Frank Overton Movies and Career Information

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Mar 12, 1918


Frank Emmons Overton (March 12, 1918 – April 24, 1967) was an American actor. Born in Babylon, New York, he appeared in numerous television programs during the early 1950s and through the late 1960s. In his role as General Bogan in the film Fail-Safe (1964), Overton appeared in a famous scene where he makes small talk over a secure communications unit with his Soviet counterpart while thumbing through the man's dossier. Overton played Major Stovall in the TV series Twelve O'Clock High, and also had a major role in the movie Wild River, where he appears as the jilted fiance of Lee Remick. His last TV role was that of "Elias Sandoval" in Star Trek's "This Side of Paradise", which originally aired in March 1967 just one month before his sudden death, at age 49. Overton died after a heart attack in 1967 in Pacific Palisades, California. Overton was interred at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, in the Garden of Memory (formerly Section 6), L-44, with actress wife Phyllis Hill Overton who died in 1993.

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