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Also Known As: William Benedict, Billy Benedict, William S Benedict, Bill Benedict, Billy Benedict Died: November 25, 1999
Born: April 16, 1917 Cause of Death: complications following heart surgery
Birth Place: Haskell, Oklahoma, USA Profession: actor, dancer

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Began his career at UFA and, after brief stints in France and England, arrived in the US in 1937. Benedek made his directorial debut a decade later with the Frank Sinatra vehicle "The Kissing Bandit" (1948) and teamed up with producer Stanley Kramer twice, for a faithful, if pedestrian adaptation of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" (1951) and "The Wild One" (1954), which remains a signature film of the 1950s, largely thanks to the charismatic presence of Marlon Brando as the silent, rebel biker. From the mid-1950s Benedek worked primarily in TV.

Began his career at UFA and, after brief stints in France and England, arrived in the US in 1937. Benedek made his directorial debut a decade later with the Frank Sinatra vehicle "The Kissing Bandit" (1948) and teamed up with producer Stanley Kramer twice, for a faithful, if pedestrian adaptation of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" (1951) and "The Wild One" (1954), which remains a signature film of the 1950s, largely thanks to the charismatic presence of Marlon Brando as the silent, rebel biker. From the mid-1950s Benedek worked primarily in TV.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Computercide (1982) Elderly Man
2.
 Born Again (1978)
3.
 Last Hurrah, The (1977) Willie Degman
4.
 Big Ripoff, The (1975)
5.
 Homebodies (1974)
6.
 The Sting (1973)
8.
 The Dirt Gang (1972) Station attendant
9.
 Big Daddy (1969)
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sister:
Susanne Quickel. Survived him.

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In the 1940s and 50s, was a regular cast member of the "East Side Kids" and "Bowery Boys" series.

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