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Lund, John, 1911-1992

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        Rochester (N.Y.)
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    • found: High society [MP] 1956:credits (cast, John Lund)
    • found: World almanac and book of facts 1986, 1985(John Lund; b. 1913)
    • found: Internet movie database, Mar. 24, 2004(John Lund; b. Feb. 6, 1913, Rochester, N.Y., d. May 10, 1992, Los Angeles, Calif.; actor)
    • found: IMDb, June 1, 2016(John Lund, born February 6, 1911 in Rochester, New York; died May 10, 1992 in Los Angeles, California)
    • found: Wikipedia, June 1, 2016(John Lund (actor); John Lund (February 6, 1911-May 10, 1992) was an American film actor who is probably best remembered for his role in the film A Foreign Affair (1948), directed by Billy Wilder as well as a dual role in Mitchell Leisen's To Each His Own (1946); he began acting professionally by appearing on Broadway in William Shakespeare's As You Like It; he wrote the book and lyrics for Broadway's New Faces of 1943; it was his appearance in the play The Hasty Heart (1945) that got him recognized by Hollywood and led to a long-term film contract with Paramount Pictures; Lund had the title role in the serial Chaplain Jim on the Blue Network in the early 1940s; Lund also played Johnny Dollar in the radio show Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, taking over from 1952 until 1954; in 1956 he co-starred with Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly in MGM's High Society, the musical remake of MGM's 1940 greatly successful The Philadelphia Story; by the early 1960s, he appeared in minor films and secondary roles and then retired from the screen in 1963, becoming a successful Hollywood businessman; Lund retired to his house in Coldwater Canyon in the Hollywood Hills in 1963 and died of heart problems in 1992)
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    • 1986-05-16: new
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