Lee Kinsolving

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Lee Kinsolving
Arthur Lee Kinsolving Jr.

(1938-08-30)August 30, 1938
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedDecember 4, 1974(1974-12-04) (aged 36)
Lillian B. Crawford
(m. 1969; div. 1972)

Arthur Lee Kinsolving Jr. (August 30, 1938 – December 4, 1974), known professionally as Lee Kinsolving, was an American film, theater and television actor. In 1960, Kinsolving was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor at the 18th Golden Globe Awards for his role as Sammy Goldenbaum in the film The Dark at the Top of the Stairs. He lost the award to actor Sal Mineo.

Early life and career[edit]

Kinsolving was born on August 30, 1938 in Boston, Massachusetts, where his father, Rev. Arthur Lee Kinsolving, was serving as the rector of Trinity Church at the time.[1] Father Kinsolving later became the rector of St. James' Episcopal Church, which brought the family to New York City.[1] Kinsolving began his acting career on Broadway.[1]

Kinsolving's acting credits include performances on nearly two dozen prominent television series during the 1950s and 1960s. In a 1959 episode of The Rifleman he performed as Tim Elder, the son of an alcoholic father played by Dabbs Greer. The same year, Kinsolving played Jammie Murdock in an episode of Have Gun Will Travel titled "The Sons of Aaron Murdock." Later, in 1964, on The Twilight Zone episode "Black Leather Jackets," he was cast as an alien who falls in love with a human being portrayed by Shelley Fabares. In 1964, Kinsolving also guest starred on Gunsmoke as identical twin brothers, one good and one evil, in an episode titled "The Other Half."

Personal life[edit]

In 1969, Kinsolving married model Lillian B. Crawford.[2] They were divorced in April 1972.[3]


On December 4, 1974, Kinsolving died in Palm Beach, Florida at the age of 36 from a sudden respiratory illness.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Lee Kinsolving, 36, Actor, Son of Ex-St. James' Rector". New York Times. 1974-12-08. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  2. ^ "Lillian B. Crawford Betrothed To Arthur Lee Kinsolving Jr". New York Times. 1969-08-04. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  3. ^ "Divorces Granted". The Palm Beach Post. West Palm Beach, Florida. April 1, 1972. p. 25.

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