Robert Ryan
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Robert Ryan
Robert Bushnell Ryan was an American actor who often played hardened cops and ruthless villains.
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Emmets hit net against St. Mary's - Bray People
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PJ Cunningham will be pleased that three players from the his bench, Cailean Murphy, Adam Conway and Robert Ryan also contributed to their winning total, along with defender Ross McAnaspie, and even more pleased with the way his players scrapped for
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New Bar & Grill on track - University Star (blog)
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Robert, Ryan and Matt Hageman have all attended Texas State. Matt Hageman said the Railyard Bar and Grill is another way his family can contribute to the San Marcos community. “I'm totally stoked,” said Ryan Hageman. “I think this is going to be a big
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Jim and Cyndie Hartmann, 40 years - HollandSentinel.com
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Robert Ryan. Mrs. Hartmann is the former Cyndie Barry. Their children are Scott and Wendy Hartmann of Rockford, and Andrew and Colleen Hartmann of Muskegon. They have four grandchildren. A family celebration on the Holland Princess Paddleboat is
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Rancho Palos Verdes to celebrate renovation of Ryan Park - Daily Breeze
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Rancho Palos Verdes Wednesday will celebrate the opening of renovated athletics fields at Robert Ryan Park, a recreational offering that many locals say is sorely needed. The City Council will hold a ribbon-cutting
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THE WEEK AHEAD; Aug. 21 -- 27
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Theater Ben Brantley As many New Yorkers know all too well, real estate can quickly turn surreal. What are those scratching, House of Usher-like sounds coming from the walls of your new co-op? Who is that shadowy gnomelike figure who's always in the building's lobby? The WOODSHED COLLECTIVE, a venturesome site-specific theater troupe, is tapping
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THE WEEK AHEAD | AUG. 21 - AUG. 27
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Film Rachel Saltz As part of its excellent Robert Ryan series Film Forum is showing Samuel Fuller's 1955 ''HOUSE OF BAMBOO'' for a week, beginning Friday. This isn't the Fuller of Poverty Row, churning out eccentric personal visions on tiny budgets. (That director returns soon enough, with pictures like ''Shock Corridor'' and ''Naked Kiss'' in the
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The Listings
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Movies Ratings and running times are in parentheses; foreign films have English subtitles. Full reviews of all current releases, movie trailers, showtimes and tickets: nytimes.com/movies. 'Another Earth' (PG-13, 1:32) The director Mike Cahill and his star, the promising newcomer Brit Marling, wrote this moody, modest science-fiction film about
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SG Austria gets milestone payment - Pharmaceutical Business Review
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Nuvilex president and CEO Robert Ryan said they can look forward to some of the data being released to the scientific and investor communities in the near future. "We are also pleased to note that other, separate grant and milestone payments are on
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The amazing, pathetic, must-see outrage of Robert Ryan - Capital New York
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Like many of today's action stars, the post–World War II actor Robert Ryan was defined by his physique. His sunken, beady eyes, pronounced brow and heavy bags under his eyes gave him a simian appearance. That animalistic quality is the
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Claudette Colbert Movie Schedule: IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT, SINCE YOU WENT AWAY - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Cast: Claudette Colbert, Robert Ryan, Jane Cowl. BW-86 mins. 11:30 AM THREE CAME HOME (1950) A woman fights to survive as a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II. Dir: Jean Negulesco. Cast: Claudette Colbert, Patric Knowles, Florence Desmond
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Hollywood's Heroic Villain - Wall Street Journal
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A potent presence in noirs, Westerns and melodramas, capable of embodying both warmth and brutality with mesmerizing intelligence and subtlety, Robert Ryan (1909–73) became best-known for his startling portrayals of malignant
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Robert Ryan's Worlds of Hurt - Village Voice
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Seemingly every Robert Ryan film finds a place for the Robert Ryan Outburst. His dialogue, in that chafing Chicagoland honk, comes out of his mouth as though it's being convulsively pulled out of his throat, causing him great pain in the process
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Homage to Robert Ryan - Boston Globe (blog)
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Hollywood has never had a problem with stars. Goodness knows, stars have had problems with Hollywood (and goodness usually has had nothing to do with it), but that's another story. Neither has Hollywood ever had a problem with character actors
