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Sonny Tufts

Highest Rated:   86% The Seven Year Itch (1955)
Lowest Rated:   86% The Seven Year Itch (1955)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
86% 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

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