Is Jeff Chandler Living or Dead?

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actor, singer

Jeff Chandler is ...

Dead
Born 15 Dec 1918 in Brooklyn
Died 17 Jun 1961 in Los Angeles
Age42 years, 6 months
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Jeff Chandler
Jeff Chandler
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About Jeff Chandler

Jeff Chandler (born Ira Grossel; December 15, 1918 – June 17, 1961) was an American actor, film producer and singer best remembered for playing Cochise in Broken Arrow (1950), for which he was Oscar nominated. He was one of Universal Pictures's most popular male stars of the 1950s, his best known other credits including Sword in the Desert (1948), Deported (1950), Female on the Beach (1955) and Away All Boats (1956). He was notable for being gray-haired at an early age, and for releasing a number of successful recording singles. He also recorded an LP album (LRP 3074) on the Liberty Records label, titled Warm and Easy, containing 12 songs and featuring the Spencer Hagen orchestra.

Death

While working on Merrill's Marauders in the Philippines, on April 15, 1961, Chandler injured his back while playing baseball with U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers who served as extras in the film. He had injections to deaden the pain and enable him to finish the production.

On May 13, 1961, he entered a Culver City hospital and had surgery for a spinal disc herniation. There were severe complications; an artery was damaged and Chandler hemorrhaged. On May 17, in a seven-and-a-half-hour emergency operation over-and-above the original surgery, he was given 55 pints of blood. A third operation followed, on May 27, where he received an additional 20 pints of blood. He died on June 17, 1961. The cause was a blood infection complicated by pneumonia.

At the time of his death, Chandler was romantically involved with British actress Barbara Shelley. Tony Curtis and Gerald Mohr were among the pallbearers at Chandler's funeral, which was attended by more than 1,500 people. He was buried at Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City.

Films

Jeff Chandler has worked on the following films:

Merrill's Marauders
1962 film by Samuel Fuller
1962
Ten Seconds to Hell
1959 film by Robert Aldrich
1959
Sign of the Pagan
1954 film by Douglas Sirk
1954
Foxfire
1955 film by Joseph Pevney
1955
Away All Boats
1956 film by Joseph Pevney
1956
Johnny O'Clock
1947 film by Robert Rossen
1947
Sword in the Desert
1949 film by George Sherman
1949
The Battle at Apache Pass
1952 film by George Sherman
1952
Jeanne Eagels
1957 film by George Sidney
1957
Drango
1957 film by Hall Bartlett
1957
Bird of Paradise
1951 drama film
1951
A Stranger in My Arms
1959 film by Helmut Käutner
1959
The Spoilers
1955 film by Jesse Hibbs
1955
Because of You
1952 film by Joseph Pevney
1952
Pillars of the Sky
1956 film by George Marshall
1956
War Arrow
1953 film by George Sherman
1953
Deported
1950 film by Robert Siodmak
1950
Man in the Shadow
1958 film by Jack Arnold
1958
The Tattered Dress
1957 film by Jack Arnold
1957
The Jayhawkers!
1959 film by Melvin Frank
1959
Female on the Beach
1955 film by Joseph Pevney
1955
Abandoned
1950 film by Joseph M. Newman
1950
Iron Man
1951 film by Joseph Pevney
1951
East of Sumatra
1953 film by Budd Boetticher
1953
Red Ball Express
1952 World War II film
1952
Smuggler's Island
1951 film by Edward Ludwig
1951
Flame of Araby
1951 film by Charles Lamont
1951
Raw Wind in Eden
1958 film by Richard Wilson
1958
The Great Sioux Uprising
1953 film by Lloyd Bacon
1953
Thunder in the Sun
1959 film by Russell Rouse
1959
Yankee Pasha
1954 film by Joseph Pevney
1954
Taza, Son of Cochise
1954 film by Douglas Sirk
1954
The Lady Takes a Flyer
1958 film by Jack Arnold
1958
Meet Danny Wilson
1952 film by Joseph Pevney
1952
The Plunderers
1960 film by Joseph Pevney
1960
The Toy Tiger
1956 film by Jerry Hopper
1956
Yankee Buccaneer
1952 American film by Frederick de Cordova
1952
A Story of David
1961