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Mark Damon

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Mark Damon Famous memorial

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death
12 May 2024 (aged 91)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA Add to Map
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Actor. He was best known to film viewers for his Golden Globe Award-winning role as Philip Winthrop in the 1960 horror film "House of Usher." Born Alan Harris, he first attended dental school at UCLA before going to the Anderson School of Management to earn both his MBA and BA in English. He later took some theater classes and went into acting. His acting career started with minor roles in the classic 1950s television series "Gang Busters," "Meet Corliss Archer," and "Led 3 Lives." He went on to sign with 20th Century Fox in 1956 and continued his TV work, appearing in "Cavalcade of America," "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," and "Tales of Wells Fargo." His film debut came in 1956 in "Inside Detroit." Besides "House of Usher," he went on to appear in such films as "Life Begins at 17," "The Longest Day," "100 Horseman," "Secret Agent 777," "Dio, Come Ti Amo," and "Johnny Oro." He transitioned away from acting by the late 1970s and entered the world of independent sales and production. He founded the Producers Sales Organization to sell American films to international distributors and helped give greater exposure to independent movies. He later worked as a film producer and worked on films such as "Das Boot, " "The NeverEnding Story," "Nine 1/2 Weeks," "Short Circuit," "The Lost Boys," "The Jungle Book," and " Lone Survivor." He also won an Academy Award in 2005 for his work on the Charlize Theron-starring serial killer movie "Monster."

Actor. He was best known to film viewers for his Golden Globe Award-winning role as Philip Winthrop in the 1960 horror film "House of Usher." Born Alan Harris, he first attended dental school at UCLA before going to the Anderson School of Management to earn both his MBA and BA in English. He later took some theater classes and went into acting. His acting career started with minor roles in the classic 1950s television series "Gang Busters," "Meet Corliss Archer," and "Led 3 Lives." He went on to sign with 20th Century Fox in 1956 and continued his TV work, appearing in "Cavalcade of America," "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," and "Tales of Wells Fargo." His film debut came in 1956 in "Inside Detroit." Besides "House of Usher," he went on to appear in such films as "Life Begins at 17," "The Longest Day," "100 Horseman," "Secret Agent 777," "Dio, Come Ti Amo," and "Johnny Oro." He transitioned away from acting by the late 1970s and entered the world of independent sales and production. He founded the Producers Sales Organization to sell American films to international distributors and helped give greater exposure to independent movies. He later worked as a film producer and worked on films such as "Das Boot, " "The NeverEnding Story," "Nine 1/2 Weeks," "Short Circuit," "The Lost Boys," "The Jungle Book," and " Lone Survivor." He also won an Academy Award in 2005 for his work on the Charlize Theron-starring serial killer movie "Monster."

Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye



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  • Originally Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
  • Added: May 12, 2024
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/270218986/mark-damon: accessed ), memorial page for Mark Damon (22 Apr 1933–12 May 2024), Find a Grave Memorial ID 270218986, citing Mount Sinai Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.