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Robert Middleton ACTOR


Robert Middleton was born on May 13th, 1911 in Cincinnati, Ohio with the birth name Samuel Messer.  He received his college education from the university of Cincinnati as well as the Carnegie Institute of Technology where he studied music.
It was his involvement in music and working as a radio announcer that first peaked his interest in acting.  By the early 1950's, he had begun finding work as a stage actor and soon was appearing on the Broadway stage in such productions as, "Ondine".
By the mid 1950's, Middleton had broken into the Hollywood arena adding television and film credits to his resume.  Some of his more well known film roles included, "The Silver Chalice" (1954) starring Paul Newman and Jack Palance, "The Desperate Hours" (1955) starring Humphrey Bogart and Fredric March, "The Court Jester" (1956) starring Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone and Angela Lansbury, "Friendly Persuasion" (1956) starring Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins, Peter Mark Richman and Marjorie Main, "Love Me Tender" (1956) starring Elvis Presley, Debra Paget and Richard Egan, "The Tarnished Angels" (1958) starring Rock Hudson, Dorothy Malone, Robert Stack and Jack Carson, "Career" (1959) starring Dean Martin, Anthony Franciosa, Carolyn Jones and Shirley MacLaine, "For Those Who Think Young" (1964) starring James Darren, Pamela Tiffin, Paul Lynde, Tina Louise and Bob Denver, "Which Way to the Front?" (1970) starring Jerry Lewis, Jan Murray, Joe Besser, Paul Winchell and Kathleen Freeman and "The Lincoln Conspiracy" (1977) co-starring John Dehner, Bradford Dillman and John Anderson.
In addition to film he added such television series work as a recurring character role on, "The Honeymooners" (1955) starring Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows and Joyce Randolph and appearances on, "The Jackie Gleason Show", "Appointment with Adventure", "The Joseph Cotten Show", "The Monroes", "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", "The Law and Mr. Jones", "Bonanza", "Get Smart", "Rawhide", "Burke's Law", Mission:Impossible" and "Perry Mason".  
He married  only once to Roberta Middleton in 1951 and they had two children before the marriage came to an end in 1956.  He did not remarry and on June 14th. 1977, Robert Middleton passed away in Hollywood, California after suffering from congestive heart failure at the age of sixty six.


1977   The Lincoln Conspiracy 

1977   Hunter 

1974   The Mark of Zorro

1974   Remember When

1974   Kung Fu
1973   Columbo

1973   The Harrad Experiment

1973   Anche gli angeli mangiano fagioli
1973   McCloud

1973   Mannix 

1972   Mission: Impossible 
1971-1972  Alias Smith and Jones 

1972   Fair Play 

1971   Company of Killers 
1970   Which Way to the Front?

1970   Run, Jack, Run

1970   The Cheyenne Social Club
1970   Get Smart

1967-1968  The Big Valley 

1960-1967  Bonanza
1966-1967  The Monroes 

1966   A Big Hand for the Little Lady

1966   Daniel Boone
1966   The Wild Wild West 

1965-1966  Burke's Law 

1963-1965  Rawhide
1965   Vacation Playhouse

1958-1965  Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 
1964   The Rogues 

1964   For Those Who Think Young

1964   East Side/West Side 
1963   Cattle King

1963   Perry Mason

1963   The Eleventh Hour 
1955-1962  Gunsmoke

1962   Kraft Mystery Theater

1961-1962  Target: The Corruptor
1961   The New Breed 

1960-1961  Tales of Wells Fargo

1961   The Investigators
1961   Thriller 

1960-1961  The Untouchables

1961   The Americans
1961   Zane Grey Theater

1961   The Law and Mr. Jones 

1961   The Rebel
1961   Gold of the Seven Saints

1961   The Great Impostor 

1961   Witchcraft
1960   The Tall Man 

1960   Wrangler 

1960   The Detectives 
1960   Wagon Train 

1960   Hell Bent for Leather

1960   Wichita Town
1960   Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse

1959   Buick-Electra Playhouse

1959   Adventures in Paradise 
1959   Career

1959   The Real McCoys

1959   Don't Give Up the Ship 
1959   The Fat Man: The Thirty-Two Friends of Gina Lardelli 

1958   Pursuit 

1958   Bat Masterson

1958   No Place to Land

1958   Bitter Heritage
1958   The Law and Jake Wade

1958   Schlitz Playhous

1957-1958  Playhouse 90
1958   Day of the Bad Man

1956-1958  Kraft Theatre

1957   Suspicion
1957   The Walter Winchell File

1957   The Tarnished Angels

1957   So Lovely... So Deadly
1957   The Lonely Man 

1956-1957  Alfred Hitchcock Presents

1957   The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial 
1955-1956  G.E. True Theater 

1956   Studio 57

1956   Love Me Tender 
1956   Friendly Persuasion 

1956   Lux Video Theatre

1956   Telephone Time 
1956   The Proud Ones

1956   Red Sundown 

1956   Front Row Center
1956   The Court Jester

1955   Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre 

1955   Matinee Theatre 
1955   Trial 

1955   The Desperate Hours 

1955   Star Stage 
1955   Climax! 

1955   Appointment with Adventure 

1955   The Big Combo
1954   The Silver Chalice 

1954   Cavalcade of America

1954   The Loretta Young Show 
1954   The Man Behind the Badge 

1954   Man Against Crime

1953   The Jackie Gleason Show 
1953   Robert Montgomery Presents 

1953   Studio One in Hollywood 

1953   The Big Story 
1953   Campbell Summer Soundstage 

1953   Suspense 

1953   Tales of Tomorrow 
1952   The Adventures of Ellery Queen

1952   Duck and Cover 

1951   Fireside Theatre

Matinee Classics - Fair Play starring Paul Ford, Terry Wilson, Robert Middleton, Charlie Dell, Paul Glaser, Barbara Hancock
Matinee Classics - Texas John Slaughter starring Tom Tryon, Harry Carey Jr., Robert Middleton, Norma Moore and Judson Pratt
Matinee Classics - The Big Combo starring Cornel Wilde, Richard Conte, Brian Donlevy, Jean Wallace, Robert Middleton, Lee Van Cleef, Earl Holliman, Helen Walker, Jay Adler, John Hoyt, Ted de Corsia and Helene Stanton
Matinee Classics - The Cheyenne Social Club starring James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Shirley Jones, Sue Ane Langdon, Elaine Devry, Jackie Russell, Jackie Joseph, Sharon DeBord and Robert Middleton
Matinee Classics - The Desperate Hours starring Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March, Arthur Kennedy, Martha Scott, Dewey Martin, Gig Young, Mary Murphy, Richard Eyer and Robert Middleton

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