Lon McCallister

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Lon McCallister
LonMcCallisterStageDoorCanteen.jpg
From the film Stage Door Canteen (1943)
Born Herbert Alonzo McCallister, Jr.
(1923-04-17)April 17, 1923
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died June 11, 2005(2005-06-11) (aged 82)
South Lake Tahoe, California, U.S.
Cause of death
Congestive heart failure
Years active 1936–1963
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)
Spouse(s) Never married

Lon McCallister (April 17, 1923 – June 11, 2005), born Herbert Alonzo McCallister, Jr., was an American actor.

Born in Los Angeles, he began appearing in movies at the age of 13. The young actor had leads in a number of films; he usually played boyish young men from the country. Growing only to 5'6" he found it difficult to find roles as an adult. He appeared with Edward G. Robinson in 1947's The Red House and in the same year with Shirley Temple in The Story of Seabiscuit.

In 1953, at the age of 30, he retired from acting. Later in life he became a successful real estate manager. After retirement, he still appeared in two television series, as Coley Wilks in the 1961 episode "The Hostage" of the ABC western series, The Rebel, starring Nick Adams, and as Willie in the 1963 episode "Triple Indemnity" of the CBS sitcom, The New Phil Silvers Show.[1] He was actor William Eythe's love interest for many years,[2] until Eythe's death in 1957.

Lon McCallister died from congestive heart failure at the age of 82.

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  1. ^ "Lon McCallister". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved March 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ Mann, William (2001). Behind the screen: how gays and lesbians shaped Hollywood, 1910-1969. New York: Viking. ISBN 0-670-03017-1. 

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