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Roland Winters ACTOR


Roland Winters was born on November 22nd, 1904 in Boston, Massachusetts with the birth name Roland Winternitz.  His father, Felix was a violinist and composer and later worked as a professor in Boston at the New England Conservatory. 
As a teenager, Winters worked on a cargo ship that would sail to Central America as well as the West Indies during the summer months.  He also began becoming involved in acting doing stage performances throughout Boston.
In 1924, Winters made his Broadway debut in "Firebrand" and soon he was offered a job in radio as an announcer for the Braves and Red Sox games.  He remained working in radio from 1931 through 1947.  He was also signed by Monogram Pictures in the 1940's.
When Sidney Toler who took over Charlie Chan's role on the Monogram series retired due to illness, Winters took over the role and made a total of six Charlie Chan films such as "The Chinese Ring" (1947) and "The Sky Dragon" (1949).  He was the fifth actor to be cast in this particular role.  
When the series came to an end, Winters did not stop acting.  He remained making appearances in films and on a number of television shows such as "So Big", "Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff" (1949), "Blue Hawaii" (1961), "Follow That Dream" (1962), "Never Steal Anything Small" (1959) and was also a regular on the series, "Meet Millie" (1952), "The New Phil Silvers Show" (1963) and "The Smothers Brothers Show" (1965).    
On October 22nd, 1989, Winters passed away after suffering from a stroke in Englewood, New Jersey.  


1982 A Conflict of Interest 
1979 You Can't Go Home Again 
1978 The Dain Curse 
1973 Adam's Rib 
1973 Miracle on 34th Street 
1970 Loving
1965-1969 Green Acres
1969 The Debbie Reynolds Show
1969 Doc 
1956-1969 The Red Skelton Hour 
1968 Bewitched 
1967 Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. 
1965-1966 The Smothers Brothers Show 
1965 Mister Roberts 
1965 Vacation Playhouse 
1965 Profiles in Courage
1965 Perry Mason 
1965 The Addams Family 
1965 The Cara Williams Show 
1964 Broadside
1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
1964 The Farmer's Daughter
1964 Route 66
1964 Hazel
1964 Arrest and Trial 
1964 Archie
1962-1963 The Defenders
1962 Dennis the Menace
1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
1962 The Jack Benny Program
1962 The DuPont Show of the Week
1962 Alcoa Premiere
1962 Follow That Dream 
1961 Everything's Ducky 
1961 Blue Hawaii 
1961 Naked City 
1960 Play of the Week
1960 The Iceman Cometh
1960 Omnibus
1960 Cash McCall
1959 Startime
1959 Never Steal Anything Small
1958 Little Women
1958 Colgate Theatre 
1958 The Millionaire
1958 Date with the Angels 
1953-1957 Schlitz Playhouse 
1952-1957 Kraft Theatre 
1957 Jet Pilot 
1957 Studio One in Hollywood
1957 Goodyear Playhouse
1957 You Are There
1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour
1957 Broken Arrow 
1957 Top Secret Affair 
1956-1957 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour 
1951-1956 Lux Video Theatre 
1956 Bigger Than Life
1949-1956 Mama 
1956 Assignment: Mexico 
1953-1954 Meet Millie 
1953 So Big 
1953 A Lion Is in the Streets 
1952-1953 Robert Montgomery Presents 
1951 Doorway to Danger
1952 She's Working Her Way Through College
1951 Treasury Men in Action
1951 Follow the Sun
1951 The Web 
1951 Raton Pass 
1951 Inside Straight 
1950 Sierra Passage 
1950 The West Point Story 
1950 To Please a Lady
1950 Between Midnight and Dawn
1950 Convicted
1950 The Underworld Story 
1950 Killer Shark 
1950 Captain Carey, U.S.A. 
1950 Guilty of Treason 
1949 Malaya 
1949 A Dangerous Profession 
1949 Once More, My Darling 
1949 Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff
1949 Martin Kane
1949 The Sky Dragon 
1949 Tuna Clipper 
1948 The Feathered Serpent 
1948 Kidnapped 
1948 The Return of October
1948 Cry of the City
1948 The Golden Eye
1948 Shanghai Chest 
1948 Docks of New Orleans 
1947 The Chinese Ring 
1947 13 Rue Madeleine 
1945 So You Think You're Allergic
1941 Citizen Kane 

Matinee Classics - Blue Hawaii starring Elvis Presley, Angela Lansbury, Joan Blackman, Steve Brodie and Roland Winters
Matinee Classics - Cash McCall starring James Garner, Natalie Wood, Dean Jagger, Roland Winters, Henry Jones, Nina Foch and E.G. Marshall
Matinee Classics - Once More, My Darling starring Robert Montgomery, Ann Blyth, Jane Cowl, Charles McGraw, Taylor Holmes, Roland Winters, Steven Geray, John Ridgely, Lillian Randolph, Maurice Cass, Don Beddoe, Louise Lorimer, Wilton Graff and Sally Corner
Matinee Classics - The Shanghai Chest starring Roland Winters, Mantan Moreland, Tim Ryan, Victor Sen Young, Deannie Best, Tristram Coffin, John Alvin, Russell Hicks, Pierre Watkin and Philip Van Zandt
Matinee Classics - So Big starring Jane Wyman, Sterling Hayden, Steve Forrest, Nancy Olson, Walter Coy, Elisabeth Fraser, Jacques Aubuchon, Martha Hyer, Roland Winters, Ruth Swanson, Richard Beymer and Tommy Rettig
Matinee Classics - The Golden Eye starring Roland Winters, Wanda McKay, Mantan Moreland, Victor Sen Young, Bruce Kellogg, Tim Ryan and Evelyn Brent

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