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Jeff Chandler

Jeff Chandler

Tony Curtis was a pallbearer at Chandler's funeral.

Jeff Chandler

Jeff Chandler

A liberal Democrat, he was part of the Hollywood contingent that worked for the election of John F. Kennedy as President in 1960.

Jeff Chandler

Jeff Chandler

Both daughters, Jamie (1947-2003) and Dana (1948-2002) died of cancer, as did his mother, maternal aunt, uncle and grandfather.

Jeff Chandler

Jeff Chandler

Childhood friend and neighbor of actress Susan Hayward

Jeff Chandler

Jeff Chandler

Daughter Dana born 1948.



Jeff Chandler

Jeff Chandler

Daughter Jamie born 1947.

Jeff Chandler

Jeff Chandler

Daughter Jamie was a teacher.

Jeff Chandler

Jeff Chandler

Daughter, Dana Chandler Grossel (Grossel was her father's real last name), gave him two grandsons. His other daughter, Jamie Tucker, gave him granddaughter Jana Fourtune.

Jeff Chandler

Jeff Chandler

Died of blood poisoning following spinal surgery in CA.

Jeff Chandler

Jeff Chandler

Following his Oscar nominated performance as Cochise in Broken Arrow (1950), Chandler carved a solid niche for himself playing Native American Indians, although his movies seldom rose above co-feature level.

Jeff Chandler

Jeff Chandler

Gerald Mohr was a pallbearer at his funeral.

Jeff Chandler

Jeff Chandler

Had concurrent success as a recording artist, wrote music, played violin, and own Chandler Music, a publishing company.

Jeff Chandler

Jeff Chandler

He stood 6' 4" by the time he was fifteen, and started to gray when he was eighteen.

Jeff Chandler

Jeff Chandler

He was mentioned as the possible lead for the television police drama "The Asphalt Jungle" when that show was in development in 1960.

Jeff Chandler

Jeff Chandler

He was the one who encouraged character actor Jimmy Murphy to go to Hollywood.

Jeff Chandler

Jeff Chandler

He was very proud of his Jewish heritage.

Jeff Chandler

Jeff Chandler

His death from blood poisoning following surgery was deemed malpractice and resulted in a large lawsuit and settlement for his children.

Jeff Chandler

Jeff Chandler

His former lover Esther Williams, in her tell-all 1999 biography, put Chandler back in the headlines after asserting that he was a cross-dresser. She told him, "Jeff, you're too big for polka dots." Esther later admitted privately that this had no basis in fact, and was made up simply to bolster interest in the book.

Jeff Chandler

Jeff Chandler

Portrayed Philip Boynton on CBS Radio's "Our Miss Brooks" (1948-1957).

Jeff Chandler

Jeff Chandler

Possessed of a fine singing voice, at the height of his film fame, he recorded several successful albums for Liberty Records.

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