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 Russell Collins

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Russell Collins Famous memorial

Original Name
Russell Henry
Birth
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Death
14 Nov 1965 (aged 68)
West Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial
Lake Elsinore, Riverside County, California, USA
Plot
GN-198-09
Memorial ID
16504194 View Source

Actor. A noted Broadway performer for 30 years, he attended the Drama School at Carnegie Tech in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and had roles in the early Group Theater productions. In 1932 he made his Broadway debut with "Success Story" as 'Harry Fisher.' Probably his most noted Broadway role was as the star of the 1935 musical play Johnny Johnson. From 1943 until 1965 he appeared in 20 films, including "Miss Sadie Thompson" (1953), "The Last Frontier" (1955), "Fail-Safe" (1964), and "When the Boys Meet the Girls" (1965). He would often appear in many of the television live play-like dramas and was in high demand as a character actor in many TV series to the end of his career. In the 1950 London production of "Mr. Roberts" at the Coliseum Theater, he played the role of 'Doc' with Tyrone Power as 'Mr. Roberts' and Jackie Cooper as 'Ensign Pulver.'

Actor. A noted Broadway performer for 30 years, he attended the Drama School at Carnegie Tech in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and had roles in the early Group Theater productions. In 1932 he made his Broadway debut with "Success Story" as 'Harry Fisher.' Probably his most noted Broadway role was as the star of the 1935 musical play Johnny Johnson. From 1943 until 1965 he appeared in 20 films, including "Miss Sadie Thompson" (1953), "The Last Frontier" (1955), "Fail-Safe" (1964), and "When the Boys Meet the Girls" (1965). He would often appear in many of the television live play-like dramas and was in high demand as a character actor in many TV series to the end of his career. In the 1950 London production of "Mr. Roberts" at the Coliseum Theater, he played the role of 'Doc' with Tyrone Power as 'Mr. Roberts' and Jackie Cooper as 'Ensign Pulver.'

Bio by: William Bjornstad

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Janice Klafehn
  • Added: 6 Nov 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 16504194
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/16504194/russell-collins: accessed ), memorial page for Russell Collins (11 Oct 1897–14 Nov 1965), Find a Grave Memorial ID 16504194, citing Elsinore Valley Cemetery, Lake Elsinore, Riverside County, California, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.