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John Bromfield ACTOR

John Bromfield was born on June 11th, 1922 in South Bend, Indiana with the birth name Farron McClain Brumfield.  He was very athletic and it was his appearance and physical physique that helped him ultimately end up in a life of show business.  During school he played football as well as excelled at boxing and even joined the United States Navy before pursuing a career in entertainment. 
By the age of twenty six, Bromfield had signed a contract with paramount and was appearing on such films as, "Sorry, Wrong Number" (1948), "Rope of Sand" (1949), "The Big Bluff" (1955), "Frontier Gambler" (1956), "Three Bad Sisters" (1956), "Quincannon, Frontier Scout" (1956), "Manfish" (1956) and "Hot Cars" (1956).  
Although he was working in the film industry, none of his film roles ever really reached the level of stardom he had aspired for, therefore, he began to turn his focus towards television roles appearing on such series as, "Sheriff of Cochise" (1956) which ran for eighty two episodes before changing titles to, "U.S. Marshal" in it's third season and continuing to air from 1958 through 1960 with a total of fifty five episodes.
Unhappy, with the direction his life was heading as an actor, he retired from acting in 1960 and began to focus on working as a commercial fisherman.  John remained out of the limelight and passed away on September 18th, 2005 in Palm Desert, California after suffering from kidney failure at the age of eighty three.
Throughout his lifetime, he married three times.  First to actress Corinne Calvet in 1948, however, by 1954 this marriage had come to an end.  He then wed Larri Thomas but this marriage was also short lived.  His third and final wife was Mary Bromfield in 1962 and they were together until he passed away.      
His remains are buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California. 


1958-1960  U.S. Marshal

1956-1958  Sheriff of Cochise

1956   Curucu, Beast of the Amazon 

1956   Hot Cars

1956   Frontier Gambler

1956   Quincannon, Frontier Scout 

1956   Crime Against Joe

1956   Manfish 

1956   Three Bad Sisters

1955   Frontier 

1955   Damon Runyon Theater 

1955   The Big Bluff

1955   The Ford Television Theatre 

1955   Revenge of the Creature 

1954   The Black Dakotas 

1954   Ring of Fear 

1953   Easy to Love

1953   Racket Squad 

1953   Fireside Theatre

1952   Flat Top

1952   Hold That Line

1952   The Cimarron Kid 

1950   The Furies 

1950   Paid in Full

1949   Rope of Sand

1948   Harpoon

1948   Sorry, Wrong Number 

Matinee Classics - Manfish starring John Bromfield, Lon Chaney Jr., Victor Jory, Barbara Nichols, Tessa Prendergast, Eric Coverly, Vincent Chang and Theodore Purcell
Matinee Classics - John Bromfield
Matinee Classics - Revenge of the Creature starring John Agar, Lori Nelson, John Bromfield, Nestor Paiva, Grandon Rhodes, Dave Willock, Robert Williams, Charles Cane, Robert F. Hoy, Brett Halsey, Ricou Browning, Tom Hennesy, Jere A. Beery Sr., Patsy Lee Berry and Clint Eastwood
Matinee Classics - Sheriff of Cochise starring John Bromfield
Matinee Classics - Sheriff of Cochise starring John Bromfield
Matinee Classics - Sheriff of Cochise starring John Bromfield
Matinee Classics - Sorry, Wrong Number starring Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Ann Richards, Wendell Corey, Harold Vermilyea, Ed Begley, Leif Erickson, William Conrad and John Bromfield
Matinee Classics - The Big Bluff starring John Bromfield, Martha Vickers, Robert Hutton, Rosemarie Stack, Eve Miller, Max Palmer, Eddie Bee, Robert Bice, Pierre Watkin, Beal Wong, Rusty Wescoatt, Mitchell Kowall, Jack Daly, Paul McGuire and George Conrad

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