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Don Beddoe ACTOR

Don Beddoe was born on July 1st, 1903 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with the birth name Donald Theophilus Beddoe.  He was raised in New York City as well as in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Originally growing up, he wanted to pursue a career in journalism, however he soon developed an interest in acting.
Beddoe began as a stage actor first with a number of amateur companies and later doing some professional stage work.  He then debuted on Broadway in 1929 and continued working as a stage actor throughout his career.
Along with stage work, Beddoe appeared on a number of silent film in his early years such as, "There's That Woman Again" starring Melvyn Douglas, Virginia Bruce, Margaret Lindsay and Stanley Ridges and "Flying G-Men" starring starring Robert Paige, Richard Fiske, James Craig, Lorna Gray, Ann Doran, Dick Curtis, Sammy McKim and Stanley Brown as Charles Bronson, Flying G-Man, both 1939 and "Sabotage Squad" (1942) starring Bruce Bennett, Kay Harris, Edward Norris, Sidney Blackmer and Robert Emmett.  From this point on, he mostly worked in supporting roles but would add over 200 film and television credits to his resume.

Don Beddoe did take a brief break from acting to serve in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II.  Upon his completion of military service, he remained working in the industry adding such film credits as, "Cyrano de Bergerac" (1950) starring Jose Ferrer, who won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance, with Mala Powers, William Prince, Morris Carnovsky, Elena Verdugo, Lloyd Corrigan, Ralph Clanton and Edgar Barrier, "Dancing in the Dark" (1949) starring William Powell, Adolphe Menjou, Betsy Drake, Walter Catlett, Randy Stuart and Jean Hersholt and Mark Stevens, "Woman in Hiding" (1950) starring Ida Lupino, Howard Duff, Stephen McNally, Joe Besser, John Litel, Taylor Holmes and Irving Bacon, "Don't Bother to Knock" (1952) starring Jim Backus, Anne Bancroft, Willis Bouchey, Jeanne Cagney, Elisha Cook Jr., Marilyn Monroe, Lurene Tuttle, Richard Widmark, Donna Corcoran and Verna Felton, "Hoodlum Empire" (1952) starring Brian Donlevy, Claire Trevor, Forrest Tucker, Vera Ralston, Luther Adler, John Russell, Gene Lockhart, Grant Withers, Taylor Holmes, Roy Roberts and Pat Flaherty, "The Clown" (1953) with Red Skelton, Jane Greer and Tim Considine, "River of No Return" (1954) starring Robert Mitchum, Marilyn Monroe, Rory Calhoun, Tommy Rettig and Douglas Spencer, "Loophole" (1954) starring Mary Beth Hughes, Barry Sullivan, Dorothy Malone, Charles McGraw and Don Haggerty, "Behind the High Wall" (1956) with Tom Tully, Sylvia Sidney and Betty Lynn, "Bullwhip" (1958) starring Guy Madison, Rhonda Fleming and James Griffith, "Warlock" (1959) starring Henry Fonda, Dorothy Malone, Anthony Quinn, Richard Widmark, Dolores Michaels, Regis Toomey, DeForest Kelley, Whit Bissell, Frank Gorshin, Vaughn Taylor, Wallace Ford, Tom Drake, Gary Lockwood, L. Q. Jones, Ann Doran and Don 'Red' Barry and "Boy Who Caught a Crook" (1961) with Wanda Hendrix and Roger Mobley.
Along with film work, he did appear in numerous television series during his career such as, "My Hero", "The Lone Ranger", "Mr. and Mrs. North", "Ramar of the Jungle", "The Public Defender", "Sheriff of Cochise", "My Friend Flicka", "The Loretta Young Show", "Richard Diamond, Private Detective", "Sugarfoot", "Petticoat Junction", "The Lucy Show", "Pistols 'n Petticoats", "Front Row Center", "Conflict", "Father Knows Best", "Blondie", "Colt .45", "The Restless Gun", "The Grand Jury", "Lawman", "Maverick", "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet", "Have Gun - Will Travel" and his final television appearance in 1984 on, "Highway to Heaven".
