David Bauer (actor)
6 March 1917|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||13 July 1973
Cause of death
|Occupation||Film, television actor|
|Spouse(s)||Stella Tanner (1960-1973) (his death) (1 child)|
David Bauer (6 March 1917 – 13 July 1973) was an American actor, a Chicagoan, who was based primarily in Britain. He was chosen as the most promising actor at Washington University and his professional career began immediately after graduating. Plays in which he appeared included A Sound of Hunting, The Inspector General, Volpone, The Iceman Cometh and Children of Darkness. He appeared as Doc in the London stage production of West Side Story at Her Majesty's Theatre.
Though born in the United States, he left his native country due to McCarthyism and settled in Britain. He appeared in The Baron, The Champions (where he provided opening narration for each episode), The Avengers, Department S, Gideon's Way, Jason King, The Prisoner, The Protectors, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), The Saint, and Strange Report.
Ironically in light of his reasons for leaving the United States for Britain, "Living in Harmony", the episode of The Prisoner in which he appeared as The Judge/Number Two, was banned in the series' original run on American television, supposedly due to drug use but more likely because of the political commentary on the Vietnam War that could be read into the episode.
- Man in the Middle (1963)
- Live It Up! (1963)
- The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
- The Double Man (1967)
- Danger Route (1967)
- You Only Live Twice (1967)
- Torture Garden (1967)
- Inspector Clouseau (1968)
- Dark of the Sun (1968) (UK title: The Mercenaries)
- Crooks and Coronets (1969)
- The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969)
- Patton (1970)
- 1000 Convicts and a Woman (1971)
- Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
- Endless Night (1972)
- Embassy (1972)
- Road Movie (1974)