Sterling Hayden
Actor
Sterling Hayden
Sterling Hayden was an American actor and author. For most of his career as a leading man, he specialized in westerns and film noir, such as Johnny Guitar, The Asphalt Jungle and The Killing. Later on he became noted as a character actor for such roles as Gen. Jack D. Ripper in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964).
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Lesson of 'Sarah's Key' overcomes its subtitles - Times Press Recorder
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Another classic that had a lasting impression on me was the 1972 film “The Godfather,” starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden and Diane Keaton. The 1974 follow-up film, “The Godfather Part II,” also was a
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Nicholas Ray and the Nifty Fifties - New Yorker (blog)
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It also features some extraordinary performances—especially from Sterling Hayden, in the title role, as a tormented quick-trigger in virtual exile (I discussed it last year), and from Joan Crawford, as a self-made woman, an imperious yet menaced
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Video: 'Killing,' 'Atomic City,' 'Colossus of New York' and more - The Republic
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Sterling Hayden stars as the ex-con who masterminds the caper, the guy who brings together all of the diverse personnel needed to pull off a major heist. His crew is portrayed by a fine group of veteran character actors, including Elisha Cook,
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Wilmington on DVDs. Pick of the Week: Classic and Box Set. The Killing ... - Movie City News
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That cast — a sort of lower-case Who's Who of prime lower-budget noir types — and it included Sterling Hayden (The Asphalt Jungle), Coleen Gray (Kiss of Death), Elisha Cook, Jr. (The Maltese Falcon), Marie Windsor (The Narrow Margin), Ted De Corsia
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Stanley Kubrick & Jim Thompson Almost Fell Out Over Screenwriting Credits To ... - Indie Wire (blog)
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As per usual, the Criterion disc is rich with extras including a video interview with producer James B. Harris, an excerpted (and extremely candid) interview with Sterling Hayden from the French television series “Cinéma cinémas,” and an interview with
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The Killing (The Criterion Collection) - JustPressPlay
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Johnny Clay (Sterling Hayden) has planned his around the robbery of a racetrack with the help of a cop (Ted De Corsia), a sniper (Timothy Carey), a wrestler, and George (Elisha Cook Jr.), their inside man who works at one of the betting windows
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Kubrick's Noir Classic The Killing Released on Disk: Damaged Goons Botch Bay ... - SF Weekly (blog)
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This troubled group of desperadoes has been pulled together by ex-con Johnny Clay (Sterling Hayden) to rob a racetrack in Stanley Kubrick's The Killing, out this week on DVD and Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection. Our readers will recognize the
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DVD\Blu-ray of the week: Stanley Kubrick's 'The Killing' - Baltimore Sun (blog)
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Sterling Hayden anchors the film as the engineer of a solid plan to rob a racetrack. What's still heavily imitated is the movie's time-skipping structure, which permits us to see separate actions that in plot terms take place simultaneously
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The Weekly Listicle: Two Roles, One Schlup - California Literary Review
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A crazed general in the United States Air Force (Sterling Hayden) has decided to give the all-out nuclear strike order on Russia, for his own “private” reasons. As a result, Slim Pickens and his Strategic Air Command bomber crew find themselves on the
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Nicholas Ray: The Glorious Failure Of An American Director - A.V. Club New York
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... Jean Evans, that he lied in naming her as a former fellow traveler in a closed hearing, haunted his work, encouraging Ray to offer work to others (including Clifford Odets and Sterling Hayden) who'd also testified, to their lasting regret
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Communist Dupes in Hollywood - Big Hollywood
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That troupe included some huge faces: Danny Kaye, Ira Gershwin, Judy Garland, John Garfield, Sterling Hayden, Gene Kelly, Burt Lancaster, John Huston, Philip Dunne, Billy Wilder, and, of course, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall
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Palm Desert calendar of upcoming events - The Desert Sun
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(760) 636-7957 Free classic Film Noir movie, “The Asphalt Jungle” 1950, with Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern. 2-4 pm, discussion, refreshments. Rancho Mirage Public Library, 71-100 Highway 111. (760) 341-7323 Teen summer reading program,
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Fighting Over Fluoride in the '50s - Torontoist
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When she died in 1995, her death notice in the Star noted that the always-smiling Cureatz was “well-known for her testimonials along the TTC and her evangelical messages outside of Honest Ed's.” General Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden) explains his
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'Hesher' gets limited New Orleans run; plus other movie ... - NOLA.com
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starring Peter Sellers, George C. Scott and Sterling Hayden in a story about an mentally unstable general who starts the country on a path to nuclear war. $5 suggested donation. Food and drink will be available for purchase on-site
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NOLA Drive-In Has Appointment with 'Dr. Strangelove' - Examiner.com
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In addition to Sellers, the film stars George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Slim Pickens, and even the feature film debut of James Earl Jones. Dr. Strangelove is not only considered one of the greatest comedies of all-time, but one of the best films ever
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Bas Jan Ader, Zoe Crosher, and the Art of Disappearing People - LA Weekly
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In the movie, Wade, played by Sterling Hayden, charges into the Malibu waves as if he's fighting them to let him in. Philip Marlowe, played by Elliott Gould, runs after him. "It suddenly occurred to me that I'm not in some tank at some studio," Gould
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A parent's lament: Son hasn't seen 'Godfather' - Tampabay.com
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But certainly one standard is the idea that you can watch The Godfather 20, 30 times (and I think I have) and it never gets stale, especially watching Sterling Hayden choking on his pasta, which you have to admit is hard to digest when you've just been
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sterling Hayden
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1986
    Age 69
    Sterling Hayden died of prostate cancer in Sausalito in 1986, age 70.
    More Details Hide Details In the film Three Days of the Condor (Sydney Pollack, 1975), two veteran CIA officers were reminiscing about their past. Higgins (Cliff Robertson) asked Mr. Wabash, "You served with Col. Donovan in the OSS, didn't you, sir?" Wabash (John Houseman) replies, "I sailed the Adriatic with a movie star at the helm. It doesn't seem like much of a war now, but it was." In 2011 the American singer-songwriter Tom Russell released the song "Sterling Hayden" on his album Mesabi. Hayden, under his nom de guerre Lieutenant John Hamilton, and his role as an OSS agent play a secondary part in the 2012 novel Deaths Door: A Billy Boyle World War II mystery by author James R. Benn. Hayden/Hamilton assists in getting protagonist Billy Boyle through German-occupied Italy.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1969
    Age 52
    Hayden bought a canal barge in the Netherlands in 1969, eventually moving it to the heart of Paris and living on it part of the time.
    More Details Hide Details He also shared a home in Wilton, Connecticut with his family and had an apartment in Sausalito. Hayden wrote two acclaimed books: an autobiography, Wanderer (1962), and a novel Voyage (1976).
  • FORTIES
  • 1963
    Age 46
    In the early 1960s, Hayden rented one of the pilot houses of the retired ferryboat Berkeley, docked in Sausalito, California, where he resided while writing his autobiography Wanderer, which was first published in 1963.
    More Details Hide Details In it, he reminisces about turning points in his life: The sun beats down and you pace, you pace and you pace. Your mind flies free and you see yourself as an actor, condemned to a treadmill wherein men and women conspire to breathe life into a screenplay that allegedly depicts life as it was in the old wild West. You see yourself coming awake any one of a thousand mornings between the spring of 1954, and that of 1958—alone in a double bed in a big white house deep in suburban Sherman Oaks, not far from Hollywood. The windows are open wide, and beyond these is the backyard swimming pool inert and green, within a picket fence. You turn and gaze at a pair of desks not far from the double bed. This is your private office, the place that shelters your fondest hopes: these desks so neat, patiently waiting for the day that never comes, the day you'll sit down at last and begin to write.