In addition to his career as an actor, Beddoe made time to have a successful career real estate.  He married twice throughout his lifetime, first to Jessie Evelyn Sebring in 1943 and they remained together until she passed away in 1974.  He then married Joyce Mathews in 1974 and they were together until he passed away at the age of eighty seven, on January 19th, 1991 in Laguna Hills, California from natural causes.  


1984         Highway to Heaven 
1984         Nickel Mountain
1982         Little House on the Prairie 
1977         Maude 
1977         Our Town
1970-1971     Nanny and the Professor 
1971         Arnie 
1970         How Do I Love Thee?
1970         The Virginian
1970         Mannix
1969         Generation
1969         Mayberry R.F.D. 
1968         The Impossible Years
1967         Bewitched 
1967         CBS Playhouse 
1967         The Second Hundred Years
1967         Laredo
1966         Pistols 'n Petticoats 
1966         Texas Across the River
1966         F Troop 
1966         The Lucy Show 
1966         The Wild Wild West 
1965         A Very Special Favor
1958-1965     Wagon Train
1965         Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
1965         The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet 
1965         Gunsmoke
1964         Petticoat Junction 
1962-1964     Rawhide
1963         Temple Houston 
1963         For Love or Money
1963         Cattle King
1963         Going My Way
1963         Papa's Delicate Condition
1962-1963     Ensign O'Toole 
1963         Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 
1955-1963     Lassie
1959-1962     Cheyenne 
1962         Bonanza 
1962         Jack the Giant Killer
1962         The Dick Powell Theatre
1962         The New Breed
1962         Straightaway
1961-1962     Pete and Gladys
1962         The Tall Man 
1962         Saintly Sinners
1960-1962     Laramie
1957-1962     Perry Mason 
1957-1962     Have Gun - Will Travel 
1961         Boy Who Caught a Crook
1961         Follow the Sun 
1961         Whispering Smith 
1958-1961     Maverick 
1958-1961     Lawman 
1960         The Wizard of Baghdad
1960         The Law and Mr. Jones
1959-1960     G.E. True Theater 
1960         Route 66 
1960         Alfred Hitchcock Presents 
1960         The Texan 
1960         The Alaskans
1958-1960     Sugarfoot 
1954-1959     Death Valley Days 
1959         Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond 
1959         Hotel de Paree 
1959         Pillow Talk
1959         The David Niven Show
1959         Bronco 
1959         Warlock
1953-1959     The Loretta Young Show
1959         Zorro
1959         The Grand Jury
1958         Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse
1958         The Real McCoys 
1958         Bullwhip
1958         Trackdown 
1958         The Toughest Gun in Tombstone
1958         The Restless Gun
1958         Richard Diamond, Private Detective 
1958         Colt .45 
1958         The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp
1957         Tales of Wells Fargo 
1957         The Joker Is Wild
1957         The Millionaire 
1957         Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend
1957         Wire Service 
1957         Circus Boy
1957         The Gale Storm Show: Oh, Susanna
1957         The O. Henry Playhouse
1957         Blondie
1957         Broken Arrow
1957         Sheriff of Cochise 
1957         The Gray Ghost 
1956         Father Knows Best 
1956         The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial
1952-1956     The Ford Television Theatre
1956         Conflict 
1956         Hey, Jeannie!
1956         Behind the High Wall
1956         Screen Directors Playhouse 
1955-1956     The 20th Century-Fox Hour 
1956         Front Row Center 
1956         The Killer Is Loose
1956         Celebrity Playhouse 
1955         The Rawhide Years
1954-1955     Four Star Playhouse
1955         My Friend Flicka
1955         The Night of the Hunter
1955         Stage 7 
