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EARL HOLLIMAN BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Earl Holliman was born on September 11th, 1928 in Delhi, Louisiana with the birth name Henry Earl Holliman.  His father passed away before he was born and his biological mother gave him up for adoption as she was unable to financially support her family.  His adoptive father passed away when he was thirteen years old and he found work as an usher at a movie theater.  He saved up every penny he made and moved to Hollywood.  However, he was unable to find work there, and so he returned to Louisiana.   
 
He joined the navy during World War II lying about his age and was assigned to the Navy Communications School in Los Angeles.  After a year of being in the navy, his true age was revealed and he was discharged.  He then attended UCLA and studied at the Pasadena Playhouse before he finally got a break in the comedy film, "Scared Stiff" (1953).  He continued in the film industry mostly in westerns and dramas and soon won a Golden Globe Award for his role in, "The Rainmaker" (1956) starring Katherine Hepburn, Burt Lancaster, Wendell Corey and Lloyd Bridges.    

As Earl's career progressed he worked on a number of 'A' rated films such as, "Broken Lance" (1954) starring Spencer Tracy, Richard Widmark, Hugh O'Brian and Katy Jurado, "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" (1957) starring Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster, "Giant" (1956) starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, Chill Wills, Dennis Hopper and James Dean, "Visit to a Small Planet" (1960), "Summer and Smoke" (1961) and "The Sons of Katie Elder" (1965) starring John Wayne, Dean Martin, Michael Anderson Jr., Martha Hyer, George Kennedy, Dennis Hopper, James Gregory, John Doucette
 
As he began to notice in the 60's that film roles were becoming less available to him, he turned to working on television.  He was cast in the series, "The Wide Country" and guest starred in the ABC drama series, "Bus Stop" (1962).  He was also cast on "Police Woman" (1974-1978) starring Angie Dickinson.  Holliman also appeared in the first episode of, "The Twilight Zone" (1959).  Earl also opened his own theater, the Fiesta Dinner Theatre in San Antonio, Texas in 1980 and the theater closed in 1987.     

Earl Holliman was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the Television Industry and is also very known for his work as an animal-rights activist in which he has served for more then twenty five years as president of an organization called, Actors and Others for Animals". 

 
Filmography

2000 The Perfect Tenant 
2000 Chicken Soup for the Soul
1999 Bad City Blues 
1997-1999 NightMan
1996-1999 Caroline in the City
1997 NightMan 
1996 Captain Planet and the Planeteers 
1991-1994 Murder, She Wrote
1992-1993 Delta 
1992 In the Heat of the Night
1992 The Larry Sanders Show
1991 P.S.I. Luv U
1990 Empty Nest 
1987 Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge 
1987 American Harvest 
1986 Hotel
1986 Shattered If Your Kid's on Drugs
1983 The Thorn Birds 
1982 Country Gold 
1981 Sharky's Machine 
1980 Where the Ladies Go 
1979 The Solitary Man 
1979 Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff 
1974-1978 Police Woman 
1977 Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn 
1974 Police Story
1974 I Love You... Good-bye 
1974 Cry Panic
1973 Trapped 
1973 The Six Million Dollar Man: Wine, Women and War 
1973 The Streets of San Francisco
1966-1973 The F.B.I. 
1970-1973 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 
1971-1973 Medical Center
1969-1973 Gunsmoke
1972 The Rookies
1972 The Biscuit Eater
1971 Alias Smith and Jones
1971 Cannon
1971 I Montserrat 
1971 Ironside
1970 Tribes 
1970 It Takes a Thief
1970 Smoke 
1969 Marcus Welby, M.D. 
1969 The Desperate Mission 
1968 Anzio 
1968 The Power 
1968 Judd for the Defense
1967 A Covenant with Death 
1967 Custer
1965 The Fugitive
1965 Slattery's People
1965 The Virginian 
1965 The Sons of Katie Elder 
1965 Dr. Kildare 
1965 12 O'Clock High
1965 Bonanza
1964 The Great Adventure
1962-1963 The Wide Country
1962 Checkmate
1962 G.E. True Theater
1962 Alcoa Premiere
1962 Bus Stop
1961 Summer and Smoke
1961 Westinghouse Presents: The Dispossessed 
1961 The Dick Powell Theatre 
1961 Armored Command 
1959-1960 Hotel de Paree
1960 Visit to a Small Planet
1959 Twilight Zone
1959 Last Train from Gun Hill 
1959 The Trap 
1957-1958 Playhouse 90
1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 
1958 Studio One in Hollywood
1958 Hot Spell 
1958 Kraft Theatre
1958 Matinee Theatre
1957 Don't Go Near the Water 
1957 Trooper Hook 
1957 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
1956 The Rainmaker 
1956 Giant 
1956 The Burning Hills 
1956 Forbidden Planet 
1955 I Died a Thousand Times 
1955 The Big Combo 
1954 The Bridges at Toko-Ri 
1954 Broken Lance 
1954 Tennessee Champ 
1953 East of Sumatra
1953 Devil's Canyon 
1953 Scared Stiff 
1953 The Girls of Pleasure Island 
1953 Destination Gobi    





Matinee Classics - Hotel de Paree starring Earl Holliman, Jeanette Nolan and Judi Meredith
Matinee Classics - Hotel de Paree starring Earl Holliman, Jeanette Nolan and Judi Meredith
Matinee Classics - The Sons of Katie Elder starring John Wayne, Dean Martin, Earl Holliman, Michael Anderson Jr., Martha Hyer, George Kennedy, Dennis Hopper, Paul Fix and James Gregory
Matinee Classics - Last Train from Gunhill starring Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Carolyn Jones, Earl Holliman, Brian G. Hutton, Ziva Rodann, Bing Russell, Val Avery, Walter Sande, Lars Henderson, Henry Wills and Brad Dexter
Matinee Classics - Last Train from Gunhill starring Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Carolyn Jones, Earl Holliman, Brian G. Hutton, Ziva Rodann, Bing Russell, Val Avery, Walter Sande, Lars Henderson, Henry Wills and Brad Dexter
Matinee Classics - Last Train from Gunhill starring Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Carolyn Jones, Earl Holliman, Brian G. Hutton, Ziva Rodann, Bing Russell, Val Avery, Walter Sande, Lars Henderson, Henry Wills and Brad Dexter
Matinee Classics - The Bridges at Toko-Ri starring William Holden, Grace Kelly, Fredric March, Mickey Rooney, Earl Holliman, Charles McGraw, Robert Strauss and Keiko Awaji
Matinee Classics - Tennessee Champ starring Shelley Winters, Keenan Wynn, Dewey Martin, Earl Holliman, Dave O'Brien, Charles Bronson, Yvette Duguay, Frank Richards and Jack Kruschen
Matinee Classics - The Big Combo starring Cornel Wilde, Richard Conte, Brian Donlevy, Jean Wallace, Robert Middleton, Lee Van Cleef, Earl Holliman, Helen Walker, Jay Adler, John Hoyt, Ted de Corsia and Helene Stanton
Matinee Classics - Forbidden Planet starring Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielson, Warren Stevens, Jack Kelly, Richard Anderson, Earl Holliman, George Wallace, Bob Dix, Jimmy Thompson, James Drury and Robby the Robot


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