Lyle Talbot

Born Feb 8, 1902

Lyle Talbot was an American actor on stage and screen, best known for his long career in film from 1931 to 1960 and for his frequent appearances on television in the 1950s and 1960s, including his decade-long role as Joe Randolph on the ABC situation comedy, 'The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.… Read More

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1902 Birth Born on February 8, 1902.


1931 29 Years Old He went to Hollywood in 1931, when the film industry began producing movies with sound and needed "actors who could talk". … Read More


1934 32 Years Old He played a star running back in College Coach (1933) with Pat O'Brien and Dick Powell, romanced opera singer Grace Moore in One Night of Love in 1934, and pursued Mae West in Go West, Young Man (1936). … Read More
1940 38 Years Old Having started his career in the theater and later co-starred on Broadway in 1940-1941 in Separate Rooms, Talbot returned to the stage in the 1960s and 1970s, starring in national road company versions of Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker, Gore Vidal's The Best Man, Neil Simon's The Odd Couple and Barefoot in the Park, Arthur Sumner Long's play Never Too Late, and appearing as Captain Brackett in a 1967 revival of South Pacific (at Lincoln Center). … Read More


1948 46 Years Old After several brief marriages and a number of romantic entanglements, Talbot in 1948 married for the fifth time, to a young singer and actress, Margaret "Paula" Epple; the couple had four children together and remained married for more than forty years until her death in 1989. … Read More
1950 48 Years Old From 1950–55, he was cast five times in different roles on the western, The Lone Ranger. … Read More


1953 51 Years Old From 1953–57, he was cast as different characters in four episodes of the anthology series, Lux Video Theatre. … Read More
1959 57 Years Old In 1959, Talbot played Sheriff Clyde Chadwick in the episode "The Sanctuary" on Colt .45. … Read More


1996 94 Years Old Talbot died in 1996 at his home in San Francisco, California, aged 94, from congestive heart failure.
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