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Leif Erickson ACTOR

Leif Erickson was born on October 27th, 1911 in Alameda, California with the birth name William Wycliffe Anderson.  His father worked as a commander of a fleet of ships and his mother was a newspaperwoman. 
Erickson first became involved in the entertainment industry when he sang for a band and also began making a couple small stage appearances including vaudeville.  When he first began working in the film industry he started with Westerns.  He worked on a number of Larry 'Buster' Crabbe Westerns but then took a four year hiatus from the industry to serve during World War II.
Some of his other film appearances included roles in, "College Holiday" (1937), "Ride a Crooked Mile" (1938), "Sorry, wrong Number" (1948), "The Snake Pit" (1948), "Invaders from Mars" (1953), "Roustabout" (1964) starring Elvis Presley and Barbara Stanwyck and "The Carpetbaggers" (1964).
There was a brief time during the mid 60's that film roles were becoming less available and so to help support himself financially he worked as a yacht broker in Marina Del Rey in California. 
Along with a decent film resume he made a number of television appearances on such series as, "The DuPont Show" (1959), "The Virginian" (1964-1965), "Daniel Boone" (1965-1966) and "The High Chaparral" (1967-1971).  For the most part after 1977 Leif retired from the industry and only made a couple small appearances, with his last being in 1984 on, "Fantasy Island".
Leif Erickson married three times throughout his lifetime, his first wife was Frances Farmer whom he married on February 8th, 1936 and remained together until 1942.  He then married, Margaret Hayes on June 12th, 1942 which was actually the same day his divorce finalized with his first wife, and they only stayed together until July 1942.  His third and final marriage was to Anne Diamond in 1945 and they had two children together before their marriage too ended in divorce. 
On January 29th, 1986 at the age of 74, Leif Erickson passed away from cancer in Pensacola, Florida. 


1984 Fantasy Island 
1983 Savage in the Orient
1980 Wild Times 
1979 The Rockford Files
1978 Project U.F.O.
1977 Twilight's Last Gleaming 
1977 The Fantastic Journey 
1977 Hunter
1976 The Quest 
1975 Cannon 
1975 Winterhawk 
1975 Medical Story
1975 Abduction 
1975 Force Five 
1974 Harry O
1974 Medical Center
1974 The Evil Touch
1974 Ironside
1973 The Magician 
1973 The Rookies 
1973 The Six Million Dollar Man: Solid Gold Kidnapping 
1973 The Streets of San Francisco 
1971-1973 Rod Serling's Night Gallery 
1972 Marcus Welby, M.D. 
1972 Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law
1972 Mod Squad
1972 The Daughters of Joshua Cabe
1972 The Family Rico 
1972 The New Healers
1972 The Sixth Sense
1971 Longstreet
1971 Deadly Dream 
1971 Terror in the Sky 
1971 Man and Boy 
1967-1971 The High Chaparral 
1971 The Name of the Game 
1970 Paris 7000 
1967 Gunsmoke
1965-1966 Daniel Boone 
1966 Insight
1965-1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 
1966 Branded
1964-1965 The Virginian 
1961-1965 Bonanza
1965 A Man Called Shenandoah
1965 I Saw What You Did
1965 Mirage
1964-1965 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 
1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre
1964 Burke's Law
1964 Roustabout 
1964 The Carpetbaggers 
1964 Grindl 
1963-1964 The Great Adventure
1964 Strait-Jacket 
1964 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters 
1963 Hazel 
1963 Wagon Train
1963 Arrest and Trial
1963 A Gathering of Eagles 
1963 Alcoa Premiere
1963 The New Loretta Young Show
1962 Shoot Out at Big Sag 
1962 The New Breed
1959-1961 Rawhide 
1957-1960 Playhouse 90
1958-1960 Zane Grey Theater 
1959 Hotel de Paree 
1959 The DuPont Show with June Allyson 
1958 The Rifleman
1958 Colgate Theatre 
1958 Once Upon a Horse... 
1956-1958 The Millionaire 
1958 Twilight for the Gods 
1958 G.E. True Theater
1958 Matinee Theatre
1958 Alfred Hitchcock Presents 
1957 Kiss Them for Me
1955-1957 Climax!
1957 The Vintage 
1957 Istanbul 
1956 Tea and Sympathy 
1956 The Fastest Gun Alive
1956 Star in the Dust
1956 Lux Video Theatre
1954 On the Waterfront
1954 Inner Sanctum 
1953 Paris Model 
1953 Captain Scarface
1953 Fort Algiers 
1953 Invaders from Mars
1953 A Perilous Journey
1953 Trouble Along the Way
1953 Born to the Saddle
1951-1953 Family Theatre 
1953 Never Wave at a WAC 
1952 Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd
1952 My Wife's Best Friend
1952 The Unexpected
1952 Schlitz Playhouse
1952 Carbine Williams 
1952 With a Song in My Heart 
1952 Sailor Beware
1952 The Cimarron Kid
1951 Reunion in Reno
1951 The Tall Target
1951 Show Boat 
1951 Fourteen Hours 
1950 Dallas
1950 Three Secrets 
1950 The Showdown
1950 Stella 
1950 Love That Brute 
1950 Mother Didn't Tell Me
1949 Johnny Stool Pigeon 
1949 Your Show Time
1949 The Lady Gambles
1948 Miss Tatlock's Millions
1948 Joan of Arc 
1948 The Snake Pit 
1948 The Gay Intruders 
1948 Sorry, Wrong Number 
1947 The Gangster 
1947 Blonde Savage 
1942 Arabian Nights 
1942 Night Monster 
1942 Pardon My Sarong 
1942 Eagle Squadron 
1942 Are Husbands Necessary? 
1942 The Fleet's In
1941 H.M. Pulham, Esq. 
1941 The Blonde from Singapore
1941 Nothing But the Truth 
1939 ...One Third of a Nation... 
1938 Ride a Crooked Mile 
1938 The Big Broadcast of 1938 
1937 Thrill of a Lifetime 
1937 Conquest 
1937 Waikiki Wedding 
1936 College Holiday 
1936 Girl of the Ozarks 
1936 Desert Gold 
1936 Drift Fence 
1935 Nevada 
1935 Wanderer of the Wasteland
1933 Air Tonic
1933 The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi 

