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Birth Name: Dan Duryea
Born: 01/23/1907
Birth Place: White Plains, New York, USA
Death Place: Hollywood, California, USA
Died: 06/07/1968

Born Jan. 23, 1907 in White Plains, NY, Dan Duryea was the son of textile salesman Richard Duryea and his wife, Mabel. He began acting in his teenaged years as a member of the White Plains High School drama club, and considered pursuing as a career while majoring in English at Cornell University, where he replaced future star Franchot Tone as the president of the school's famed Dramatic Society. But after graduation, Duryea bowed to his parents' wishes for a more stable career by working in advertising. He toiled in the industry for six years before suffering a stress-induced heart, which spurred him to return to his first love, acting. In later years, he would confess to interviewers that h... Continue Bio >>

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