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Hayden Rorke ACTOR

Hayden Rorke was born on October 23rd, 1910 in Brooklyn, New York with the birth name William Henry Rorke.  His mother was Margaret Rorke who was a screen actress.  He received his early education at Brooklyn Prep School and then went on to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and then began working as a stage actor at the Hampden Theatrical Company.
After gaining a number of years experience there he then began appearing on Broadway productions.  Rorke then broke into the film industry with his debut in the musical film, "This Is the Army" (1943) George Murphy, Joan Leslie, Alan Hale Sr., Rosemary DeCamp, Ronald Reagan, George Tobias, Kate Smith, Victor Moore, followed by a role in, "Lust for Gold" (1949) starring Glenn Ford, Ida Lupino, Edgar Buchanan, Gig Young, William Prince, Arthur Hunnicutt, Jay Silverheels, Antonio Moreno, Will Geer and Paul Ford.

Other more well known film roles he added to his credits included, "An American in Paris" (1951) Starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Georges Guetary, Noel Neill and Nina Foch, "Pillow Talk" (1959) starring alongside Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Thelma Ritter, Allen Jenkins and Nick Adams, "When Worlds Collide" (1951) starring Richard Derr, John Hoyt, Barbara Rush, Peter Hansen, Larry Keating and Frank Cady, "Starlift" (1951) starring Janice Rule, Dick Wesson, Ron Hagerthy and Ruth Roman and cameos by Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, James Cagney, Gene Nelson, Jane Wyman, Virginia Mayo and Phil Harris, "Wild Stallion" (1952) with Ben Johnson, Edgar Buchanan, Martha Hyer, Hugh Beaumont, Don Haggerty and I. Stanford Jolley, "Lucky Me" (1954) co-starring Doris Day, Robert Cummings, Phil Silvers, Martha Hyer and Eddie Foy Jr., "Spencers Mountain" (1963) starring Henry Fonda, Maureen O'Hara, James MacArthur, Wally Cox, Donald Crisp, Whit Bissell, Veronica Cartwright, Dub Taylor, Victor French and Virginia Gregg and "The Night Walker" (1964) starring Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Taylor, Judi Meredith and Lloyd Bochner.

In addition to film work, he made quite a name for himself as a television actor.  Some of his credits included roles on, "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet", "The Jack Benny Program", "Sky King", "Mister Ed", "Petticoat Junction", "Climax!", "Richard Diamond, Private Detective", "The Beverly Hillbillies", "Perry Mason", "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show", "The Man Behind the Badge", "The Lone Ranger", "Mr. and Mrs. North", "Broken Arrow", "Twilight Zone", "Cheyenne", "Mr. Adams and Eve", "No Time for Sergeants", "I Love Lucy", "The Wild Wild West", "The Red Skelton Hour", "Dr. Kildare", "The Dakotas" and "Barnaby Jones".

Hayden Rorke is most well remembered for his role portraying, Dr. Alfred E. Bellows on the television series, "I Dream of Jeannie" (1965) starring with Barbara Eden ad Larry Hagman.  He never married and was open about his homosexuality.  He passed away from multiple myeloma on August 19th, 1987 in Toluca Lake, California at the age of seventy six.  His remains are buried at Culver City's Holly Cross Cemetery.


