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Preston Foster

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Preston Foster August 24, 1900 – July 14, 1970, sometimes credited as Preston S Foster, was an American stage and film actor He also had a career as a vocalist

Foster entered films in 1929 after acting on Broadway He was still appearing on Broadway as late as November 1931, in the cast of the play Two Seconds He soon reprised that role in a filmed version His most notable films include Doctor X 1932, I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang 1932, Annie Oakley 1935, The Last Days of Pompeii 1935, The Informer 1935, and My Friend Flicka 19431

While serving with the United States Coast Guard during World War II, he rose to the rank of captain, temporary reserve He eventually held the honorary rank of commodore2

Foster enjoyed a secondary career as a vocalist In 1948, he created a trio consisting of himself, his wife, Sheila and guitarist Gene Leis Leis arranged the songs and the trio performed on radio and in clubs, appearing with Orrin Tucker, Peggy Ann Garner and Rita Hayworth

He starred in the television drama Waterfront 1954–1955, playing Captain John Herrick He guest-starred in the ABC drama series Going My Way, starring Gene Kelly1

Contents

  • 1 Radio
  • 2 Family
  • 3 Honors
  • 4 Partial filmography
  • 5 External links
  • 6 References

Radioedit

On July 25, 1943, Foster co-starred with Ellen Drew in "China Bridge," a presentation of Silver Theater on CBS radio3

Familyedit

Foster was married to his first wife, stage actress Gertrude Warren, from 1926 until their 1945 divorce They had one daughter, Stephanie He was married to his second wife, actress Sheila Darcy, from 1946 until his death1

Honorsedit

Preston Foster has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Partial filmographyedit

  • Follow the Leader 1930
  • Two Seconds 1932
  • Doctor X 1932
  • The Last Mile 1932
  • Life Begins 1932
  • I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang 1932
  • Ladies They Talk About 1933
  • Elmer, the Great 1933
  • Corruption 1933
  • Sensation Hunters 1933
  • Hoop-La 1933
  • Heat Lightning 1934
  • The Arizonian 1935
  • The Informer 1935
  • The Last Days of Pompeii 1935
  • Annie Oakley 1935
  • Love Before Breakfast 1936
  • Muss 'Em Up 1936
  • The Plough and the Stars 1936
  • First Lady 1937
  • Sea Devils 1937
  • The Outcasts of Poker Flat 1937
  • Army Girl 1938
  • Submarine Patrol 1938
  • Double Danger 1938
  • Up the River 1938
  • North West Mounted Police 1940
  • Moon Over Burma 1940
  • Unfinished Business 1941
  • Secret Agent of Japan 1942
  • A Gentleman After Dark 1942
  • Little Tokyo, USA 1942
  • Thunder Birds 1942
  • American Empire 1942
  • My Friend Flicka 1943
  • Guadalcanal Diary 1943
  • Thunderhead, Son of Flicka 1945
  • The Valley of Decision 1945
  • Twice Blessed 1945
  • The Harvey Girls 1946
  • Inside Job 1946
  • Strange Triangle 1946
  • Ramrod 1947
  • The Hunted 1948
  • Thunderhoof 1948
  • I Shot Jesse James 1949
  • The Big Cat 1949
  • Tomahawk 1951
  • The Big Night 1951
  • Kansas City Confidential 1952
  • Montana Territory 1952
  • I, the Jury 1953
  • The Time Travelers 1964
  • Chubasco 1968
  • New Jersey portal
  • Los Angeles portal
  • California portal
  • Theatre portal
  • Film portal
  • Television portal
  • United States Coast Guard portal
  • World War II portal

External linksedit

  • Preston Foster at the Internet Broadway Database
  • Preston Foster at Find a Grave

Referencesedit

  1. ^ a b c Preston Foster on Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ http://wwwrottentomatoescom/celebrity/preston_foster/biography
  3. ^ "Ellen Drew, Preston Foster to Star on Silver Theater" Chicago Tribune July 25, 1943 p 4W Retrieved 31 March 2015 

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