Matinee Classics - Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd
Matinee Classics - Joan of Arc starring Ingrid Bergman, James Lydon, Rand Brooks, Irene Rich, Ray Teal, George Zucco, Ward Bond, Leif Erickson, Jose Ferrer, J. Carroll Naish, Gene Lockhart, Cecil Kellaway, Morris Ankrum, William Conrad, Frank Puglia, I. Stanford Jolley and John Ireland
Matinee Classics - Roustabout starring Elvis Presley, Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Freeman, Leif Erickson, Sue Ane Langdon, Pat Buttram, Joan Staley, Dabbs Greer, Steve Brodie, Norman Grabowski and Jack Albertson
Matinee Classics - Trouble Along the Way starring John Wayne, Donna Reed, Charles Coburn, Tom Tully, Sherry Jackson, Marie Windsor, Tom Helmore, Dabbs Greer, Leif Erickson, Douglas Spencer, Lester Matthews and James Dean
Matinee Classics - Never Wave at a WAC starring Rosalind Russell, Paul Douglas, Marie Wilson, William Ching, Arleen Whelan, Leif Erickson, Hillary Brooke, Charles Dingle, Lurene Tuttle and Regis Toomey
Matinee Classics - On the Waterfront starring Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, Pat Henning, Leif Erickson, James Westerfield, Tony Galento, Tami Mauriello, John Hamilton, John Heldabrand, Rudy Bond, Don Blackman, Arthur Keegan, Abe Simon and Eva Marie Saint
Matinee Classics - One Third of A Nation starring Sylvia Sidney, Leif Erickson, Myron McCormick, Hiram Sherman, Sidney Lumet, Muriel Hutchison and Percy Waram
Matinee Classics - Pardon My Sarong starring Abbott and Costello - Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Virginia Bruce, Robert Paige, Lionel Atwill, Leif Erickson, Nan Wynn, William Demarest, Samuel S. Hinds and Marie McDonald
Matinee Classics - Roustabout starring Elvis Presley, Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Freeman, Leif Erickson, Sue Ane Langdon, Pat Buttram, Joan Staley, Dabbs Greet, Steve Brodie, Norman Grabowski and Jack Albertson
Matinee Classics - Sailor Beware starring Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Corinne Calvet, Marion Marshall, Robert Strauss, Leif Erickson, Don Wilson, Vince Edwards, Skip Homeier, Dan Barton, Mike Mahoney and Mary Treen

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