|Birth: ||Aug. 29, 1899|
Rhode Island, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 2, 1973, USA|
Actor. Born in Province, Rhode Island, son of George P and Grace Macready. He was drawn to theater acting and appeared on Broadway in many plays before making his screen debut in "Commandos Strike at Dawn" (1942), followed by "Follow the Boys" (1944). Often cast in authority, military or villain roles, some of his best films include "The Big Clock' (1948), "Detective Story" (1951), "Paths of Glory" (1957), "Taras Bulba" (1962), "The Great Race" (1965) and "Tora, Tora, Tora" (1970). For television, he appeared as a regular on many series such as "Bonanza", "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", "The Outer Limits", "Perry Mason" and was known for his role as Martin Peyton on "Peyton Place", 1965 to 1968. He was good friends with Vincent Price and Orson Welles.
He died in Los Angeles, California, of emphysema at age 73. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith)
Cause of death: Emphysema
Donated to medical science
Specifically: Donated to the UCLA Medical School
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Kenneth McNeil
Record added: Jul 19, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6621001
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