Job Film, radio, television actor
Years active 1936-64
Top Roles Sir Sagramore, Capt. Vincent Blake, Det. Lou Brody, Sheriff Larry Best, 'Pinkie' Peters
Top GenresDrama, Comedy, Film Noir, War, Crime, Thriller/Suspense
Top TopicsWorld War II, Book-Based, Baseball
Top Collaborators , (Director), (Producer), (Producer)
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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:

Victor O'Brien: Ooh, ooh! That guy gives me a terrible headache! Joe, Joe, get me an aspirin. Here put it on a slice of bread. I'm hungry too!


Victor O'Brien: What a revoltin' development this is!


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


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

Chester A. Riley, Bendix's character on "The Life of Riley" (1953), was ranked #30 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [20 June 2004 issue].

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

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