Howard Duff

Born Nov 24, 1913

Howard Green Duff was an American actor of film, television, stage, and radio. Duff was born in Charleston, Washington, now a part of Bremerton. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in Seattle in 1932 where he began acting in school plays only after he was cut from the basketball team.… Read More

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1913 Birth Born on November 24, 1913.


1932 18 Years Old Duff was born in Charleston, now part of Bremerton, Washington. He graduated in 1932 from Roosevelt High School in Seattle, where he began acting in school plays after he was cut from the school basketball team. … Read More


1943 29 Years Old In this role, he served as the announcer for Suspense dated March 16, 1943.


1946 32 Years Old Duff's greatest radio role was when he played Dashiell Hammett's private eye Sam Spade from 1946 to 1950, starring in The Adventures of Sam Spade on three different networks - ABC, CBS, and NBC. … Read More
1950 36 Years Old After he was listed in Red Channels as a communist subversive in 1950, he lost his radio work and might have forfeited his entire career had it not been for his marriage. Duff and Lupino had a daughter, Bridget Duff (born April 23, 1952). They separated in 1966 and divorced in 1984. … Read More
1951 37 Years Old …  In 1951, he married Ida Lupino.


1957 43 Years Old From January 1957 to September 1958, he appeared with his then-wife, Ida Lupino, in their CBS sitcom, Mr. Adams and Eve, which revolved around the private lives of two fictitious film stars named Howard Adams and Eve Drake. … Read More
1960 46 Years Old 1 More Event
Howard and Ida were seen together again as guests on The Dinah Shore Chevy Show on January 10, 1960, in color, on NBC. … Read More


1965 51 Years Old He was then cast as Joe Stillman in the 1965 episode "Mountains to Climb" of the NBC education drama series, Mr. Novak, starring James Franciscus. … Read More
1968 54 Years Old In 1968, he also appeared as Cabala in the Batman TV series episode "The Entrancing Dr. Cassandra", guest-starring with wife Ida Lupino.


1977 63 Years Old In 1977, he guest-starred in the Rockford Files episode "There's One in Every Port".
1980 66 Years Old In 1980 he played private eye Harrigan in a fourth season episode of Charlie's Angels.
1984 70 Years Old In 1984, he starred in the Murder She Wrote episode, "Deadly Lady"; and in 1990, The Golden Girls "The Mangiacavallo Curse Makes a Lousy Wedding Present". … Read More
1990 77 Years Old Duff died at age seventy-six of a heart attack in 1990 in Santa Barbara, California.
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