William Talman

Actor + Screen Actor
Born Feb 4, 1915

William Whitney Talman, Jr. was an American television and movie actor, who played Los Angeles District Attorney Hamilton Burger in the long-running series Perry Mason.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of William Talman.


1915 Birth Born on February 4, 1915.


1942 27 Years Old 1 More Event
Talman served for 30 months in the United States Army in the Pacific Theatre of World War II, beginning his service as a private on February 4, 1942, at Camp Upton in Yaphank, Long Island, New York City. … Read More


1952 37 Years Old In the 1952 film Beware, My Lovely, in which Ida Lupino played a war widow terrorized by a madman in her home, a photograph of Talman was used for the picture of her late, heroic husband.
1953 38 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1953, Talman played a sadistic, psychopathic killer in a movie directed by Lupino, the film noir The Hitch-Hiker. … Read More


1958 43 Years Old In 1958, a journalist asked Talman how he felt about Burger losing to Mason week after week. … Read More
Talman had the title role in the 1960 episode, "The Case of the Prudent Prosecutor", when Burger disqualified himself from prosecuting a long-time personal friend, Jefferson Pike, who was accused of murder. … Read More
1963 48 Years Old His third wife was Margaret Flanagan whom he married in 1963. … Read More


1968 54 Years Old Four weeks after filming the second public service announcement, Talman died on August 30, 1968, at the age of 53, and was buried in the Court of Liberty, lot 833, at Forest Lawn – Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles. … Read More
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