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Brad Dexter ACTOR

Brad Dexter was born on April 9th, 1917 in Goldfield, Nevada with the birth name Boris Malanovich.  From a young age he developed an interest in boxing and as he grew older acting also began to fascinate him.

He first gained experience in the acting arena at the Pasadena Playhouse.  He later joined the United States Air Corps during World War II.  He soon was working with the troupe performing the Moss Hart Broadway tribute to the Corps which later was turned into a film version, "Winged Victory".

After he completed his military service he began to focus on a career in entertainment full time.  He worked in theatrical productions as well as radio drama.  Soon he was adding such credits to his resume as, "The Asphalt Jungle" (1950) starring Sterling Hayden, Jean Hagen, Sam Jaffe, Louis Calhern, James Whitmore and Marilyn Monroe and "The Las Vegas Story" (1952) starring Victor Mature, Jane Russell, Vincent Price and Hoagy Carmichael.
He became most well known for his role in the film, "The Magnificent Seven" (1960) co-starring with Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, Horst Buchholz and Eli Wallach.  He first made a name for himself in the industry under the stage name, Barry Mitchell, however, later he changed it to Brad Dexter at the request of John Huston, a director, actor and screenwriter. 

Other roles he added to his credits include the films, "The George Raft Story" (1961), "Last Train from Gun Hill" (1959) starring Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Carolyn Jones and Earl Holliman, "Kings of the Sun" (1963), "Johnny Cool" (1963) and "Von Ryan's Express" (1965) starring Frank Sinatra.

In addition to his career as an actor, he also became a well know producer with such films as, "The Naked Runner", "Skag", "The Lawyer", "Little Fauss and Big Halsy" and "Lady Sings the Blues".  

Brad Dexter married three times throughout his lifetime, first to Peggy Lee on January 4th 1953 however by November 1953 this marriage came to an end.  He then married Mary Bogdanovich in 1971 and they were married until she passed away in 1994.  His third and final marriage was to June Dyer in 1994 and they remained together until he passed away at the age of eighty five, on December 12th, 2002 in Rancho Mirage, California after suffering from emphysema.  His remains are buried at the Desert Memorial Park.  

1988   Cognac

1979   Valentine
1979   The Incredible Hulk 

1979   Winter Kills

1978   Project U.F.O. 
1978   House Calls 

1977   The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover

1976   Vigilante Force 
1976   Law and Order 

1975   S.W.A.T

1975   McCloud 
1975   Kojak 

1975   Shampoo 

1973   Jory 
1972   Mission: Impossible 

1970   Mannix 

1965   Blindfold 
1965   Von Ryan's Express

1965   Bus Riley's Back in Town

1965   None But the Brave 
1964   Invitation to a Gunfighter 

1963   Kings of the Sun 

1963   Johnny Cool 
1963   Death Valley Days 

1962   Taras Bulba 

1961   X-15 
1961   Alcoa Premiere 

1961   The George Raft Story 

1961   The Investigators 
1961   Twenty Plus Two 

1961   Surfside 6 

1961   Tales of Wells Fargo 
1961   G.E. True Theater

1961   Hawaiian Eye

1960   The Aquanauts
1960   The Magnificent Seven

1960   Richard Diamond, Private Detective 

1959-1960  Bourbon Street Beat 
1960   Wanted Dead or Alive

1960   13 Fighting Men

1960   Bat Masterson
1960   Vice Raid 

1960   Mr. Lucky

1960   Tightrope
1960   The Man from Blackhawk

1959   Bronco

1959   Colt .45
1958-1959  77 Sunset Strip

1959   Last Train from Gun Hill 

1959   Yancy Derringer
1959   Cimarron City

1959   Behind Closed Doors 

1958   Zane Grey Theater
1958   Jefferson Drum

1958   Have Gun - Will Travel 

1958   Wagon Train 
1958   Run Silent Run Deep

1957   How to Marry a Millionaire 

1957   The Gale Storm Show
1957   The Oklahoman 

1956   Between Heaven and Hell 

1956   The Bottom of the Bottle 
1955   Climax! 

1955   House of Bamboo 

1955   Violent Saturday 
1955   Untamed 

1953   99 River Street 

1952   Macao
1952   The Las Vegas Story 

1951   Fourteen Hours 

1950   The Asphalt Jungle 
1947   Sinbad, the Sailor 

1946   Heldorado 

1944   Winged Victory

Matinee Classics - Run Silent, Run Deep starring Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, Jack Warden, Brad Dexter, Don Rickles, Nick Cravat, Joe Maross, Mary LaRoche, Eddie Foy and Rudy Bond
Matinee Classics - The George Raft Story starring Ray Danton, Jayne Mansfield, Julie London, Barrie Chase, Frank Gorshin, Barbara Nichols, Brad Dexter, Margo Moore, Neville Brand, Herschel Bernardi, Joe De Santis and Jack Albertson

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