Brad Dexter

Brad Dexter (born Boris Michel Soso; April 9, 1917 – December 12, 2002) was an American actor and film producer.wikipedia
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The Magnificent Seven

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He is known for tough-guy and western roles including the 1960 film The Magnificent Seven (1960) and producing several films for Sidney J. Furie such as Lady Sings the Blues.
The Magnificent Seven is a 1960 American Western film directed by John Sturges and starring Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, James Coburn and Horst Buchholz.

Peggy Lee

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He is also known for a short marriage to Peggy Lee, a friendship with Marilyn Monroe and for saving Frank Sinatra from drowning.
Lee was married four times: to guitarist and composer Dave Barbour (1943–1951), actor Brad Dexter (1953), actor Dewey Martin (1956–1958), and percussionist Jack Del Rio (1964–1965).

99 River Street

Dexter was villainous to John Payne in 99 River Street (1953).
It also features Brad Dexter, Frank Faylen, and Peggie Castle.

The Asphalt Jungle

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He eventually changed his name to Brad Dexter and had roles in The Asphalt Jungle (1950) and Fourteen Hours (1951).
He had sent a private detective named Bob Brannom (Brad Dexter) to collect sums owed to him, but Brannom returned with excuses.

Winged Victory (play)

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During World War II he enlisted for military service with the U.S. Army Air Corps, where he met and befriended Karl Malden, a fellow Serbian-American, and appeared uncredited in the Corps play and film Winged Victory (1944).
Among the then-notable or eventually-to-become-notable members of the cast and crew were Keith Andes, Alan Baxter, Don Beddoe, Whit Bissell, Sascha Brastoff, Red Buttons, Lee J. Cobb, Mario Lanza, Mark Daniels, Leonard De Paur, Brad Dexter, John Forsythe, Peter Lind Hayes, Harry Horner, Richard Travis, Karl Malden, Billy and Bobby Mauch, Kevin McCarthy, Gary Merrill, Ray Middleton, Barry Nelson, Edmond O'Brien, Walter Reed, George Reeves, Martin Ritt, Archie Robbins, David Rose, Henry Rowland, Alfred Ryder, Howard Shoup, Henry and Jack Slate, Claude Stroud, Don Taylor, and Victor Sen Yung.

The Las Vegas Story (film)

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Dexter's breakthrough role was as a villain in RKO's The Las Vegas Story (1951) with Victor Mature and Jane Russell.
When the couple disembarks, fellow passenger Tom Hubler (Brad Dexter) hurriedly does as well.

Macao (film)

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RKO cast him in a similar part in Macao (1952) with Russell.
Corrupt police lieutenant Sebastian (Thomas Gomez) notifies casino owner and underworld boss Vincent Halloran (Brad Dexter) about the new arrivals.

The Oklahoman (film)

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Dexter was villainous to Joel McCrea in The Oklahoman (1957), produced by Walter Mirisch, and also appeared in Run Silent Run Deep (1958), again as a villain.
The Oklahoman is a 1957 western starring Joel McCrea, Barbara Hale, and Brad Dexter.

Serbs

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Dexter was born in Goldfield, Nevada, the second of three children (all males) born to Marko and Ljubica Šošo [later known as Marko and Violet Soso], who were ethnic Serb immigrants from Bosnia-Herzegovina.
The most notable of these are Academy-award winners Karl Malden, Steve Tesich, Peter Bogdanovich, Tony-winning theatre director Darko Tresnjak, Emmy-winning director Marina Zenovich and actors Iván Petrovich, Brad Dexter, Lolita Davidovich, Milla Jovovich and Stana Katic.

Fourteen Hours

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He eventually changed his name to Brad Dexter and had roles in The Asphalt Jungle (1950) and Fourteen Hours (1951).
Among actors performing in uncredited roles were Ossie Davis and Harvey Lembeck, playing taxi drivers, and Joyce Van Patten, Brad Dexter, who subsequently appeared in The Magnificent Seven (1960), John Cassavetes, and Robert Keith's 30-year-old son Brian Keith.

Frank Sinatra

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He is also known for a short marriage to Peggy Lee, a friendship with Marilyn Monroe and for saving Frank Sinatra from drowning. Dexter's friendship with Frank Sinatra began when Dexter saved Sinatra from drowning on May 10, 1964, during production of the World War II film, None but the Brave (1965), on the island of Kauai, Hawaii.
Sinatra directed None but the Brave (1965), and Von Ryan's Express (1965) was a major success, However, in the mid 1960s, Brad Dexter wanted to "breathe new life" into Sinatra's film career by helping him display the same professional pride in his films as he did his recordings.

House of Bamboo

He then signed a contract with 20th Century Fox for whom he made Untamed (1955), Violent Saturday (1955) for director Richard Fleischer, House of Bamboo (1955) for director Samuel Fuller, The Bottom of the Bottle (1956), and Between Heaven and Hell (1956) again with Fleischer.

