William Hopper Overview:

Actor, William Hopper, was born William DeWolf Hopper Jr. on Jan 26, 1915 in New York City, NY. Hopper died at the age of 55 on Mar 6, 1970 in Palm Springs, CA .

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By Rick29 on Feb 15, 2021 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

1. auditioned for the TV series Perry Mason--for the role of Perry! You can view his screen test opposite Ray Collins as Lieutenant Tragg on YouTube. The part went to Raymond Burr, of course, and Hopper was cast as private investigator Paul Drake. He was nominated for an Emmy for Best... Read full article


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William Hopper Quotes:

[on the plan to capture the alien creature with a huge net]
Col. Robert Calder: Doc, this is like a parachute. It's got to work the first time!


Maj. Gen. A.D. McIntosh: What I have to say you will find incredible- but true. Colonel Calder here has just returned from an expedition to Venus.
Contino: To Venice?
[Turning to Charra]
Contino: Perhaps you mean Venezia?
Col. Robert Calder: [Impatiently] To Venus! The planet Venus!


Rhoda: What will you give me for a basket of kisses?
Col. Kenneth Penmark: A basket of kisses? Why, I'll give you a basket of hugs!


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William Hopper Facts
Suffered a stroke on 14 February 1970.

Son of the actress-turned-gossip-columnist Hedda Hopper and DeWolf Hopper Sr.

Prior to being a Navy frogman doing underwater demolition in the Pacific during WW II his hair was dark blonde, the stress of the danger turned it permanently white.

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