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PRESTON FOSTER BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Preston Foster was born on August 24th, 1900 in Pitman, New Jersey.  He began his acting career as a stage actor.  His first public appearance was in the church choir in his hometown of Ocean City, New Jersey.  He had a very good singing voice and a very handsome, robust look.

By 1929 he began a career in film.  Some of his more well known roles were in films such as, "The Last Mile" (1932), "Doctor X" (1932), "I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang" (1932), "Annie Oakley" (1935), "The Last Days of Pompeii" (1935), "The Informer" (1935), "Thunder Birds" (1942), "My Friend Flicka" (1943), "Kansas City Confidential" (1952) and "I, the Jury" (1953).

He was also a television actor who worked on the television drama, "Waterfront" (1954-1955) playing a tugboat skipper, adventurer and family man, Captain John Herrick.  Foster did serve in the United States coast Guard during World War II and rose to rank of captain.  He also recorded a singing trip back in 1948 with Gein Leis and his 2nd wife Sheila Darcy.  

Foster married twice in his lifetime, first to actress, Gertrude Warren from 1926-1945 and together, they had one daughter, Stephanie.  His second marriage was to Sheila Darcy from 1946 until he passed away in 1970.

Preston Foster passed away on July 14th, 1970 at the age of sixty nine in La Jolla, California. He is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the Motion picture Industry.  


Filmography

1967   Chubasco 
1967   You've Got to Be Smart
1964   The Time Travelers
1964   Advance to the Rear 
1964   77 Sunset Strip 
1963   The Man from Galveston 
1963   The Eleventh Hour
1963   Going My Way
1961   Target: The Corruptors  
1961   Outlaws 
1961   Gunslinger 
1958   Harbor Command
1958   Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre
1957   The O. Henry Playhouse
1957   Destination 60,000 
1956   Star Stage 
1955   The Loretta Young Show
1954-1955  Waterfront
1953   G.E. True Theater
1953   I, the Jury 
1953   The Marshal's Daughter
1953   Law and Order
1953   The Ford Television Theatre
1953   Schlitz Playhouse
1952   Kansas City Confidential
1952   Montana Territory
1951   The Big Night 
1951   The Big Gusher 
1951   Tomahawk 
1951   Three Desperate Men
1951   The Bogus Green
1950   The Tougher They Come
1950   Cameo Theatre
1949   The Big Cat
1949   I Shot Jesse James
1948   Thunderhoof
1948   The Hunted
1947   King of the Wild Horses
1947   Ramrod
1946   Inside Job
1946   Strange Triangle
1946   Tangier
1946   The Harvey Girls
1945   Twice Blessed 
1945   The Valley of Decision 
1945   Thunderhead - Son of Flicka
1944   Roger Touhy, Gangster
1944   Bermuda Mystery
1943   Guadalcanal Diary
1943   My Friend Flicka
1942   American Empire
1942   Thunder Birds [Soldiers of the Air]
1942   Little Tokyo, U.S.A.
1942   Night in New Orleans
1942   A Gentleman After Dark
1942   Secret Agent of Japan
1941   Unfinished Business
1941   The Roundup
1940   Moon Over Burma
1940   North West Mounted Police
1940   Cafe Hostess
1939   Geronimo
1939   Missing Evidence
1939   20,000 Men a Year
1939   News Is Made at Night 
1939   Chasing Danger
1939   Society Smugglers
1938   The Last Warning
1938   Up the River 
1938   Submarine Patrol
1938   The Storm
1938   Army Girl
1938   The Lady in the Morgue
1938   Double Danger
1938   Everybody's Doing It
1937   First Lady
1937   The Westland Case
1937   You Can't Beat Love
1937   The Outcasts of Poker Flat
1937   Sea Devils 
1937   We Who Are About to Die
1936   The Plough and the Stars
1936   Love Before Breakfast
1936   Muss 'em Up
1935   We're Only Human
1935   Annie Oakley 
1935   The Last Days of Pompeii
1935   The Arizonian
1935   The Informer
1935   The People's Enemy
1935   Strangers All
1934   The Band Plays On
1934   Sleepers East
1934   Wharf Angel
1934   Heat Lightning
1933   Hoop-La
1933   Sensation Hunters
1933   The Devil's Mate
1933   The Man Who Dared
1933   Corruption
1933   Dangerous Crossroads
1933   Elmer, the Great
1933   Ladies They Talk About
1933   Just Around the Corner
1932   I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
1932   You Said a Mouthful
1932   The All-American 
1932   Life Begins 
1932   The Last Mile 
1932   Doctor X
1932   Two Seconds
1931   His Woman
1930   Follow the Leader
1930   Heads Up
1929   Nothing But the Truth
1929   Pusher-in-the-Face





Matinee Classics - 20,000 Men a Year starring Randolph Scott, Preston Foster and Margaret Lindsay
Matinee Classics - I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang starring Paul Muni, Glenda Farrell, Helen Vinson, Noel Francis, Preston Foster, Allen Jenkins, Berton Churchill, Edward Ellis, David Landau, Hale Hamilton, Sally Blane, Willard Robertson, Louise Carter, Robert McWade, Robert Warwick and William Le Maire
Matinee Classics - I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang starring Paul Muni, Glenda Farrell, Helen Vinson, Noel Francis, Preston Foster, Allen Jenkins, Berton Churchill, Edward Ellis, David Landau, Hale Hamilton, Sally Blane, Willard Robertson, Louise Carter, Robert McWade, Robert Warwick and William Le Maire
Matinee Classics - 3 Desperate Men starring Preston Foster, Jim Davis and Virginia Grey
Matinee Classics - American Empire starring Richard Dix, Leo Carrillo, Preston Foster, Frances Gifford and Robert Barrat
Matinee Classics - The Big Cat starring Lon McCallister, Peggy Ann Garner, Preston Foster, Forrest Tucker, Skip Homeier, Sara Haden, Irving Bacon and Gene Reynolds


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