John Lund

Actor, Writer, Advertising
Strapping, stolid leading man of the postwar years. Lund enjoyed several good opportunities opposite Marlene Dietrich ("A Foreign Affair" 1948), Betty Hutton ("The Perils of Pauline" 1947) and Barbara Stanwyck ("The ... Read more »
Born: 02/06/1911 in Rochester, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (15)

If a Man Answers 1961 (Movie)

John Stacey (Actor)

The Wackiest Ship in the Army 1960 (Movie)

Cmdr Vandewater (Actor)

High Society 1956 (Movie)

George Kittredge (Actor)

Chief Crazy Horse 1955 (Movie)

Major Twist (Actor)

Five Guns West 1955 (Movie)

Govern Sturges (Actor)

White Feather 1955 (Movie)

Colonel Lindsay (Actor)

Latin Lovers 1953 (Movie)

Paul Chevron (Actor)

Bronco Buster 1952 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Foreign Affair 1948 (Movie)

Captain John Pringle (Actor)

To Each His Own 1946 (Movie)

(Actor)

Miss Tatlock's Millions (Movie)

Burke (Actor)

Night Has a Thousand Eyes (Movie)

Elliott Carson (Actor)

No Man of Her Own (Movie)

Bill Harkness (Actor)

The Battle at Apache Pass (Movie)

Maj. Jim Colton (Actor)

The Mating Season (Movie)

Val McNulty (Actor)

Biography

Strapping, stolid leading man of the postwar years. Lund enjoyed several good opportunities opposite Marlene Dietrich ("A Foreign Affair" 1948), Betty Hutton ("The Perils of Pauline" 1947) and Barbara Stanwyck ("The File on Thelma Jordan" 1949), but never displayed the magnetism needed to either catch the public's eye or match his more fiery costars. Before long he was playing the stooge fiance who loses Grace Kelly, first to Frank Sinatra and later to Bing Crosby, in the mediocre remake of "The Philadelphia Story," "High Society" (1956). Lund retired from acting in the early 1960s.

Relationships

Father

Milestones

1963

Retired from acting

1962

Acted in last feature film, "If a Man Answers"

1950

Served as vice-president, Screen Actors Guild

1946

Made film debut opposite Olivia De Havilland in "To Each His Own"

1942

Wrote the lyrics and book for the Broadway revue "New Faces of 1943"

1940

Made Broadway debut in "As You Like It"

1939

Appeared in an industrial show during the World's Fair at the request of a friend

Enjoyed notable Broadway success with "The Hasty Heart"; subsequently signed contract with Paramount Pictures

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