William Eythe
Actor
William Eythe
William Eythe was an American actor of film, radio, television and stage.
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MOVIES THIS WEEK
NYTimes - almost 18 years
Adaptations of two best sellers and two melodramas of lawmen at work enliven the lineup of films of television this week. The title of THE OX-BOW INCIDENT (1943), a film adapted from the novel by Walter Van Tilburg Clark, refers to a twisted tree, which becomes the site of a hanging and the grim action of mob rule against suspected cattle thieves
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MOVIES THIS WEEK
NYTimes - about 19 years
A light-hearted, disarming western, an adroit, ultra romance from Hollywood's golden era, a wartime semi-documentary and a crackling adventure add to the seasonal glow of films on television this week. George Marshall's DESTRY RIDES AGAIN (1939) boosted two careers. James Stewart's role as a naive but sturdy sheriff in a tough frontier town fit him
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SPOTLIGHT; Our Town
NYTimes - over 19 years
Henry Hathaway's HOUSE ON 92ND STREET (1945) is a fact-based semi-documentary that bristles with tension and suspense as a patriotic young American, played by William Eythe (above), infiltrates a nest of Nazi spies prowling Manhattan on the eve of World War II. The look and feel of the city are superbly evoked. There is one great, vicious scene at
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HOME VIDEO/NEW RELEASES; Rugged Types
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: THE OX-BOW INCIDENT Starring Henry Fonda (in photo), Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes (in photo), Anthony Quinn, William Eythe, Henry Morgan. Directed by William A. Wellman. 1943. Key Video. 75 minutes. $19.98. Closed Captioned. THE OX-BOW INCIDENT Starring Henry Fonda (in photo), Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes (in photo), Anthony Quinn,
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    THIRTIES
  • 1957
    Age 38
    Eythe died of hepatitis in Los Angeles in 1957, at the age of 38.
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  • 1950
    Age 31
    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).
    More Details Hide Details Eythe was linked with many of the female stars in Hollywood of the time, such as Anne Baxter, June Haver, Margaret Whiting and others, but in real life Eythe was gay. Eythe was involved in a relationship with the actor Lon McCallister, a young screen actor at the time. Eythe quickly married a young 20th Century Fox contract actress, Buff Cobb. The marriage was short lived and was not a happy one, and the couple would soon divorce. Later Cobb would sue Eythe for support payments.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1948
    Age 29
    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.
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  • 1943
    Age 24
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Among his films are two directed by Otto Preminger, Centennial Summer and A Royal Scandal, in which he co-stars with Tallulah Bankhead, Anne Baxter and Charles Coburn.
  • 1942
    Age 23
    He appeared in both the 1942 Broadway play and 1944 Fox film version of The Eve of St. Mark.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1918
    Born
    Born in 1918.
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