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!.

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