William Lundigan

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William Lundigan
William Lundigan in The Fabulous Dorseys.jpg
Lundigan in The Fabulous Dorseys (1947)
Born(1914-06-12)June 12, 1914
Syracuse, New York, U.S.
DiedDecember 20, 1975(1975-12-20) (aged 61)
Duarte, California, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1937–1971
Spouse(s)Rena Morgan (1945-1975) (his death) 1 child
 
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William Lundigan
William Lundigan in The Fabulous Dorseys.jpg
Lundigan in The Fabulous Dorseys (1947)
Born(1914-06-12)June 12, 1914
Syracuse, New York, U.S.
DiedDecember 20, 1975(1975-12-20) (aged 61)
Duarte, California, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1937–1971
Spouse(s)Rena Morgan (1945-1975) (his death) 1 child

William Lundigan (June 12, 1914 – December 20, 1975) was an American film actor. His films include Dodge City (1939), The Fighting 69th (1940), The Sea Hawk (1940), Santa Fe Trail (1940), Dishonored Lady (1947), Pinky (1949), Love Nest (1951) with Marilyn Monroe, The House on Telegraph Hill (1951), I'd Climb the Highest Mountain (1951) and Inferno (1953).

Biography[edit]

Lundigan was the oldest of four sons. His father owned a shoe store in the same building as a local radio station. Becoming fascinated by radio, he was playing child roles on radio and producing radio plays at sixteen.

He studied law at Syracuse University, earning money as a radio announcer. A Universal Pictures production chief heard Lundigan's voice, met him, arranged a screen test and signed him to a motion picture contract in 1937.

Moving over to MGM, Lundigan's last film before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps was Salute to the Marines. He served as a combat cameraman in the Battle of Peleliu and the Battle of Okinawa returning at war's end as a Corporal.[1]

Television[edit]

From September 30, 1959, to September 7, 1960, Lundigan portrayed Col. Edward McCauley in the CBS television series, Men into Space.

Politics[edit]

In 1963 and 1964, Lundigan joined fellow actors Walter Brennan, Chill Wills, and Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., in making appearances on behalf of U.S. Senator Barry M. Goldwater, the Republican nominee in the campaign against U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.[2]

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ pp.117-119 Wise, James E. & Rehill, Anne Collier Stars in the Corps: Movie Actors in the United States Marines Naval Institute Press, 1999
  2. ^ "The Impact of the Draft Goldwater Committee on the Republican Party". ashbrook.org(archive.org). Retrieved 2013-08-24. 

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