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 James Anderson

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Original Name
James Ottie "Jim" Anderson
Birth
Wetumpka, Elmore County, Alabama, USA
Death
14 Sep 1969 (aged 48)
Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA
Burial
North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot
Block J, Section 9797, Lot 1
Memorial ID
93741350 View Source

Actor. He was best known for playing the character roles of pilots, customers, guards, gamblers, deputies, chauffeurs, corporals, thieves, preachers, henchmen, mechanics, doctors, sheriffs, reporters, and military men, usually in classic western films and western television series. He will be best remembered for playing the role of 'Robert E. Lee "Bob" Ewell' in the classic crime film drama, "To Kill A Mockingbird" (1962). The film which was directed by Robert Mulligan, which was based on the novel of the same name by Harper Lee, which was written for the screen by Horton Foote, and which also starred Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, and Rosemary Murphy, tells the story of Atticus Finch, a widowed lawyer in Depression-era Alabama, who defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice. The film was nominated for or won numerous awards including the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Gregory Peck as 'Atticus Finch.' He is also best remembered for playing the roles of 'Iceberg Ike,' 'Curly,' 'Jack Hanley,' 'Henchman Hank,' and 'Floyd,' in five episodes of the classic western television series, "The Cisco Kid," from 1953 to 1955. He was born one of two children as James Ottie Anderson Jr. to James Ottie Anderson Sr. (1893-1961), and his wife Mary E. Polis Anderson (1897-1982), in Wetumpka, Alabama, on July 13, 1921 (other sources say July 13, 1920). He made his actual film debut playing the role of 'Eb' in the biographical historical film drama, "Sergeant York" (1941). The film which was directed by Howard Hawks, and which was written for the screen by Abem Finkel, Harry Chandlee, and Howard Koch, and which also starred Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, and Joan Leslie, tells the story of a Tennessee farmer and marksman who is drafted in World War I and struggles with his pacifist inclinations before becoming one of the most celebrated war heroes. Besides, "Sergeant York" (1941), and "To Kill A Mockingbird" (1962), his many other film credits include, "Dive Bomber" (1941), "Reap The Wild Wind" (1942), "Mildred Pierce" (1945), "Bride Of Vengeance" (1949), "The Great Sinner" (1949), "Johnny One-Eye" (1950), "The Fireball" (1950), "Hunt The Man Down" (1950), "Five" (1951), "Along The Great Divide" (1951), "The Blue Veil" (1951), "The Last Musketeer" (1952), "Has Anybody Seen My Gal" (1952), "The Duel At Silver Creek" (1952), "Hellgate" (1952), "The Star" (1952), "Ruby Gentry" (1952), "The Great Jesse James Raid" (1953), "Arrowhead" (1953), "China Venture" (1953), "Donovan's Brain" (1953), "Flight To Tangier" (1953), "Riot In Cell Block 11" (1954), "Drums Across The River" (1954), "Pushover" (1954), "Dragnet" (1954), "Private Hell 36" (1954), "They Rode West" (1954), "The Bamboo Prison" (1954), "The Violent Men" (1955), "Seven