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Albert Dekker ACTOR


Albert Dekker was born on December 20th, 1905 in Brooklyn, New York with the birth name Albert Van Dekker. 
After high school he went on to study at Bowdoin College and then involved in the acting industry and first made his debut as a stage actor with a Cincinnati Stock company in 1927 followed by a role in the Broadway play, "Marco Millions".  He was one of the few actors to remain working as a stage actor for almost a decade before breaking into Hollywood.
His film debut was in 1937 on, "The Great Gattick" followed by roles in such films as, "Dr. Cyclops" (1940), "In Old California" (1942) starring John Wayne, "The Killers" (1946), "Kiss Me Deadly" (1955), "The Wonderful Country" (1959) and "The Wild Bunch" (1969).  Throughout the course of his career he appeared in about seventy films and was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the Motion Picture Industry. 
Along with his film and television credits, Dekker did return to the stage occasionally appearing in such productions as, "Death of a Salesman" and "A Man for All Seasons".  He was mostly a film and stage actor with just a couple occasional television appearances on such shows as, "Playwrights 56" (1955-1956) and "Play of the Week' (1957-1958).
Along wit his acting career he served from 1945 through 1946 with the California legislature representing the Hollywood district and he was also very involved in politics winning a seat in the California State Assembly for the 57th Assembly District in 1944.  
He married only one time to Esther Guirino in 1929 and they had two sons and one daughter before the marriage ended in divorce.  He did not re-marry and on May 5th, 1968, Dekker passed away at the age of sixty two, in Hollywood, California from asphyxia.  Sadly, he was found naked in his bathtub with a noose wrapped around his neck.  He was handcuffed, blind folded and gagged.  His remains were interred at Garden State Crematory in North Bergen, New Jersey. 


1969 The Wild Bunch
1968 Bonanza
1968 I Spy 
1968 Judd for the Defense
1968 Run for Your Life 
1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 
1967 Come Spy with Me 
1966 Mission: Impossible 
1966 Gammera the Invincible 
1966 Ten Blocks on the Camino Real 
1966 Death of a Salesman
1965 Rawhide
1965 The Trials of O'Brien
1965 Once Upon a Tractor 
1965 Seaway
1964 The Defenders 
1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre
1961 Naked City
1961 Westinghouse Presents: The Dispossessed 
1961 Festival 
1961 Route 66 
1960 Play of the Week 
1960 The Witness
1959 Suddenly, Last Summer 
1959 The Wonderful Country 
1959 Decoy 
1959 Middle of the Night
1959 These Thousand Hills
1959 The Sound and the Fury 
1958 Machete
1957-1958 Play of the Week
1957 She Devil
1956 Climax!
1955-1956 Playwrights '56
1955 Illegal
1955 Kiss Me Deadly
1955 Goodyear Playhouse
1955 East of Eden
1954 The Silver Chalice
1952 Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie
1952 Studio One in Hollywood
1952 CBS Television Workshop
1952 Lights Out
1951 Celanese Theatre
1951 As Young as You Feel
1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse
1950 The Furies
1950 Destination Murder
1950 Fireside Theatre
1950 The Kid from Texas
1949 Search for Danger
1949 Bride of Vengeance 
1949 Tarzan's Magic Fountain
1948 Lulu Belle 
1948 Fury at Furnace Creek
1947 Gentleman's Agreement 
1947 The Fabulous Texan 
1947 Cass Timberlane
1947 The Pretender
1947 Wyoming 
1947 Slave Girl
1947 California 
1946 The Killers
1946 Suspense 
1946 The French Key 
1946 Two Years Before the Mast
1945 Hold That Blonde 
1945 Incendiary Blonde 
1945 Salome Where She Danced
1944 Experiment Perilous 
1944 The Hitler Gang 
1943 The Woman of the Town 
1943 In Old Oklahoma 
1943 The Kansan
1943 Buckskin Frontier 
1942 Star Spangled Rhythm
1942 Once Upon a Honeymoon 
1942 The Forest Rangers 
1942 Wake Island 
1942 Night in New Orleans
1942 In Old California 
1942 Yokel Boy 
1942 The Lady Has Plans
1941 Among the Living 
1941 Buy Me That Town
1941 Honky Tonk 
1941 Reaching for the Sun
1941 You're the One
1941 Luke Larami
1941 Blonde Inspiration 
1940 Seven Sinners
1940 Rangers of Fortune
1940 Dr. Cyclops 
1940 Strange Cargo
1939 The Great Commandment
1939 Beau Geste 
1939 The Man in the Iron Mask 
1939 Hotel Imperial 
1939 Never Say Die
1939 Paris Honeymoon 
1938 The Last Warning 
1938 Marie Antoinette
1938 The Lone Wolf in Paris 
1938 Extortion
1937 She Married an Artist
1937 The Great Garrick
1935 The Lady in Black

Matinee Classics - Seven Sinners starring John Wayne, Marlene Dietrich, Albert Dekker, Broderick Crawford, Anna Lee, Mischa Auer, Billy Gilbert, Richard Carle, Samuel S. Hinds, Oscar Homolka and Reginald Denny
Matinee Classics - Johnny Fletcher Mystery Radio Show starring Alert Dekker and Mike Mazurki
Matinee Classics - War of the Wildcats starring John Wayne, Martha Scott, Albert Dekker, George Gabby Hayes, Marjorie Rambeau, Dale Evans, Paul Fix, Grant Withers and Sidney Blackmer
Matinee Classics - As Young as You Feel starring Monty Woolley, Thelma Ritter, David Wayne, Jean Peters, Constance Bennett, Marilyn Monroe, Allyn Joslyn, Albert Dekker, Clinton Sundberg, Minor Watson, Wally Brown and Russ Tamblyn
Matinee Classics - Salome, Where She Danced starring Yvonne De Carlo, Rod Cameron, David Bruce, Walter Slezak, Albert Dekker, Marjorie Rambeau, J. Edward Bromberg, Abner Biberman, John Litel and Kurt Katch
Matinee Classics - Strange Cargo starring Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Ian Hunter, Peter Lorre, Paul Lukas, Albert Dekker, J. Edward Bromberg, Eduardo Ciannelli, John Arledge, Frederick Worlock, Bernard Nedell and Victor Varconi
Matinee Classics - Suddenly Last Summer starring Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift, Albert Dekker, Mercedes McCambridge, Gary Raymond, Mavis Villers, Patricia Marmont, Joan Young, Maria Britneva, Sheila Robbins and David Cameron
Matinee Classics - Tarzan's Magic Fountain starring Lex Barker, Brenda Joyce, Albert Dekker, Evelyn Ankers, Charles Drake and Alan Napier
Matinee Classics - The Forest Rangers starring Fred MacMurray, Paulette Goddard, Susan Hayward, Lynne Overman, Albert Dekker, Eugene Pallette, Regis Toomey, Rod Cameron, Clem Bevans, James Brown, Kenneth Griffith, Keith Richards, William Cabanne and Jimmy Conlin
Matinee Classics - The Great Commandment starring John Beal, Irving Pichel, Maurice Moscovich, Albert Dekker, Marjorie Cooley, Warren McCollum, Lloyd Corrigan, Olaf Hytten, Ian Wolfe, Anthony Marlowe, Lester Scharff, Marc Lobell, Harold Minjir, Earl Gunn, Albert Spehr, George Rosener, John Merton, Perry Ivans, D'Arcy Corrigan, Max Davidson, Stanley Price and Belle Mitchell.

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