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ALEX NICOL BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Alex Nicol was born on January 20th, 1916 in Ossining, New York with the birth name Alexander L. Nicol Jr.  His father worked as a prison warden and his mother was the matron of a detention center.
 
As a child, Nicol developed an interest in acting and later trained at Fagin School of Dramatic Art.  By 1938, he was working as a stage actor and soon had the opportunity to work with the famous and talented actor, Maurice Evans in a Shakespeare Company.  He appeared d on the stage in, "Henry IV, Part 1" (1939) and "Richard II" (1940).  

He took a five year break from acting when he joined the National Guard during World War II.  After completing his service, he went back to acting and received some more formal training at the Lee Strasberg Actors Studio. While studying to perfect his talent he still received work on Broadway in such productions as, "Sundown Beach" and "South Pacific".   
 
Soon an International director, George Sherman discovered Nicol and cast him in the film, "The Sleeping City" (1950) followed by a role in, "Tomahawk" (1951).  He played a variety of characters and continued to appear on such films as, "The Redhead from Wyoming", "The Lone Hand" (1953), "Law and Order" (1953), "Dawn at Socorro" (1954), "The Man from Laramie" (1955) starring James Stewart and Donald Crisp, "Target Unknown" (1951), "Air Cadet", "Red Ball Express" (1952).

Along with a highly successful film career, Nicol also worked as a television actor appearing on such shows as, "The Twilight Zone", "The Outer Limits" and "Dr. Kildare".

Nicol also became involved in directing and his first film was, "The Screaming Skull" (1958) followed by directing "Tarzan" series for television.
 
Throughout the 60's he continued to work on films and television and even did some work overseas in Europe since his family was living in Rome.  His last feature film was in, "Ape" (1976) and by 1987 he retired completely from the industry. 
 
He retired in Montecito, California with his only wife, Jean Fleming whom he married in 1948 and their three children, Alexander, Nicol and Lisa.  On July 29th, 2001, Nicol passed away from natural causes. 


Filmography

1975 Huckleberry Finn
1971 The F.B.I.: The Game of Terror
1970 Bloody Mama
1970 Homer
1965 Gunfighters of Casa Grande
1963 Run with the Devil
1962 A Matter of Who
1962 The Savage Guns
1962 The Twilight Zone: Young Man's Fancy
1961 Look in Any Window
1961 Then There Were Three
1960 Five Branded Women
1960 Sotto Dieci Bandiere
1960 Tutti a Casa
1958 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Percentage
1958 The Screaming Skull
1957 Stranger in Town
1956 Great Day in the Morning
1955 Sincerely Yours
1955 Strategic Air Command
1955 The Man from Laramie
1954 About Mrs. Leslie
1954 Dawn at Socorro
1954 Heat Wave
1954 The Black Glove
1954 The Gilded Cage
1953 Champ for a Day
1953 Law and Order
1953 The Lone Hand
1953 The Redhead from Wyoming
1952 Because of You
1952 Red Ball Express
1951 Air Cadet
1951 Target Unknown
1951 The Raging Tide
1951 Tomahawk
1950 The Sleeping City 





Matinee Classics - Air Cadet starring Stephen McNally, Gail Russell, Alex Nicol, Richard Long, Charles Drake, Robert Arthur and Rock Hudson
Matinee Classics - Meet Danny Wilson starring Frank Sinatra, Shelley Winters, Alex Nicol, Raymond Burr, Vaughn Taylor, Tommy Farrell, Donald MacBride, Barbara Knudson and Carl Sklover
Matinee Classics - Meet Danny Wilson starring Frank Sinatra, Shelley Winters, Alex Nicol, Raymond Burr, Vaughn Taylor, Tommy Farrell, Donald MacBride, Barbara Knudson and Carl Sklover
Matinee Classics - The Screaming Skull starring John Hudson, Peggy Webber, Russ Conway, Tony Johnson and Alex Nicol
Matinee Classics - Stranger in Town starring Alex Nicol, Anne Paige, Mary Laura Wood, Mona Washbourne, Charles Lloyd Pack, Bruce Beeby, John Horsley, Colin Tapley and Betty Impey
Matinee Classics - Strategic Air Command starring James Stewart, June Allyson, Frank Lovejoy, Bruce Bennett, Barry Sullivan, Alex Nicol, Jay C. Flippen, Harry Morgan, James Millican, James Bell, Rosemary DeCamp, Richard Shannon and John McKee


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