Character actor, Pat Hingle, was born Martin Patterson Hingle on Jul 19, 1924 in Miami, FL. Hingle died at the age of 84 on Jan 3, 2009 in Carolina Beach, NC .
Thickly-set, light-haired American actor with natural scowl. A former construction worker, he enrolled at the Actors' Studio and broke into the theatre in 1950, TV and films in 1954. At first cast as surly, edgy types - apart from a role as one of the "eight new stars" in Fox's No Down Payment - he took increasingly sympathetic, if still grouchy parts later in his life, while still never quite finding his niche in the cinema.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Character Actors: an Illustrated Directory).
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By Caftan Woman on Jan 5, 2009 From Caftan Woman
Talented character actor has passed away at the age of 86.It was in the role of Dr. Chapman on "Gunsmoke" that I first became aware of his sterling presence. He replaced Milburn Stone as Dodge City's medical man for a time during Stone's health crisis. His introductory episode is one of... Read full article
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