Steve Cochran

Actor, Producer, Screenwriter
Rugged, masculine lead with slicked-back jet-black hair, usually cast as cads or insentitive lovers, who hit his peak in the 1950s. Discovered by Mae West, with whom he appeared on stage in the Broadway revival of ... Read more »
Born: 06/25/1917 in Eureka, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (17)

Afghan Luke 2011 (Movie)

Sgt. Rick Cahoon (Actor)

The Deadly Companions 1961 (Movie)

Billy (Actor)

The Beat Generation 1959 (Movie)

Dave Culloran (Actor)

I Mobster 1958 (Movie)

Joe Sante (Actor)

The Big Operator 1958 (Movie)

Bill Gibson (Actor)

Il Grido 1957 (Movie)

Aldo (Actor)

Come Next Spring 1956 (Movie)

Matt Ballot (Actor)

Carnival Story 1954 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

Private Hell 36 1954 (Movie)

Cal Bruner (Actor)

Back to God's Country 1953 (Movie)

Paul Blake (Actor)

The Desert Song 1952 (Movie)

Captain Claude Fontaine (Actor)

Storm Warning 1951 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Tanks Are Coming 1951 (Movie)

Francis Aloysius 'Sully' Sullivan (Actor)

Jim Thorpe - All American 1950 (Movie)

Peter Allendine (Actor)

White Heat 1949 (Movie)

Big Ed Sommers (Actor)

The Best Years of Our Lives 1946 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Kid From Brooklyn 1945 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Rugged, masculine lead with slicked-back jet-black hair, usually cast as cads or insentitive lovers, who hit his peak in the 1950s. Discovered by Mae West, with whom he appeared on stage in the Broadway revival of "Diamond Lil" (1948) and "Catherine the Great" (the latter winning him a Warner Bros. contract), Cochran was forceful as a gangster in Raoul Walsh's "White Heat" (1949); he starred as a wanderer in Michelangelo Antonioni's sullen "Il Grido" (1957), and directed, produced and wrote a feature, "Tell Me in the Sunlight" (released 1967), before his premature death aboard his yacht in 1965.

Relationships

Jonna Jensen

Wife
married in 1961 when she was 19 No longer together

Florence Lockwood

Wife
Married

Fay McKenzie Actor

Wife

EDUCATION

University of Wyoming

Laramie , Wyoming

Barter Theater

Abingdon , Virginia

Milestones

1965

Directorial and producing debut, "Tell Me in the Sunlight" (also photographed and starred; released posthumously in 1967)

1953

Founded Robert Alexander Productions

1949

Under contract to Warner Bros.

1944

Screen acting debut in "Wonder Man"

1943

Broadway debut

Grew up in Laramie, Wyoming

Worked as a railway hand, cowpuncher and Macy's store detective before stage career

Began acting career with the Federal Theater during the Depression

Organized and directed shows for West Coast Army camps during WWII

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