Rory Calhoun

Actor + Producer + Screenwriter
Born Aug 8, 1922

Rory Calhoun was an acclaimed American television and film actor, screenwriter, and producer.

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1922 Birth Born on August 8, 1922.


1943 20 Years Old After his release from San Quentin, Calhoun worked at a number of odd jobs. In 1943, while riding horseback in the Hollywood Hills, he met actor Alan Ladd, whose wife was an agent. … Read More


1955 32 Years Old Willson maintained careful control over his rising star, arranging his social life and ending his engagement to French actress Corinne Calvet. In 1955, Willson disclosed information about Calhoun's years in prison to Confidential magazine in exchange for the tabloid not printing an exposé about the secret homosexual life of Rock Hudson, another Willson client. … Read More
1957 34 Years Old In 1957, Calhoun formed a production company with Victor Orsatti they named Rorvic to make and star in the films The Hired Gun, The Domino Kid and Apache Territory. … Read More
1959 36 Years Old On March 26, 1959, he appeared as himself in the episode "Rory Calhoun, The Texan" on the CBS sitcom December Bride, starring Spring Byington, then in its last season of production. … Read More


1982 59 Years Old In 1982, Calhoun had a regular role on the soap opera Capitol, being persuaded to do it by his family after his regret over turning down a part on Dallas.


1987 64 Years Old He stayed with the series until 1987. … Read More
1992 69 Years Old His final role was that of grizzled family patriarch and rancher Ernest Tucker in the 1992 film Pure Country. … Read More
1999 77 Years Old Died on April 28, 1999.
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