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DAN DURYEA BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Dan Duryea was born January 23, 1907 in White Plains, New York and was the son of a textile salesman.  He attended White plains High School and was already securing leading roles in the school plays.  He went on to study at Cornell University and majored in English.  He remained active with the theater department and was president of the Cornell Dramatic Society.
 
Upon graduation, he followed the guidance of his parents and sought out a career with the N.W. Ayer advertising agency, however he suffered a mild heart attack at the young age of twenty and was advised by his doctor to find a less stressful career.     
 
Duryea returned to what he enjoyed doing most, acting.  He found employment in summer stock theater and was then cast in, "Dead End" (1935) a Broadway play.  He followed this with another role on, "Dirty Little Coward" (1938)
 
Herman Shumlin was impressed by the talent he saw in Duryea and cast him in the film, "The Little Foxes" (1939).  This Broadway production was soon turned into a film in 1941 by Sam Goldwyn and he kept Duryea in the cast making it Duryea's first film.
 
Duryea continued to work in film playing various supporting roles until he was cast in a more leading role in, "The Woman in the Window" (1945) and thereafter, Duryea was receiving larger parts on more A rated Films.  He signed with Universal and was still getting work but the quality of the films were decreasing.  He appeared on such films as, "White Tie and Tails" (1946), "Black Angel" (1946) and "World For Ransom" (1954).  He also worked in television on a series called, "China Smith" from 1952 to 1955.
 
While the bulk of his 50's films were just average, more of his sympathetic roles surfaced during this period in the form of, "Chicago Calling" (1952), "Thunder Bay" (1953), "Battle Hymn" (1957) and "Kathy O" (1958), but for the most part, they were overlooked.  One of his last memorable roles was on, "Flight of the Phoenix" (1965) and he also worked on a total of 67 episodes of the television series, "Peyton Place".
 
Duryea stayed married to his long time wife from 1932, Helen Bryan and he was a family man at heart.  Together him and his wife had two children. Peter Duryea and Richard.  Peter became an actor for about a decade in the mid 60s and even appeared in a couple of western films with Duryea such as, "Taggart" (1964) and "The Bounty Killer" (1965).  Duryea's other son, Richard became a talent agent. His wife Helen died in 1965 of heart problems and Dan passed away on June 07, 1968 from heart ailments.  He is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles.
 
 
Filmography

1968   The Bamboo Saucer as Hank Peters
1967   Five Golden Dragons as Dragon
1967   Stranger on the Run as O.W. Hotchkiss
1967   Un Fiume Di Dollari as Getz
1967   Winchester '73 as Bart McAdam
1966   Combat!: A Little Jazz as Bernie
1966   Incident at Phantom Hill as Joe Barlow
1965   Combat!: Dateline as Barton
1965   The Bounty Killer as Willie Duggan
1965   The Flight of the Phoenix as Standish
1964   Bonanza: Logan's Treasure as Sam Logan
1964   He Rides Tall as Bart Thorne
1964   Taggart as Jason
1964   The Alfred Hitchcock Hour: Three Wives Too Many as Mr. R. Brown
1964   Walk a Tightrope as Lutcher
1962   Six Black Horses as Frank Jesse
1960   Bonanza: Badge Without Honor as Gerald Eskith
1960   Platinum High School as Maj. Redfern Kelly
1959   Disneyland: Tales of Texas John Slaughter: Showdown at Sandoval as Dan Trask
1959   The Twilight Zone: Mr. Denton on Doomsday as Al Denton
1958   Kathy O' as Harry Johnson
1957   Night Passage as Whitey Harbin
1957   Slaughter on Tenth Avenue as John Jacob Masters
1957   The Burglar as Nat Harbin
1956   Battle Hymn as Sgt. Herman
1955   Foxfire as Hugh Slater
1955   Storm Fear as Fred
1955   The Marauders as Mr. Avery
1954   China Smith:Season 2 as China Smith
1954   Rails into Laramie as Jim Shanessy
1954   Ride Clear of Diablo as Whitey Kincade
1954   Silver Lode as Ned McCarthy
1954   Terror Street as Bill Rogers
1954   This is My Love as Murray
1954   World for Ransom as Mike Callahan
1953   Sky Commando as Col. Ed Wyatt
1953   Thunder Bay as Johnny Gambi
1952   China Smith: Season 1 as China Smith
1951   Al Jennings of Oklahoma as Al Jennings
1951   Chicago Calling as Bill Cannon
1950   One Way Street as Wheeler
1950   The Underworld Story as Mike
1950   Winchester '73 as Waco Johnny Dean, the Kansas Kid
1949   Johnny Stool Pigeon as Johnny Evans
1949   Manhandled as Karl Benson
1949   Too Late for Tears as Danny Fuller
1948   Another Part of the Forest as Oscar Hubbard
1948   Black Bart as Charles E. Boles
1948   Criss Cross as Slim Dundee
1948   Larceny as Silky Randall
1948   River Lady as Beauvais
1946   Black Angel as Martin Blair
1946   White Tie and Tails as Charles Dumont
1945   Along Came Jones as Monte Jarrad
1945   Lady on a Train as Arnold Waring
1945   Scarlet Street as Johnny Prince
1945   The Great Flamarion as Al Wallace
1945   The Valley of Decision as William Scott, Jr.
1944   Main Street After Dark as Posey
1944   of Fear as Cost/Travers
1944   Mrs. Parkington as Jack Stilham
1944   None But the Lonely Heart as Lew Tate
1944   The Man from Frisco as Jim Benson
1944   The Woman in the Window as Heidt/Doorman
1943   Sahara as Jimmy Doyle
1942   That Other Woman as Ralph
1942   The Pride of the Yankees as Hank Hanneman
1941   Ball of Fire as Duke Pastrami
1941   The Little Foxes as Leo Hubbard





