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American actor

Stuart Whitman is ...

Dead
Born 1 Feb 1928 in San Francisco
Died 16 Mar 2020 in Montecito
Age92 years, 1 month
Causeskin cancer
Correction?
Stuart Whitman
Stuart Whitman
Stuart Whitman in The Longest Day - publicity still (original image cropped : see source)

About Stuart Whitman

Stuart Maxwell Whitman (February 1, 1928 – March 16, 2020) was an American film and television actor, known for his lengthy career in both media. Whitman played major roles in a large variety of genres. Some of these credits include the dramatic The Mark for which he was nominated for best actor at the Academy Awards, the Western film The Comancheros (1961) with John Wayne, the lavish aviation comedy Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines (1965), or the horror film Night of the Lepus (1972). On television, Whitman is known for roles in Highway Patrol (1955–1957), the 90-minute weekly Western Cimarron Strip (1967), and Superboy (1988–1992). Whitman was born in San Francisco, and raised in New York until the age of twelve. His family relocated to Los Angeles. Whitman finished high school in 1945 and was honorably discharged from the Corps of Engineers in the United States Army in 1948. Afterwards, Whitman started studying acting and appearing in plays and had bit roles in the films Rudolph Maté's When Worlds Collide and Robert Wise's The Day the Earth Stood Still (both 1951). Until 1957, Whitman had a streak working in mostly bit parts in films directed by leading directors. On television Whitman guest starred in series such as Dr. Christian, The Roy Rogers Show, Death Valley Days and also had a recurring role on Highway Patrol. This led Whitman to play the role in John H. Auer's Johnny Trouble starring Ethel Barrymore. In the late 1950s, 20th Century Fox was on a drive to develop new talent. Head of production Buddy Adler chose Whitman to be one of the new names signed to Fox as part of a $3–4 million star-building program. For the next couple of years Whitman continued working with prominent directors, but in the lead cast. These are William A. Wellman's Darby's Rangers (1958) with James Garner, Frank Borzage's China Doll (1958), Philip Dunne's Ten North Frederick (1958), Andrew L. Stone's The Decks Ran Red (1958), Don Siegel's Hound-Dog Man (1959), Richard Fleischer's These Thousand Hills (1959), Henry Koster's The Story of Ruth (1960), Stuart Rosenberg's directorial credit shared with Burt Balagan for Murder, Inc. with Peter Falk, Michael Curtiz's The Comancheros (1961), and Guy Green's The Mark (1961) for which he was nominated for Best Actor. Whitman, now an established actor, continued appearing in both film and television from 1962 to 1972. His films were met with variable degrees of success, the standout roles of that era were the all-star World War II epic The Longest Day (1962), René Clément's The Day and the Hour (1962), and Ken Annakin's Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines (1965). The latter was a British period comedy film about a race in the early days of aviation, released theatrically on 70 mm, and it was a success at the box office. Whitman took the lead role in the western series Cimarron Strip which first aired in 1967. The show, which had a major production budget and proved costly in light of its ratings, was not renewed. In 1972, Whitman acted in the horror film Night of the Lepus. According to Whitman, the poor quality of the film put a dent in his reputation. From that point to 1987, Whitman would regularly appear on the major television shows of that time period, some of these include The Streets of San Francisco, Love, American Style, Quincy, M.E., The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, Knight Rider, Matt Houston, among many others. He acted in several episodes of the A-Team, S.W.A.T., Fantasy Island, and Murder, She Wrote. He appeared in television-films and mini-series such as The Pirate, Condominium, Once Upon a Texas Train, etc. During this time he appeared in many genre films including Fred Williamson's Mean Johnny Barrows, Jonathan Demme's Crazy Mama, and several collaborations with director René Cardona Jr.. In 1988, he was featured on Superboy, the comic book adaptation, which lasted until 1992. Until the very end, Whitman played Jonathan Kent, the superhero's adoptive father. In 1990, he was seen playing a recurring role in Knots Landing. During this time, he acted twice in two hour western specials . First was the 1993 debut of Bruce Campbell's The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. The second, in 1994, was Chuck Norris' Walker, Texas Ranger episode The Reunion. He was seen in several television films and series as well as the big screen for other projects until the year 2000, but was reported to be retired from acting after that.

