Wesley Addy (Actor)

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(08-04-1913 - 12-31-1996) Age 83

Wesley Addy was often mistaken for a British actor although he was born in Omaha Nebraska. His icy, white-collar demeanor served him well in Broadway and Shakespearean theater in the 50s. In addition to CBSRMT he made occasional appearances in film and TV.

 

He appeared in the following 3 episodes of Radio Mystery Theater
Date Episode Title Plot
05/20/1974 0094 The Crack in the Wall A house fire claims the life of the young daughter of the house. Her bereft parents move to a new apartment but cannot seem to repair a hole in their basement wall. Gradually, cries of a voice that seems startlingly like their daughter's begins to flow through the hole.
05/27/1974 0097 Mirror for Murder A bored wife is tired of her menagerie chores and her husband's job priorities. She starts to believe her mirror reflection and plans to reclaim her self.
01/31/1975 0216 The Disembodied Voice A female psychiatrist begins to get phone calls from a man who claims to be a rapist and a killer. A police investigator tries to help.


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Robert Wesley Addy (August 4, 1913 – December 31, 1996) was an American actor. Wesley Addy was often mistaken for a British actor although he was born in Omaha Nebraska. His icy, white-collar demeanor served him well in Broadway and Shakespearean theater in the 50s. Addy's debut in acting came at Martha's Vineyard when he performed in summer theater. Wesley played many roles on the Broadway stage, including several Shakespearean ones, usually opposite actor Maurice Evans. After playing two roles in one of Evans's productions of Hamlet, he played Horatio opposite Evans's Hamlet in a 1953 Hallmark Hall of Fame television production of the work, the most prestigious American production of the play seen on television up to that time. Other Television roles include the following: The Edge of Night in the 1950s. He made two guest appearances on Perry Mason: Later, during the 1970s-1980s, he played publisher Bill Woodard on Ryan's Hope and patriarch Cabot Alden on the Agnes Nixon-Douglas Marland serial Loving. His television career also includes guest appearances on The Defenders, The Outer Limits, The Fugitive, Ironside, and The Rockford Files. In motion pictures, Addy's career spanned four decades. Robert Aldrich used him as supporting actor in several pictures, such as Kiss Me Deadly, The Big Knife (both 1955), What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962), Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964) and The Grissom Gang (1971). In 1976, Addy appeared in Paddy Chayefsky's Network, directed by Sidney Lumet. They would work together again in The Verdict, in which Addy played a doctor who nearly derails Paul Newman's case against a hospital for malpractice. Another of Addy's best-remembered roles was that of Lt. Commander Alvin Kramer, who unsuccessfully tries to warn American officials of the impending attack on Pearl Harbor in Tora! Tora! Tora!.

Sam

Wesley Addy had a prolific acting career starting in radio in the 1930s. He appeared in many Broadway productions and was well known for his Shakespearean roles. He had over 80 appearances in film and television and is best remembered for his reoccurring roles on the daytime soap operas, Edge of Night, Days of our Lives and Ryan's Hope.

Charlie

He gave a very good performance as a Navy officer in "Tora. Tora, Tora". Great movie by the way. A little more balanced in how they looked at the Japanese. I saw this film at the cinema with my dad in 1971 when I was 8 years of age, it was very well done, and I have never forgotten it.

Connie

Wesley Addy had a prolific 6 decade acting career, starting in radio in the 1930s. His radio credits include The Cavalcade Of America, The Ave Maria Hour, Great Plays, You Are There and Stroke Of Fate. Between 1935 and 1970, he appeared in 20 different Broadway productions and was well known for his Shakespearean roles. He had over 80 appearances in film and television. His film credits include Kiss Me Deadly, Ten Seconds To Hell, Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?, Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte, Tora! Tora! Tora!, Network and The Verdict. His television credits include Suspense, The Defenders, The Outer Limits, Perry Mason, The Invaders, Ironside, Medical Center and The Rockford Files, but he is best remembered for his reoccurring roles on the daytime soap operas, Edge of Night, Days of our Lives and Ryan's Hope. He was married for 35 years CBSRMT alumni Celeste Holm, who appeared in all 3 of his Mystery Theater episodes.

Charlie


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