Matinee Classics - The Pride of the Yankees starring Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Walter Brennan, Dan Duryea, Babe Ruth, Elsa Janssen, Ludwig Stossel, Virginia Gilmore, Bill Dickey, Ernie Adams, Pierre Watkin, Harry Harvey, Bob Meusel, Mark Koenig, Bill Stern, Addison Richards, Hardie Albright, Edward Fielding, George Lessey, Edgar Barrier, Douglas Croft, Gene Collins, David Holt, Ray Noble, Frank Faylen, Dane Clark and Pat Flaherty
Matinee Classics - Night Passage starring James Stewart, Audie Murphy, Dan Duryea, Dianne Foster, Elaine Stewart, Brandon de Wilde, Jay C. Flippen, Herbert Anderson, Robert J. Wilke, Hugh Beaumont, Jack Elam, Tommy Cook, Paul Fix, Olive Carey, James Flavin, Donald Curtis, Ellen Corby, John Daheim, Kenny Williams, Frank Chase, Harold Goodwin, Harold Hart, Jack C. Williams, Boyd Stockman, Henry Wills, Chuck Roberson, William W. Willingham, Polly Burson, Patsy Novak, Ted Mapes, Edwin C. Johnson and
Matinee Classics - Night Passage starring James Stewart, Audie Murphy, Dan Duryea, Dianne Foster, Elaine Stewart, Brandon de Wilde, Jay C. Flippen, Herbert Anderson, Robert J. Wilke, Hugh Beaumont, Jack Elam, Tommy Cook, Paul Fix, Olive Carey, James Flavin, Donald Curtis, Ellen Corby, John Daheim, Kenny Williams, Frank Chase, Harold Goodwin, Harold Hart, Jack C. Williams, Boyd Stockman, Henry Wills, Chuck Roberson, William W. Willingham, Polly Burson, Patsy Novak, Ted Mapes, Edwin C. Johnson and
Matinee Classics - The Pride of the Yankees starring Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Walter Brennan, Dan Duryea, Babe Ruth, Elsa Janssen, Ludwig Stossel, Virginia Gilmore, Bill Dickey, Ernie Adams, Pierre Watkin, Harry Harvey, Bob Meusel, Mark Koenig, Bill Stern, Addison Richards, Hardie Albright, Edward Fielding, George Lessey, Edgar Barrier, Douglas Croft, Gene Collins, David Holt, Ray Noble, Frank Faylen, Dane Clark and Pat Flaherty
Matinee Classics - Along Came Jones starring Gary Cooper, Loretta Young, William Demarest, Dan Duryea, Frank Sully and Don Costello
Matinee Classics - Dan Duryea
Matinee Classics - Black Angel starring Dan Duryea, June Vincent, Peter Lorre, Wallace Ford and Broderick Crawford
Matinee Classics - The Great Flamarion starring Erich von Stroheim, Dan Duryea, Esther Howard, Steve Barclay, and Mary Beth Hughes
Matinee Classics - None But the Lonely Heart starring Cary Grant, Ethel Barrymore, Barry Fitzgerald, June Duprez, Jane Wyatt, George Coulouris, Dan Duryea, Roman Bohnen and Konstantin Shayne
Matinee Classics - River Lady starring Yvonne De Carlo, Dan Duryea, Rod Cameron, Helen Carter, Lloyd Gough, Florence Bates, John McIntyre, Jack Lambert, Esther Somers, Anita Turner, Edmund Cobb, Dewey Robinson, Eddy Waller, Milton Kibbee and Billy Wayne


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