Job Actor of film, television, and theater * Journalist
Years active 1933-1960
Top Roles Soapbox Speaker, Mercenary, Director, Joe Brody, Young Doctor
Top GenresDrama, Romance, Crime, Comedy, War, Action
Top TopicsAviation, World War II, Book-Based
Top Collaborators (Producer), (Director), (Director), (Director)
Shares birthday with William Holden, George Seaton, Joan Lorring  see more..

Louis Jean Heydt Overview:

Character actor, Louis Jean Heydt, was born on Apr 17, 1905 in Montclair, NJ. Jean Heydt died at the age of 54 on Jan 29, 1960 in Boston, MA .


American supporting actor of Danish extraction whose hunted, mistrustful look and reliability of performance got him cast in some good thrillers, mostly as little men on the wrong side of the law, or with shady pasts. Also remembered as the barfly to whom Brian Donlevy tells the story in The Great McGinty (1940). The quality of his roles diminished after the 1940s - although he had a juicier part in 1957's The Wings of Eagles - and he was struck down by a heart attack at 54.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Character Actors: an Illustrated Directory).



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Jean Louis. Academy Award winner for Costume Design.

By Dawn on Apr 26, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Jean Louis, was a French-born, Hollywood costume designer and an Academy Award winner for Costume Design. Louis worked as head designer for Columbia Pictures from 1944 to 1960. His most famous designs include: Rita Hayworth's black satin strapless dress from Gilda (1946), Marlene Dietrich's beaded s... Read full article

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Louis Jean Heydt Quotes:

Mentor Graham: Well, Abe, there are always two occupations open to those who have failed at everything else: school teaching and politics.

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Collapsed and died of a heart attack after appearing in the first scene of "There Was a Little Girl," in which he had played opposite actress Jane Fonda.

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