While he never became a Hollywood legend, Stephen McNally did manage to etch out a place for himself as a reliable character actor. He was a practicing attorney until the late 1930s, at which point he decided to pursue acting, and by the late '40s, appearances as villains or minor characters (with Horace as his screen name) led to larger parts and better quality pictures. McNally subsequently changed his working name to Stephen, and his first film under the new alias was the '48 drama "Johnny Belinda," in which he played the reprehensible Locky McCormick, who rapes a deaf/mute girl portrayed by Jane Wyman. During the next decade, he appeared in film noirs, westerns, and thrillers, playing characters ranging from a medical resident in the film-noir "No Way Out" to an ex-convict and cold-blooded killer in the thriller "Split Second." One of his best-known roles was as outlaw Dutch Henry Brown in "Winchester '73," a 1950 western starring James Stewart, which features a famous shooting contest between his character and Stewart's. Unfortunately, much in the same way that <No Way Out" is chiefly remembered as one of the early films featuring Sidney Poitier, "Winchester '73" is considered a classic for early appearances by Rock Hudson and Tony Curtis. From the mid-'50s onward, he did a lot of acting for television, but his critically-acclaimed '61 crime series, "Target: The Corruptors," only lasted one season. Follwing several tv appearances in the 1970s, McNally died at age 80 from heart disease.