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Edmund Purdom

Actor
Male
Born Dec 19, 1926
Hometown Hertfordshire
Died Jan 1, 2009
Death Place Rome
Other Names Purdom, Edmund An...

Edmund Anthony Cutlar Purdom was a British actor.

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  • Linda Christian
    Married 1954 - 1963
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  • Vivienne Purdom
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  • Anita Phillips
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  • Alicia Darr
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Edmund Purdom
Edmund Purdom
d.2009

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  • Lilan Purdom
    Lilan Purdom
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CHILDHOOD

1924 Birth Born on December 19, 1924.

TWENTIES

1946 21 Years Old He began his acting career in 1946 by joining the Northampton Repertory Company, appearing in productions which included Romeo and Juliet and Molière's The Imaginary Invalid. … Read More
1951 26 Years Old In 1951-52, Purdom appeared in small roles with the Laurence Olivier/Vivien Leigh company on Broadway in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra and Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra when his good looks brought him to the attention of Hollywood.
1954 29 Years Old 1 More Event
His appearance in small roles in Titanic and Julius Caesar led to his being cast in the leading role opposite Ann Blyth in the MGM musical The Student Prince in 1954, a part originally intended for Mario Lanza, whose disagreement with director Curtis Bernhardt over the way a certain song was to be sung had led to his dismissal by MGM. (The film was subsequently directed by Richard Thorpe.) Purdom lip-synched to Lanza's singing voice.

THIRTIES

1955 30 Years Old He then played the title role in the biblical epic The Prodigal, MGM's most lavish production of 1955. … Read More
1962 37 Years Old Purdom was married four times and divorced three times: his first three wives, all divorced, were Anita (Tita) Philips (or Phillips), the mother of his children; actress Linda Christian in 1962, ex-wife of Tyrone Power; and Alicia Darr, of Polish extraction.
1964 39 Years Old After that, his career as a major film star ran out of steam, with the exception of some rare cameo appearances, such as The Yellow Rolls-Royce in 1964. … Read More

FIFTIES

1984 59 Years Old In 1984, he directed his first and only film, Don't Open 'Til Christmas. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2000 75 Years Old In 2000 he married his fourth wife, the photographer Vivienne Purdom.
2009 84 Years Old Purdom died from heart failure on 1 January 2009, in Rome. … Read More
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