Glenn Langan

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Glenn Langan
Born(1917-07-08)July 8, 1917
Denver, Colorado, U.S
DiedJanuary 26, 1991(1991-01-26) (aged 73)
Camarillo, California, U.S.
Cause of death
Cancer
Resting place
Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery
Years active1939-1971
Spouse(s)Adele Jergens (1951-1991; his death) 1 child
 
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Glenn Langan
Born(1917-07-08)July 8, 1917
Denver, Colorado, U.S
DiedJanuary 26, 1991(1991-01-26) (aged 73)
Camarillo, California, U.S.
Cause of death
Cancer
Resting place
Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery
Years active1939-1971
Spouse(s)Adele Jergens (1951-1991; his death) 1 child

Glenn Langan (July 8, 1917 – January 26, 1991) was an American character actor on stage and films.

Born in Denver, Colorado, he made his Broadway debut in 1942 opposite Luise Rainer in a revival of J.M. Barrie's Kiss for Cinderella. He made his credited film debut in The Return of Doctor X (1939).[1]

Appeared as a French professor in the romantic Margie (1946), a devoted young doctor protecting Gene Tierney from the evil machinations of Vincent Price in Dragonwyck (1946), and as one of the psychiatrists looking after demented patient Olivia de Havilland in the The Snake Pit (1948). Langan was also gainfully employed in escapist adventure, essaying a square-jawed privateer captain in Forever Amber (1947).[2]

Later years/family[edit]

His popularity waned by the early 1950s. He spent the next decade appearing on various television episodes, but eventually achieved a form of cult status as the irradiated 60-foot hero of Bert I. Gordon's sci-fi outing, The Amazing Colossal Man (1957). After winding down his screen career in the 1960s, Langan re-invented himself as a successful real estate salesman. He was married for forty years to actress Adele Jergens, with whom he had a son, Tracy.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Glenn Langan profile". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Glenn Langan profile". NNDB. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Glenn Langan profile". IMDb. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 

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