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Howard Duff

1913-11-24 Charleston, Washington, U.S.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Howard Green Duff (November 24, 1913 – July 8, 1990) was an American actor of film, television, stage, and radio. Duff was born in Charleston, Washington, now a part of Bremerton. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in Seattle in 1932 where he began acting in school plays only after he was cut from the basketball team. His first film role was as an inmate in Brute Force. His other movies include The Naked City (1948), All My Sons (1948), Calamity Jane and Sam Bass (1949), Panic in the City (1968), In Search of America (1971), A Wedding (1978) and No Way Out (1987). He appeared in a number of films with his first wife, actress/director Ida Lupino. One of Duff's later performances was as Dustin Hoffman's attorney in the Academy Award-winning Kramer vs. Kramer (1979). On radio, Duff played Dashiell Hammett's private eye Sam Spade from 1946–1950, starring in The Adventures of Sam Spade on three different networks - ABC, CBS and NBC. In 1951 Steve Dunne took over the role of Sam Spade. Duff also appeared in an episode of Climax! entitled Escape From Fear in 1955. On television, Duff appeared with his then wife Ida Lupino in the CBS comedy Mr. Adams and Eve from January 1957 through September 1958, in which they played husband and wife film stars named Howard Adams and Eve Drake. He played the young Samuel Langhorne Clemens, in his early life in the West as a satirical and crusading journalist, in the TV series Bonanza ("Enter Mark Twain," season 1, episode 5, 1959). In 1960 he played the male main character in The Twilight Zone episode "A World of Difference" as Arthur Curtis/Jerry Raigan. From October 1960 through April 1961, Duff played Willie Dante, owner of the San Francisco nightclub, Dante's Inferno, in the NBC adventure/drama series Dante. In 1964, Duff guest starred as Harold Baker on the episode "Prodigy" of NBC's medical drama about psychiatry The Eleventh Hour, starring Jack Ging and Ralph Bellamy. In 1990, he guest starred on an episode of The Golden Girls (episode: The Mangiacavallo Curse Makes a Lousy Wedding Present). From September 1966 through January 1969, Duff portrayed Detective Sergeant Sam Stone in the ABC police drama Felony Squad with costar Dennis Cole. In the 1980s, he appeared on dramas such as NBC's Flamingo Road and Knots Landing, and Dallas, both on CBS. Description above from the Wikipedia article Howard Duff, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia​


Too Much Sun O.M. 1990-10-10
Settle the Score Cy Whately 1989-10-30
No Way Out Senator William 'Billy' Duvall 1987-08-14
Roses Are for the Rich Denton 1987-05-17
Monster in the Closet Father Martin Finnegan 1986-05-15
Love on the Run Lionel Rockland 1985-10-21
This Girl For Hire Wolfe Macready 1983-01-11
The Wild Women of Chastity Gulch Col. Samuel Isaacs 1982-10-31
Valentine Magic on Love Island A.J. Morgan 1980-09-18
Double Negative Lester Harlen 1980-05-12
Kramer vs. Kramer John Shaunessy 1979-12-18
A Wedding Dr. Jules Meecham 1978-08-29
Ski Lift to Death Ben Forbes 1978-03-03
In the Glitter Palace Raymond Dawson Travers 1977-02-23
The Late Show Harry Regan 1977-02-10
Snatched Duncan Wood 1973-01-31
The Heist Lieutenant Nicholson 1972-11-29
A Little Game Dunlap 1971-10-31
In Search of America Ray Chandler 1971-03-23
Panic in the City Dave Pomeroy 1968-10-01
Calhoun: County Agent Sid Rayner 1964-07-08
Boys' Night Out Doug Jackson 1962-06-21
Le sette folgori di Assur Sardanapolo 1962-11-24
Sierra Stranger Jess Collins 1957-05-01
While the City Sleeps Lt. Burt Kaufman 1956-04-19
Blackjack Ketchum Desperado Tom "Blackjack" Ketchum 1956-04-01
Flame of the Islands Doug Duryea 1956-01-06
The Broken Star Thornton W. Wills 1956-04-01
Women's Prison Dr. Crane 1955-02-01
Tanganyika Dan Harder 1954-07-03
Private Hell 36 Jack Farnham 1954-09-03
The Yellow Mountain Pete Menlo 1954-11-16
Spaceways Dr. Stephen Mitchell 1953-07-01
Jennifer Jim Hollis 1953-10-25
Models Inc. Lennie Stone 1952-01-01
Steel Town Jim Denko 1952-05-09
The Lady from Texas Dan Mason 1951-09-01
Shakedown Jack Early 1950-09-01
Spy Hunt Steve Quain 1950-06-08
Woman in Hiding Keith Ramsey 1950-11-22
Johnny Stool Pigeon George Morton 1949-09-22
Calamity Jane and Sam Bass Sam Bass 1949-07-04
Illegal Entry Bert Powers 1949-06-01
Red Canyon Lin Sloane (aka Lin Cordts) 1949-05-05
All My Sons George Deever 1948-05-01
The Naked City Frank Niles 1948-03-04
Brute Force Robert 'Soldier' Becker 1947-07-10
Know Your Enemy - Japan Narrator 1945-08-09