1955         Tarzan's Hidden Jungle
1955         Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal
1954         The Steel Cage
1950-1954     The Lone Ranger 
1954         A Star Is Born
1953-1954     The Pride of the Family 
1954         River of No Return
1954         The Public Defender
1954         Loophole
1954         Wyoming Renegades
1952-1954      Ramar of the Jungle 
1954         Waterfront 
1954         Jubilee Trail
1953         Lux Video Theatre
1953         Summer Theatre 
1953         The Band Wagon
1953         My Hero
1953         Mr. and Mrs. North
1953         Cow Country
1953         The System
1953         The Clown
1952         Gruen Guild Theater
1952         Schlitz Playhouse 
1952         Stop, You're Killing Me
1952         Blue Canadian Rockies
1952         The Iron Mistress
1952         Your Jeweler's Showcase 
1952         Sky King 
1952         The Big Sky
1952         Don't Bother to Knock
1952         Carrie
1952         Washington Story
1952         Three for Bedroom C
1952         Carson City
1952         The Narrow Margin
1952         Hoodlum Empire
1952         Scandal Sheet
1952         Room for One More
1951         Starlift
1951         The Racket
1951         Man in the Saddle
1951         The Unknown Man
1951         Behave Yourself!
1951         Corky of Gasoline Alley
1951         Rodeo King and the Senorita
1951         As Young as You Feel
1951         Million Dollar Pursuit
1951         Francis Goes to the Races
1951         Three Guys Named Mike
1951         Belle Le Grand
1951         The Company She Keeps
1951         The Enforcer
1951         Gasoline Alley
1951         The Bogus Green 
1950         The Magnavox Theatre
1950         Southside 1-1000
1950         Cyrano de Bergerac
1950         Emergency Wedding
1950         Fireside Theatre 
1950         Beyond the Purple Hills
1950         Caged
1950         Young Daniel Boone
1950         Tarnished
1950         Woman in Hiding
1950         Gun Crazy
1950         The Great Rupert
1949         Dancing in the Dark
1949         Dear Wife
1949         Easy Living
1949         Once More, My Darling
1949         Flame of Youth
1949         The Lady Gambles
1949         Bride of Vengeance
1949         The Crime Doctor's Diary
1949         Hideout
1948         An Act of Murder
1948         Another Part of the Forest
1948         Black Bart
1948         If You Knew Susie
1947         The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
1947         They Won't Believe Me
1947         Welcome Stranger
1947         Blaze of Noon
1947         Calcutta
1947         Buck Privates Come Home
1947         The Farmer's Daughter
1947         California
1946         The Best Years of Our Lives
1946         O.S.S.
1946         The Well-Groomed Bride
1946         Behind Green Lights
1946         The Notorious Lone Wolf
1945         Getting Gertie's Garter
1945         Midnight Manhunt
1945         Crime, Inc.
1944         Winged Victory
1943         Power of the Press
1942         Junior Army
1942         Stand By All Networks
1942         The Boogie Man Will Get You
1942         Smith of Minnesota
1942         Lucky Legs
1942         The Talk of the Town
1942         Sabotage Squad
1942         Blondie for Victory
1942         Meet the Stewarts
1942         Not a Ladies' Man
1942         Shut My Big Mouth
1941         Harvard, Here I Come!
1941         Honolulu Lu
1941         Sing for Your Supper
1941         Unholy Partners
1941         The Blonde from Singapore
1941         Texas
1941         Two Latins from Manhattan
1941         Sweetheart of the Campus
1941         They Dare Not Love
1941         She Knew All the Answers
1941         The Big Boss
1941         Under Age
1941         Black Eyes and Blues
1941         The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance
1941         Outlaws of the Panhandle
1941         The Face Behind the Mask
1940         The Phantom Submarine
1940         This Thing Called Love
