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Otto Kruger ACTOR

Otto Kruger was born on September 6th, 1885 in Toledo, Ohio.  As a young boy, he grew up being exposed to the music world and originally planned on pursuing a career as a musician, until he later chose to change direction and switch to acting.
Art the age of fifteen, he first appeared in a musical on Broadway which sparked his intrigue in the acting world.  In 1915, he debuted in his first film role, "The Runaway Wife" co-starring Stewart Baird, Justina Wayne and Orlando Daly, which soon followed with roles in, "Around the Clock with the Marines" (1918) and "The Home Girl" (1928) also starring Miriam Hopkins, Margalo Gillmore and Sylvia Field. 

He really began to make a name for himself as an actor when he appeared on the film, "Chained" (1934) starring Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Stu Erwin, Una O'Connor, Marjorie Gateson and Akim Tamiroff.  Some of his more well known film roles soon followed such as, "Mercy Island" (1941) with with Ray Middleton and Gloria Dickson, "Corregidor" (1943) with Elissa Landi, Donald Woods, Rick Vallin, I. Stanford Jolley and Frank Jenks, "Hitler's Children" (1943) starring Tim Holt, Bonita Granville, Hans Conried, H. B. Warner, Lloyd Corrigan, Nancy Gates, Gavin Muir and Kent Smith, "Power of the Press" (1943) starring Guy Kibbee, Lee Tracy, Gloria Dickson and Victor Jory, "Woman Who Came Back" (1945) co-starring John Loder, Nancy Kelly, Ruth Ford, Harry Tyler, Jeanne Gail and J. Farrell MacDonald and "Duel in the Sun" (1946) starring alongside Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Gregory Peck, Lillian Gish, Walter Huston, Lane Chandler, Sidney Blackmer, Butterfly McQueen, Harry Carey, Herbert Marshall, Charles Bickford, Tilly Losch, Joan Tetzel, Griff Barnett, Scott McKay, Charles Dingle, Dan White and Lionel Barrymore.
Along with his many film roles he was also quite successful on television appearing on such series as, "The Man and the Challenge", "Climax!", "Lux Video Theatre", "Armstrong Circle Theatre", "Bonanza", "Perry Mason", "Studio One in Hollywood", "Dr. Kildare", "Checkmate", "Thriller" and "The Law and Mr. Jones" starring James Whitmore.
Kruger chose to retire from acting in the 1960's after his final appearances on, "High Noon" (1952) starring Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Lloyd Bridges, Sheb Wooley, Robert J. Wilke, Katy Jurado, Harry Morgan, Thomas Mitchell, Ian MacDonald, Eve McVeagh, Morgan Farley, Lon Chaney Jr. and Lee Van Cleef, "Magnificent Obsession" (1954) starring with Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Barbara Rush, Agnes Moorehead, Gregg Palmer and Paul Cavanagh and "Della" (1964) starring Joan Crawford, Paul Burke, Charles Bickford, Richard Carlson, Diane Baker, Robert Sampson and Barney Phillips

Otto Kruger married only once to Sue MacManamy in 1919 and they had one child together and remained married until he passed away on his eighty ninth birthday on September 6th, 1974 in Woodland Hills, California after suffering from a stroke as well as cerebral vascular complication.  His remains are interred at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Hollywood Hills, California. 


