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WILLIAM LUNDIGAN BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
William Lundigan was born on June 12th, 1914 in Syracuse, New York.  he was the oldest of four boys and his father was a shoe store owner who worked in the same building as a local radio station.  As a young boy, William became interested in radio and was performing on the radio and by the age of sixteen he was already experienced in producing his own radio shows.
 
He attended college at Syracuse University with the initial goals to pursue a career in law and he also excelled in athletics, mainly football, basketball and tennis.
 
He also worked on a local radio station and was hired to do voice over for a commercial when Charles R. Rogers who was the head of production at Universal Studios, heard Lundigan's voice and tracked him down.
 
He started working with Universal but soon signed another contract with MGM and worked on the film, "Salute to the Marines" before he chose to enlist in the Marines during World War II.  MGM head boss, Louis B. Mayer was so upset that William chose to enlist, they dropped him from their contract.
 
After the war he returned to the film industry appearing in such films as, "Dodge City" (1939), "The Fighting 69th" (1940), "The Sea Hawk" (1940), "Santa Fe Trail" (1940), "Dishonored Lady" (1947), "Pinky" (1949), "Love Nest" (1951), "The House Telegraph" (1951), "I'd Climb the Highest Mountain" (1951) and "Inferno" (1953).
 
Along with a exceptional film career, he also worked as a host of such shows as "Climax!" (1954) and "Shower of Stars" (1954).  He is most well known for his role between 1959 and 1960 on the CBS series "Men Into Space".   
 
He married only one time to Rena Morgan in 1945 and they had one child together and remained married until he passed away on December 20th, 1975 in Duarte, California from lung and heart congestion. 

 
Filmography

1971 Marcus Welby, M.D. 
1971 Medical Center 
1968 Where Angels Go Trouble Follows! 
1967 The Way West 
1966 Run for Your Life
1963 The Dick Powell Theatre
1962 The Underwater City 
1961 Death Valley Days
1959-1960 Men Into Space 
1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 
1954-1958 Climax!
1958 Playhouse 90 
1955 Science Fiction Theatre 
1955 The Star and the Story 
1955 Fireside Theatre 
1954 Shower of Stars
1954 Terror Ship
1953-1954 The Ford Television Theatre 
1954 G.E. True Theater
1954 Schlitz Playhouse
1954 Riders to the Stars
1954 The White Orchid
1953 Inferno
1953 Lux Video Theatre
1953 Serpent of the Nile
1953 Down Among the Sheltering Palms
1951 Elopement
1951 Love Nest
1951 The House on Telegraph Hill
1951 I'd Climb the Highest Mountain
1950 I'll Get By
1950 Mother Didn't Tell Me
1949 Pinky
1949 Follow Me Quietly 
1949 State Department: File 649 
1948 Mystery in Mexico
1948 The Inside Story
1947 Dishonored Lady
1947 The Fabulous Dorseys
1943 Headin' for God's Country
1943 Salute to the Marines
1943 Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case 
1942 Andy Hardy's Double Life 
1942 Northwest Rangers 
1942 Apache Trail 
1942 Sunday Punch 
1942 The Courtship of Andy Hardy
1942 The Bugle Sounds
1941 Sailors on Leave
1941 International Squadron 
1941 Highway West
1941 A Shot in the Dark
1941 The Great Mr. Nobody
1941 The Case of the Black Parrot
1940 Santa Fe Trail
1940 East of the River
1940 Service with the Colors
1940 Young America Flies 
1940 The Sea Hawk
1940 The Man Who Talked Too Much
1940 Three Cheers for the Irish
1940 The Fighting 69th
1939 Legion of Lost Flyers
1939 The Old Maid 
1939 The Forgotten Woman
1939 They Asked for It
1939 Dodge City
1939 Three Smart Girls Grow Up
1938 Freshman Year
1938 The Missing Guest 
1938 Letter of Introduction 
1938 Danger on the Air
1938 Wives Under Suspicion 
1938 Sinners in Paradise 
1938 State Police 
1938 The Crime of Doctor Hallet 
1938 Reckless Living 
1938 The Black Doll 
1938 The Jury's Secret
1937 Prescription for Romance
1937 A Girl with Ideas
1937 That's My Story!
1937 The Lady Fights Back
1937 West Bound Limited
1937 Armored Car      





Matinee Classics - Men Into Space starring William Lundigan as Col. Edward McCauley
Matinee Classics - 3 Smart Girls Grow Up starring Deanna Durbin, Charles Winninger, Nan Grey, Helen Parrish, Robert Cummings, William Lundigan, Ernest Cossart, Nella Walker and Felix Bressart
Matinee Classics - Andy Hardy's Double Life starring Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Cecilia Parker, Fay Holden, Ann Rutherford, Sara Haden, Esther Williams, William Lundigan, Robert Pittard, Robert Blake and Susan Peters
Matinee Classics - Dodge City starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Ann Sheridan, Bruce Cabot, Frank McHugh, Alan Hale, John Litel, Henry Travers, Henry O'Neill, Victor Jory, William Lundigan, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Bobs Watson, Gloria Holden and Douglas
Matinee Classics - Love Nest starring June Haver, William Lundigan, Frank Fay, Marilyn Monroe, Jack Paar, Leatrice Joy, Henry Kulky, Marie Blake, Patricia Miller, Maude Wallace, Joe Ploski, Martha Wentworth, Faire Binney, Caryl Lincoln, Michael Ross, Bob Jellison, John Costello, Charles Calvert, Leo Cleary, Jack Daly, Ray Montgomery, Florence Auer, Edna Holland, Elizabeth Slifer and Alvin Hammer
Matinee Classics - The Fighting 69th starring James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, George Brent, Jeffrey Lynn, Alan Hale Sr., Frank McHugh, Dennis Morgan, Dick Foran, William Lundigan, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Henry O'Neill, John Litel, Sammy Cohen, Harvey Stephens, William Hopper, Tom Dugan, Frank Wilcox, George Reeves, Frank Goghlan Jr., Herbert Anderson, Jack Boyle Jr., Richard Clayton, John Daheim and Eddie Dew
Matinee Classics - Your Movietown Radio Theater
Matinee Classics - Pinky starring Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters, William Lundigan, Basil Ruysdael, Kenny Washington, Nina Mae McKinney, Griff Barnett, Frederick O'Neal, Evelyn Varden, Raymond Greenleaf and Arthur Hunnicutt
Matinee Classics - Sailors on Leave starring William Lundigan, Shirley Ross, Chick Chandler, Ruth Donnelly, Mae Clarke, Cliff Nazarro, Tom Kennedy, Mary Ainslee, Bill Shirley, Garry Owen, William Haade and Jane Kean
Matinee Classics - Santa Fe Trail starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Raymond Massey, Ronald Reagan, Alan Hale Sr., William Lundigan, Van Heflin, Gene Reynolds, Henry O'Neill, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Alan Baxter, John Litel, Moroni Olsen, David Bruce and Hobart Cavanaugh


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