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Encyclopedia > Dan Duryea
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Dan Duryea (born January 23, 1907, in White Plains, New York; died June 7, 1968, in Hollywood, California) was a hard-working TV and movie actor. He made his name on Broadway in the play Dead End, followed by The Little Foxes, in which he played the dishonest and not particularly bright weakling Leo Hubbard. He moved to Hollywood in 1940 to appear in the film version in the same role. Image File history File links Danduryea. ... Image File history File links Danduryea. ... January 23 is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... White Plains is a city located in Westchester County, New York. ... June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (159th in leap years), with 207 days remaining. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that extends from Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue... Broadway theatre is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... For the musical group, see Cul de Sac (group). ... The Little Foxes is a 1941 film directed by William Wyler and starring Bette Davis & Teresa Wright. ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...


He established himself in film playing similar secondary roles as the foil, usually as a weak or annoyingly immature character, in movies such as The Pride of the Yankees. As his career progressed he played a number of roles as a violent, yet sexy, bad guy throughout the 1940s in a number of film noirs. Duryea usually played a con man or criminal who beat his women. His work in this era included Scarlet Street, The Woman in the Window, Criss Cross and Black Angel. The Pride of the Yankees is a 1942 biographical film which tells the story of New York Yankees star Lou Gehrig. ... // Events and trends World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrination, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atomic bomb. ... This still from The Big Combo (1955) demonstrates the visual style of film noir at its most extreme. ... A confidence trick, confidence game, or con for short, (also known as a scam) is an attempt to intentionally mislead a person or persons (known as the mark) usually with the goal of financial or other gain. ... Scarlet Street is an American film noir from 1945. ... Directed by Fritz Lang, The Woman in the Window, a black-and-white film noir, is the story of psychology professor Wanley (Edward G. Robinson), who, meets and falls in love with a younger woman (the movies femme fatale). ... Criss Cross is a 1949 film noir movie, directed by Robert Siodmak from a novel written by Don Tracy. ... Duryea and Vincent in Black Angel Black Angel is a 1946 black-and-white film noir based on the novel by Cornell Woolrich. ...


By the 1950s, Duryea spent most of his time appearing in television programs and an occasional western. Other notable roles included parts in Winchester '73 and Flight of the Phoenix. He also appeared in one of the first Twilight Zone episodes in 1959 as a drunken former gunfighter in "Mr. Denton on Doomsday", written by Rod Serling. // Events and trends This map shows two essential global spheres during the Cold War in 1959. ... Winchester 73 is an American western movie from 1950. ... The Flight of the Phoenix is the name of a 1964 novel by Elleston Trevor, a 1965 movie, and its 2004 remake (as Flight of the Phoenix). ... Note, this page is about the television series and its two revivals. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Categories: Stock characters | Stub ... “Mr. ... Edwin Rodman Rod Serling (December 25, 1924 – June 28, 1975) was a screenwriter, most famous for his science fiction TV series, The Twilight Zone. ...


Duryea was far removed from many of the characters he played in the course of his career. He was married for 35 years to his wife, Helen, who preceded him in death on January 21, 1967. The couple had two sons, Peter, who worked for a time as an actor, and Richard.


Films

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Dan Duryea (2726 words)
Duryea was easy to work with, a carefully prepared "quick study" who knew his lines.
Duryea kept busy through the ‘40s with some of his best work as the bad guy, but he was never dull, even when called on to be friendly.
Dan Duryea took a break from movies in 1952 when he made a successful syndicated television series titled China Smith, playing an easygoing soldier of fortune who fought injustice in the East.
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