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 Oliver Thorndike Simpkins

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Oliver Thorndike Simpkins

  • Birth 12 Sep 1917 Beverly Farms, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 14 Apr 1954 Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Burial Yarmouth Port, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 99152404


Known For
The Story of Dr. Wassell
The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944)
Unconquered (1947)
Laughter in Paris
Laughter in Paris (1946)
The Face of Spain
The Face of Spain (1952)

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1953 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV series)
– The Greatest Man in the World (1953)

1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV series)
– The Happy Tingle (1953)

1953 The Harp of Erin (TV movie)

1953 Suspense (TV series)
– Vacancy for Death (1953) … Jojo

1952 Lux Video Theatre (TV series)
– Amo, Amas, Amat (1952) … Walter

1952 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV series)
– Dismal Swamp (1952)

1952 The Face of Spain (TV movie)

1951 The Web (TV series)
– Volcano (1951)

1949-1951 Kraft Theatre (TV series)
– The Climax (1951)
– John Wilkes Booth (1951)
– Climax (1949)

1949-1950 The Clock (TV series)
– Jump, Elbert, Jump (1950)
– Lease of Death (1949)
– The Web (1949)

1950 Starlight Theatre (TV series)
– Her Son (1950)

1950 Escape (TV series)
– Rest in Peace (1950) (as Oliver Thorndyke)

1950 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV series)
– Bethel Merriday (1950)

1949 The Boris Karloff Mystery Playhouse (TV series)
– The Shop at Sly Corner (1949)

1949 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV series)
Colonel Geraldine
– The Suicide Club (1949) … Colonel Geraldine

1948 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV series)
– Night Must Fall (1948) … Danny

1947 Unconquered
Lt. Baillie

1947 Bulldog Drummond at Bay
Richard Hamilton (uncredited)

1946 Laughter in Paris (TV movie)

1944 The Story of Dr. Wassell

1932 The Sign of the Cross
Lieutenant Robert Hammond - 1944 Re-Release Prologue (uncredited)
The "Oliver Thorndike Acting Award" is given in his memory, "awarded annually to an actor in Yale School of Drama who best exemplifies the spirit of fellowship, cooperation, and devotion to the theater that characterized Mr. Thorndike.".

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The Oliver Thorndike Acting Award, established by Mrs. Nathaniel S. Simpkins, Jr., and supplemented by gifts from her son, Nathaniel Simpkins III, in memory of Oliver Thorndike Simpkins, whose stage name was Oliver Thorndike, is awarded annually to actors at Yale School of Drama who best exemplify the spirit of fellowship, cooperation, and devotion to the theater that characterized Mr. Thorndike. The 2011–2012 recipient was Michael Jean Jacques Place.

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son of Nathaniel S Simpkins Jr and Olivia-died in Virgin Islands





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  • Added: 18 Oct 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 99152404
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Oliver Thorndike Simpkins (12 Sep 1917–14 Apr 1954), Find A Grave Memorial no. 99152404, citing Woodside Cemetery, Yarmouth Port, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by ditdit (contributor 47012745) .