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Bert Freed ACTOR

Bert Freed was born on November 3rd, 1919 in The Bronx, New York with the birth name Bertram Freed.  He is most remembered from his role in the sci-fi film, "Invaders from Mars" (1953).
He was raised in New York City and after graduating from high school, he enrolled at Penn State University.  It was during his college years that he first developed an interest in acting.  

In 1942 he debuted in his first Broadway production and after gaining a couple more years experience as a stage actor in such plays as, "The Day Before Spring", he broke into the film industry in 1947 appearing on, "Carnegie Hall". 

As his career progressed, Freed appeared in a number of successful films such as, "Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town" (1950) Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride, Richard Long, Douglas Kennedy, Rex Lease, James Westerfield, Charles McGraw, Elliott Lewis, Jim Backus, Hal March and Meg Randall, "No Way Out" (1950) starring Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally, Stanley Ridges, Harry Bellaver and Sidney Poitier, "Halls of Montezuma" (1951) starring alongside Richard Widmark, Jack Palance, Reginald Gardiner, Robert Wagner, Richard Boone, Skip Homeier, Jack Webb, Martin Milner, Philip Ahn, Neville Brand and Karl Malden, "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" (1952) starring Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Torin Thatcher, Emmett Smith, Hildegard Knef, Leo G. Carroll, Marcel Dalio and Susan Hayward, "Invaders from Mars" (1953) co-starring Jimmy Hunt, Helena Carter, Leif Erickson, Hillary Brooke, Barbara Billingsley, Robert Shayne, Max Wagner, Milburn Stone, Morris Ankrum and Arthur Franz, "Paths of Glory" (1957) starring Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready, Timothy Carey, Richard Anderson, Joe Turkel, Peter Capell and Wayne Morris, "Hang 'Em High" (1968) starring Clint Eastwood, Pat Hingle, Ed Begley, Inger Stevens, Bob Steele, Bruce Dern, Ned Romero, Russell Thorson, L. Q. Jones, Arlene Golanka, James MacArthur, Dennis Hopper, Charles McGraw, James Westerfield, Ben Johnson and Alan Hale Jr., "Wild in the Streets" (1968) starring Christopher Jones, Hal Holbrook, Diane Varsi, Richard Pryor, Barry Williams, Bobby Sherman, Melvin Belli, Dick Clark, Pamela Mason, Army Archerd, Walter Winchell, Millie Perkins, Ed Begley and Shelley Winters, "Madigan" (1968) starring Richard Widmark, Inger Stevens, James Whitmore, Don Stroud, Susan Clark, Steve Ihnat, Harry Guardino, Michael Dunn and Henry Fonda, "There Was a Crooked Man…" (1970) co-starring Henry Fonda, Kirk Douglas, Warren Oates, Hume Cronyn, Burgess Meredith, Alan Hale Jr., Victor French, John Randolph, Michael Blodgett, Arthur O'Connell and Gene Evans and "Evel Knievel" (1971) starring George Hamilton, Sue Lyon, Ron Masak, Rod Cameron and Dub Taylor.

Along with working as a film actor, Bert Freed also made quite a name for himself on television.  Some of his more popular appearances included, "Riverboat", "Sheriff of Cochise", "Make Room for Daddy", "The Rifleman", "The Green Hornet", "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", "Tightrope", "Laramie", "Columbo", "The Lucy Show", "Shane", "Gunsmoke", "The Big Valley", "Get Smart", "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea", "Combat!", "Petticoat Junction", "The Outer Limits", "Ben Casey", "Perry Mason", "Route 66", "Ironside" and "The Munsters" among many others. 

In 1981 he chose to retire from the industry and remained married to his only wife, Nancy lee Wurzberger whom he wed in 1956 and had two children with.  Bert Freed passed away on August 2nd, 1994 in British Columbia, Canada from a heart attack while on a fishing trip with his son.


