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Ralph Votrian


Born - 16 May 1934, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died - 13 April 2017

Small-chinned, gnome-like but boyish, fair-haired American supporting actor much in demand in the mid 1950s for roles as frightened military guys undergoing baptisms of fire in war. The older brother of child player Peter Votrian, he was acting on radio at eight years old. In films as a teenager, he was immediately busy: The Happy Years (1950), Corky (1951), Girls in the Night (1953), A Man Called Peter (1955), The Bold and the Brave (1955), Screaming Eagles (1956), Tea and Sympathy (1956), The Tomahawk and the Cross (1956), Until They Sail (1957), The Invisible Boy (1957), Imitation General (1958) and A Trip to Paradise (1959). He left show business in 1961 and went into real estate, only returning to acting when he retired from business: Chaplin (1992), For Goodness Sake (1993), Time Share (2000), Land of the Lost (2009) and Kiss Me (2014), his last.