Job Actor
Years active 1934-1986
Top Roles Gladiator, Thug at Newspaper Office, Pirate, Slave, Kane Pilot / Hidden City Tech / Balcony Guard
Top GenresAction, Adventure, Western, Drama, Crime, Science Fiction
Top TopicsSpies, World War II, Aviation
Top Collaborators (Director), (Director), (Director),
Shares birthday with Priscilla Lane, William Lundigan, William Austin  see more..

Tom Steele Overview:

Actor, Tom Steele, was born Thomas Skeoch on Jun 12, 1909 in Carluke, Scotland. Steele died at the age of 81 on Oct 30, 1990 in Los Angeles, CA .



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Stuntmen are often selected because of their resemblance to the star they are doubling for. In contrast to this, many of Republic Pictures' western stars in the 1940s and early 1950s, such as Allan Lane, Bill Elliot, Rex Allen and Monte Hale, were selected in part due to their resemblance to Steele, who would do their stunts.

His trick for keeping his hat on in fight scenes (so the audience couldn't tell it wasn't the star) was to put rubber surgical tubing in the sweatband to make it fit tight.

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