Job Film, radio, television actor
Years active 1936-64
Top Roles Det. Lou Brody, Sheriff Larry Best, 'Pinkie' Peters, 'Frenchy' Shapiro, Buddy of Roscoe Karns
Top GenresDrama, Comedy, Film Noir, War, Crime, Thriller/Suspense
Top TopicsWorld War II, Book-Based, Baseball
Top Collaborators , (Director), (Producer), (Producer)
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William Bendix Overview:

Legendary character actor, William Bendix, was born on Jan 14, 1906 in New York City, NY. Bendix died at the age of 58 on Dec 14, 1964 in Los Angeles, CA and was laid to rest in San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills, CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1942Best Supporting ActorWake Island (1942)Smacksie RandallNominated
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He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Radio and Television.

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William Bendix Quotes:

Van Morgan Duff: [to Quinn] I never did like you. You talk too fast and too much.


Victor O'Brien: Ooh, ooh! That guy gives me a terrible headache! Joe, Joe, get me an aspirin. Here put it on a slice of bread. I'm hungry too!


Gus Smith: My name is Schmidt, but I changed it to Smith. That's what I got against these guys more than anything else. They make me ashamed of the name I was born with. I got a lot of relatives in Germany. For all I know this guy may be one of them. I say throw him to the sharks!


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William Bendix Facts
Interred at San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills, California, USA.

Graduated from Public School 5 in the Bronx and attended Townsend Harris High School for a brief spell.

Once a member of the Henry Street Players on New York's Lower East side.

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