Anthony Dexter

Birthday: Jan 19, 1913
Birthplace: Talmage, Nebraska, USA
University of Iowa graduate Anthony Dexter was a stage actor when he was briefly plucked from obscurity in 1951. Columbia Pictures, searching for a "new face" to play the lead in their film biography of Rudolph Valentino, chose Dexter for this plum role. Showered with publicity, Dexter starred in Valentino opposite Eleanor Parker and Joseph Calleila. The effortless expertise of his co-stars only served to emphasize Dexter's conspicuous lack of polish, though blame for Valentino's failure can be attributed as much to the ineptitudes of its script as to the inadequacies of its star. Dexter was cast thereafter in such costume flicks as The Brigand (1952) and Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl (1954), reaching a nadir when he was cast as Christopher Columbus (opposite Chico Marx as an Italian monk!) in the all-star disappointment The Story of Mankind (1957). Anthony Dexter returned to the stage after his brief, unhappy foray into filmmaking, reappearing before the cameras only fitfully in the 1960s; his one chance at a movie comeback in the much-heralded Phil Ford/Mimi Hines vehicle Saturday Night Bath in Apple Valley came acropper when the film proved totally unreleasable and was permanently shelved.

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No Score Yet He Laughed Last Actor 2011
100% Thoroughly Modern Millie Juarez 1967
No Score Yet Married Too Young Grimes 1962
No Score Yet The Phantom Planet Herron 1961
No Score Yet Three Blondes in His Life Charlie Walsh 1961
No Score Yet 12 to the Moon Dr. Luis Vargas 1960
No Score Yet The Story of Mankind Columbus 1957
No Score Yet The Parson and the Outlaw William H. Bonney/Billy the Kid 1957
No Score Yet Fire Maidens from Outer Space Luther Blair 1956
No Score Yet Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl Captain William Kidd 1954
No Score Yet Captain John Smith and Pocahontas Capt. John Smith 1953
No Score Yet Valentino Rudolph Valentino 1951


No Score Yet Rawhide
  • 1960


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