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Douglas Spencer
Original name: William Mesenkop
Birth: Feb. 10, 1910
Bureau County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 6, 1960
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actor. Born William Henry Mesenkop, he began his career as stand-in, working many years for movie star Ray Milland. Slowly graduating from extra to bit parts Spencer finally played supporting roles by the end of the 1940s, often as doctor or reporter in films with a science fiction or fantasy theme. Among his films are "Double Indemnity" (1944), "The Lost Weekend" (1945), "The Big Clock" (1948), "Shane" (1953), "River of No Return" (1954), "This Island Earth" (1955), "The Man from Del Rio" (1956), "The Diary of Anne Frank" (1958) and "The Sins of Rachel Cade" (1960). Television roles include "Bonanza", "Tales of Wells Fargo" and "The Twilight Zone". Tall, thin and bald, Spencers most famous role was that of zealous reporter Ned "Scotty" Scott in the sci-fi classic "The Thing from Another World" (1951), where he speaks the films memorable last words: "Keep watching the skies!" (bio by: Fritz Tauber) 

Cause of death: Heart attack and diabetic condition
Oakland Cemetery
Bureau County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Block 35 , lot 3, grave 5
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: MC
Record added: Jul 16, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9109237
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