Job Actor
Years active 1950-1996
Known for Cold, calculating villains
Top Roles John, Lt. Pat Murphy, Sheriff Luke Standish, Winthrop Trowbridge, Horatio 'Hank' Teagle
Top GenresDrama, Thriller/Suspense, Film Noir, Crime, Film Adaptation, Horror
Top TopicsBook-Based, Money, Sibling Rivalry
Top Collaborators (Director), , ,
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Wesley Addy Overview:

Character actor, Wesley Addy, was born Robert Wesley Addy on Aug 4, 1913 in Omaha, NE. Addy appeared in over 75 film and TV roles. His best known films include What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, Tora! Tora! Tora!, Loving, Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte and Network. Addy died at the age of 83 on Dec 31, 1996 in Danbury, CT and was cremated and his unknown .


Tall, slim, and white-haired, Wesley Addy appeared almost entirely on stage, often in productions with his wife (since 1961), former Hollywood star Celeste Holm. His few film roles (often in pictures directed by Robert Aldrich) have been as cold, calculating characters, less showy than the main villain, but less like to pay the price.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).



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Wesley Addy Quotes:

Lt. Pat Murphy: You're so bright working on your own, you penny-ante gumshoe. You thought you saw something big and you tried to horn in.

Lt. Pat Murphy: Now listen, Mike. Listen carefully. I'm going to pronounce a few words. They're harmless words. Just a bunch of letters scrambled together. But their meaning is very important. Try to understand what they mean. "Manhattan Project, Los Alamos, Trinity."

[Hammer awakens from a coma]
Lt. Pat Murphy: Three days ago, I was figuring I'd have to finance a new tux to bury the corpse.

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