1986         ABC Afterschool Specials 
1985         Riptide 
1982-1984     The Fall Guy 
1983         Knight Rider 
1982         One Day at a Time 
1981         Darkroom 
1981         Charlie and the Great Balloon Chase 
1980         Skag 
1980         Vega$ 
1979         Salvage 1 
1979         Norma Rae
1973-1978     Barnaby Jones 
1978         Barracuda
1978         Charlie's Angels
1978         Till Death
1978         How the West Was Won
1977         Love and the Midnight Auto Supply
1977         In the Matter of Karen Ann Quinlan 
1976-1977     The Streets of San Francisco
1976         Serpico 
1976         Bronk
1972-1976     Cannon 
1975         The Rookies 
1975         McMillan & Wife
1975         Death Scream
1975         Kolchak: The Night Stalker
1974-1975     Lincoln 
1974         McCloud 
1974         Paper Moon
1974         Police Story
1974         Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law 
1973         Incident at Vichy 
1972         The Partridge Family 
1969-1972     Mission: Impossible
1972         The Sixth Sense 
1971         Longstreet
1971         Evel Knievel
1971         Billy Jack
1971         The Smith Family
1963-1971     The Virginian
1965-1971     Insight
1970         Breakout 
1970         There Was a Crooked Man...
1970         The Andersonville Trial
1970         The Mod Squad
1969         Mannix 
1969         Lancer
1969         Then Came Bronson 
1969         The Name of the Game
1969         The High Chaparral
1969         The Outsider 
1966-1968     The Big Valley
1968         A Punt, a Pass, and a Prayer
1968         Hang 'Em High
1968         Wild in the Streets
1968         Madigan
1960-1968     Bonanza 
1968         The Guns of Will Sonnett 
1968         P.J.
1968         Run for Your Life 
1967         Tarzan 
1967         Ironside 
1967         Vacation Playhouse
1967         The Green Hornet 
1967         Iron Horse 
1967         Sail to Glory
1966         Shane
1966         The Swinger
1966         Nevada Smith
1966         A Man Called Shenandoah
1966         Get Smart
1966         The Lucy Show 
1966         Hogan's Heroes
1965         The Loner 
1965         Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
1959-1965     Gunsmoke 
1962-1965     Dr. Kildare 
1965         Combat
1965         The Munsters
1965         Petticoat Junction
1960-1964     Perry Mason
1964         Karen 
1964         Fate Is the Hunter
1964         Invitation to a Gunfighter
1964         The Doctors and the Nurses 
1964         Mr. Novak
1964         Shock Treatment
1964         Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 
1964         The Outer Limits 
1964         Route 66 
1963-1964     Ben Casey 
1964         Arrest and Trial
1963         Twilight of Honor
1963         The Dakotas
1963         The Defenders 
1963         The Wide Country 
1962         The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
1962        What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
1961-1962     The Dick Powell Theatre 
1962         Cain's Hundred 
1962         Adventures in Paradise
1961         King of Diamonds 
1961         Target: The Corruptors 
1961         The Case of the Dangerous Robin 
1961         Make Room for Daddy 
1959-1961     The Rifleman 
1961         Dante
1960-1961     Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1960-1961     G.E. True Theater
1960         The DuPont Show with June Allyson 
1960         The Witness 
1960         Peter Gunn 
1960         77 Sunset Strip
1960         The Chevy Mystery Show
1960         Why Must I Die?
1960         Bourbon Street Beat 
1960         The Subterraneans
1960         Markham 
1960         Outlaws 
1960         Startime 
1960         The Untouchables 
1960         M Squad
1960         The Detectives
1959-1960     Johnny Staccato
1959         Law of the Plainsman
1959         The Gazebo
1959         The Millionaire 
1959         Riverboat
1959         Tightrope 
1959         Laramie 
1959         Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 
1959         The Thin Man 
1959         Steve Canyon 
1959         U.S. Marshal
1958         Decoy
1958         Playhouse 90
1958         The Goddess
1958         True Story 
1958         Rendezvous 
1957         The Phil Silvers Show 
1957         Sheriff of Cochise 
1957         Paths of Glory
1955-1957     Armstrong Circle Theatre
1956         The Kaiser Aluminum Hour 
1956         The Alcoa Hour 
1956         Kraft Theatre 
1956         Unidentified Flying Objects: The True Story of Flying Saucers 
1954-1956     Studio One in Hollywood 
1955         Producers' Showcase 
1955         The United States Steel Hour 
1955         The Desperate Hours
1955         The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse
1955         The Cobweb
1954         Goodyear Playhouse 
1954         Center Stage 
1954         Men of the Fighting Lady
1953         The Long, Long Trailer
1953         Take the High Ground!
1953         Invaders from Mars
1953         Tangier Incident
1952         The Snows of Kilimanjaro
1952         The Atomic City
1952         Anything Can Happen
1951         Red Mountain
1951         Gruen Guild Theater
1951         Detective Story
1951         The Company She Keeps
1950         Halls of Montezuma
1950         No Way Out
1950         711 Ocean Drive
1950         Where the Sidewalk Ends
1950         Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town
1950         Black Hand
1950         Key to the City
1949         The Ford Theatre Hour 
1947         Boomerang!

Matinee Classics - Paths of Glory starring Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready, Wayne Morris, Richard Anderson, Joseph Turkel, Christiane Kubrick, Jerry Hausner, Peter Capell, Emile Meyer, Bert Freed, Kem Dibbs, Timothy Carey, Fred Bell, John Stein and Harold Benedict
Matinee Classics - The Atomic City starring Gene Barry, Lydia Clarke, Michael D. Moore, Nancy Gates, Lee Aaker, Milburn Stone, Bert Freed, Frank Cady, Houseley Stevenson Jr., Leonard Strong, Jerry Hausner, John Damler, George Lynn, Olan Soule and Anthony Warde
Matinee Classics - The Gazebo starring Glenn Ford, Debbie Reynolds, Carl Reiner, John McGiver, Mabel Albertson, Doro Merande, Bert Freed, Martin Landau, Robert Ellenstein and Dick Wessel

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