Ted de Corsia
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|Ted de Corsia|
de Corsia in The Enforcer
|Born||Edward Gildea De Corsia
September 29, 1903
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Died||April 11, 1973
Encino, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Heart attack|
|Resting place||Donated to medical science|
|Occupation||Radio, film, television actor|
Ted de Corsia (September 29, 1903 – April 11, 1973) was an American radio, film, and television actor best remembered for his role as a gangster who turned state's evidence in the 1951 film, The Enforcer (1951). In radio, he voiced roles on The March of Time, The Shadow, and Mike Hammer.
De Corsia was born in Brooklyn, New York. He made his movie debut in Orson Welles' The Lady from Shanghai and went on to make a career playing villains and gangsters in 1940s and 1950s films including The Naked City (1948),The Big Combo (1955), The Killing (1956), Baby Face Nelson, and Slightly Scarlet (1956).
In the late 1950s and 1960s, he appeared in a number of television series, mostly westerns. He was featured on three episodes of the CBS courtroom drama series Perry Mason, including the 1964 episode "The Case of the Drifting Dropout" when he played murder victim Mort Lynch, and "The Case of the Positive Negative" in 1966 when he played murder victim George Emory. Other television appearances included The Californians, Jefferson Drum, Richard Diamond, Private Detective, Frontier Doctor, Riverboat, Tate, The Twilight Zone, Lawman, Stoney Burke, Rawhide, Daniel Boone, Gunsmoke, The Dakotas, I Dream of Jeannie and Get Smart.
In his last film, The Outside Man with Ann-Margret and Angie Dickinson, his character, the mobster Victor, is killed off early in the film, but he later appears as his embalmed corpse, posed in a chair, holding a cigar.
|1948||The Naked City||Willie Garzah|
|1949||The Life of Riley|
|It Happens Every Spring|
|1951||Crazy Over Horses|
|A Place In The Sun|
|1954||20,000 Leagues under the Sea|
|1955||The Big Combo|
|1957||Gunfight at the O.K. Corral||Shanghai Pierce|
|1964||The Quick Gun||Jud Spangler|
He was also credited as Ted DeCorsia and Ted De Corsia.
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