Actor/singerDied when: 42 years 184 days (510 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Jeff Chandler (born Ira Grossel;Yiddish: יראַ גראָססעל;December 15, 1918 – June 17, 1961) was an American actor, film producer, and singer, best remembered for playing Cochise in Broken Arrow (1950), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
He was one of Universal Pictures' more popular male stars of the 1950s.His other credits include Sword in the Desert (1948), Deported (1950), Female on the Beach (1955), and Away All Boats (1956).
In addition to his acting in film, he was known for his role in the radio program Our Miss Brooks, as her fellow teacher and clueless object of affection, and for his musical recordings.