1985         I Dream of Jeannie... Fifteen Years Later 
1983         Lottery! 
1978         Suddenly, Love 
1977         The Love Boat 
1976         The New Adventures of Wonder Woman
1976         Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers 
1976         Once an Eagle 
1975-1976     Police Woman 
1975         Ellery Queen 
1975         The Lives of Jenny Dolan
1975         Barnaby Jones
1975         Cannon
1975         The Legend of Lizzie Borden 
1974         Petrocelli 
1974         Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law
1974         Mannix 
1972         Circle of Fear
1971         The Barefoot Executive
1971         Here's Lucy 
1965-1970     I Dream of Jeannie
1968         The Outcasts 
1961-1965     Dr. Kildare
1965         The Andy Griffith Show 
1964-1965     No Time for Sergeants
1964         The Night Walker
1964         Youngblood Hawke
1964         I'd Rather Be Rich
1964         A House Is Not a Home
1964         The Unsinkable Molly Brown
1964         Petticoat Junction
1963         Temple Houston 
1963         The Thrill of It All
1963         The Beverly Hillbillies
1963         Spencer's Mountain
1963         The Dakotas
1963         The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
1960-1963     Perry Mason
1963         Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
1962         The Donna Reed Show
1962         Saints and Sinners
1962         Ernestine
1961-1962     Target: The Corruptors
1961-1962     The Jack Benny Program
1962         Bonanza 
1962         Bronco
1961         Pocketful of Miracles
1961         Mister Ed
1961         Back Street
1961         Tammy Tell Me True
1961         Coronado 9
1961         Parrish
1961         Thriller 
1961         Peter Gunn
1961         Harrigan and Son
1961         Twilight Zone
1961         Dante
1960         Riverboat
1960         Midnight Lace
1960         I Aim at the Stars
1960         Tales of the Vikings
1959         Pillow Talk
1959         Richard Diamond, Private Detective 
1959         77 Sunset Strip 
1959         Markham 
1959         The George Burns Show 
1959         A Stranger in My Arms
1959         Steve Canyon
1958         The Red Skelton Hour
1958         The Restless Years
1958         The Thin Man
1958         This Happy Feeling
1957-1958     Mr. Adams and Eve
1957         Tip on a Dead Jockey
1957         Broken Arrow 
1955-1957     The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
1955-1957     Schlitz Playhouse
1953-1956     You Are There 
1956         Cheyenne
1956         Climax!
1956         General Electric Summer Originals 
1956         Big Town
1955-1956     Screen Directors Playhouse
1956         The Millionaire 
1956         G.E. True Theater
1956         Casablanca
1953-1956     The Loretta Young Show
1955         Matinee Theatre
1955         TV Reader's Digest 
1955         Frontier 
1955         Lux Video Theatre
1955         All That Heaven Allows
1955         Soldiers of Fortune
1955         The Whistler
1955         The Man Behind the Badge
1955         The Eternal Sea
1953-1955     The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse
1954-1955     City Detective
1953-1955     Cavalcade of America 
1954         Drum Beat
1954         Shower of Stars
1952-1954     Fireside Theatre 
1953-1954     Four Star Playhouse
1954         Lucky Me
1952-1953     Adventures of Superman
1953         The Revlon Mirror Theater 
1953         The Robe
1953         Project Moon Base
1952-1953     The Lone Ranger 
1953         South Sea Woman
1953         The Girl Next Door
1953         Mr. and Mrs. North 
1953         Confidentially Connie
1953         The Stars Are Singing
1953         The Story of Three Loves
1953         Rogue's March
1952         Above and Beyond
1952         Biff Baker, U.S.A. 
1952         Rebound 
1952         Sky King
1952         Skirts Ahoy
1952         Wild Stallion
1952         I Love Lucy 
1952         Room for One More
1951         Starlift
1951         When Worlds Collide
1951         An American in Paris
1951         The Law and the Lady
1951         The Prince Who Was a Thief
1951         Francis Goes to the Races
1951         Father's Little Dividend
1951         Inside Straight
1951         Double Crossbones
1950         The Magnificent Yankee
1950         Kim
1949         Sword in the Desert
1949         Rope of Sand
1949         Lust for Gold
1943         This Is the Army 

Matinee Classics - Pillow Talk starring Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Thelma Ritter, Nick Adams, Julia Meade, Allen Jenkins, Marcel Dalio, Lee Patrick, Mary McCarty, Alex Gerry, Hayden Rorke, Valerie Allen, Jacqueline Beer, Arlen Stuart and Perry Blackwell
Matinee Classics - Spencer's Mountain starring Henry Fonda, Maureen O'Hara, James MacArthur, Donald Crisp, Wally Cox, Mimsy Farmer, Virginia Gregg, Lillian Bronson, Whit Bissell, Harden Rorke, Kathy Bennett, Dub Taylor, Hope Summers and Ken Mayer

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