Jeff Chandler Overview:

Actor, Jeff Chandler, was born Ira Grossel on Dec 15, 1918 in Brooklyn, NY. Chandler died at the age of 42 on Jun 17, 1961 in Culver City, Los Angeles .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1950Best Supporting ActorBroken Arrow (1950)CochiseNominated
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Plays a Make-Believe Parent in The Toy Tiger

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as Rick.Had a bad day at work? Relatives causing undue stress? If so, then perhaps you need to sit down and watch a mindless 1950s comedy. You know the kind. It's entertaining enough while you're watching it, but it won't linger in your brain. It's like cotton candy--light and tasty, b... Read full article


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Jeff Chandler Quotes:

[to Tom Jeffords]
Cochise: As I bear the murder of my people, so you will bear the murder of your wife.


Cmdr. David Porter: I don't envy you, Mr. Farragut. You win't be the most popular nan after we ride out this storm - if we ride it out.


Cmdr. David Porter: [to his crew] Gentlemen, we are now a ship without a country.


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Jeff Chandler Facts
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.

Childhood friend and neighbor of actress Susan Hayward

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

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