"Rock Hudson, Doris Day Top New Poll; U-I Gives Boost to Joanna Moore" Scheuer, Philip K. "GOLDWYN NAMED FOR MOVIE HONOR: Producers Guild to Give Him Milestone Award – Jeff Chandler Gets Role" by THOMAS M. PRYOR. His other credits include Sword in the Desert (1948), Deported (1950), Female on the Beach (1955), and Away All Boats (1956). Gossip columnist Liz Smith scolded her in print for outing Chandler 38 years after his death and wrote, "You didn't have to do it, Esther." Louella Parsons: "Jeff Chandler? Louella Parsons called Chandler "the busiest actor in town... Jeff is so happy in his private life these days that he's doing everything the studio wants. He went back to Fox for his second film for them, as an embittered Union cavalryman in Two Flags West for director Robert Wise. "Foy, 'Breen Shape 'Tanks Are Coming' for Screen; Bushman Acts King Saul" Schallert, Edwin. An executive is a guy who thinks things up and has other people execute them. Some injuries people incur include slipping on a pool deck at a hotel, tripping in the bathtub at a resort, wave runner and jet ski accidents, boating incidents, golf cart accidents, moped accidents, and many more. He worked briefly in radio, then got a job in a stock company on Long Island as an actor and stage manager. The movie actor Jeff Chandler died at the age of 42. [53] A Motion Picture Exhibitor Poll listed him as the tenth most popular male star in the US in 1957. "Jeff Chandler Finally Gets to 'Act His Age': Rising Young (31) Screens Player Considers Himself 'a Lucky Kid'" SCHEUER, PHILIP K. "The News of Radio: John Kieran Will Perform for Television in Series of Films on Natural History", "WELLMAN DIRECTOR OF 'BATTLEGROUND': METRO NAMES HIM TO HANDLE FILM OF BATTLE OF THE BULGE – CRAIG IN 'SIDE STREET'" by THOMAS F. BRADY, "THEDA BARA MOVIE GOES TO COLUMBIA: De Sylva's 'The Great Vampire' Will Be Distributed by Studio -- 'Champion' Suit Ruling" by THOMAS F. BRADY. 187, citing Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave . Jeff Chandler, Actor: Broken Arrow. Age 58 of Wyandotte. Above all, he was impossibly handsome. He was a sweet guy, definitely all man. [80][83] His ex-wife sued his estate for $80,000 for money owed under their divorce settlement.[84]. He had commitments to make two films per year at Universal until 1959.[52]. Artist. A member of the Lane Arts Council who shared her art experience with youngsters through the programs such as YouthArts as well as her own studio in Cottage Grove. 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[64], In his 1958 divorce proceedings, Chandler was revealed to be paying his wife an allowance of $1,500 per month. When his friend Sammy Davis Jr. lost an eye in an accident and was in danger of losing the other, Chandler offered to give Davis one of his own eyes. Select this result to view Jeffrey Chandler's phone number, address, and more. Chandler said he always wanted to act, but courses for commercial art were cheaper, so he studied art for a year and worked as a layout artist for a mail-order catalogue at $18 a week. JEFF CHANDLER Ever after his death on 17 June 1961, Jeff Chandler’s contribution to the world of film remains an enduring one. Jeff Chandler (1918 – 1961) He was born October 13, 1960 to Bonita Lacroix and the late Thomas Chandler in Miami–Dade County, Florida. jeff chandler, actor of many motion pictures some 40 years ago, died before his time & before he explored all of his overt & hidden talents. "Jeff Chandler Among Movie Visitors Here" Tinee, Mae. Guest Book sponsored by Casey Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, Share to let others add their own memories and condolences. Plant a tree to honor the memory of your loved one. The company toured the Midwest with some success, presenting such plays as The Bad Man, Seventh Heaven, The New Minister, and Pigs. [4], In a 1960 interview Chandler said his favourite films were Broken Arrow, Battle of Apache Pass, Two Flags West, Because of You ("my first real love story"), Sign of the Pagan, The Toy Tiger ("a change for me"), Drango, Raw Wind in Eden ("beautiful locale"), and The Lady Takes a Flyer ("I had Lana Turner with me").[85]. For a number of years, film exhibitors voted Chandler among the top stars at the box office. [33] He also missed out on the lead in the remake of Magnificent Obsession, for which he had been mooted; the part was taken by Rock Hudson, who had supported Chandler in Iron Man. For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Chandler has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 1770 Vine Street. Tinee, Mae. In the coloured stills and on posters his studio always showed his hair as blue, heightening the unreality. He was 42 years old. [34] Both The Robe and Magnificent Obsession became big hits. Hopper, Hedda. [67], Chandler was involved in a will dispute concerning his stepfather in 1960.[68]. He was meant to make Death on a Sidestreet[19] and The Lady Count[20] but neither ended up being made. [10] Hollywood tended to cast him, though, in different nationalities. Chandler's father was connected with the restaurant business and got his son a job as a restaurant cashier. [5][6], Chandler formed his own company, the Shady Lane Playhouse, in Illinois in the summer of 1941. Film historian David Shipman once wrote this analysis of Chandler: Jeff Chandler looked as though he had been dreamed up by one of those artists who specialise in male physique studies, or a mite further up the artistic scale, he might have been plucked bodily from some modern mural on a biblical subject. Chandler initially struggled to find work in Hollywood, and had spent all his savings when he got his first job as a radio actor in May 1946. He said he was under contract to Universal to make two films a year at $60,000 per film for 1957 and $75,000 per film for 1958. To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our. If I don't, I'm labeled the tightest guy in town. Here is all you want to know, and more! Jeff Chandler, the movie actor, died today in Culver City Hospital of blood poisoning following spinal surgery. He would never have been lost in a crowd, with that big, square, sculpted 20th century face and his prematurely grey wavy hair. He followed this with two films for Universal, The Lady Takes a Flyer with Lana Turner and Raw Wind in Eden with Esther Williams. [74], While working on Merrill's Marauders in the Philippines, on April 15, 1961, Chandler injured his back while playing baseball with U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers who served as extras in the film. [29] On Peggy Lee's radio show, he had demonstrated a talent for singing, and he pursued this through the decade.[30]. "Pine-Thomas Tradition Lives On; Jeff Chandler Makes Debut in Vegas" Schallert, Edwin. Jeffrey C. Kesterson. [22], Returning to Universal, Chandler played an adventurer in Smuggler's Island, a role he liked because he said it was close to his real personality. [36] He left the radio show Our Miss Brooks after five years "to get a rest," he said, "Although it didn't take long to do the show, it tied up all my Sundays."[37]. Published in Olean Times Herald on Nov. 27, 2020. He left to work on a movie after three and a half weeks. Our government still taxes the hell out of people; somebody ought to wake 'em up.[57]. He's The Busiest, Now". Jeff Chandler died in Culver City, California on June 17th 1961. [28] 20th Century-Fox was keen to use Chandler again and offered him roles in The Day the Earth Stood Still, Lydia Bailey, Les Misérables, and The Secret of Convict Lake. [26], Chandler made up with Universal,[41] which cast him in Lady Godiva of Coventry. He was the first actor nominated for an Academy Award for portraying an American Indian. : As an Indian, Jeff Chandler caused countless feminine hearts to flutter; now, in straight dramatic roles, he's a box office smash". His next film, The Story of David, was filmed for American TV, his first work in that medium, but was shown theatrically in other countries. He had injections to deaden the pain and enable him to finish the production. Chandler played villains. He then went on to make a war film, Red Ball Express, and a swashbuckler, Yankee Buccaneer. 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