Shepperd Strudwick Born
John Shepperd (September 22, 1907 1907-09-22) Hillsborough, North Carolina, U.S. Died
January 15, 1983
( (aged 75) 1983-01-15) New York, New York, U.S. Years active
Spouse(s) Mary Jeffrey (1977-1983) (his death)
Jane Straub (1958-?) (divorced)
Margaret O'Neill (1947-?) (divorced)
Helen Wynn (1936-?) (divorced) 1 child
Shepperd Strudwick (born John Shepperd, September 22, 1907 – January 15, 1983) was an American actor of film, television, and stage.
Hillsborough, North Carolina, he began his film career as the title (eponymous) character in the film Joaquin Murrieta (1938); he was credited as Sheppard Strudwick. He appeared as Yugoslav guerrilla leader Lt. Aleksa Petrovic, an aide to General Draza Mihailovich, in the 20th Century Fox war film in 1943. He played Chetniks! The Fighting Guerrillas Edgar Allan Poe in (1942) and also appeared in The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe (1946), Strange Triangle Fighter Squadron (1948), (1949), The Reckless Moment (1949), and The Red Pony (1951), starring A Place in the Sun Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift. Perhaps his most famous film role was that of Adam Stanton, the idealistic doctor who finally kills Willie Stark (played by Broderick Crawford) in the classic film (1949). Another notable role was Father Jean Massieu in All the King's Men (1948), starring Joan of Arc Ingrid Bergman as Joan.
Strudwick made many appearances on television, including the role of Dr. Charles Morris in the 1958
episode, "The Case of the Fugitive Nurse." He also appeared on Perry Mason , (in the episode " The Twilight Zone Nightmare as a Child") and several roles on the soap operas (Dr. Fields), As the World Turns (Jim Matthews), Another World ( One Life to Live Victor Lord), and (Timothy McCauley). In 1981, he starred as the voice of Homer in the Love of Life National Radio Theater's Peabody Award-winning radio dramatization of The Odyssey.
His last appearance on celluloid was in 1981's
Kent State, a TV movie. That same year, he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor (Featured Role – Play) for the unsuccessful Broadway play To Grandmother's House We Go.
He was married to Mary Jeffrey from 1977 until his death. He had a son by a previous marriage. He died in
New York, New York from cancer at the age of 75.