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Things to do today, Sunday and in the near future - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
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Robert Ryan is an American in war-torn Berlin who must find the Nazi double agent trying to sabotage the nascent peace. Screenings begin at 7:30 pm Tickets are $8; $6 students. Call (585) 271-3361 or go to dryden.eastmanhouse.org
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Bristol man charged with stabbing ex-girlfriend - EastBayRI.com
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Cranston Police Major Robert Ryan released a statement that described the events leading up to the arrest. At just after 2 am on Saturday, July 23, the Cranston Police Department responded to a Garden Street residence to investigate the report of a
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Police rewarded - Parkes Champion-Post
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The ceremony was hosted by Superintendent Robert Ryan and was attended by Acting Assistant Commissioner Geoffrey McKechnie who along with Supt Ryan presented the awards. Former police Inspector and now State Member for Dubbo Troy Grant was among the
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Robinson latest candidate to join race against Jones - Houston Chronicle (blog)
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Jack Christie, Joe Edmonds, Jack O'Connor and Robert Ryan have also announced their intentions to run against Jones. Robinson is a principal with the Houston-based consulting firm MFR, where she manages the consulting and advisory services group
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Also in Golf - New Ross Standard
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3 runner-up, Aidan Purcell, 33 points; visitor's prize, Anthony Rochford, 41 points; nearest the pin, Brian St. Ledger and Anthony Rochford; two club, Robert Ryan. The next outing is to Dungarvan Golf Club on Saturday, August 13
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RPT-FOREX-Euro down but Swiss franc may trim gains - Reuters
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"Certainly the stress tests were not stringent enough," said Robert Ryan, currency strategist with BNP Paribas in Singapore. "But I think the more important aspect of the tests is once again the amount of data that was released in conjunction with the
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Robert Ryan
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1973
    Age 63
    The Iceman Cometh and Executive Action both were released in November 1973, after Ryan's death.
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  • 1972
    Age 62
    Robert and Jessica remained married until her death from cancer in 1972.
    More Details Hide Details He died from lung cancer in New York City the following year at age 63.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1967
    Age 57
    Although Ryan never appeared in any production of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek, he was originally considered for the role of Commodore Matt Decker in the 1967 episode "The Doomsday Machine".
    More Details Hide Details Episode author Norman Spinrad reportedly had written the script with Ryan in mind to play Commodore Decker, but Ryan was unavailable, owing to prior commitments. That role subsequently went to William Windom. Ryan was a liberal Democrat who tirelessly supported civil rights issues. Despite his military service, he also came to share the pacifist views of his wife Jessica, who was a Quaker. In the late 1940s, as the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) intensified its anti-communist attacks on Hollywood, he joined the short-lived Committee for the First Amendment. Throughout the 1950s, he donated money and services to civic and religious organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union, American Friends Service Committee, and United World Federalists. In September 1959, he and Steve Allen became founding co-chairs of The Committee for a SANE Nuclear Policy's Hollywood chapter.
  • 1964
    Age 54
    In 1964, Ryan appeared with Warren Oates in the episode "No Comment" of CBS's short-lived drama about newspapers, The Reporter, starring Harry Guardino in the title role of journalist Danny Taylor.
    More Details Hide Details Ryan appeared three times (1962–1964) on the western Wagon Train, four times (1956–1959) on CBS's Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater and twice (1959 and 1961) on the Zane Grey spin-off Frontier Justice. Among Ryan's many appearances on the dramatic anthology series of TV's golden age, perhaps most notable are his starring roles in Playhouse 90s production of The Great Gatsby, opposite Jeanne Crain, and in the Buick-Electra Playhouse adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's The Snows of Kilimanjaro, written by A.E. Hotchner, directed by John Frankenheimer, and co-starring Ann Todd, Mary Astor, and Janice Rule.
    Similarly, he guest starred as Lloyd Osment in the 1964 episode "Better Than a Dead Lion" in the ABC psychiatric series, Breaking Point.
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    Ryan would remain true to these convictions, appearing in many television series, but always as a guest star. Notable appearances include his portrayal of Franklin Hoppy-Hopp in the 1964 episode "Who Chopped Down the Cherry Tree?" on the NBC medical drama about psychiatry, The Eleventh Hour.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1955
    Age 45
    Ryan made his belated small screen debut in 1955 as Abraham Lincoln in the Screen Director's Playhouse adaptation of Christopher Morley's story, "Lincoln's Doctor's Dog."
