William Eythe

Born Apr 7, 1918

William Eythe was an American actor of film, radio, television and stage.

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1918 Birth Born in 1918.


1942 24 Years Old He appeared in both the 1942 Broadway play and 1944 Fox film version of The Eve of St. Mark.
1943 25 Years Old He was given a screen-test, and landed a role in the film The Ox-Bow Incident, which co-starred Henry Fonda and Dana Andrews. In 1943, he starred opposite Jennifer Jones in the Academy Award-winning film The Song of Bernadette. … Read More


1948 30 Years Old After being dropped from Fox, Eythe was able to do some work on television, and an occasional B-movie for Paramount or Columbia Pictures, but he primarily focused on theatre work. Eythe was influential in the career of Carol Channing, starring with her in the Broadway revue Lend an Ear in 1948.
1950 32 Years Old He also appeared in a starring (though non-singing) role in the 1950 Cole Porter musical Out of this World, based on the Greek myth of Amphitryon, in which Jupiter (George Gaynes) comes to earth to bed a lovely young lady, taking the shape of her much-loved husband (Eythe). … Read More
1957 39 Years Old Eythe died of hepatitis in Los Angeles in 1957, at the age of 38.
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