William Bendix

William Bendix (January 14, 1906 - December 14, 1964) was an American film actor.

Bendix was born in New York City, and made his film debut in 1942, having worked as a grocer until the Great Depression. He played in supporting roles in dozens of Hollywood films, usually as a soldier, gangster or detective. Probably his best-known role was as Sir Sagramore opposite Bing Crosby in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949), in which he took part in the famous trio, "Busy Doing Nothing". On television he played Chester Riley in "The Life of Riley." Bendix died in Los Angeles of pneumonia.


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On television he played Chester Riley in "The Life of Riley." Bendix died in Los Angeles of pneumonia. He was replaced in his role by Paul Ford. Probably his best-known role was as Sir Sagramore opposite Bing Crosby in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949), in which he took part in the famous trio, "Busy Doing Nothing". Calhern died in Tokyo of a heart attack while filming The Teahouse of the August Moon. He played in supporting roles in dozens of Hollywood films, usually as a soldier, gangster or detective. He is remembered for his role as Ambassador Trentino in the Marx Brothers' Duck Soup, but he reached the pinnacle of his career in the early 1950s when he starred in The Asphalt Jungle, The Magnificent Yankee (for which his performance as Oliver Wendell Holmes won him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor), Julius Caesar and Blackboard Jungle. Bendix was born in New York City, and made his film debut in 1942, having worked as a grocer until the Great Depression. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he played leads in silent films in the 1920s and was able to successfully transition to talkies, as well as starring on the stage.

William Bendix (January 14, 1906 - December 14, 1964) was an American film actor. Louis Calhern (February 19, 1895 - May 12, 1956) was an American actor.

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