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Marshall Thompson

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Marshall Thompson (November 27, 1925 – May 18, 1992) was an American film and television actor. He was born James Marshall Thompson in Peoria, Illinois. In 1943 Thompson, known for his boy-next-door good looks, was signed by Universal Pictures. He played quiet, thoughtful teens in Universal's feature films, including a lead opposite singing star Gloria Jean in Reckless Age, earning $350 weekly. During 1946 Universal discharged most of its contract players; that same year Thompson moved to MGM and his film roles steadily increased and improved. Thompson became a freelance actor in the 1950s and worked for various studios on a variety of pictures, including a number of horror and science-fiction features; this included the role of Carruthers in It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958), one of the two feature films that would later inspire the plot for director Ridley Scott's 1979 big budget feature film Alien. Thompson also starred as Mel Hunter in the syndicated science fiction TV series World of Giants, about a man who has been miniaturized and must live in a dollhouse. By the 1960s, Thompson's boyish looks had matured and his screen persona became more authoritative. He co-starred with Annie Fargé in the 33-episode CBS sitcom Angel (1960–1961) about an American architect with a charming but scatterbrained French wife, who often got into zany, Lucy Ricardo-esque situations, caused in part by her lack of English; the show was canceled after 33 episodes due to low ratings, despite critical acclaim for French-born newcomer Annie Fargé. In the mid-1960s Thompson starred in CBS's Daktari, a television series about a veterinarian in Africa; the series was based on Thompson's 1965 feature film Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion. Later in his career, he appeared in many television episodes and in feature films such as The Turning Point (1977) and The Formula(1980). Thompson was a brother-in-law of actor Richard Long, best known for his role as Jarrod Barkley in ABC's The Big Valley. Thompson's wife, Barbara, was Long's sister. Marshall Thompson died from congestive heart failure at the age of sixty-six in Royal Oak, Michigan. Description above from the Wikipedia article  Marshall Thompson , licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Nov 27, 1925 In Peoria, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Blonde Fever 1944-12-05
Latest Project:
Movie Eye of the Dolphin 2007-08-24
Known For
Movie Eye of the Dolphin Tourist at Bar 2007-08-24
Movie McBain Mr. Rich 1991-09-20
Movie Dallas: The Early Years Dr. Ted Johnson 1986-03-22
Movie White Dog Director 1982-07-07
Movie The Formula Geologist #1 1980-01-01
Movie Bog Dr. Brad Wednesday 1979-05-01
Movie The Turning Point Carter 1977-11-14
Movie That's Entertainment, Part II (archive footage) 1976-05-17
Movie George Jim 1972-10-13
Series Daktari Dr. Marsh Tracy 1966-01-11
Movie Around the World Under the Sea Dr. Orin Hillyard 1966-05-21
Movie To the Shores of Hell Maj. Greg Donahue 1966-03-15
Movie Zebra in the Kitchen Shaving Man 1965-06-01
Movie Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion Dr. Marsh Tracy 1965-08-04
Movie The Mighty Jungle 1964-10-06
Movie Year of the Tiger Maj. Benson 1964-02-05
Movie East of Kilimanjaro Marsh Connors 1962-05-29
Movie No Man is an Island Jonn Sonnenberg 1962-09-20
Movie Flight of the Lost Balloon Dr.Joseph Farady 1961-12-28
Series Angel 1960-10-06
Movie First Man Into Space Cmdr. Charles Ernest Prescott 1959-02-27
Movie Fiend Without a Face Major Cummings 1958-07-03
Movie It! The Terror from Beyond Space Carruthers 1958-07-31
Movie The Secret Man Dr. Cliff Mitchell 1958-12-01
Movie Lure of the Swamp Simon Lewt 1957-05-01
Movie Battle Taxi 2nd Lt. Tim Vernon 1955-01-03
Movie To Hell and Back Johnson 1955-09-22
Movie Cult of the Cobra Tom Markel 1955-05-30
Movie The Caddy Bruce Reeber 1953-08-10
Movie My Six Convicts Blivens Scott 1952-03-20
Movie The Rose Bowl Story Steve Davis 1952-08-24
Movie The Basketball Fix Johnny Long 1951-08-01
Movie The Tall Target Lance Beaufort 1951-08-17
Movie Stars in My Crown Narrator (adult John Kenyon) (voice) 1950-05-11
Movie Mystery Street Henry Shanway 1950-06-23
Movie Devil's Doorway Rod MacDougall 1950-09-15
Movie Dial 1119 Gunther Wyckoff 1950-11-03
Movie Roseanna McCoy Tolbert McCoy 1949-10-12
Movie B.F.'s Daughter The Sailor 1948-03-24
Movie Homecoming Staff Sgt. 'Mac' McKeen 1948-04-29
Movie Words and Music Herbert Fields 1948-12-31
Movie The Romance of Rosy Ridge Ben Mac Bean 1947-08-04
Movie The Show-Off Joe Fisher 1946-12-01
Movie Bad Bascomb Jimmy Holden 1946-05-26
Movie The Cockeyed Miracle Jim Griggs 1946-10-26
Movie Gallant Bess Tex Barton 1946-12-05
Movie The Secret Heart Brandon Reynolds 1946-12-25
Movie Twice Blessed Jimmy 1945-05-31
Movie The Clock Bill 1945-05-25
Movie The Valley of Decision Ted Scott 1945-06-01
Movie They Were Expendable Ens. 'Snake' Gardner 1945-12-07
Movie Blonde Fever Freddie Bilson 1944-12-05
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