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Job Film, radio, television actor
Years active 1936-64
Top Roles Buddy of Roscoe Karns, Wechsberg, Sir Sagramore, Capt. Vincent Blake, Det. Lou Brody
Top GenresDrama, Comedy, Film Noir, War, Crime, Thriller/Suspense
Top TopicsWorld War II, Book-Based, Detectives
Top Collaborators , (Director), (Producer), (Producer)
Shares birthday with Bebe Daniels, Hal Roach, Harold Russell  see more..

William Bendix Overview:

Legendary character actor, William Bendix, was born on Jan 14, 1906 in New York City, NY. Bendix died at the age of 58 on Dec 14, 1964 in Los Angeles, CA and was laid to rest in San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills, CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1942Best Supporting ActorWake Island (1942)Smacksie RandallNominated
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He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Radio and Television.

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William Bendix Quotes:

Jeff: Hey, Rusty, Little Rubber Ball is back. I told you he liked the way we bounced him around.


Van Morgan Duff: [to Quinn] I never did like you. You talk too fast and too much.


Stauffer, alias Fred Foss: It didn't work. It was a busto crusto.
Hardy Cathcart: [Cathcart is at a total loss as to what this means] A what?
Stauffer, alias Fred Foss: A flop.


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William Bendix Facts
Once a member of the Henry Street Players on New York's Lower East side.

Claims Babe Ruth had an affinity for hot dogs and young Bendix often was called upon to fetch them for him.

He was awarded two Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio at 1638 Vine Street and for Television at 6251 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

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