Craig Hill (actor)

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Craig Hill
Born Craig Hill Fowler[1]
(1926-03-05)March 5, 1926
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died April 21, 2014(2014-04-21) (aged 88)
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Occupation Actor
Years active 1950–2003
Spouse(s) Teresa Gimpera (1990-2014; his death)[2]

Craig Hill (March 5, 1926 – April 21, 2014[3]) was an American film actor from Los Angeles, California.

Career[edit]

He began his film career as a contract star for 20th Century Fox beginning with Cheaper by the Dozen. He also appeared in Sam Fuller's Fixed Bayonets (1951) and John Ford's What Price Glory. After leaving Fox he co-starred in Universal's The Black Shield of Falworth (1954) and appeared in several American television shows.

He is best known for co-starring in the Desilu Studios television series Whirlybirds from 1957–60, playing "P.T. Moore". In the mid 1960s he moved to Spain and gained a new series of fans as a lead actor in several spaghetti westerns beginning with Hands of a Gunfighter (1965).

Personal life/death[edit]

In 1990, Hill wed Catalan fashion model and actress Teresa Gimpera (born 1936). Hill died on April 21, 2014 at the age of 88 from natural causes in Barcelona, Spain. He was survived by his wife.[citation needed]

Selected filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1950 All About Eve Leading Man
Cheaper by the Dozen Tom
1951 Fixed Bayonets! Lt. Gibbs
Detective Story Arthur Kindred
1952 What Price Glory? Lt. Aldrich
1954 The Black Shield of Falworth Francis Gascoyne
1957 Tammy and the Bachelor Ernie
1961 The Flight that Disappeared Tom Endicott
1965 Hands of a Gunfighter Dan Murphy
1966 Black Box Affair Johnny Grant
Taste for Killing Hank Fellows
1968 Bury Them Deep Norton
I Want Him Dead Clayton
1978 The Bloodstained Shadow Don Paolo
2002 Food of Love Izzy

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cine Archivo; accessed April 21, 2014.
  2. ^ Notice of death of Craig Hill, El Diario; accessed April 21, 2014.
  3. ^ Films and filming. Hansom Books. 1978. p. 46. 

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