1940         The Lone Wolf Keeps a Date
1940         Beyond the Sacramento
1940         West of Abilene
1940         So You Won't Talk
1940         Glamour for Sal
1940         The Spook Speaks
1940         Before I Hang
1940         Five Little Peppers in Trouble
1940         The Secret Seven
1940         Military Academy
1940         Girls of the Road
1940         Manhattan Heartbeat
1940         The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady
1940         Texas Stagecoach
1940         Men Without Souls
1940         Island of Doomed Men
1940         Escape to Glory
1940         The Man from Tumbleweeds
1940         Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise
1940         The Doctor Takes a Wife
1940         Blondie on a Budget
1940         The Heckler 
1940         Mr. Clyde Goes to Broadway 
1940         Convicted Woman
1940         The Lone Wolf Strikes
1940         You Nazty Spy! 
1940         Cafe Hostess
1939         My Son Is Guilty
1939         The Awful Goof 
1939         Andy Clyde Gets Spring Chicken
1939         Three Sappy People
1939         The Amazing Mr. William
1939         Beware Spooks!
1939         Scandal Sheet
1939         The Taming of the West
1939         Those High Grey Walls
1939         Golden Boy
1939         Konga, the Wild Stallion
1939         The Man They Could Not Hang
1939         Coast Guard
1939         Good Girls Go to Paris
1939         Missing Daughters
1939         Mandrake the Magician
1939         Outside These Walls
1939         Union Pacific
1939         Romance of the Redwoods
1939         Blondie Meets the Boss
1939         Flying G-Men
1939         The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt
1939         There's That Woman Again
1938         Dear Old Dad 
1937         The 13th Man

Matinee Classics - The Bogus Green starring Preston Foster, Martha Vickers, Don Beddoe, Clancy Cooper and Hope Landin
Matinee Classics - Don't Bother to Knock starring Richard Widmark, Marilyn Monroe, Anne Bancroft, Donna Corcoran, Jeanne Cagney, Lurene Tuttle, Elisha Cook Jr., Jim Backus, Verna Felton, Willis Bouchey and Don Beddoe
Matinee Classics - Sabotage Squad starring Bruce Bennett, Kay Harris, Edward Norris, Sidney Blackmer, John Tyrrell, George McKay, Robert Emmett, Eddie Laughton, Edward Hearn, Pat Lane, John Dilson and Don Beddoe
Matinee Classics - Midnight Manhunt starring William Gargan, Ann Savage, Leo Gorcey, George Zucco, Paul Hurst, Don Beddoe, Charles Halton and George E. Stone
Matinee Classics - Miracle on 34th Street starring Macdonald Carey, Teresa Wright, Thomas Mitchell, Sandy Descher, Dick Foran, Hans Conried, Ray Collins, John Abbott, Don Beddoe and Whit Bissell
Matinee Classics - Once More, My Darling starring Robert Montgomery, Ann Blyth, Jane Cowl, Charles McGraw, Taylor Holmes, Roland Winters, Steven Geray, John Ridgely, Lillian Randolph, Maurice Cass, Don Beddoe, Louise Lorimer, Wilton Graff and Sally Corner
Matinee Classics - An Act of Murder starring Fredric March, Edmond O'Brien, Florence Eldridge, Geraldine Brooks, Stanley Ridges, John McIntire, Will Wright, Frederic Tozere, Francis McDonald, Mary Servoss, Don Beddoe, Virginia Brissac and Clarence Muse
Matinee Classics - Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend starring Randolph Scott, Angie Dickinson, James Garner, Gordon Jones, James Craig, Dani Crayne, Trevor Bardette, Don Beddoe, Myron Healey, John Alderson, Harry Harvey, Robert Warwick, Richard Bellis and Ann Doran
Matinee Classics - Smith of Minnesota starring Bruce Smith, Arline Judge, Warren Ashe, Don Beddoe, Kay Harris, Robert Stevens, Roberta Smith, Rosemary DeCamp, Maurice Murphy, Dick Hogan, Douglas Leavitt and Alma Carroll
Matinee Classics - The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer starring Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Shirley Temple, Rudy Vallee, Ray Collins, Harry Davenport, Johnny Sands, Don Beddoe and Lillian Randolph

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