Between Heaven and Hell (film)

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He then signed a contract with 20th Century Fox for whom he made Untamed (1955), Violent Saturday (1955) for director Richard Fleischer, House of Bamboo (1955) for director Samuel Fuller, The Bottom of the Bottle (1956), and Between Heaven and Hell (1956) again with Fleischer.
Afterwards, Gifford is sent by Waco to outpost duty with a lieutenant nicknamed Little Joe (Brad Dexter).

Heldorado

After the war, Dexter had a role in Heldorado (1946), a Roy Rogers western, as "Barry Mitchell".
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Lady Sings the Blues (film)

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He is known for tough-guy and western roles including the 1960 film The Magnificent Seven (1960) and producing several films for Sidney J. Furie such as Lady Sings the Blues.

13 Fighting Men

He made the occasional feature film, such as Last Train from Gun Hill (1959), directed by John Sturges, and Vice Raid (1959), and was second billed in 13 Fighting Men (1960).
The film stars Grant Williams, Brad Dexter, Carole Mathews, Robert Dix, Richard Garland and Richard Crane.

The Bottom of the Bottle

He then signed a contract with 20th Century Fox for whom he made Untamed (1955), Violent Saturday (1955) for director Richard Fleischer, House of Bamboo (1955) for director Samuel Fuller, The Bottom of the Bottle (1956), and Between Heaven and Hell (1956) again with Fleischer.

Violent Saturday

He then signed a contract with 20th Century Fox for whom he made Untamed (1955), Violent Saturday (1955) for director Richard Fleischer, House of Bamboo (1955) for director Samuel Fuller, The Bottom of the Bottle (1956), and Between Heaven and Hell (1956) again with Fleischer.

Run Silent, Run Deep (film)

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Dexter was villainous to Joel McCrea in The Oklahoman (1957), produced by Walter Mirisch, and also appeared in Run Silent Run Deep (1958), again as a villain.

Untamed (1955 film)

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He then signed a contract with 20th Century Fox for whom he made Untamed (1955), Violent Saturday (1955) for director Richard Fleischer, House of Bamboo (1955) for director Samuel Fuller, The Bottom of the Bottle (1956), and Between Heaven and Hell (1956) again with Fleischer.

Last Train from Gun Hill

He made the occasional feature film, such as Last Train from Gun Hill (1959), directed by John Sturges, and Vice Raid (1959), and was second billed in 13 Fighting Men (1960).

Wanted Dead or Alive (TV series)

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He largely focused on television, however, appearing in episodes of Climax!, The Gale Storm Show, How to Marry a Millionaire, Pursuit, Studio One in Hollywood, Wagon Train, Have Gun - Will Travel, Zane Grey Theatre, Behind Closed Doors, Cimarron City, Yancy Derringer, This Man Dawson, 77 Sunset Strip, Colt 45, The Man from Blackhawk, Tightrope, Mr. Lucky, Bat Masterton, and Wanted: Dead or Alive, starring Steve McQueen.
Guest stars also included Charles Aidman, Claude Akins, John Anderson, R.G. Armstrong, Noah Beery, Jr., James Best, Charles Bronson, Anthony Caruso, Lon Chaney, Jr., James Coburn, Royal Dano, John Dehner, Brad Dexter, Lawrence Dobkin, Betsy Drake, Don Dubbins, Robert Ellenstein, Don Gordon, Alan Hale, Jr., DeForest Kelley, Douglas Kennedy, Martin Landau, Michael Landon, Cloris Leachman, Nan Leslie, Ralph Meeker, Jay North, Warren Oates, Susan Oliver, Luana Patten, Steve Brodie, Stafford Repp, William Schallert, Everett Sloane, Beverly Garland, King Donovan, Jay Silverheels, Suzanne Storrs, Mary Tyler Moore, and Lee Van Cleef.

Tales of Wells Fargo

The success of The Magnificent Seven did not immediately benefit Dexter's career: he returned to television, guest starring in The Aquanauts, Hawaiian Eye, General Electric Theatre, Tales of Wells Fargo, Surfside 6, The Investigators, and Alcoa Premiere.

Taras Bulba (1962 film)

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Dexter supported Yul Brynner again in Taras Bulba (1962), Kings of the Sun (1963) (from the producers of Magnificent Seven), and Invitation to a Gunfighter (1964).

None but the Brave

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Dexter's friendship with Frank Sinatra began when Dexter saved Sinatra from drowning on May 10, 1964, during production of the World War II film, None but the Brave (1965), on the island of Kauai, Hawaii.
None but the Brave, also known as Yūsha nomi in Japan, is a 1965 war film with Frank Sinatra, Clint Walker, Tatsuya Mihashi, Tommy Sands and Brad Dexter.