Shepperd Strudwick Movies and Career Information

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Sep 22, 1907

Shepperd Strudwick (born John Shepperd, September 22, 1907 – January 15, 1983) was an American actor of film, television, and stage. Born in Hillsborough, North Carolina, he began his film career as the title (eponymous) character in the film Joaquin Murrieta (1938); he was credited as Sheppard Strudwick. He appeared as Yugoslav guerrilla leader Lt. Aleksa Petrovic, an aide to General Draza Mihailovich, in the 20th Century Fox war film Chetniks! The Fighting Guerrillas in 1943. He played Edgar Allan Poe in The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe (1942) and appeared in Fighter Squadron (1948), The Red Pony (1949), and A Place in the Sun (1951), starring Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift. Perhaps his most famous film role was that of Adam Stanton, the idealistic doctor who finally kills Willie Stark (played by Broderick Crawford) in the classic film All the King's Men (1949). Another notable role was Father Jean Massieu in Joan of Arc (1948), starring Ingrid Bergman as Joan. Strudwick made many appearances on television, such as on The Twilight Zone, as Peter Selden in the 1960 episode "Nightmare as a Child" written by Rod Serling, and included several roles on the soap operas As the World

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