1964         Sex and the Single Girl
1961-1964     Perry Mason 
1964         Della
1961-1963     The Dick Powell Theatre 
1963         Bonanza 
1962         Sam Benedict 
1962         Dr. Kildare 
1962         The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm
1962         Checkmate 
1962         Thriller
1961         The Investigators
1961         Frontier Circus 
1961         The Law and Mr. Jones
1960         Cash McCall
1959         The Rebel
1959         The Man and the Challenge 
1959         The Young Philadelphians
1959         The Grand Jury 
1958         The Colossus of New York
1956-1957     Climax! 
1957         The Ford Television Theatre
1957         The O. Henry Playhouse
1953-1955     Lux Video Theatre 
1955         The Last Command
1955         Science Fiction Theatre
1955         The Desert Song
1953-1954     G.E. True Theater 
1954         Black Widow
1954         Studio One in Hollywood
1954         Magnificent Obsession
1954         Center Stage
1950-1954     Armstrong Circle Theatre 
1954         Medallion Theatre
1953         Hit Parade
1952         High Noon
1951-1952     Pulitzer Prize Playhouse
1951         Valentino
1951         Somerset Maugham TV Theatre
1951         Lights Out 
1951         Payment on Demand
1950         Nash Airflyte Theatre 
1950         711 Ocean Drive
1949         Suspense 
1948         Lulu Belle
1948         Smart Woman
1947         Love and Learn
1946         Duel in the Sun
1946         The Fabulous Suzanne
1945         Woman Who Came Back
1945         Allotment Wives
1945         On Stage Everybody
1945         The Jungle Captive
1945         The Chicago Kid
1945         Wonder Man
1945         The Great John L.
1945         Escape in the Fog
1945         Earl Carroll Vanities
1944         Murder, My Sweet
1944         Storm Over Lisbon
1944         They Live in Fear
1944         Cover Girl
1944         Knickerbocker Holiday
1943         Tarzan's Desert Mystery
1943         Night Plane from Chungking
1943         Corregidor
1943         Power of the Press
1943         Hitler's Children
1942         Secrets of a Co-Ed
1942         Friendly Enemies
1942         Saboteur
1941         The Men in Her Life
1941         Mercy Island
1941         The Big Boss
1940         A Dispatch from Reuter's
1940         The Man I Married
1940         Seventeen
1940         Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet
1939         Another Thin Man
1939         Scandal Sheet
1939         A Woman Is the Judge
1939         The Zero Hour
1939         False Rapture
1939         The Amazing Mr. Forrest
1939         Disbarred
1938         Thanks for the Memory
1938         Exposed
1938         I Am the Law
1938         The Hidden Menace
1938         Housemaster
1937         The Barrier
1937         Counsel for Crime
1937         They Won't Forget
1937         Glamorous Night
1936         Dracula's Daughter
1936         Living Dangerously
1936         Lady of Secrets
1935         Two Sinners
1935         Vanessa: Her Love Story
1934         Chained
1934         Springtime for Henry
1934         Treasure Island
1934         Paris Interlude
1934         Men in White
1934         The Crime Doctor
1933         The Women in His Life
1933         Gallant Lady
1933         The Prizefighter and the Lady
1933         Ever in My Heart
1933         Beauty for Sale
1933         Turn Back the Clock
1932         Ladies Not Allowed
1928         The Home Girl
1923         Under the Red Robe
1918         Around the Clock with the Marines
1918         Around the Clock with a Sailor
1915         When the Call Came
1915         A Mother's Confession
1915         The Runaway Wife

Matinee Classics - Sex and the Single Girl starring Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Henry Fonda, Lauren Bacall, Mel Ferrer, Fran Jeffries, Leslie Parrish, Edward Everett Horton, Larry Storch, Stubby Kaye, Howard St. John and Otto Kruger
Matinee Classics - The Young Philadelphians starring Paul Newman, Barbara Rush, Alexis Smith, Brian Keith, Diane Brewster, Billie Burke, John Williams, Robert Vaughn, Otto Kruger, Paul Picerni, Robert Douglas, Frank Conroy, Adam West, Anthony Eisley and Richard Deacon
Matinee Classics - Magnificent Obsession starring Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Barbara Rush, Agnes Moorehead, Otto Kruger, Gregg Palmer, Sara Shane, Paul Cavanagh, Judy Nugent, Richard H. Cutting, Robert Williams, Will J. White, Helen Kleeb, Rudolph Anders and Fred Nurney
Matinee Classics - Men in White starring Clark Gable, Myrna Loy Jean Hersholt, Elizabeth Allan, Otto Kruger, C. Henry Gordon, Russell Hardie, Wallace Ford, Henry B. Walthall, Russell Hopton, Samuel S. Hinds, Frank Puglia, Leo Chalzel and Donald Douglas
Matinee Classics - Murder, My Sweet starring Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley, Otto Kruger, Mike Mazurki, Miles Mander, Douglas Walton, Donald Douglas, Ralf Harolde and Esther Howard
Matinee Classics - Tarzan's Desert Mystery starring Johnny Weismuller, Nancy Kelly, Johnny Sheffield, Otto Kruger, Joe Sawyer and Lloyd Corrigan

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