Claude Stroud was an accomplished actor who appeared in a variety of films throughout his career. Stroud began his acting career in film, appearing in such titles as the drama "All About Eve" (1950) with Bette Davis, the Don "Red" Barry western "I Shot Billy the Kid" (1950) and the musical adaptation "Interrupted Melody" (1955) with Glenn Ford. He also appeared in "Love Me or Leave Me" (1955) with Doris Day. He worked in television in his early acting career, including a part on "The Duke" (1953-55). He continued to work steadily in film throughout the fifties and the sixties, appearing in "Cry Baby Killer" (1958), the Audrey Hepburn dramatic adaptation "Breakfast At Tiffany's" (1961) and "My Six Loves" (1963) with Debbie Reynolds. He also appeared in "Promises, Promises" (1964). He also worked in television during these years, including a part on "The Twilight Zone" (1959-1964). Toward the end of his career, he continued to act in the Jeffrey Hunter adaptation "The Man From Galveston" (1964), the Dean Martin comedy "How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life" (1968) and the drama "J.W. Coop" (1972) with Cliff Robertson. He also was featured in the TV movie "Queen of the Stardust Ballroom" (1974-75). Stroud last appeared in "Getting Married" (1977-78).