Jeff Chandler Overview:

Actor, Jeff Chandler, was born Ira Grossel on Dec 15, 1918 in Brooklyn, NY. Chandler died at the age of 42 on Jun 17, 1961 in Culver City, Los Angeles .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Chandler was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1950Best Supporting ActorBroken Arrow (1950)CochiseNominated
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Jeff Chandler Quotes:

Cochise: Now I say this: the Americans keep cattle but they are not soft or weak. Why should not the Apache be able to learn new ways? It is not easy to change, but sometimes it is required. The Americans grow stronger while we grow weaker. If a big wind comes, a tree must bend... or be lifted out by the roots.


Cochise: To talk of peace is not hard. To live it is very hard.


Helen Sadler: What will happen to Spurline without the business from the ranch?
Ben Sadler: What'll happen to it without the law?


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Jeff Chandler Facts
Possessed of a fine singing voice, at the height of his film fame, he recorded several successful albums for Liberty Records.

When his friend Sammy Davis Jr. lost an eye in an accident and was in danger of losing the other, Chandler offered to give Davis one of his own eyes.

Portrayed Philip Boynton on CBS Radio's "Our Miss Brooks" (1948-1957).

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