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Otto Kruger

Show Count: 26
Series Count: 0
Role: Old Time Radio Star
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Born: September 6, 1885, Toledo, Ohio, USA
Died: September 6, 1974, Woodland Hills, California

Otto Kruger (September 6, 1885 – September 6, 1974) was a German American actor who began his career in 1915. His career was most prolific during the 1930s and 1940s.

Career

The grandnephew of South African pioneer and president Paul Kruger, Otto Kruger was musically trained, but switched careers and became an actor. Making his Broadway debut at the age of fifteen, Kruger quickly became a matinee idol. Though he started to get noticed in the early 1920s, it was the 1930s when his career was at its height, including an appearance in the film Chained (1934) with Joan Crawford and Clark Gable. Though he played the hero on occasion, for most of his career, he played the main villain or a charming or corrupt businessman. One of his best known roles was in the Douglas Sirk film Magnificent Obsession (1954).

His television roles included those of Dr. Mumford in the 1959 episode "Experiments n Terror" of the NBC science fiction/adventure series The Man and the Challenge, as Ben Tully in "Gun City" of the ABC western series, The Rebel, and as Franklyn Malleson Ghentin in the 1961 episode "A Fool for a Client" of James Whitmore ABC's legal drama, The Law and Mr. Jones. Kruger also made four guest appearances on CBS's Perry Mason. In his first two appearances, "The Case of the Grumbling Grandfather" in 1961, and "The Case of the Counterfeit Crank" in 1962, he was cast as Mason's client. In his final appearance in 1964, he played Judge Norris in "The Case of the Missing Button."

Death

Kruger died on his 89th birthday. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Source: Wikipedia

Broadcast: August 23, 1950
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Broadcast: 26th October 1943
Starring: Otto Kruger
Added: Oct 26 2004
Broadcast: 16th April 1939
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Broadcast: December 28, 1949
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Broadcast: March 15, 1937
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Broadcast: 24th January 1944
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Broadcast: February 12, 1945
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Broadcast: March 19, 1945
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Broadcast: May 24, 1943
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Broadcast: November 4, 1946
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Broadcast: 5th February 1945
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Broadcast: 13th January 1941
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Broadcast: 15th July 1948
Starring: Otto Kruger
Added: Jul 16 2006
Broadcast: 4th September 1947
Starring: Otto Kruger
Added: Sep 12 2004
Broadcast: May 29, 1944
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Broadcast: March 6, 1947
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Broadcast: Unknown
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Broadcast: 13th March 1939
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Broadcast: 16th November 1942
Added: Sep 07 2004
Broadcast: July 8, 1940
Added: Jun 13 2001