He is also known as Stuart Maxwell Whitman.

Films

Stuart Whitman has worked on the following films:

The Longest Day
1962 war film
1962
When Worlds Collide
1951 film by Rudolph Maté
1951
The Story of Ruth
1960 film by Henry Koster
1960
The Decks Ran Red
1958 film by Andrew L. Stone
1958
Eaten Alive
1977 film by Tobe Hooper
1977
Darby's Rangers
1958 film by William A. Wellman
1958
China Doll
1958 film by Frank Borzage
1958
The Comancheros
1961 film by Michael Curtiz
1961
Seven Men from Now
1956 film by Budd Boetticher
1956
The Monster Club
1980 film by Roy Ward Baker
1980
Interrupted Melody
1955 film by Curtis Bernhardt
1955
Ten North Frederick
1958 film by Philip Dunne
1958
Crime of Passion
1957 film by Gerd Oswald
1957
Diane
1956 film by David Miller
1956
These Thousand Hills
1959 Western film
1959
Rio Conchos
1964 American Western film
1964
All I Desire
1953 film by Douglas Sirk
1953
Hound-Dog Man
1959 film by Don Siegel
1959
The Mark
1961 film by Guy Green
1961
The Girl in Black Stockings
1957 film by Howard W. Koch
1957
Cuba Crossing
1980 action film
1980
Butterfly
1982 American film
1982
Guyana: Crime of the Century
1979 exploitation horror film
1979
An American Dream
1966 film by Robert Gist
1966
Sands of the Kalahari
1965 British adventure film
1965
Rhapsody
1954 American musical romance drama film
1954
Ruby
1977 horror drama film directed by Curtis Harrington
1977
Demonoid
1981 film by Alfredo Zacarías
1981
Francis of Assisi
1961 film by Michael Curtiz
1961
Crazy Mama
1975 film by Jonathan Demme
1975
The Man from the Alamo
1953 film by Budd Boetticher
1953
The White Buffalo
1977 film by J. Lee Thompson
1977
The Sound and the Fury
1959 film by Martin Ritt
1959
Strange Shadows in an Empty Room
1976 film by Alberto De Martino
1976
Shock Treatment
1964 film by Denis Sanders
1964
Walking My Baby Back Home
1953 film by Lloyd Bacon
1953
Convicts 4
1962 film by Millard Kaufman
1962
Shatter
1974 film by Monte Hellman, Michael Carreras
1974
Passion
1954 film by Allan Dwan
1954
Cuibul salamandrelor
1977 film by Mircea Drăgan
1977
The Last Escape
1970 film by Walter Grauman
1970
Captain Apache
1971 film by Alexander Singer
1971
Silver Lode
1954 film by Allan Dwan
1954
Run, Cougar, Run
1972 American drama film directed by Jerome Courtland
1972
The Magnificent Matador
1955 film by Budd Boetticher
1955
The Treasure Seekers
1979 film by Henry Levin
1979
The Invincible Six
1970 film by Jean Negulesco
1970
The Fiercest Heart
1961 film by George Sherman
1961
War Drums
1957 film by Reginald Le Borg
1957
Mean Johnny Barrows
1976 film by Fred Williamson
1976
Le Jour et l'Heure
French-Italian film, 1963
1963
Appointment in Honduras
1953 film by Jacques Tourneur
1953
Deadly Intruder
1985 film by John McCauley
1985
Moving Target
1988
The Ransom
1977
Treasure of the Amazon
1985 film by René Cardona Jr.
1985
Invaders of the Lost Gold
1982 film by Alan Birkinshaw
1982
Private Wars
1993 film
1993