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Richard Denning

Highest Rated:   100% You and Me (1938)
Lowest Rated:   57% Twice Told Tales (1963)
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Birthplace:   Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
The son of a Poughkeepsie garment manufacturer, Richard Denning majored in foreign trade and accounting at Woodbury College with the intent of taking over his father's business. Coming to Hollywood after winning a minor-league radio talent contest, Denning was signed to a Paramount stock-player contract in 1937. He made his debut in Hold Em Navy. Handsome and virile, Denning wasn't given much of an opportunity to display anything beyond his physical attributes in his first film appearances. He continued as a competent if colorless leading man into the postwar years where one of his best known roles was the human lead in The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954). Denning was seen to better advantage on television as the star of the popular comedy/mystery series Mr. and Mrs. North (1952-54); he later played the title roles in the weekly The Flying Doctor (1959) and Michael Shayne, Private Detective (1960). He also co-starred on radio with Lucille Ball in My Favorite Husband, the late-1940s precursor to I Love Lucy While living in semi-retirement in Hawaii with his wife, actress Evelyn Ankers, Denning made sporadic appearances as the governor of that state on the long-running TV police drama Hawaii 5-0. Richard Denning has spent the last three decades serving as a lay minister in the Lutheran church.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Mary, Queen of Scots
  • King Of France
1972
No Score Yet Alice Through the Looking-Glass
  • The
1966
57% Twice Told Tales
  • Jonathan Maulle
1963
No Score Yet The Black Scorpion
  • Hamk Scott
1957
64% An Affair to Remember
  • Kenneth Bradley
1957
No Score Yet The Buckskin Lady
  • Dr. Bruce Merritt
1957
No Score Yet Girls in Prison
  • Rev. Fulton
1956
No Score Yet Day the World Ended
  • Rick
1955
No Score Yet Creature With the Atom Brain
  • Dr. Chet Walker
1955
No Score Yet Magnificent Matador
  • Mark Russell
1955
No Score Yet Target Earth
  • Frank
1954
84% Creature from the Black Lagoon
  • Mark Williams
1954
No Score Yet Battle of Rogue River
  • Stacey Wyatt
1954
No Score Yet The 49th Man
  • Chief Investigator Paul Reagan
1953
No Score Yet The Glass Web
  • Dave Markson
1953
No Score Yet Hangman's Knot
  • Lee Kemper
1952
No Score Yet Week-End with Father
  • Don Adams
1951
No Score Yet Why Men Leave Home
  • Dr. John Waldron
1951
No Score Yet No Man of Her Own
  • Hugh Harkness
1950
No Score Yet Double Deal
  • Buzz
1950
No Score Yet Unknown Island
  • John Fairbanks
1948
No Score Yet Lady at Midnight
  • Peter Wiggins
1948
No Score Yet Seven Were Saved
  • Capt. Allen Danton
1947
No Score Yet Black Beauty
  • Bill Dixon
1946
86% The Glass Key
  • Taylor Henry
1942
No Score Yet Quiet Please: Murder
  • Hal McByrne
1942
No Score Yet Adam Had Four Sons
  • Older Jack
1941
No Score Yet Love Thy Neighbor
  • Joe
1940
No Score Yet The Star Maker
  • Assistant Dance Director
1939
No Score Yet The Gracie Allen Murder Case
  • Fred
1939
No Score Yet Some Like It Hot (Rhythm Romance)
  • Mr. Weems
1939
No Score Yet Union Pacific
  • Reporter
1939
No Score Yet King of Chinatown
  • Interne
1939
No Score Yet The Texans
  • Cpl. Parker
1938
100% You and Me
  • Man
1938
No Score Yet The Buccaneer
  • Capt. Reid
1938
No Score Yet College Swing
  • Student
1938
No Score Yet West Point Widow
  • Actor

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