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Bradford Dillman


Born - 14 April 1930, San Francisco, California, USA
Died - 16 January 2018

Dark, saturnine, brooding American actor with dark wavy hair, who seemed set for top stardom after his leading role in Compulsion (1959). But he suffered a few disasters, and was eventually unable to command the kind of parts he wanted, his faintly crooked smile confining him mainly to playing bad guys with half a screw loose. Said the once-choosy star in the mid seventies: 'I'm motivated by financial necessity. I'll accept just about everything I'm offered'. His subsequent TV career bore witness to that. Other films included A Certain Smile (1958), In Love and War (1958), Crack in the Mirror (1960), Circle of Deception (1960), Sanctuary (1960), Francis of Assisi (1961), Sergeant Ryker (1963), A Rage to Live (1965), Jigsaw (1968), The Bridge at Remagen (1969), The Mephisto Waltz (1970), Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971), The Way We Were (1973), Gold (1974), Call Harry Crown (1974), Bug (1975), The Enforcer (1976), The Amsterdam Kill (1977), The Swarm (1978), Running Scared (1979), Sudden Impact (1983), Man Outside (1983), Lords of the Deep (1989) and Heroes Stand Alone (1990), his last. Married (second) to actress Suzy Parker (Cecelia Parker, 1932-2003), he died from pneumonia complications.