Louis Jean Heydt

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Birthday
17, 1903
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Jan 29, 1960 (56)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
17, 1903
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Jan 29, 1960 (56)

About

Remembered for his roles in such Hollywood films as Gone with the Wind and The Big Sleep, this twentieth-century screen actor also appeared in several western television series, including Mackenzie's Raiders and Stories of the Century.

Before Fame

After studying journalism at Dartmouth College, he worked for The New York World. While reporting on a stage production of The Trial of Mary Dugan, he met a theatrical producer who offered him a small role in the play.

Trivia

He played the role of Captain Walter F. Rodee in the 1955 film The Eternal Sea.

Family Life

Born in Montclair, New Jersey to German parents, he moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue a screen acting career. His first marriage was to Broadway actress Leona Maricle.

Associated With

He was cast opposite Jane Fonda in a 1960 Broadway workshop production of a play called There Was a Little Girl. Tragically, he died of a heart attack during a January performance of the theatrical piece.

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