John Larch

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John Larch
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Larch, playing the Chief of Police in the film Dirty Harry, 1971
Born (1914-10-04)October 4, 1914
Salem, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died October 16, 2005(2005-10-16) (aged 91)
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active 1953-1990
Spouse(s) Vivi Janiss (?-1988) (her death)

John Larch (October 4, 1914 – October 16, 2005) was an American film and television actor.

Life and career[edit]

Larch was born in Salem, Massachusetts. After his lead role in the radio serial Captain Starr of Space (1953–54), John Larch entered films in 1954. He usually appeared in westerns (How The West Was Won) and action films, including Miracle of the White Stallions as General George S. Patton Jr. (1963), Collision Course: Truman vs. MacArthur as General Omar Bradley (1976), replacing James Gregory as Mac in the Matt Helm movie The Wrecking Crew (1969) starring Dean Martin, Sharon Tate and Elke Sommer. Larch, an old friend of Clint Eastwood, appeared in Eastwood films, including Dirty Harry (1971) and Play Misty for Me (1971). Larch appeared in Jefferson Drum, Johnny Ringo, Riverboat, Naked City (three episodes), Stoney Burke, Route 66 (three episodes), The Fugitive (two episodes), The Invaders, The Restless Gun (four episodes), Gunsmoke (seven episodes), The Virginian (four episodes), Bonanza, Hawaii Five-0, Mission Impossible (two episodes), The Troubleshooters, Bus Stop, The Law and Mr. Jones, The Rifleman, The Feather and Father Gang, and possibly most famously as Anthony Fremont's father in The Twilight Zone 1961 episode "It's a Good Life". He also appeared in two other The Twilight Zone episodes, playing a psychiatrist in "Perchance to Dream" and the sheriff in "Dust".

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