    More Details Hide Details As he explained to reporters, despite financial considerations, Ryan preferred to steer clear of any TV series commitment: The only money in TV is in the series, and I want to stay out of those. Sure, I might make a million or so in a series, but I'd wind up being 'Sidewinder Sam' for the rest of my life.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1941
    Age 31
    Less than two years before, Ryan had tackled O'Neill's next, and penultimate, play onstage, portraying James Tyrone in Arvin Brown's critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production of Long Day's Journey Into Night. Ryan's relatively infrequent stage appearances also include three on Broadway, including a supporting role in the 1941 premiere of Clash by Night (whose 1952 film adaptation would again feature Ryan, this time starring opposite Barbara Stanwyck and Paul Douglas), and, two decades later, starring roles in Mr. President and a 1969 revival of The Front Page, the oft-filmed comedy drama about newspapermen.
    More Details Hide Details The latter production was one of the first developed by the Plumstead Playhouse (later the Plumstead Theatre Company), a Long Island-based repertory company founded by Ryan, Martha Scott and Henry Fonda; the following winter, a film of the production (produced jointly by MPC and Plumstead) would be broadcast nationally over the upstart Hughes TV Network. Another highlight among Ryan's regional theater credits came in the summer of 1960, when he starred opposite Katharine Hepburn at the American Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford, Connecticut, playing Antony to Hepburn's Cleopatra. Ryan also played the title characters in Shakespeare's Coriolanus (1954, Off-Broadway) and Othello (1967, in Nottingham, England).
  • TWENTIES
  • 1939
    Age 29
    On March 11, 1939, he married Jessica Cadwalader.
    More Details Hide Details They had two sons—Cheyney, a research fellow at Oxford University and a Professor of Philosophy and Law at the University of Oregon, his oldest son, Walker T, a bluesman—and one daughter, Lisa. They lived in the Manhattan co-op The Dakota at 72nd and Central Park West and eventually sublet the apartment to John Lennon and Yoko Ono, according to The Lives of Robert Ryan, a biography of the actor by J.R. Jones published in 2015 (Wesleyan Film, May 2015). In the fall of 1951, a progressive school by the name of Oakwood was opened in Jessica and Robert Ryan's backyard, founded by a small group of parents who decided to create a school based on their views of education and child-rearing. Three years later, those parents, including the Ryans, Sidney Harmon and Elizabeth Schappert, Wendy and Ross Cabeen, and Charles and Emilie Haas, bought and built the elementary school campus on Moorpark Street in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley.
  • 1932
    Age 22
    Ryan was raised Catholic and educated at Loyola Academy He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1932, having held the school's heavyweight boxing title all four years of his attendance.
    More Details Hide Details After graduation, the 6′4" Ryan found employment as a stoker on a ship, a WPA worker, and a ranch hand in Montana. Ryan attempted to make a career in show business as a playwright, but was forced to start acting in order to support himself. He studied acting in Hollywood and appeared on stage and in small film parts during the early 1940s, beginning with The Ghost Breakers and Queen of the Mob, both for Paramount Pictures in 1940. In January 1944, after securing a contract guarantee from RKO Radio Pictures, Ryan enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served as a drill instructor at Camp Pendleton, located between Oceanside and San Clemente in Southern California. At Camp Pendleton, he befriended writer and future director Richard Brooks, whose novel, The Brick Foxhole, he greatly admired. He also took up painting. Ryan's breakthrough film role was as an anti-Semitic killer in Crossfire (1947), a film noir based on Brooks's novel. The role won Ryan his sole career Oscar nomination, for Best Supporting Actor. From then on, Ryan's specialty was tough/tender roles, finding particular expression in the films of directors such as Nicholas Ray, Jean Renoir (The Woman on the Beach), Robert Wise and Samuel Fuller. In Ray's On Dangerous Ground (1951) he portrayed a burnt-out city cop finding redemption while solving a rural murder. In Wise's The Set-Up (1949), he played an over-the-hill boxer who is brutally punished for refusing to take a dive.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1909
    Born
    Born in 1909.
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