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STERLING HAYDEN BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Sterling Relyea Walter was born on March 26, 1916 in New Jersey. Following the death of his father, at age nine, he was adopted by James Hayden and given the new name of Sterling Walter Hayden. He grew up in various coastal towns, and at the age of sixteen, he dropped out of his school in Maine to become a schooner hand. He later served as mates on different ships, eventually becoming a highly respected captain and travelling all around the world. As well he became a firefighter and a print model to pay for a ship he wanted. However, his friends urged him to try a new practice in 1940, acting, so he met with producer Edward G. Griffith who signed him a contract with Paramount Pictures. With no previous performing experience, he starred in the major motion picture tearjerker “Virginia” (1941) with British actress Madeleine Carroll. The couple fell in love on set and married the next year.

Hayden appeared in only one other movie, “Bahama Passage” (1941), before deploying with the Marines for World War II. When he got back, he also got a divorce. However, in 1947, he acted in another film called “Blaze of Noon”. The actor was still under contract with Paramount, and finally got a boost to his career when he starred in the film noir “Manhandled” (1949). He gave other superb performances in John Wayne’s westerner “El Paso” (1949) and “The Asphalt Jungle” (1950) also starring Jean Hagen, Sam Jaffe, Louis Calhern, Marilyn Monroe and James Whitmore. For the rest of his career, he played parts in mostly western flicks like “Hellgate” (1952), “The Iron Sheriff” (1957), “Valerie” (1957), and “Ten Days to Tulara” (1958), as well as film noirs such as "Suddenly" (1954) also starring Frank Sinatra, Nancy Gates, Willis Bouchey and James Gleason “Crime Wave” (1954) starring with Gene Nelson, Phyllis Kirk, Ted de Corsia, Charles Bronson and Timothy Carey, “Naked Alibi” (1954), “The Killing” (1956), and “Crime of Passion” (1957) starring with Barbara Stanwyck, Royal Dano, Raymond Burr, Virginia Grey, Stuart Whitman and Fay Wray.

In the years following, Hayden’s success started to wilt. After the release of “Terror in a Texas Town” in 1958 co-starring Sebastian Cabot, Carol Kelly, Eugene Mazolla, Nedrick Young, Victor Millan and Sheb Wooley, the actor literally sailed away from Hollywood and his acting career. By this time, his second marriage to Betty de Noon had also officially, for the third time, concluded. While he made some appearances on television, not until 1964 did Hayden re-appear on the big screen for his character of deranged General Jack D. Ripper, who sets World War III in motion in the dark comedy “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb”. He had another long absence after this picture, but from 1969 to 1976 remained pretty involved in the film industry for flicks like “Loving” (1970), Francis Ford Coppola’s classic “The Godfather” (1972), “The Long Goodbye” (1973), and “1900” (1976). Again his appearances turned sporadic, but he continued periodically acting until his last feature, the horror “Venom”, in 1981.

Throughout the actor’s career, he additionally performed in over ten television series and a movie, as well as published an autobiography detailing his oceanic adventures, “Wanderer” (1963), and the fictional historical epic, “Voyage: a Novel of 1896” (1976). His final piece of acting work was the CBS war drama TV mini-series titled “The Blue and the Gray” in 1982. On May 23, 1986, Hayden passed away from prostate cancer. He was seventy years old, and was survived by his third wife, Catherine Devine McConnell, and his six children.
 

Filmography 

1982       The Blue and the Gray

1981       Venom

1981       Gas

1980       Nine to Five

1980       The Outsider

1979       Winter Kills

1978       King of the Gypsies

1976       1900

1976       Deadly Strangers

1976       Cipolla Colt

1975       Is It Any Wonder?

1974       Banacek

1973       Ternos Caçadores

1973       The Last Days of Man on Earth

1973       The Starlost

1973       The Long Goodbye

1972       Le grand départ

1972       The Godfather

1971       Le saut de l'ange

1970       Loving

1969       Hard Contract

1964       Carol for Another Christmas

1964       Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

1960       The DuPont Show of the Month

1958       Goodyear Theatre

1958       Ten Days to Tulara

1958       Terror in a Texas Town

1957       Playhouse 90

1957       G.E. True Theater

1957       Zero Hour!

1957       Gun Battle at Monterey

1957       Wagon Train

1957       Valerie

1957       The Iron Sheriff

1957       Zane Grey Theatre

1957       Five Steps to Danger

1957       Crime of Passion

1956       Celebrity Playhouse

1956       The Killing

1956       The Come On

1955       Top Gun

1955       The Last Command

1955       Shotgun

1955       The Eternal Sea

1955       Timberjack

1955       Battle Taxi

1954       Schlitz Playhouse

1954       Suddenly

1954       Naked Alibi

1954       Johnny Guitar

1954       Arrow in the Dust

1954       Prince Valiant

1954       Crime Wave

1953       Fighter Attack

1953       So Big

1953       Take Me to Town

1953       Kansas Pacific

1952       The Star

1952       Flat Top

1952       The Golden Hawk

1952       Hellgate

1952       Denver and Rio Grande

1951       Journey Into Light

1950       The Asphalt Jungle

1949       Manhandled

1949       El Paso

1947       Blaze of Noon

1941       Bahama Passage

1941       Virginia





Matinee Classics - Suddenly starring Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason, Nancy Gates, Kim Charney, Willis Bouchey, Paul Frees, Christopher Dark, James O'Hara, Ken Dibbs, Clark Howat, Charles Smith and Paul Wexler
Matinee Classics - Suddenly starring Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason, Nancy Gates, Kim Charney, Willis Bouchey, Paul Frees, Christopher Dark, James O'Hara, Ken Dibbs, Clark Howat, Charles Smith and Paul Wexler
Matinee Classics - Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb starring Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Slim Pickens, Keenan Wynn, Peter Bull, James Earl Jones
Matinee Classics - Nine to Five starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, Dabney Coleman, Sterling Hayden, Elizabeth Wilson, Henry Jones, Lawrence Pressman, Marian Mercer, Ren Woods, Norma Donaldson, Roxanna Bonilla-Giannini, Peggy Pope, Richard Stahl and Ray Vitte
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 Asphalt Jungle starring Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore, Sam Jaffe, John McIntire, Marc Lawrence, Barry Kelley, Anthony Caruso, Teresa Celli, Marilyn Monroe, William Davis, Dorothy Tree, Brad Dexter and John Maxwell
Matinee Classics - The Asphalt Jungle starring Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore, Sam Jaffe, John McIntire, Marc Lawrence, Barry Kelley, Anthony Caruso, Teresa Celli, Marilyn Monroe, William Davis, Dorothy Tree, Brad Dexter and John Maxwell
Matinee Classics - The Asphalt Jungle starring Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore, Sam Jaffe, John McIntire, Marc Lawrence, Barry Kelley, Anthony Caruso, Teresa Celli, Marilyn Monroe, William Davis, Dorothy Tree, Brad Dexter and John Maxwell
Matinee Classics - The Godfather starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard S. Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte, Al Lettieri, Diane Keaton, Abe Vigoda, Talia Shire, Gianni Russo, John Cazale and Rudy Bond


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