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 John Zaremba

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John Zaremba

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 15 Dec 1986 (aged 78)
Newport Beach, Orange County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 81234141 View Source
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Actor. He is best remembered for his portrayal of the headstrong Sgt. Larsen in "Young and Wild" (1958). After working as a journalist for the Chicago Tribune, he decided to pursue a career as an actor after developing an interest in theater due in part to numerous compositions for entertainment columns. Following a relocation to California, he was discovered by director Thomas Carr while attending a casting call for extras. Impressed by his blonde good looks, slim physique, and professionalism, he took notice of his potential and arranged for him to begin a career in the film industry beginning with him appearing under his supervision in "Pirates of the High Seas" (1950). From there, he would go on to enjoy a fruitful career as a character actor appearing in over 100 features; often typecast as white-collared workers, doctors, lawyers, scientists, politicians, technicians, engineers, educators, authority figures, aviators, adventurers, surgeons, and philanthropists. He appeared in such feature films as "Young Man with Ideas" (1952), "The Magnetic Monster" (1953), "Human Desire" (1954), "Apache Ambush" (1955), "He Laughed Last" (1956), "Zero Hour!" (1957), "Juvenile Jungle" (1958), "Battle of the Coral Sea" (1959), "Vice Raid" (1960), "The Lawbreakers" (1961), "Moon Pilot" (1962), "A Gathering of Eagles" (1963), "Scandalous John" (1971), "Herbie Rides Again" (1974), and "Brothers" (1977). During the advent of television, he became a more familar face appearing in various guest spots on such syndicated sitcoms as "I Led 3 Lives," "Dragnet," "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," "Zorro," "Dennis the Menace," "Ben Casey," "The Virginian," "McHale's Navy," "The Twilight Zone," "Lassie," "The Fugitive," "Peyton Place," "Batman," "The Munsters," "Daniel Boone," "Ironside," "Lancer," "Bonanza," "The Wild Wild West," "Get Smart," "All in the Family," "The Streets of San Francisco," "Charlie's Angels," "S.W.A.T.," "Barnaby Jones," and "Little House on the Prairie". During his career, he was a member of the Screen Actors Guild, was supportive of the Motion Picture and Television Fund, had been a theatrical instructor for the Pasadena Playhouse, was one of the founding members of the Canyon Theatre Guild, had been a regular parishioner of the Catholic church, was a member of the Hollywood Democratic Committee, had been the celebrity spokesman for Hills Brothers Coffee, presided as a chairman for his local charters of the American Red Cross and Feeding America, and he was married to business executive Elinor Suter from 1936 until his death (their union produced three children). Following a guest appearance in "Dallas", he died unexpectedly from complications of a heart attack.

Bio by: Lowell Thurgood

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  • Added: 29 Nov 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 81234141
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/81234141/john-zaremba : accessed ), memorial page for John Zaremba (22 Oct 1908–15 Dec 1986), Find a Grave Memorial ID 81234141, ; Maintained by Find a Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.