William Redfield

Show Count: 138
Series Count: 1
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Old Time Radio
Born: January 26, 1927, New York City, New York, U.S
Died: August 17, 1976, New York City, New York, U.S

William Redfield (January 26, 1927 – August 17, 1976) was an American actor and author who appeared in numerous theatrical, film, radio, and television roles.

Acting career

Born in New York City, Redfield appeared in the original 1938 Broadway production of Our Town. A founding member of New York's Actors Studio, Redfield's additional theatre credits include A Man for All Seasons, Hamlet, You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running, and Dude. He also sang & danced the role of "Mercury" in Cole Porter's Out of This World.

Other Broadway credits include: Excursion (1937), Virginia (1937), Stop-over (1938), Junior Miss, Snafu, U.S.A., Barefoot Boy With Cheek (1947), Montserrat (1949), Misalliance (1953), Double in Hearts (1956), Midgie Purvis (1961), A Minor Adjustment (1967) and The Love Suicide at Schofield Barracks (1972). His film credits include Such Good Friends, Fantastic Voyage, A New Leaf,For Pete's Sake, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

On television, Redfield played the title role in the DuMont series Jimmy Hughes, Rookie Cop (1953), and appeared in The Philco Television Playhouse, Lux Video Theatre, The United States Steel Hour, Studio One, As the World Turns, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Naked City, Maude, and The Bob Newhart Show. He is best known as Floyd, the younger brother of Felix Unger (played byTony Randall), on The Odd Couple.


In his book Letters from an Actor, Redfield published a colorful and personal recollection of his work in the renowned 1964 international stage production of Hamlet, starring Richard Burton and directed by Sir John Gielgud.


Redfield's best known film appearance was as Dale Harding in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. It was during the filming of the Oscar-winning movie that Redfield was diagnosed with leukemia. He died on August 17, 1976 at age 49, less than a year after the film was released.

Source: Wikipedia

CBS Radio Mystery TheaterCBS Radio Mystery Theater
Show Count: 1484
Broadcast History: 6 January 1974 to 31 December 1982
Cast: Leon Janney, Evie Juster, Ralph Bell, Jackson Beck, Teri Keane, Mason Adams, Roger DeKoven, Robert Dryden, Bryna Raeburn, Joseph Julian, Ian Martin, Mary Jane Higby, William Redfield, Mandel Kramer, Paul McGrath, Amzie Strickland, Joan Lorring, Joan Banks, Elspeth Eric, Santos Ortega, Arnold Moss, Grace Matthews, Bret Morrison, Berry Kroeger, Jim Jordan, Les Tremayne
Director: Himan Brown
Producer: Himan Brown
Host: E G Marshall, Tammy Grimes
CBS Radio Mystery Theater wasn't initiated until the 1970's – long after so many radio broadcasts had failed in the intense competition with television.
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Starring: William Redfield
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Starring: William Redfield
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