Monday, March 15, 2010

Tom Tully

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Tom Tully (August 21, 1908 – April 27, 1982) was an American actor.


Born in Durango, Colorado, Tom Tully served in the United States Navy and worked as junior reporter for the Denver Post before went into acting because he felt the pay was better. Tully started out on stage before eventually acting in Hollywood films in 1944.

He received an Academy Award nomination for the role of the first commander of the "Caine" in 1954's The Caine Mutiny, with Humphrey Bogart. From 1954 through 1960, he played the role of Inspector Matt Grebb on the CBS television detective series The Lineup.

Last years

His last role was as a crooked gun dealer in Don Siegel's thriller Charley Varrick (1973). Tully died of cancer on April 27, 1982 in Newport Beach, California, aged 73.

Selected filmography

* Destination Tokyo (1943)
* I'll Be Seeing You (1944)
* Till The End Of Time (1946)
* The Virginian (1946)
* Lady in the Lake (1947)
* Blood on the Moon (1948)
* June Bride (1948)
* Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
* Tomahawk (1951)
* The Turning Point (1952)
* The Caine Mutiny (1954)
* Ten North Frederick (1958)
* The Carpetbaggers (1964)
* Coogan's Bluff (1968)
* Charley Varrick (1973)

Hollywood Walk of Fame

Tom Tully has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (which has been misattributed to Tommy Lee Tully)

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