Angry Men" (1955), "An Annapolis Story" (1955), "The Marauders" (1955), "At Gunpoint" (1955), "Inside Detroit" (1956), "Fury At Gunsight Pass" (1956), "The Rawhide Years" (1956), "Tension At Table Rock" (1956), "Friendly Persuasion" (1956), "Running Target" (1956), "The Rack" (1956), "The Big Land" (1957), "The Thing That Couldn't Die" (1958), "As Young As We Are" (1958), "I Married A Monster From Outer Space" (1958), "Pressure Point" (1962), "The Chase" (1966), and "Take The Money And Run" (1969). Besides, the roles of 'Iceberg Ike,' 'Curly,' 'Jack Hanley,' 'Henchman Hank,' and 'Floyd,' in five episodes of the classic western television series, "The Cisco Kid," from 1953 to 1955, his many other film credits include, "Fireside Theatre," "Racquet Squad," "The Gene Autrey Show," "The Unexpected," "Boston Blackie," "Waterfront," "Hopalong Cassidy," "Stories Of The Century," "The Lone Wolf," "Your Favorite Story," "Schlitz Playhouse," "Dragnet," "Medic," "Celebrity Playhouse," "The Ford Televison Theatre," "The Adventures Of Rin Tin Tin," "TV Reader's Digest," "My Friend Flicka," "The Millionaire," "Telephone Time," "The Loretta Young Show," "Circus Boy," "The Sheriff Of Cochise," "Crusader," "Navy Log," "Whirlybirds," "You Are There," "Climax!" "Trackdown," "Code 3," "Casey Jones," "Official Detective," "Target," "The Restless Gun," "Highway Patrol," "Jefferson Drum," "Mackenzie's Raiders," "Cimarron City," "The Gray Ghost," "Sea Hunt," "Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse," "Northwest Passage," "Alcoa Theatre," "Yancy Derringer," "The Californians," "Lassie," "Rescue 8," "Colt .45," "Tales Of Wells Fargo," "Tightrope," "The Deputy," "Men Into Space," "Tombstone Territory," "The Magical World Of Disney," "Dennis The Menace," "Zane Grey Theatre," "The Rifleman," "Overland Trail," "The Untouchables," "Riverboat," "The Texan," "Coronado 9," "Perry Mason," "The Westerner," "Maverick," "Have Gun - Will Travel," "Bat Masterson," "Lawman," "The Life And Legend Of Wyatt Earp," "Frontier Circus," "Bronco," "Empire," "Cheyenne," "The Virginian," "Ripcord," "Laramie," "Sam Benedict," "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour," "The Dakotas," "Bonanza," "Temple Houston," "Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre," "Destry," "Peyton Place," "Rawhide," "Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea," "The Legend Of Jesse James," "Branded," "Dr. Kildare," "I Spy," "Iron Horse," "The Time Tunnel" "Judd For The Defense," "Daniel Boone," "The Guns Of Will Sonnett," "Run For Your Life," and "Gunsmoke." During his acting career, he also used the name Jim Anderson, Kyle James, and James Kyle. He continued acting until his death. His funeral service was held through Hardin Mortuary in Hardin, Montana, and through Pierce Brothers Mortuary in Santa Monica, California, and he was buried in Valhalla Memorial Park in North Hollywood, California. His last two films, "The Ballad of Cable Hogue" (1970), and "Little Big Man" (1970), were released after his death. He was the brother of the actress Mary Anderson (1918-2014), and brother-in-law to the actor, film director, and cinematographer Leon Shamroy (1901-1974). He was married but was later divorced. He had no children.

