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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, 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:

Stauffer, alias Fred Foss: It didn't work. It was a busto-crusto.


Victor O'Brien: [about Valentine] When that anteater buries his nose in the pillow, it leaves an impression on the mattress.


Hardy Cathcart: [whispering] Tell him you need two hundred dollars to leave town.
Stauffer, alias Fred Foss: [on the phone to Galt] I need two yards, powder money.


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Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. pg. 41-42. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387

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].

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