Lyle Bettger

Actor
Being the son of a baseball star (St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Frank Bettger) didn't curb Lyle Bettger's acting ambitions for a moment. He had his eyes on the entertainment industry from a young age, shining in the ... Read more »
Born: 02/13/1915 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (19)

The Hawaiians 1970 (Movie)

Janders (Actor)

The Seven Minutes 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

Impasse 1969 (Movie)

Hansen (Actor)

The Fastest Guitar Alive 1968 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Johnny Reno 1965 (Movie)

Jess Yates (Actor)

Town Tamer 1964 (Movie)

(Actor)

Guns of the Timberland 1960 (Movie)

Clay Bell (Actor)

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral 1957 (Movie)

Ike Clanton (Actor)

The Lone Ranger 1956 (Movie)

Reece Kilgore (Actor)

The Sea Chase 1955 (Movie)

Kirchner (Actor)

Carnival Story 1954 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Destry 1954 (Movie)

Decker (Actor)

All I Desire 1953 (Movie)

Dutch Heineman (Actor)

Drums Across the River 1953 (Movie)

Frank Walker (Actor)

Forbidden 1953 (Movie)

Justin Keit (Actor)

The Greatest Show on Earth 1953 (Movie)

Klaus (Actor)

M Station: Hawaii (TV Show)

Actor

No Man of Her Own (Movie)

Stephen Morley (Actor)

Return of the Gunfighter (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Being the son of a baseball star (St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Frank Bettger) didn't curb Lyle Bettger's acting ambitions for a moment. He had his eyes on the entertainment industry from a young age, shining in the Dramatics Club at the Haverford School, an esteemed prep school for boys in Pennsylvania. He attended college for a few years, but left to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. After graduating in 1937, Bettger took stage roles with touring companies and local theater groups for what he called "10 indifferent years in the theater." The film production company Paramount stepped up with a three-year contract just as he was considering throwing in the towel. After he spent a decade appearing in mostly comedies, Paramount made the seemingly odd decision to place him in the role of a villain opposite Barbara Stanwyck in "No Man of Her Own," a dark drama about intimidation and betrayal. From this point on, Bettger was rarely granted the opportunity to play anything but cruel and intimidating characters. Off camera, however, he was quite affable, well-liked among his colleagues, and relished every moment with his longtime wife and three children.

EDUCATION

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

New York, New York

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