Dan Duryea

Dan Duryea

Dan Duryea (n. White Plains, Nueva York; 23 de enero de 1907 – f. Hollywood, California; 7 de junio de 1968) fue un actor cinematográfico y televisivo estadounidense. Se dio a conocer en Broadway en las obras Dead End y The Little Foxes. En esta última hizo el papel de Leo Hubbard. Se trasladó a Hollywood en 1940 para interpretar ese mismo papel en la versión cinematográfica de la obra.
En el cine se especializó en papeles secundarios que se usaban como contraste, usualmente personajes de carácter inmaduro. Así, apareció en películas tales como The Pride of the Yankees (El orgullo del club de los Yanquis). Según iba progresando, interpretó a villanos violentos pero, sin embargo atractivos, en películas del cine negro de los años cuarenta. Entre sus trabajos de esta época pueden mencionarse Scarlet Street (Perversidad), The Woman in the Window (La mujer del cuadro), Criss Cross (El abrazo de la muerte) y Black Angel.
En los años cincuenta, Duryea pasó la mayor parte del tiempo trabajando para la televisión y en algunos westerns. Entre ellos, participó como estrella invitada en El virginiano, en el capítulo 6 de la quinta temporada (5×06) "The Challenge". Otros papeles suyos notables fueron en Winchester ’73 (1950), La última bala (1957) y El vuelo del Fénix (1965). También apareció en unos de los primeros episodios de Twilight Zone en 1959, el titulado "Mr. Denton on Doomsday", escrito por Rod Serling, y en el capítulo "Logan’s treasure" de la famosa serie Bonanza, donde interpretaba al señor Logan, un convicto alojado en la Ponderosa, hogar de los Cartwright.
Se casó en 1932 con Helen Bryan. El matrimonio duró hasta la muerte de ella en 1967. Tuvieron dos hijos, Peter Duryea, que trabajó durante un tiempo como actor, y Richard. Duryea falleció en 1968, a causa de un cáncer. Está enterrado en el cementerio Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills de Los Ángeles, California.

  • Fecha de nacimiento: 1907-01-23
  • Falleció: 1968-06-07
  • Lugar de nacimiento: White Plains, New York, USA

English

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Dan Duryea (January 23, 1907, in White Plains, New York – June 7, 1968, in Hollywood, California) was an American actor of film, stage and television. Duryea graduated from Cornell University in 1928. While at Cornell, Duryea was elected into the Sphinx Head Society. He made his name on Broadway in the play Dead End, followed by The Little Foxes, in which he played the dishonest and not particularly bright weakling Leo Hubbard. He moved to Hollywood in 1940 to appear in the film version in the same role. He established himself in films playing similar secondary roles as the foil, usually as a weak or annoyingly immature character, in movies such as The Pride of the Yankees. As his career progressed throughout the 1940s he began to carve a niche as a violent, yet sexy, bad guy in a number of film noirs. In so doing he established a significant female following and, over time, something of a cult status. His work in this era included Scarlet Street, The Woman in the Window, Criss Cross, Black Angel and Too Late for Tears. From the 1950s, Duryea was more often seen in Westerns, most notably his charismatic villain in Winchester '73 (1950). Other memorable work in the latter part of his career included Thunder Bay (1953), The Burglar (1957), The Flight of the Phoenix (1965), and the primetime soap opera Peyton Place. He also appeared in one of the first Twilight Zone episodes in 1959 as a drunken former gunfighter in "Mr. Denton on Doomsday," written by Rod Serling. He guest starred on NBC's anthology series The Barbara Stanwyck Show. In 1963, Duryea appeared as Dr. Ben Lorrigan in the episode "Why Am I Grown So Cold" on the NBC medical drama about psychiatry, The Eleventh Hour. Duryea was far removed from many of the characters he played in the course of his career. He was married for thirty-five years to his wife, Helen, who preceded him in death on January 21, 1967. The couple had two sons: Peter, who worked for a time as an actor, and Richard. Dan Duryea died of cancer at the age of sixty-one. His remains are interred in Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. Description above from the Wikipedia article Dan Duryea, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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