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 Steve Forrest

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Steve Forrest

Birth
Huntsville, Walker County, Texas, USA
Death 18 May 2013 (aged 87)
Thousand Oaks, Ventura County, California, USA
Burial Westlake Village, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Garden of Reflection-Outer West Wall Top Row
Memorial ID 110929948 View Source
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Actor. Born William Forrest Andrews, he was one of 13 children. At 18, he enlisted in the Army during World War II, attaining the rank of sergeant and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, he moved to Los Angeles and attended UCLA where he graduated with honors in 1950 with a bachelor's degree in theater arts. While working as a stagehand at the La Jolla Playhouse outside San Diego, he was discovered by Hollywood legend Gregory Peck, who cast him in the summer stock production of 'Goodbye Again' and arranged for his first screen test with MGM, where he was placed under contract. In 1953, he earned the Most Promising Newcomer award from the Golden Globes for his performance in the Warner Bros. film 'So Big'. In a career that spanned six decades, among films he appeared in were 'Prisoner of War' (1954), 'The Living Idol' (1957), 'Flaming Star' (1960), 'The Longest Day' (1962), 'Rascal' (1969), 'The Wild Country' (1970), 'North Dallas Forty' (1979), 'Mommie Dearest' (1981), 'Sahara' (1983), 'Amazon Women on the Moon' (1987) and 'S.W.A.T.' (2003). Among television series he was featured in were 'Playhouse 90', 'Outlaws', 'Death Valley Days', 'The Virginian', 'Rawhide', 'Bonanza', 'Insight', 'Alias Smith and Jones', 'Ironside', 'Night Gallery', 'Medical Center', 'The Rookies', 'Dallas', and 'Murder, She Wrote', however his most memorable TV role was that of Lt. Dan 'Hondo' Harrelson on 'S.W.A.T.' from 1975 through '76. Forrest, who was the brother of actor Dana Andrews, was also an avid and accomplished golfer and frequently played in charity tournaments around the world. He died of natural causes.

Bio by: Louis du Mort


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  • Added: 21 May 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 110929948
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/110929948/steve-forrest : accessed ), memorial page for Steve Forrest (29 Sep 1925–18 May 2013), Find a Grave Memorial ID 110929948, citing Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park, Westlake Village, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .