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Arthur Hill

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Arthur Edward Spence Hill (August 1, 1922 – October 22, 2006) was a Canadian actor best known for appearances in British and American theater, movies and television. He attended the University of British Columbia and continued his acting studies in Seattle, Washington. Born in Melfort, Saskatchewan, Hill served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II and attended the University of British Columbia, where he studied law but was lured to the stage. Hill made his Broadway debut as Cornelius Hackl in the 1957 revival of Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker. In 1963 he won the Tony Award for Best Dramatic Actor for his portrayal of George in the original Broadway production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (opposite Uta Hagen). His other Broadway credits include Ben Gant in the original production of Ketti Frings's Look Homeward, Angel (1957), The Gang's All Here (1959), All the Way Home (1960), Something More! (1964), and More Stately Mansions (1967). His most recognizable film portrayal was that of Dr. Jeremy Stone in the film adaptation of Michael Crichton's The Andromeda Strain (1971). Hill's other film work included roles in Harper (1966), The Chairman (1969), Sam Peckinpah's The Killer Elite (1975) and Futureworld (1976), " A Little Romance" (1979), and he narrated the film version of Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983). Arguably, Hill's most famous acting role was that of lawyer Owen Marshall, the lead role in the 1971-1974 TV series Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law. He appeared on many other series, including CBS's The Reporter, a 1964 drama starring Harry Guardino. He appeared as a guest star in the pilot episode of Murder, She Wrote in 1984, returning to that same role in an episode in 1990. This would turn out to be his last appearance in film. He died in a Pacific Palisades, California nursing home, aged 84, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Description above from the Wikipedia article Arthur Hill (actor), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Aug 1, 1922 In Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
69
First Appeared:
Movie Christmas Eve 1986-12-24
Latest Project:
In the series Studio One 1948-11-07
Known For
Poster of The Chairman
Poster of The Deep Blue Sea
Poster of Salute the Toff
Poster of The Undefeated
Filmography
Movie Christmas Eve Andrew Kingsley
Movie A Fine Mess (uncredited)
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun Thomas Shea
Movie One Magic Christmas Caleb Grainger
Movie Murder in Space Vice-President
Movie The Guardian Dr. Phil Julian
Movie Love Leads the Way: A True Story Mr. Frank
Series Murder, She Wrote Preston Giles
Series Glitter
Movie Prototype Gen. Keating
Movie Something Wicked This Way Comes Narrator (voice)
Movie Intimate Agony Dr. Holliston
Movie Making Love Henry
Movie Angel Dusted Michael Eaton
Movie Dirty Tricks
Movie Churchill and the Generals President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Movie The Amateur Brewer
Movie The Return of Frank Cannon Dr. Curtis McDaniel
Movie The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd General Thomas Ewing
Series Hagen
Movie The Champ Mike
Movie Butch and Sundance: The Early Days
Series Tales of the Unexpected Unknown
Movie A Little Romance Richard King
Movie A Bridge Too Far U.S. Medical Colonel
Movie Futureworld Dr. Duffy
Movie Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys Judge James Edwin Horton
Movie The Killer Elite Cap Collis
Movie Death Be Not Proud John Gunther
Movie Ordeal Richard Damian
Series Vanished Arnold Greer
Movie The Pursuit of Happiness John Popper
Movie The Andromeda Strain Dr. Jeremy Stone
Series Columbo Unknown
Series Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law Owen Marshall
Movie The Other Man Paul Maitland
Movie Rabbit, Run Rev. Jack Eccles
Movie The Chairman Shelby
Movie Don't Let the Angels Fall Unknown
Series Lancer Unknown
Movie Petulia Barney
Series The Invaders Warren Doneghan
Series Judd for the Defense Unknown
Movie Atta Girl, Kelly! Evan Clayton
Movie The Desperate Hours Dan Hilliard
Series CBS Playhouse Unknown
Movie Harper Albert Graves
Series The F.B.I. Unknown
Series Run for Your Life Unknown
Movie Moment to Moment Neil Stanton
Movie The Ugly American Grainger
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown
Series The Fugitive Unknown
Movie In the Cool of the Day Sam Bonner
Series Ben Casey Unknown
Movie The Young Doctors Tomaselli
Series Route 66 Unknown
Series New York Confidential Unknown
Series Tony Awards Presenter
Series Colonel March of Scotland Yard Unknown
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown
Movie The Deep Blue Sea Jackie Jackson
Series Matinee Theater Unknown
Movie A Day to Remember Al
Movie Salute the Toff Ted Harrison
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown
Movie Scarlet Thread Shaw
Movie The Undefeated
Series Studio One Unknown