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John Anderson

  • Birth 20 Oct 1922 Clayton, Adams County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 7 Aug 1992 Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
  • Memorial ID 6378236

Actor. Born in Clayton, Illinois, he was a brilliant character performer best remembered for his role as a snooping used-car salesman in Alfred Hitchcock's film, "Psycho"(1960). He began his acting career on the Mississippi River showboat Goldenrod and made his debut in the Broadway show "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" in the 1940s. His other film credits included " Ride the High Country" (1962), "Five Card Stud" (1968), "Cotton Comes to Harlem" (1970), "Smokey and the Bandit II" (1980), "Zoot Suit" (1981) and "Eight Men Out" (1988). A veteran of 500 TV appearances his credits included "The Twilight Zone", "Gunsmoke", Wanted Dead or Alive", "The Rifleman", "Murder She Wrote" and "MacGyver". He died of a heart attack at age 69 in Sherman Oaks, California.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 29 Apr 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6378236
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Anderson (20 Oct 1922–7 Aug 1992), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6378236, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.