Steve Cochran

Steve Cochran

  • Highest Rated: 100% White Heat (1949)
  • Lowest Rated: 9% Drop Dead Fred (1991)
  • Birthday: May 25, 1917
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • The son of a California lumberman, actor Steve Cohran spent his youth in Laramie, Wyoming, where he graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1939. After learning his craft at the Barter Theatre and the Carmel (California) Shakespeare Festival, he went on to work at Detroit's Federal Theatre, and was co-starred in the touring companies of Without Love and My Sister Eileen before his Broadway debut in the eight-performance flop Hickory Stick. During the war, Cochran directed Army camp shows. From 1945 through 1948, he was under contract to Sam Goldwyn, mostly playing secondary roles as gangsters. He left Hollywood to co-star with Mae West in Catherine Was Great and Diamond Lil; perhaps as a reward for not being acted off the stage by the formidable West, Cochran was signed by Warner Bros., where from 1949 through 1952 he was seen in rugged leading roles. In 1953, Cochran formed his own production company, Robert Alexander Productions, but he would not be seen in another film until 1956's Come Next Spring, which he produced for Republic Studios. He then headed for Europe, where he was given a starring assignment in Michelangelo Antonioni's The Outcry. In 1965, after several years of unimpressive movie and TV appearances, Cochran revived his production company and headed for Central and South America to scout locations. He hired three women, ages 14 through 25, to work as assistants, then headed for Costa Rica aboard his forty-foot yacht. On June 25, 1965, the yacht drifted into Port Champerico, Guatemala; on board were the three very distraught women--and the body of Steve Cochran, who had died some ten days earlier of a lung affection. Steve Cochran's last film project, Tell Me in the Sunlight (which he had produced, directed, written, scored and starred in back in 1964), was reedited and released posthumously.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

31% Little Big League Reporter #1 1994
63% Grumpy Old Men Weatherman 1993
54% Untamed Heart Stromboli 1993
No Score Yet Crossing the Bridge Ant 1992
9% Drop Dead Fred 1st Waiter 1991
No Score Yet Tell Me in the Sunlight Producer Director Dave Screenwriter 1967
No Score Yet Mozambique Brad Webster 1966
83% The Deadly Companions (Trigger Happy) Billy 1961
No Score Yet The Beat Generation Detective Sgt. Dave Culloran 1959
No Score Yet Quantrill's Raiders Captain Alan 'Wes' Westcott 1958
No Score Yet I, Mobster Joe Sante 1958
75% Il Grido (The Cry) Aldo 1957
No Score Yet Come Next Spring Matt Ballot 1956
No Score Yet Private Hell 36 Cal Bruner 1954
No Score Yet Carnival Story Joe Hammond 1954
No Score Yet Shark River Dan Webley 1953
No Score Yet The Desert Song Actor 1953
No Score Yet She's Back on Broadway Rick Sommers 1953
No Score Yet The Lion and the Horse Ben Kirby 1952
No Score Yet Operation Secret Marcel Brevoort 1952
No Score Yet Tomorrow Is Another Day Bill Clark / Mike Lewis 1951
No Score Yet Jim Thorpe---All American Peter 1951
No Score Yet Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison Chuck Daniels 1951
No Score Yet Storm Warning Hank Rice 1951
No Score Yet Dallas Bryant Marlow 1950
No Score Yet Highway 301 George Legenza 1950
No Score Yet The Damned Don't Cry Nick Prenta 1950
100% White Heat Big Ed Somers 1949
50% A Song Is Born Tony Crow 1948
20% Copacabana Steve Hunt 1947
96% The Best Years of Our Lives Cliff 1946
No Score Yet The Chase Eddie Roman 1946
60% The Kid From Brooklyn Speed McFarlane 1946
No Score Yet Boston Blackie's Rendezvous James 'Jimmy' Cook 1945
100% Wonder Man Ten-Grand Jackson 1945
No Score Yet Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion Jack Higgins 1945
No Score Yet The Gay Senorita Actor 1945

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Burk Shannon / Booth Shannon
  • 1965
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Fred Renard
  • 1959

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