Ian MacDonald (actor)

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Ian MacDonald
Ian MacDonald in High Noon.jpg
in High Noon (1952)
Born (1914-06-28)June 28, 1914
Great Falls, Montana, U.S.
Died April 11, 1978(1978-04-11) (aged 63)
Bozeman, Montana, U.S.
Resting place Montana
Occupation Actor
Years active 1931–1960

Ian MacDonald (June 28, 1914 – April 11, 1978) was an American actor and producer during the 1940s and 1950s. He is perhaps best known as villain Frank Miller in High Noon (1952).


On May 7, 1957, he played Dull Knife, a Cheyenne chief, in the episode "Dull Knife Strikes for Freedom" on the ABC/Desilu western television series, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, with Hugh O'Brian in the title role as deputy marshal Wyatt Earp. In the story line Dull Knife leads his Indians from their reservation in Oklahoma Territory to their previously promised homeland in Montana.[1] McDonald also played the uncredited colonel in the movie Battleground (1949) who delivered the "Nuts" reply to the German officers demanding that the American forces surrender. The unknown colonel in reality was Col. Joseph W. Harper, commanding officer of the 327th Glider Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.

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