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Howard Duff

Howard Duff

  • Born on
    • November 24th, 1913
  • Died on
    • July 8th, 1990
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​

Filmography

Acting (15 Credits)

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1987No Way Out as Senator William 'Billy' Duvall
1986Monster in the Closet as Father Martin Finnegan
1981East of Eden as Jules Edwards
1979Kramer vs. Kramer as John Shaunessy
1978A Wedding as Dr. Jules Meecham
1977The Late Show as Harry Regan
1962Boys' Night Out as Doug Jackson
1956While the City Sleeps as Lt. Burt Kaufman
1955Women's Prison as Dr. Crane
1954Private Hell 36 as Police Sgt. Jack Farnham
1950Woman in Hiding as Keith Ramsey
1948The Naked City as Frank Niles
1948All My Sons as George Deever
1947Brute Force as Robert 'Soldier' Becker
1945Know Your Enemy - Japan as Narrator

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