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Thomas Tryon

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Birth Name: Thomas Tryon
Born: 01/14/1926
Birth Place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 09/04/1991

Tall, ruggedly handsome leading man of the 1950s and 60s who after a 16-year career gave up acting in 1971 to write the best-selling novels "Crowned Heads" and "Harvest Home". After beginning in a stock theatre company as a set painter and assistant manager, and later becoming a production assistant with NBC-TV, the Yale-educated Tryon entered film in 1955 with "Scarlet Hour". He appeared in mostly forgettable fare including "I Married a Monster from Outer Space" (1958) (as a stone-faced alien), and as the title character in the 1958 Walt Disney TV series "Texas John Slaughter". The height of his acting career was the starring role in Otto Preminger's "The Cardinal" (1963). In 1971, Tryon wr... Continue Bio >>

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