Jerome CourtlandShow Count: 1
Series Count: 0
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Born: December 27, 1926, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Died: March 1, 2012, Santa Clarita Valley, California, USA
Jerome Courtland (December 27, 1926 – March 1, 2012) was an American actor, director and producer. He acted in films in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, and in television in the 1950s and 1960's. Courtland also appeared on Broadway in the musical, "Flahooley" in the early 1950s. He was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. He directed and produced television series in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. He served in the Pacific Theater of World War II.
In 1951 Courtland starred on Broadway as the romantic lead in the very short-lived musical, "Flahooley" with Barbara Cook. 1957, he starred in six episodes of ABC's Disneyland in the miniseries "The Saga of Andy Burnett", the story of a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, man who comes west to the Rocky Mountains. The Burnett role was an attempt by Walt Disney to follow up on the success of the first television miniseries, Davy Crockett. He sang in the movie Old Yeller. In 1959, he narrated the Disney short "Noah's Ark", nominated for an Oscar the following year for Best Short Subject (Cartoon). In 1975, he produced the Walt Disney film, Ride a Wild Pony. He was one of two producers of the partly animated 1977 Disney movie Pete's Dragon. He was the producer for Escape to Witch Mountain in 1975.
Courtland died on March 1, 2012 of heart disease in the Santa Clarita Valley, California.