Wesley Addy Biography (1913-1996)



Born August 4, 1913, in Omaha, NE; son of John R. and Maren S. Addy; marriedCeleste Holm (an actress), May 22, 1966. Addresses: AGENT--Lionel Larner Ltd., 130 W. 57th Street, New York, NY 10019.

Born August 4, 1913, in Omaha, NE; died December 31, 1996, in Danbury, CT. Actor. A former economics major at the University of California Los Angeles, Addy's stage debut in Panic (1935) was with a young Orson Welles. He also starred with Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh in Romeo and Juliet, in which he played Benvolio. Addy returned to acting after serving in World War II and spent most of his time on Broadway, starring in Another Part of the Forest (1947)by Lillian Hellman, Herman Wouk's The Traitor (1949), and Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical South Pacific (1961). He also appeared in several films from1951 to 1984 with major roles in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962), Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970), and Network (1976). Addy did occasional television workin the 1970s, primarily appearing in the daytime dramas Ryan's Hope, The Edge of Night, and The Days of Our Lives.

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actor
Birth Details
August 4, 1913
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Death Details
December 31, 1996
Danbury, Connecticut, United States

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