Actor. He was best known for playing the character roles of pilots, customers, guards, gamblers, deputies, chauffeurs, corporals, thieves, preachers, henchmen, mechanics, doctors, sheriffs, reporters, and military men, usually in classic western films and western television series. He will be best remembered for playing the role of 'Robert E. Lee "Bob" Ewell' in the classic crime film drama, "To Kill A Mockingbird" (1962). The film which was directed by Robert Mulligan, which was based on the novel of the same name by Harper Lee, which was written for the screen by Horton Foote, and which also starred Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, and Rosemary Murphy, tells the story of Atticus Finch, a widowed lawyer in Depression-era Alabama, who defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice. The film was nominated for or won numerous awards including the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Gregory Peck as 'Atticus Finch.' He is also best remembered for playing the roles of 'Iceberg Ike,' 'Curly,' 'Jack Hanley,' 'Henchman Hank,' and 'Floyd,' in five episodes of the classic western television series, "The Cisco Kid," from 1953 to 1955. He was born one of two children as James Ottie Anderson Jr. to James Ottie Anderson Sr. (1893-1961), and his wife Mary E. Polis Anderson (1897-1982), in Wetumpka, Alabama, on July 13, 1921 (other sources say July 13, 1920). He made his actual film debut playing the role of 'Eb' in the biographical historical film drama, "Sergeant York" (1941). The film which was directed by Howard Hawks, and which was written for the screen by Abem Finkel, Harry Chandlee, and Howard Koch, and which also starred Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, and Joan Leslie, tells the story of a Tennessee farmer and marksman who is drafted in World War I and struggles with his pacifist inclinations before becoming one of the most celebrated war heroes. Besides, "Sergeant York" (1941), and "To Kill A Mockingbird" (1962), his many other film credits include, "Dive Bomber" (1941), "Reap The Wild Wind" (1942), "Mildred Pierce" (1945), "Bride Of Vengeance" (1949), "The Great Sinner" (1949), "Johnny One-Eye" (1950), "The Fireball" (1950), "Hunt The Man Down" (1950), "Five" (1951), "Along The Great Divide" (1951), "The Blue Veil" (1951), "The Last Musketeer" (1952), "Has Anybody Seen My Gal" (1952), "The Duel At Silver Creek" (1952), "Hellgate" (1952), "The Star" (1952), "Ruby Gentry" (1952), "The Great Jesse James Raid" (1953), "Arrowhead" (1953), "China Venture" (1953), "Donovan's Brain" (1953), "Flight To Tangier" (1953), "Riot In Cell Block 11" (1954), "Drums Across The River" (1954), "Pushover" (1954), "Dragnet" (1954), "Private Hell 36" (1954), "They Rode West" (1954), "The Bamboo Prison" (1954), "The Violent Men" (1955), "Seven Angry Men" (1955), "An Annapolis Story" (1955), "The Marauders" (1955), "At Gunpoint" (1955), "Inside Detroit" (1956), "Fury At Gunsight Pass" (1956), "The Rawhide Years" (1956), "Tension At Table Rock" (1956), "Friendly Persuasion" (1956), "Running Target" (1956), "The Rack" (1956), "The Big Land" (1957), "The Thing That Couldn't Die" (1958), "As Young As We Are" (1958), "I Married A Monster From Outer Space" (1958), "Pressure Point" (1962), "The Chase" (1966), and "Take The Money And Run" (1969). Besides, the roles of 'Iceberg Ike,' 'Curly,' 'Jack Hanley,' 'Henchman Hank,' and 'Floyd,' in five episodes of the classic western television series, "The Cisco Kid," from 1953 to 1955, his many other film credits include, "Fireside Theatre," "Racquet Squad," "The Gene Autrey Show," "The Unexpected," "Boston Blackie," "Waterfront," "Hopalong Cassidy," "Stories Of The Century," "The Lone Wolf," "Your Favorite Story," "Schlitz Playhouse," "Dragnet," "Medic," "Celebrity Playhouse," "The Ford Televison Theatre," "The Adventures Of Rin Tin Tin," "TV Reader's Digest," "My Friend Flicka," "The Millionaire," "Telephone Time," "The Loretta Young Show," "Circus Boy," "The Sheriff Of Cochise," "Crusader," "Navy Log," "Whirlybirds," "You Are There," "Climax!" "Trackdown," "Code 3," "Casey Jones," "Official Detective," "Target," "The Restless Gun," "Highway Patrol," "Jefferson Drum," "Mackenzie's Raiders," "Cimarron City," "The Gray Ghost," "Sea Hunt," "Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse," "Northwest Passage," "Alcoa Theatre," "Yancy Derringer," "The Californians," "Lassie," "Rescue 8," "Colt .45," "Tales Of Wells Fargo," "Tightrope," "The Deputy," "Men Into Space," "Tombstone Territory," "The Magical World Of Disney," "Dennis The Menace," "Zane Grey Theatre," "The Rifleman," "Overland Trail," "The Untouchables," "Riverboat," "The Texan," "Coronado 9," "Perry Mason," "The Westerner," "Maverick," "Have Gun - Will Travel," "Bat Masterson," "Lawman," "The Life And Legend Of Wyatt Earp," "Frontier Circus," "Bronco," "Empire," "Cheyenne," "The Virginian," "Ripcord," "Laramie," "Sam Benedict," "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour," "The Dakotas," "Bonanza," "Temple Houston," "Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre," "Destry," "Peyton Place," "Rawhide," "Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea," "The Legend Of Jesse James," "Branded," "Dr. Kildare," "I Spy," "Iron Horse," "The Time Tunnel" "Judd For The Defense," "Daniel Boone," "The Guns Of Will Sonnett," "Run For Your Life," and "Gunsmoke." During his acting career, he also used the name Jim Anderson, Kyle James, and James Kyle. He continued acting until his death. His funeral service was held through Hardin Mortuary in Hardin, Montana, and through Pierce Brothers Mortuary in Santa Monica, California, and he was buried in Valhalla Memorial Park in North Hollywood, California. His last two films, "The Ballad of Cable Hogue" (1970), and "Little Big Man" (1970), were released after his death. He was the brother of the actress Mary Anderson (1918-2014), and brother-in-law to the actor, film director, and cinematographer Leon Shamroy (1901-1974). He was married but was later divorced. He had no children.

Bio by: Kris 'Peterborough K' Peterson


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/93741350/james-anderson: accessed ), memorial page for James Anderson (13 Jul 1921–14 Sep 1969), Find a Grave Memorial ID 93741350, citing Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .