Tom Tryon
Film actor, television actor, writer
Tom Tryon
Tom Tryon was an American film and television actor, best known for playing the title role in the film The Cardinal (1963) and the Walt Disney television character Texas John Slaughter (1958–1961). He later became a writer and authored several science fiction, horror and mystery novels.
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Fire chief alleges FBI probe - phillyBurbs.com
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Croydon Fire Co. in Bristol Township was the first on scene for that fire, according to its chief, Tom Tryon. “Even if Union didn't give them water, the fire was out before Union even got there,” Tryon said. “I just think it's a shame that all this has
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Board tackles homebuyer loans, office hours - Calaveras Enterprise
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The application for a grant of up to $500000 for First-Time Home Buyer Program, Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program and the Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program became controversial when board Chair Tom Tryon took issue with the FTHBP
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Tryon: Lawmakers keep health care to themselves - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
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Florida has the 48th-worst ranking in the United States for the percentage of people under 65 without health-care insurance. That's according to America's Health Rankings, a project sponsored by the United Health Foundation
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Calaveras kills housing help for first-time buyers - Stockton Record
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Tofanelli joined board Chairman Tom Tryon and Supervisor Darren Spellman in voting against the grant application. Supervisors Merita Callaway and Steve Wilensky were in favor. The county has offered the federal government's first-time home-buyer
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Tryon: They're lost, even with fiscal road map - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
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Roz, a TV commercial character, gained a cult following in Florida by telling auto-accident victims: "Don't be scared and confused." Her advice for overcoming fear and confusion was to call a toll-free number and ask "Gary" for referrals
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Coe shooting center could be shot down - Calaveras Enterprise
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While Supervisor Tom Tryon is a member of the Angels Gun Club in Angels Camp, he acknowledged that “there is a growing controversy over noise,” and his family's ranch is just over a mile away “and the noise can be very annoying
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Aggressive Calif. Ceiling on Property Tax Lacks a Floor, So Gov't Revenue ... - ABA Journal
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However, Tom Tryon, who chairs the board of supervisors, says the county is being "cremated" by her overly aggressive revaluations. Assessors, he says, "have a lot of discretion" and Davis has "used hers in a way that's devastated the county
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California Counties Reel From Tax Hit - Wall Street Journal
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"We're getting cremated" by the decline in property taxes, said Tom Tryon, chairman of the board of supervisors. Calaveras's situation shines a spotlight on the unintended consequences of California's property-tax law. While many counties nationwide
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Tryon: Feud at 'the ranch' could have wide impact - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
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But the residents of Lakewood Ranch — a master-planned community that has grown out of ranchlands in eastern Manatee and Sarasota counties — are seriously debating whether to form a city. The debate is not only serious but intense,
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New option to retain experienced workers - Calaveras Enterprise
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Supervisor Tom Tryon voted no, and Supervisor Darren Spellman was absent. “This is a great program,” Human Resources Director Francine Osborne said. “It's good for both the employer and the employee.” Partial retirement under the California Public
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Community fire plan approved by county - Calaveras Enterprise
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“This looks like where the CCOG (Calaveras Council of Governments) was when we were running amok,” Supervisor Tom Tryon said. The plan was assembled for $13500 by the Calaveras Foothills Fire Safe Council and garnered unanimous support among the 11
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Tryon: Confronting the 'Fifth Ocean' - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
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So much of America's attention is focused on events in hot, arid terrain — Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. — that the importance of the icy, watery Arctic Ocean is almost ignored. Scientific reports, research journals and even some mainstream
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“REALLY TRULY TRUE?” FICTIONALIZED FACT ON FILM - NewsTime
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Who remembers Tom Tryon, a minor film actor (although he did play the lead in Otto Preminger's “The Cardinal” of 1963) who turned to writing bestsellers? His novels include the really chilling Jamesian ghost story, “The Other”, the grisly “Harvest
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Moon Pilot Part One: Out of This World - MousePlanet
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The film also provided the first major comedic leading man film appearance of actor Tom Tryon who had recently gained attention by appearing on the weekly Disney television program as Texas John Slaughter. Why is the Disney Family Museum in San
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No public opposition to new district map - Stockton Record
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District 4, currently represented by Tom Tryon of Angels Camp, would shift downhill to include Copperopolis. Supervisors made only minor changes to the map Tuesday, shifting fewer than a dozen residents of Salt Springs Valley east of Milton to be in
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Tom Tryon: Look! Up in the sky! It's ... a new administrator! - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
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The process for selecting the next Sarasota County administrator has only begun but it's not too early to predict the outcome. Providing visionary leadership while paying attention to details. Reforming purchasing and procurement to ensure
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Calaveras struggles over dire budget - Stockton Record
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Board Chairman Tom Tryon supported restoring the rabies-control employee, but he said other rehires drained too much from the contingency fund. "I'd have a hard time thinking that's prudent," he said. The overall county budget for the 2011-12 year will
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What cuts will mean for safety - Calaveras Enterprise
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He suggested selling snow-removal vehicles and a tractor used at the county dump, but Supervisor Tom Tryon reminded him those were funded from budgets completely separate from the Sheriff's Office. “I'm not in favor of getting rid of the seven deputies
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Tom Tryon: For Piney Point Horror Show, one sequel is enough - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
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Most folks — count me among them — thought the danger that once lurked at Piney Point had been contained, buried and safely sealed away. Polluted water is once again being dumped into the aquatic preserve near Piney Point,
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tom Tryon
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1991
    Age 65
    Tryon died of stomach cancer on September 4, 1991, at the age of 65, in Los Angeles, California.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1969
    Age 43
    Disillusioned with acting, Tryon retired from the profession in 1969 and began writing horror and mystery novels.
    More Details Hide Details He was successful, overcoming skepticism about a classically handsome movie star suddenly turning novelist. His best-known work is The Other (1971), about a boy whose evil twin brother may or may not be responsible for a series of deaths in a small rural community in the 1930s. He adapted his novel into a film released the following year, which starred Diana Muldaur, Uta Hagen, and John Ritter. Harvest Home (1973), about the dark pagan rituals being practiced in a small New England town, was adapted as The Dark Secret of Harvest Home (1978), a television mini-series starring Bette Davis. An extensive critical analysis of Tryon's horror novels can be found in S. T. Joshi's book The Modern Weird Tale (2001). His other books include Crowned Heads, a collection of novellas inspired by the legends of Hollywood. The first of these novellas, Fedora, about a reclusive former film actress whose relationship with her plastic surgeon is similar to that between a drug addict and her pusher, was later converted to a feature film directed by Billy Wilder. Though the film was only moderately successful, it is considered by many to be a minor classic of the thriller and horror genres. Other novellas in the collection were based on the murder of former silent screen star Ramón Novarro, and the quasi-Oedipal relationship between actor Clifton Webb and his mother. Lady (1974) concerns the friendship between an eight-year-old boy and a charming widow in 1930s New England and the secret he discovers about her.
  • 1967
    Age 41
    He appeared in the 1967 episode "Charade of Justice" of NBC's western series The Road West starring Barry Sullivan.
    More Details Hide Details Tryon's film roles included comic horror and science fiction films, most notably I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958) and the Walt Disney romantic comedy film, Moon Pilot (1962). He also appeared in Westerns, including Three Violent People (1956), with Charlton Heston; The Glory Guys (1965); and a remake of Winchester '73 (1967). In 1962, he was cast to play the role of Stephen Burkett ("Adam") in the unfinished Marilyn Monroe-Dean Martin comedy film, Something's Got to Give, directed by George Cukor, but lost that role after Monroe was fired from the movie. He was also considered but eventually passed over for the role of Janet Leigh's lover, Sam Loomis, in the classic thriller, Psycho (1960). Tryon's greatest role was as an ambitious Catholic priest in The Cardinal (1963), for which he received a nomination for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama. However, that honor barely compensated for the trauma and abuse he suffered at the hands of director Otto Preminger. At one point during filming, Preminger fired Tryon in front of his parents when they visited the set, then rehired him after being satisfied that Tryon had been sufficiently humiliated.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1965
    Age 39
    He also co-wrote a song, "I Wish I Was," which appeared on an obscure record by Dick Kallman, star of the short-lived and now largely forgotten 1965 television sitcom, Hank.
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  • 1958
    Age 32
    The Tryons divorced in 1958, and Ann Tryon resumed her previous married name, dying as Ann L. Noyes in 1966.
    More Details Hide Details During the 1970s, he was in a romantic relationship with Clive Clerk, one of the original cast members of A Chorus Line and an interior designer who decorated Tryon's apartment on Central Park West in New York City, which was featured in Architectural Digest. Tryon was also involved in a relationship with Calvin Culver, also known as Casey Donovan, a gay porn star. He reportedly spoke of an unseen lover throughout his life, a lover he had dubbed "Patrick Norton." This Patrick resided in the dreams and imagination of Tryon and is the basis for many of his characters (all of whom, notably, die horrific deaths).
  • TWENTIES
  • 1955
    Age 29
    Tryon married, in 1955, Ann L. Noyes, the daughter of stockbroker Joseph Leo Lilienthal and his wife, the former Edna Arnstein.
    More Details Hide Details She was the former wife of Thomas Ewing Noyes, with whom she had been a theatrical producer.
    He guest starred in 1955 as Antoine De More in the two-part episode "King of the Dakotas" of NBC's western anthology series Frontier.
    More Details Hide Details Tryon appeared in the lead in "The Mark Hanford Story" (February 26, 1958) on NBC's Wagon Train. He portrayed an educated half-breed outraged at his father, Jack Hanford (played by Onslow Stevens), for having mistreated Mark's Cheyenne mother. Kathleen Crowley portrayed Ann Jamison, a young woman that the senior Hanford plans to marry after the self-banishment and then suicide of Mark's mother. Tryon's other television roles included that of Texas John Slaughter, a part of ABC's Walt Disney Presents in the late 1950s. The role was based on actual historical figure John Slaughter. Tryon also had guest appearances on NBC's The Restless Gun (as "Sheriff Billy"), The Virginian and ABC's The Big Valley (as "Scott Breckenridge") in the April 13, 1966 episode entitled ("The Midas Man"). He was part of a live television performance of The Fall of the House of Usher.
  • 1952
    Age 26
    Tryon then studied acting at NYC's Neighborhood Playhouse under the tutelage of Sanford Meisner. He appeared in the 1952 original Broadway production of Wish You Were Here, a long-running musical that starred Jack Cassidy, Patricia Marand and Sheila Bond.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1943
    Age 17
    He served in the United States Navy in the Pacific from 1943 - 1946 during and after World War II.
    More Details Hide Details Upon return from the U.S. Navy he attended and graduated from Yale.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1926
    Age 0
    Thomas Tryon was born on January 14, 1926, in Hartford, Connecticut, as the son of Arthur Lane Tryon, a clothier and owner of Stackpole, Moore & Tryon. (He is often erroneously identified as the son of silent screen actor Glenn Tryon.)
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