  • 1960
    Age 43
    In 1960, he married Catherine Devine McConnell.
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  • 1958
    Age 41
    In 1958, after a bitter divorce from Betty Ann de Noon, Hayden was awarded custody of his children.
    More Details Hide Details He defied a court order and sailed to Tahiti with all four children, Christian, Dana, Gretchen and Matthew. The crew sailed from San Francisco Bay to Tahiti, where Hayden had planned to film a movie. Hayden also invited well-known photographer Dody Weston Thompson along to document the trip and to help shoot location choices. Her South Seas folio contains photographs of Hayden's ship, The Wanderer; on-deck photos of life aboard the ship; colorful prints of his children, Tahitian women and children; and unique artifacts on shore. The film never materialized; however, according to Dody's notes, U.S. Camera and Travel printed her photographs of paradise in 1961. Marin County Superior Court Judge Harold Haley later ordered Hayden to repay Republic Pictures nearly $50,000 to recover the cost of financing the trip.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1945
    Age 28
    He left active duty on December 24, 1945.
    More Details Hide Details His great admiration for the bravery of the Communist partisans led to a brief membership in the Communist Party. He was apparently active in supporting an effort by the Communist-controlled motion picture painters union to absorb other film industry unions. As the Red Scare deepened in U.S., he cooperated with the House Un-American Activities Committee, confessing his brief Communist ties and "naming names." His wife at that time, Betty de Noon, insisted that the names her ex-husband provided were already in the hands of the committee, which had a copy of the Communist Party's membership list. In any event, Hayden subsequently repudiated his cooperation with the committee, stating in his autobiography, "I don't think you have the foggiest notion of the contempt I have had for myself since the day I did that thing." Hayden often professed distaste for film acting, saying he did it mainly to pay for his ships and voyages.
  • 1944
    Age 27
    As OSS agent John Hamilton, his World War II service included sailing with supplies from Italy to Yugoslav partisans and parachuting into fascist Croatia. Hayden, who also participated in the Naples–Foggia campaign and established air crew rescue teams in enemy-occupied territory, became a first lieutenant on September 13, 1944, and a captain on February 14, 1945.
    More Details Hide Details He received the Silver Star (for gallantry in action in the Balkans and Mediterranean; "Lt. Hamilton displayed great courage in making hazardous sea voyages in enemy-infested waters and reconnaissance through enemy-held areas"), a Bronze Arrowhead device for parachuting behind enemy lines, and a commendation from Yugoslavia's Marshal Tito.
  • 1940
    Age 23
    Hayden spoke of his nautical experiences before the monthly meeting of the Adventurers' Club of New York on March 21, 1940.
    More Details Hide Details Hayden became a print model and later signed a contract with Paramount Pictures, who dubbed the 6′5″ (1.96 m) actor "The Most Beautiful Man in the Movies" and "The Beautiful Blond Viking God." His first film, Virginia (1941), starred Madeleine Carroll, with whom he fell in love and married. After two film roles, he left Hollywood and joined the United States Marine Corps as a private, under the name John Hamilton, a nom de guerre he never used otherwise. While at Parris Island, he was recommended for Officer Candidate School. After graduation, he was commissioned a second lieutenant and was transferred to service as an undercover agent with William J. "Wild Bill" Donovan's COI office. He remained there after it became the OSS.
  • 1938
    Age 21
    After serving as sailor and fireman on larger vessels and sailing around the world several times, he was awarded his first command at age 22, skippering the square rigger Florence C. Robinson 7,700 miles from Gloucester, Massachusetts, to Tahiti in 1938.
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  • 1937
    Age 20
    He skippered a trading schooner in the Caribbean after earning his master's license, and in 1937 he served as mate on a world cruise of the schooner Yankee.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1916
    Born
    Born on March 26, 1916.
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