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Leif Erickson

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Birthday
27, 1911
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Jan 29, 1986 (74)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
27, 1911
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Jan 29, 1986 (74)

About

Leading man who starred in the 1930s Zane Grey-inspired Westerns. He appeared on television in The High Chaparral and played roles in Istanbul and Eagle Squadron.

Before Fame

He began performing in music as a soloist and trombonist in a band, and after a short career in movies was called up to serve in WWII. During the war, he flew fighters in the Pacific theater.

Trivia

He appeared in The Alfred Hitchcock Hour on CBS, Bonanza, The Rockford Files, and on Fantasy Island.

Family Life

He was born William Wycliffe Anderson in Alameda, California.

Associated With

Capitalizing on his band experience, he starred opposite Betty Grable in two band films in the mid-1930s.