John Dall

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John Dall

from the Rope film trailer, 1948
BornJohn Jenner Thompson
(1918-05-26)May 26, 1918
New York City, New York, U.S.
DiedJanuary 15, 1971(1971-01-15) (aged 52)
Hollywood, California, U.S.
 
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John Dall

from the Rope film trailer, 1948
BornJohn Jenner Thompson
(1918-05-26)May 26, 1918
New York City, New York, U.S.
DiedJanuary 15, 1971(1971-01-15) (aged 52)
Hollywood, California, U.S.

John Dall (May 26, 1918[citation needed] – January 15, 1971) was an American actor.

Primarily a stage actor, he is best remembered today for two film roles; the cool-minded intellectual killer in Alfred Hitchcock's film Rope, and the trigger-happy lead in the 1950 noir Gun Crazy. He also had a substantial role in Stanley Kubrick's film Spartacus.

He first came to fame as the young prodigy who comes alive under the tutelage of Bette Davis in The Corn Is Green, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

In 1962 Dahl made two guest appearances on Perry Mason: "The Case of the Lonely Eloper", and the murder victim in "The Case of the Weary Watchdog."

Dall was born John Jenner Thompson in New York City, New York, the second son of Charles Jenner Thompson, a civil engineer, and his wife Henry (née Worthington).[1] Dall died in Hollywood, California. Sources indicate he died of a heart attack.[2]

Filmography

References

  1. ^ Burroughs Hannsberry, Karen (2003). Bad boys: the actors of film noir. McFarland. pp. 176. ISBN 0786414847. 
  2. ^ Obituary New York Times, January 18, 1971.

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