Bruce Dern

Bruce MacLeish Dern (born June 4, 1936) is an American actor. He is the father of actress Laura Dern and was formerly married to actress Diane Ladd.

He is generally regarded as a talented actor who has suffered from typecasting due to having had a series of roles as "psycho" characters early in his film career. Nevertheless, in his 60s, he continues to be a sought after performer.


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Nevertheless, in his 60s, he continues to be a sought after performer. He died of leukemia in 1977. He is generally regarded as a talented actor who has suffered from typecasting due to having had a series of roles as "psycho" characters early in his film career. He also appeared in the Over-the-Hill Gang and as "Coyote Bill" in Myra Breckenridge. He is the father of actress Laura Dern and was formerly married to actress Diane Ladd. He starred in a Twilight Zone episode as "Frisby", a talkative braggart faced with an alien invasion called "Hocus-Pocus and Frisby". Bruce MacLeish Dern (born June 4, 1936) is an American actor. He also had a part as "Hap" on Flipper and hosted a children's TV show, Andy's Gang, and performed voice parts in animated films, including "Friar Tuck" in Disney's Robin Hood.

Devine is well-remembered for his role as "Jingles" in the US radio and TV series Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1951). He played "The Cheerful Soldier" in The Red Badge of Courage. His notable roles included ten films as sidekick, "Cookie", to Roy Rogers, a Shakespeare performance in Romeo and Juliet in 1937, Stagecoach with John Wayne in 1939 and a reunion with Wayne in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance in 1959. He had been running with a stake in his mouth and fell, the instrument piercing the roof of his mouth.

Devine's speech was the result of a childhood accident. Although it was at first thought that his peculiar voice would prevent him from moving to the talkies, it became his trademark and strongest selling point. He was a star football player at Santa Clara University, which led to his first film role in the silent The Collegians. He grew up in Kingman, Arizona, where his family moved when he was a year old. He appeared in more than 400 films and shared with Walter Brennan the rare ability to move with ease from B Westerns to A pictures.

Devine was born in Flagstaff, Arizona. His movie career started in silent films and extended until his death. Andy Devine (born Jeremiah Schwartz) (October 7, 1905 - February 18, 1977) was a rotund, raspy-voiced character actor and comic cowboy sidekick. When asked if he had strange nodes on his vocal chords, Devine replied, "I've got the same nodes as Bing Crosby, but his are in tune.".

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