Sonny Tufts

Highest Rated: 87% The Seven Year Itch (1955)
Birthday: Jul 16, 1911
Birthplace: Not Available
Born Bowen Tufts, Sonny Tufts wanted to be a singer from childhood, and eventually he got operatic training in New York and Paris. Auditioning at New York's Metropolitan Opera, he won a year's tuition for further voice training. In his mid 20s he got roles in two Broadway musicals and a small part in a film. He then spent several years singing in night spots before returning to films as a leading man in 1943; due to an injury he was kept out of service, while most of Hollywood's other leading men were overseas in World War Two. For several years he was a popular star, usually cast as likable, mellow, bland lead characters; he often appeared bare-chested, and for a while he was a popular pin-up. By the late '40s his popularity waned and he began appearing in secondary roles, or in leads in low-budget films. In the mid '50s he was sued by several showgirls for allegedly biting them in the thigh, and soon he became the butt of jokes; his name alone was a comic punchline on TV or in nightclubs. He appeared in only two movies in the '60s and his other attempts at a comeback failed. He died of pneumonia at 59.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Cottonpickin' Chickenpickers Cousin Urie 1967
No Score Yet The Parson and the Outlaw Jack Slade 1957
No Score Yet Come Next Spring Leroy Hytower 1956
87% The Seven Year Itch Tom McKenzie 1955
No Score Yet Serpent Island Pete Mason 1954
No Score Yet Catwomen of the Moon Laird Grainger 1953
No Score Yet Gift Horse (Glory at Sea) Yank Flanagan 1952
No Score Yet The Crooked Way Vince Alexander 1949
No Score Yet Easy Living Tim McCarr 1949
No Score Yet Variety Girl Himself 1947
No Score Yet The Virginian Steve Andrews 1946
No Score Yet Here Come the Waves Windy 1944
No Score Yet In the Meantime, Darling Actor 1944
No Score Yet So Proudly We Hail! Kansas 1943