June 11, 1922
South Bend, Indiana, U.S.
|Died||September 19, 2005 (aged 83)|
Palm Desert, California, U.S.
|Resting place||Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California|
|Occupation(s)||Actor, commercial fisherman|
John Bromfield (born Farron Bromfield; June 11, 1922 – September 19, 2005) was an American actor and commercial fisherman.
Farron Bromfield was born in South Bend, Indiana. He played football and was a boxing champion at Saint Mary's College of California, where he also lettered in football, baseball, track and swimming. In the 1940s, he gained his first acting experience at the La Jolla Playhouse.
Bromfield served in the United States Navy in World War II.
Bromfield's screen debut came in Harpoon (1948). The same year, he was cast as a detective in Sorry, Wrong Number, starring Burt Lancaster and Barbara Stanwyck for Paramount Pictures. In 1953, Bromfield appeared with Esther Williams, Van Johnson and Tony Martin in Easy to Love.
Bromfield married Grace Landis while in college. They later divorced. He married actress Corinne Calvet in Boulder, Colorado, in 1948. They were divorced March 16, 1954. He also was divorced from actress/dancer Larri Thomas. He and his fourth wife, actress/dancer and author Mary Ellen Bromfield, were married 43 years.
|1948||Sorry, Wrong Number||Joe - Detective|
|1949||Rope of Sand||Thompson|
|1950||Paid in Full||Dr. Clark|
|The Furies||Clay Jeffords|
|1952||The Cimarron Kid||Tulsa Jack||Uncredited|
|Hold That Line||Biff Wallace|
|Flat Top||Ens. Snakehips McKay|
|Easy to Love||Hank|
|1954||Ring of Fear||Armand St. Dennis|
|The Black Dakotas||Mike Daugherty|
|1955||Revenge of the Creature||Joe Hayes|
|The Big Bluff||Ricardo De Villa|
|The Tender Trap||Actor in 'Easy to Love' - Movie on TV||Uncredited|
|1956||Three Bad Sisters||Jim Norton|
|Crime Against Joe||Joe Manning|
|Quincannon, Frontier Scout||Lt. Burke|
|Frontier Gambler||Deputy Marshal Curt Darrow|
|Hot Cars||Nick Dunn|
|Curucu, Beast of the Amazon||Rock Dean|
|1961||Morgan keibu to nazô no otoko||(final film role)|
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