Brad Dexter Movies and Career Information

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Apr 09, 1917
Actor and Producer

Brad Dexter (April 9, 1917 – December 12, 2002) was a Serbian American actor, best known for his role as Harry Luck in The Magnificent Seven. Dexter was born Boris Michel Soso in Goldfield, Nevada, of Serbian parentage. He spoke Serbo-Croatian as his first language. Burly, dark and handsome, Brad Dexter was usually given supporting roles of a rugged character. Early in his acting career, he went by the name of Barry Mitchell. After a stint as an amateur boxer, Dexter attended the Pasadena Playhouse where he studied theatre. During World War II he enlisted for military service with the U.S. Army Air Corps and appeared in the Corps play and film Winged Victory. His career in Hollywood spanned over four decades. Other films Dexter appeared in include The Asphalt Jungle, Last Train from Gun Hill, Kings of the Sun, and Johnny Cool. From January to November 1953 he had a brief and stormy marriage with singer Peggy Lee which ended in divorce. Dexter's relationship with singer and actor Frank Sinatra began when Dexter saved the singer from drowning on May 10, 1964, during production of the World War II film, None But the Brave, in Kaui, Hawaii. Sinatra and Ruth Koch, the wife of producer

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