John Ericson

John Ericson

Düsseldorf, Stadtkreis Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Death 3 May 2020 (aged 93)
Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
Burial Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
Memorial ID 210343328 · View Source
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Actor. Extremely handsome, his career spanned six decades with appearances on Broadway and in films and television. Born Joachim Alexander Ottokar Meibes, his mother was a German actress and operatic star and his father was a businessman. Prior to World War II, his family emigrated from Germany to the US, settling in New York City where, after a stint in the US Army, he studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He made his initial bow in the leading role of the 1951 Broadway show "Stalag 17" and then moved to California where he signed with MGM and appeared in a series of films, including "Teresa" (1951), "Rhapsody" (1954), "The Student Prince" (1954), "Green Fire" (1954), and "Bad Day at Black Rock" (1955). His career transitioned to television where he made appearances in "The Millionaire", "The Restless Gun", "Target: The Corruptors!", "Bonanza", "Honey West", and "The Virginian". His other film appearances include "Pretty Boy Floyd", "Under Ten Flags" (1960), "Slave Queen of Babylon" (1963), "7 Faces of Dr. Lao" (1964), "Operation Atlantis" (1965), "The Money Jungle" (1968), "The Bamboo Saucer" (1968), "Bedknobs and Broomsticks" (1971), and "Crash!" (1976). He then moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico where he performed in local theatrical productions. His final film appearance was in "The Far Side of Jericho" (2006). He died of complications from pneumonia at the age of 93.

Bio by: William Bjornstad

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