Douglas Henderson (actor)

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Douglas Henderson (January 14, 1919 in Montclair, New Jersey – April 5, 1978 aged 59 in Studio City, California) was an American film and television actor.

Originally a stage actor, he made the shift to film in 1952, with his appearance in Stanley Kramer's Eight Iron Men. Additional film appearances include two John Frankenheimer films, Seven Days in May and The Manchurian Candidate. In the latter film he played Col. Milt, the direct supervisor of the Maj. Marco character (played by Frank Sinatra). He played Congressman Morrissey in the 1968 comedy Stay Away, Joe starring Elvis Presley.

On television, Henderson made six guest appearances on Perry Mason, including the role of title character and defendant Felix Heidemann in the 1960 episode, "The Case of the Clumsy Clown." In 1963 he again played the defendant, this time Dwight Garrett, in "The Case of the Elusive Element." In 1965 he played murder victim Frank Jones, alias Frank Jensen, in "The Case of the Wrongful Writ," and in 1966 he again played the defendant, Greg Stanley, in "The Case of the Crafty Kidnapper."

The main part of his career was in television. Television series in which he made appearances include:

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