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Harry Guardino

Harry Guardino

  • Born on
    • December 23rd, 1925
  • Died on
    • July 17th, 1995
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Harry Guardino (December 23, 1925—July 17, 1995) was an American actor whose career spanned from the early 1950s to the early 1990s. In 1964, he was cast in a short-lived CBS series entitled The Reporter, a drama about a hard-hitting investigative journalist named Danny Taylor. His principal co-star was Gary Merrill as city editor Lou Sheldon. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Guardino appeared on stage, in films, and on television. His Broadway theatre credits included A Hatful of Rain, One More River (earning a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance), Anyone Can Whistle, The Rose Tattoo, The Seven Descents of Myrtle, and Woman of the Year. Guardino's other film credits include Houseboat, Pork Chop Hill (about the Korean War), The Five Pennies, King of Kings, Madigan, Lovers and Other Strangers, and Dirty Harry. He was nominated twice for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor. He guest starred on John Cassavetes's 1959-1960 series, Johnny Staccato, the story of a pianist/private detective in New York City. In 1960, Guardino appeared as Johnny Caldwell in the episodes "Perilous Passage", "The O'Mara's Ladies", and "Daughter of the Sioux" in the NBC western series Overland Trail starring William Bendix and Doug McClure. McClure two years later would join the long-running The Virginian series on NBC after a preceding stint on the CBS detective series Checkmate (TV series). Guardino had a continuing role as Perry Mason's nemesis, Hamilton Burger, in the 1973 television series The New Perry Mason and a recurring role on Angela Lansbury's Murder, She Wrote. He made guest appearances in dozens of television series, including Studio One, Target: The Corruptors!, The Eleventh Hour, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Kraft Television Theatre, Playhouse 90, Dr. Kildare, The Lloyd Bridges Show, Route 66, Ben Casey, Hawaii Five-O, Love, American Style, The Greatest Show on Earth, Kojak, The Streets of San Francisco, Jake and the Fatman, and Cheers. He had the lead role of Det. Lee Gordon in the 1969 made-for-television suspense film The Lonely Profession. Guardino died at the age of sixty-nine of lung cancer in Palm Springs, California. Description above from the Wikipedia article Harry Guardino, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Filmography

Acting (17 Credits)

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1980Any Which Way You Can as James Beekman
1978Every Which Way but Loose as James Beekman (uncredited)
1976The Enforcer as Lt. Al Bressler
1976St. Ives as Det. Frank Deal
1975Capone as Johnny Torrio
1972They Only Kill Their Masters as Capt. Daniel Streeter
1971Dirty Harry as Lt. Al Bressler
1970Lovers and Other Strangers as Johnny
1968Madigan as Det. Rocco Bonaro
1967The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin as Sam Trimble
1966The Treasure of San Gennaro as Jack
1962Hell Is for Heroes as Sgt. Larkin
1961King of Kings as Barabbas
19605 Branded Women as Branco
1959Pork Chop Hill as PFC. Forstman
1959The Five Pennies as Tony Valani
1958Houseboat as Angelo Donatello

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