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Job Actor, author, sailor, model, Marine, OSS agent
Years active 1941-82
Top Roles Brig. Gen. Jack Ripper, Jim Johannsen aka Barry Lester, Sheriff Tod Shaw, Johnny 'Guitar' Logan, Sir Gawain
Top GenresDrama, Western, Action, Film Noir, Crime, Romance
Top TopicsBook-Based, Politics, Satire
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Shares birthday with Mort Abrahams, T. Hee, William Cagney  see more..

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Sterling Hayden Overview:

Legendary actor, Sterling Hayden, was born Sterling Relyea Walter on Mar 26, 1916 in Upper Montclair, NJ. Hayden died at the age of 70 on May 23, 1986 in Sausalito, CA and was cremated and his ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay.

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Hayden was never nominated for an Academy Award.

BlogHub Articles:

5 Things You May Not Know about

By minooallen on Mar 26, 2017 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

5 Things You May Not Know about   Like today is his birthday. Happy 101st Birthday to the legend ! ….. He was a beauty So pretty. Sure, most stars during the classic era of Hollywood were beautiful but Paramount decided to take it to the next level with Hayden. In 1941... Read full article


On the Occasion of ’s 100th Birthday Anniversary

By Marisa on Mar 26, 2016 From The Timothy Carey Experience

I usually don’t post on Saturdays, but as the legendary was born 100 years ago today, I couldn’t not post. Timothy appeared in three films with him: Hellgate (1952), Crime Wave (1954) and The Killing (1956), getting a chance to really interact with him only in the latter ... Read full article


On the Occasion of ’s 100th Birthday Anniversary

By Marisa on Mar 26, 2016 From The Timothy Carey Experience

I usually don’t post on Saturdays, but as the legendary was born 100 years ago today, I couldn’t not post. Timothy appeared in three films with him: Hellgate (1952), Crime Wave (1954) and The Killing (1956), getting a chance to really interact with him only in the latter ... Read full article


Stars Blogathon –

By Carol Martinheira on Mar 11, 2016 From The Old Hollywood Garden

Stars Blogathon – On March 11, 2016 By Carol A while ago, my friends Virginie and Crystal asked me if I’d like to participate in their upcoming Stars Blogathon. It’s about stars that we don’t know that much about or haven’t seen that many movies w... Read full article


an actor, author, sailor, and WWII commando.

By Art on Mar 26, 2015 From Classic Cinema Gold

(March 26, 1916 – May 23, 1986) was an American actor, author, sailor, and WWII marine and commando. During his career as a Hollywood leading man Hayden specialized in westerns and film noir. was born Sterling Relyea Walter on March 26, 1916 in Montclair, New Jerse... Read full article


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Sterling Hayden Quotes:

Jim Vesser: We've been surveying this route for three weeks!
McCabe: And so have we.
Bob Nelson: Don't get hot-headed Jim. Looks like it's for the courts to decide.
Jim Vesser: There's nothing in my orders that says I have to wait for any courts to make up their minds. We're going through.
Bob Nelson: Not along our stakes.
Jim Vesser: We'll throw them in the river.
McCabe: You throw one stake in the river and I'll throw you in right after it.


Dix Handley: Why don't you quit cryin' and get me some bourbon?


Det. Lt. Sims: You know, it isn't what a man wants to do, Lacey, but what he has to do. Now take me - I love to smoke cigarettes, but the doctors say I can't have them. So what do I do? I chew toothpicks, tons of them.


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Sterling Hayden Facts
In his childhood, he lived in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C. and Maine.

In 1980, the perpetually hard-up-for-cash Hayden was cast in the film Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen (1981) at a salary of $250,000 ($50,00 per week for five weeks), but broke his contract to go to Yugoslavia to cover the death of Josip Broz Tito for "Rolling Stone" magazine on spec, with no money up front. He told Tom Snyder in a 1981 interview on "Tomorrow Coast to Coast" (1973) that he never did finish the article.

When the US entered World War II, Hayden changed his name to John Hamilton to obscure his Hollywood past, and joined the Office of Strategic Services--the predecessor of the CIA--headed by Col. "Wild Bill" Donovan, whose son Hayden had sailed with. Trained in guerrilla warfare, Hayden operated a fishing boat off of Yugoslavia to pick up downed Allied pilots and to supply Josip Broz Tito's Communist partisans. He won a Silver Star and a promotion to captain by the time he was discharged in 1945. He had also become enthusiastic about Communism, and joined the Communist Party after he returned to Hollywood. According to Kenneth Lloyd Billingsley's book "Hollywood Party: How Communism Seduced the American Film Industry in the 1930s and 1940s", he was recruited by actress Karen Morley, who was a party activist, and screenwriter and future director Abraham Polonsky assigned him to a group of backlot workers to learn union militancy. He and others like him were, according to Billingsley, tasked with swinging the Screen Writers Guild to the supposedly Communist-controlled Conference of Studio Unions, which launched a strike against the studios in 1946-47. Communist Party membership was secret, and they were to keep their identitie

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