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Lyle Bettger Biography (1915-)
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"My best parts were in No Man of Her Own, Union Station, Carnival Story, and Return of the Gunfighter--all three-dimensional characters withballs."
- Debut--Brother Rat, Biltmore, New York, 1936.
Principal Stage Appearances
The Eve of St. Mark, 1942; The Moon Is Down, 1942; JohnLoves Mary, 1947; Love Life, 1948.
- The villain, No Man of Her Own, 1949.
Principal Film Appearances
Union Station, 1950; The First Legion, 1951; The Denverand Rio Grande, 1952; The Unvanquished, 1952; All I Desire,1953; The Greatest Show on Earth, 1953; The Great Sioux Uprising, 1953; Forbidden, 1953; Carnival Story, 1954; Drums Across the River, 1954; Destry, 1954; Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, 1954; Guns of the Timberland, 1960; Nevada Smith, 1966; Return of the Gunfighter, 1967; others.
- Closed-circuit television for NBC, 1938.
- Sam Larsen, Court of Last Resort, 1957-60; Bonanza; Gun-smoke;Wells-Fargo; Laramie; The Rifleman; Pursuit; Hawaii Five-O; Grand Jury; Ironside; others.
September 24, 2003: Bettger died on September 24, 2003, at his son's home in Atascadero, California. He was 88. Source:
New York Times, October 9, 2003, p. C17.
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