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Robert Quarry

Robert Quarry

  • Born on
    • November 3rd, 1925
  • Died on
    • February 20th, 2009
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Robert Walter Quarry (3 November 1925 – 20 February 2009) was an American actor, known for several prominent horror film roles. Quarry was born in Santa Rosa, California, the son of Mable and Paul Quarry, a doctor. His films include Count Yorga, Vampire (1970), its sequel The Return of Count Yorga (1971), and Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972), in which he played alchemist Dr. Biederbeck pitted against Vincent Price's Phibes in a race to find the mythical elixir of eternal life. Although it is well-known that Price did not care for his co-star - once, when Quarry was singing in his dressing room during the making of Dr Phibes Rises Again, he said to Price, "You didn't know I could sing did you?" and Price replied: "Well I knew you couldn't act." - the two were later also paired in Madhouse (1974). American International Pictures had plans for Quarry to succeed Price, but the decline in the company's fortunes, and old style horror films falling out of fashion, meant that it never happened. Quarry did make further horror film appearances, as the hippy guru vampire Khorda in 1973's The Deathmaster and as a gangster in the 1974 zombie movie Sugar Hill. A third Count Yorga film was often rumored to be in the works, but never materialised. Quarry's career was further set back by a road accident that resulted in serious facial injuries (in which he was hit by a drunk driver), but he made several memorable guest appearances on TV shows, notably The Rockford Files episode, "Requiem For a Funny Box", as Lee Russo. He also played disfigured gunrunner Commander Corliss in the Buck Rogers in the 25th Century episode "Return of the Fighting 69th". In the 1980s and 1990s, he returned to film, becoming a favorite of director Fred Olen Ray. Quarry died at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California at the age of 83. Description above from the Wikipedia article Robert Quarry, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Filmography

Acting (23 Credits)

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1999Invisible Mom II as Randolph St.John
1997Hybrid as Dr. Farrell (as Robert Connell)
1997Rapid Assault as Military Officer
1997The Shooter as Examiner
1995Droid Gunner as Chew'Bah
1992Evil Toons as Demon (voice) (uncredited)
1990Alienator as Doc Burnside
1989Beverly Hills Vamp as Father Ferraro
1988The Phantom Empire as Prof. Strock
1987Cyclone as Knowles
1977Rollercoaster as Mayor
1974Sugar Hill as Morgan
1974Madhouse as Oliver Quayle
1974The Midnight Man as Dr. Prichette
1972Dr. Phibes Rises Again as Darius Biederbeck
1971The Return of Count Yorga as Count Yorga
1970Count Yorga, Vampire as Count Yorga
1970WUSA as Noonan
1970Colossus: The Forbin Project as Scientist (uncredited)
1969Winning as Sam Jagin (uncredited)
1966Agent for H.A.R.M. as Borg
1956A Kiss Before Dying as Dwight Powell
1956Crime of Passion as Sam, Reporter

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