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Also Known As: Died: February 11, 1982
Born: November 23, 1902 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Dawson City, Alabama, USA Profession: actor, playwright

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This strong-featured regular of Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival appeared in over 100 Broadway and off-Broadway plays. Jordan began making screen appearances in lead roles, such as Woody Allen's "Interiors" (1978) and as one of the "Iron Johns" in "The Men's Club" (1986). He appeared in the weirdly Mid-Pacific "The Yakuza" (1975) and in supporting roles in features that ranged from big budget comedies like "The Secret of My Success" (1987) to the rococo "Dune" (1985), where he played an oddly normal character. Jordan was in several TV-movies and miniseries in the 1970s and gave a gripping performance as Albert Speer in the TV-movie movie "The Bunker" (1981). He played his last TV role in the movie "Are You Lonesome Tonight" (1992). Very shortly before he died, Jordan completed work on the earnest feature epic, "Gettysburg" (1993), which showcased his sizable, stalwart talent as Brigadier General Armistead, who died doing battle with Union forces.

This strong-featured regular of Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival appeared in over 100 Broadway and off-Broadway plays. Jordan began making screen appearances in lead roles, such as Woody Allen's "Interiors" (1978) and as one of the "Iron Johns" in "The Men's Club" (1986). He appeared in the weirdly Mid-Pacific "The Yakuza" (1975) and in supporting roles in features that ranged from big budget comedies like "The Secret of My Success" (1987) to the rococo "Dune" (1985), where he played an oddly normal character. Jordan was in several TV-movies and miniseries in the 1970s and gave a gripping performance as Albert Speer in the TV-movie movie "The Bunker" (1981). He played his last TV role in the movie "Are You Lonesome Tonight" (1992). Very shortly before he died, Jordan completed work on the earnest feature epic, "Gettysburg" (1993), which showcased his sizable, stalwart talent as Brigadier General Armistead, who died doing battle with Union forces.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 A Time for Dying (1982) Judge Roy Bean
2.
 The Mountain Men (1980)
5.
 Perilous Voyage (1976)
7.
 Papillon (1973)
8.
 Time For Dying, A (1971) Judge Roy Bean
9.
 Flap (1970) Wounded Bear Mr. Smith
10.
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Education

University of California: -

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wife:
Jean Innes. Actor. Married December 21, 1927 until 1978.

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son:
Jon Jory. Theater executive. Artistic director of Human Festival of New American Plays (Actors Theater of Louisville).

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Source: Wikipedia the internet encyclopedia

Victor Jory (November 23, 1902 – February 12, 1982) was a Canadian actor. He was born in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada. He was the boxing and wrestling champion of the Coast Guard during his military service, and he kept his burly physique. He toured with theater troupes and appeared on Broadway, before making his Hollywood debut in 1930. He initially played romantic leads, but later was mostly cast as the villain. He made over 150 films and dozens of TV episodes, as well as writing two plays. He is remembered for his role in Gone with the Wind and as Lamont Cranston, aka 'The Shadow' in the 1942 serial film The Shadow. He also portrayed Oberon (Fairy King) in Max Reinhardt's film version of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935 film). For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Victor Jory has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6605 Hollywood Blvd.

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