American actorDied when: 58 years 335 days (707 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn
William Bendix (January 14, 1906 – December 14, 1964) was an American film, radio, and television actor, who typically played rough, blue-collar characters.He is best remembered for his role in Wake Island, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
He also portrayed the clumsily earnest aircraft plant worker Chester A.Riley in both the radio and television versions of The Life of Riley, and baseball player Babe Ruth in The Babe Ruth Story.
Bendix was a frequent co-star of Alan Ladd, the two appearing in ten films together; both actors coincidentally died in 1964.
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