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Myron McCormick

Myron McCormick

Show Count: 20
Series Count: 0
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Born: February 8, 1908
Old Time Radio, Albany, Indiana, U.S.
Died: July 30, 1962, New York City, New York, U.S.

Born Walter Myron McCormick (February 8, 1908 – July 30, 1962) in Albany, Indiana, he was an American actor of stage, radio and film.

Biography

He was the only cast member of the Broadway smash South Pacific to remain with the show for all 1,925 performances. He won a 1950 Tony Award for his portrayal of sailor Luther Billis. He later was featured on Broadway from 1955-1957 in the military comedy No Time for Sergeants and repeated his role as Sergeant King for the 1958 film version starring Andy Griffith.

To movie audiences, he is possibly best remembered from 1961's The Hustler as Charlie, the partner of pool shark "Fast Eddie" Felson (Paul Newman). McCormick was an alumnus of Princeton University, where he was a Phi Beta Kappa.

He became a featured performer in many popular radio dramas of the 1940s. He also made guest appearances on numerous television programs of the 1950s/early 1960s, including The Untouchables, Naked City, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Way Out and The Iceman Cometh (1960 TV production).

Death

He died in New York City on July 30, 1962 from cancer, aged 54. Mc Cormick was also well known for his portrayal of "Colonel Ralph Bryant" in the 1949 movie Jolson Sings Again.

Source: Wikipedia

Broadcast: November 1, 1943
Added: Jun 06 2006
Broadcast: 18th September 1950
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Broadcast: 19th June 1945
Starring: Myron McCormick
Added: Oct 27 2008
Broadcast: 19th December 1949
Starring: Myron McCormick
Added: Dec 19 2010
Broadcast: 18th January 1942
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Broadcast: 10th August 1941
Added: Jun 14 2010
Broadcast: 10th February 1957
Added: Feb 26 2010
Broadcast: 8th March 1959
Added: Jul 28 2011
Broadcast: 21st December 1941
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Broadcast: 25th September 1947
Added: Jun 09 2006
Broadcast: 13th June 1944
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Broadcast: 13th June 1944
Added: May 16 2006
Broadcast: 21st October 1947
Added: Sep 04 2008