Steve Brodie (actor)

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Steve Brodie

Steve Brodie in The Admiral Was a Lady
BornJohn Stevenson
(1919-11-21)November 21, 1919
El Dorado, Kansas
DiedJanuary 9, 1992(1992-01-09) (aged 72)
West Hills, California
OccupationActor
Years active1944-1989
SpouseLois Andrews (1946-1968)
 
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Steve Brodie

Steve Brodie in The Admiral Was a Lady
BornJohn Stevenson
(1919-11-21)November 21, 1919
El Dorado, Kansas
DiedJanuary 9, 1992(1992-01-09) (aged 72)
West Hills, California
OccupationActor
Years active1944-1989
SpouseLois Andrews (1946-1968)

Steve Brodie (November 21, 1919 – January 9, 1992) was an American film and television actor from El Dorado, Kansas. Born John Stevenson,[1] he took his screen name from Steve Brodie, a daredevil who claimed to have jumped from the Brooklyn Bridge in 1886 and survived.[2]

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Film career

Brodie appeared in over 200 films, mostly from the mid-1940s to the early 1950s. He worked at various studios, including MGM, RKO and Republic Pictures, appearing mostly in westerns and B-movies. He played supporting roles in the majority of his films, including the 1947 film noir classic Out of the Past and 1950's Armored Car Robbery. An exception was 1947's Desperate, where he had a starring role. Later appearances included roles in two Elvis Presley films: 1961's Blue Hawaii and 1964's Roustabout.[3]

Beginning in the mid-1950s, he appeared mostly on television, with guest starring roles in such series as Sugarfoot, Stagecoach West, Perry Mason, The Public Defender, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Pony Express, and The Brothers Brannagan.[3]

Brodie also appeared on stage in the 1950s as Maryk in a national company production of The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, co-starring with Paul Douglas as Queeg and Wendell Corey as Greenwald.

Personal life

Brodie was married to actress Lois Andrews from 1946 until her death in 1968. Their son Kevin Brodie (born 1952) was a child actor who later became a film writer and director. The senior Brodie died of cancer in West Hills, California, at the age of 72.

At the time of his death, the Los Angeles Times erroneously stated in his obituary that Brodie had been nominated for an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor for 1949's Home of the Brave.[4] In truth, Brodie was actually not among the five nominees in that category that year.[5]

Selected films

References

  1. ^ Some sources indicate Brodie was born as John Stevens
  2. ^ Soden, Garrett (2005). Defying Gravity: Land Divers, Roller Coasters, Gravity Bums, and the Human Obsession With Falling, New York: W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN 0-393-32656-X
  3. ^ a b "Steve Brodie Filmography, Internet Movie Database". http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0110917/. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Steve Brodie; Actor in 200 Action Films". Los Angeles Times. 11 January 1992. http://articles.latimes.com/1992-01-11/news/mn-1360_1_steve-brodie. 
  5. ^ http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/legacy/ceremony/22nd-winners.html List of Best Supporting Actor nominees in 1949

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