Hurd Hatfield (Actor)

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(12-07-1917 - 12-26-1998) Age 81

William Rukard Hurd Hatfield won fame for starring in The Picture of Dorian Gray, however felt the role hurt his popularity in Hollywood.


He appeared in the following episode of Radio Mystery Theater
Date Episode Title Plot
10/14/1976 0535 The Living Corpse Henry Girard Flower Peabody VI, a member of Philadelphia society by birth and breeding, has always felt there was an element inside him that did not fit his sober side. As a young man, he kept his crazy, fun-loving girlfriend, Megan, a secret from his other friends and his strict but ailing mother. But when Megan suggests that Henry end his mother's lingering life or else, Henry realizes he can no longer lead a double life and must kill one of them.

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William Rukard Hurd Hatfield (December 7, 1917 – December 26, 1998) was an American actor. He was best known for often playing characters of handsome, narcissistic young men, most notably Dorian Gray in the film The Picture of Dorian Gray Williams' film debut in Dragon Seed (1944). It was Hatfield's second film, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945), that made him a star. His follow-up films, The Diary of a Chambermaid (1946), The Beginning or the End (1947), and The Unsuspected (1947) were successful, but Joan of Arc (1948) was a critical and financial major failure. Subsequent films include supporting roles in The Left Handed Gun (1958), King of Kings (as Pontius Pilate) (1961), El Cid (1961), Harlow (1965) (as Paul Bern), The Boston Strangler (1968). He cut back on performing in the 1970s. His final films included King David (1985) and Her Alibi (1989) He appeared frequently on television and received an Emmy Award nomination for the Hallmark Hall of Fame videotaped play The Invincible Mr. Disraeli. Tv Appearances include Murder, She Wrote (TV Series) , Lies of the Twins (TV Movie), Amazing Stories (TV Series),The Fall Guy (TV Series),Knight Rider (TV Series), Blacke's Magic (TV Series),Lime Street (TV Series), You Can't Go Home Again (TV Movie),Kojak (TV Series) and others


Always Dorian Gray!


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