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Oliver Thorndike Simpkins
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Birth: Sep. 12, 1917
Beverly Farms
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Apr. 14, 1954
Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Actor


Known For
The Story of Dr. Wassell
The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944)
Unconquered
Unconquered (1947)
Laughter in Paris
Laughter in Paris (1946)
The Face of Spain
The Face of Spain (1952)

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1953 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV series)
The Greatest Man in the World (1953)

1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV series)
The Happy Tingle (1953)

1953 The Harp of Erin (TV movie)

1953 Suspense (TV series)
Jojo
Vacancy for Death (1953) Jojo

1952 Lux Video Theatre (TV series)
Walter
Amo, Amas, Amat (1952) Walter

1952 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV series)
Dismal Swamp (1952)

1952 The Face of Spain (TV movie)
Pablo

1951 The Web (TV series)
Volcano (1951)

1949-1951 Kraft Theatre (TV series)
The Climax (1951)
John Wilkes Booth (1951)
Climax (1949)

1949-1950 The Clock (TV series)
Jump, Elbert, Jump (1950)
Lease of Death (1949)
The Web (1949)

1950 Starlight Theatre (TV series)
Her Son (1950)

1950 Escape (TV series)
Rest in Peace (1950) (as Oliver Thorndyke)

1950 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV series)
Bethel Merriday (1950)

1949 The Boris Karloff Mystery Playhouse (TV series)
The Shop at Sly Corner (1949)

1949 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV series)
Colonel Geraldine
The Suicide Club (1949) Colonel Geraldine

1948 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV series)
Danny
Night Must Fall (1948) Danny

1947 Unconquered
Lt. Baillie

1947 Bulldog Drummond at Bay
Richard Hamilton (uncredited)

1946 Laughter in Paris (TV movie)

1944 The Story of Dr. Wassell
Alabam

1932 The Sign of the Cross
Lieutenant Robert Hammond - 1944 Re-Release Prologue (uncredited)
The "Oliver Thorndike Acting Award" is given in his memory, "awarded annually to an actor in Yale School of Drama who best exemplifies the spirit of fellowship, cooperation, and devotion to the theater that characterized Mr. Thorndike.".


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The Oliver Thorndike Acting Award, established by Mrs. Nathaniel S. Simpkins, Jr., and supplemented by gifts from her son, Nathaniel Simpkins III, in memory of Oliver Thorndike Simpkins, whose stage name was Oliver Thorndike, is awarded annually to actors at Yale School of Drama who best exemplify the spirit of fellowship, cooperation, and devotion to the theater that characterized Mr. Thorndike. The 20112012 recipient was Michael Jean Jacques Place.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Nathaniel Stone Simpkins (1885 - 1918)
  Olivia Thorndike Simpkins (1879 - 1959)
 
 Sibling:
  Nathaniel Stone Simpkins (1912 - 1988)*
  Oliver Thorndike Simpkins (1917 - 1954)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
son of Nathaniel S Simpkins Jr and Olivia-died in Virgin Islands
 
Burial:
Woodside Cemetery
Yarmouth Port
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: ditdit
Record added: Oct 18, 2012
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Oliver Thorndike Simpkins
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Oliver Thorndike Simpkins
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