled socialite, traveling on a freighter, calls the ship's head stoker a hairy ape, provoking him into stalking the rich woman once ashore in New York.
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Lifeboat
MovieJan 11, 1944

Lifeboat

In the Atlantic during World War II, a ship and a German U-boat …
In the Atlantic during World War II, a ship and a German U-boat are involved in a battle, and both are sunk. The survivors from the ship gather in one of the boats. They are from a variety of backgrounds: an international journalist, a rich businessman, the radio operator, a nurse, a steward, a sailor, and an engineer with Communist tendencies. Trouble starts when they pull a man out of the water who turns out to be from the U-boat.
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1943
China
MovieApr 21, 1943

China

During the Japanese invasion of China, a cynical, macho …
During the Japanese invasion of China, a cynical, macho profiteer meets a compassionate, beautiful schoolteacher.
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1942
The McGuerins from Brooklyn
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MovieDec 31, 1942

The McGuerins from Brooklyn

A cab driver from Brooklyn …
A cab driver from Brooklyn working overtime to start a taxi service falls in love with a burlesque dancing beauty and gets in trouble with a mobster who has his eyes on her.
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Star Spangled Rhythm
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MovieDec 2, 1942

Star Spangled Rhythm

A Paramount Studios security guard who was a major actor …
A Paramount Studios security guard who was a major actor during the silent film era must carry out the illusion that he is still a big deal when his sailor son comes to visit.
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Who Done It?
MovieOct 30, 1942

Who Done It?

Two dumb soda jerks dream of writing radio mysteries. …
Two dumb soda jerks dream of writing radio mysteries. When they try to pitch an idea at a radio station, they end up in the middle of a real murder when the station owner is killed during a broadcast.
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The Glass Key
MovieSep 8, 1942

The Glass Key

A crooked politician finds himself being accused of murder by …
A crooked politician finds himself being accused of murder by a gangster from whom he refused help during a re-election campaign.
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Wake Island
MovieAug 11, 1942

Wake Island

In November 1941, Major Caton takes command of the small …
In November 1941, Major Caton takes command of the small Marine garrison on Wake Island. His tendency toward spit and polish upsets the men's tropical lassitude, but Pearl Harbor changes everything. Soon the island is attacked and the Marines pull together day by day; but how long can they hold out?
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Woman of the Year
MovieFeb 1, 1942

Woman of the Year

Rival reporters Sam and Tess fall in love and get married, only to …
Rival reporters Sam and Tess fall in love and get married, only to find their relationship strained when Sam comes to resent Tess' hectic lifestyle.
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Best Supporting Actor
Nomination1942

Best Supporting Actor

Nominated for "Wake Island".
Academy Award
1929
Lorraine Bendix
ChildNovember 1929

Lorraine Bendix

Lorraine Bendix was born on November 17, 1929 in …
Lorraine Bendix was born on November 17, 1929 in Orange, New Jersey, USA. She is known for her work on The Red Skelton Hour (1951), Law of the Lawless (1964) and Black Spurs (1965).
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1927
Theresa Stefanotti
MarriageOctober 1927

Theresa Stefanotti

Married Theresa Stefanotti.
1906
William Bendix
Birth1906

William Bendix

William Bendix was born.
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