William Prince

Actor
Prince was a forthright stage actor with a fine string of Broadway credits who never found a niche in 1940s Hollywood but worked in TV for decades and in his senior years had kept busy in features. He made it to ... Read more »
Born: 01/26/1913 in Nichols, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (76)

The Guitar 2008 (Movie)

Billy (Actor)

Law & Order 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Paper 1994 (Movie)

Henry's Father (Actor)

Walker, Texas Ranger 1988 - 1989, 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Taking of Beverly Hills 1991 (Movie)

Mitchell Sage (Actor)

Blind Chess 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Spontaneous Combustion 1990 (Movie)

Olander (Actor)

Steel and Lace 1990 (Movie)

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Chain Letter 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1988 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Actor

Second Sight 1989 (Movie)

Cardinal O'Hara (Actor)

Shakedown 1988 (Movie)

Mr Feinberger (Actor)

Vice Versa 1988 (Movie)

Avery (Actor)

Assassination 1987 (Movie)

H H Royce--Lara's Father (Actor)

Nuts 1987 (Movie)

Clarence Middleton (Actor)

Search For Tomorrow 1951 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Fever Pitch 1985 (Movie)

Mitchell (Actor)

Goldie and the Bears 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Movers & Shakers 1985 (Movie)

Louis Martin (Actor)

Spies Like Us 1985 (Movie)

Keyes (Actor)

The Edge of Night 1955 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Found Money 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

George Washington 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Moonlight 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder 1, Dancer 0 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Kiss Me Goodbye 1982 (Movie)

Rev. Hollis (Actor)

Love and Money 1982 (Movie)

Ambassador Paultz (Actor)

A Matter of Life and Death 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

The Soldier 1981 (Movie)

President (Actor)

Bronco Billy 1980 (Movie)

Edgar Lipton (Actor)

The American Girls 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Promise 1979 (Movie)

George Calloway (Actor)

The Cat From Outer Space 1978 (Movie)

Mr Olympus (Actor)

Rollercoaster 1977 (Movie)

Quinlan (Actor)

The Gauntlet 1977 (Movie)

Blakelock (Actor)

The Rhinemann Exchange 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

All Over 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Family Plot 1976 (Movie)

Bishop (Actor)

Network 1976 (Movie)

Edward George Ruddy (Actor)

The Stepford Wives 1975 (Movie)

Ike Mazzard (Actor)

Key West 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Night Games 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Where the Heart Is 1969 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Blade 1972 (Movie)

Powers (Actor)

The Heartbreak Kid 1972 (Movie)

Colorado Man (Actor)

A World Apart 1969 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Sacco and Vanzetti 1969 (Movie)

William Thompson--Defense Lawyer (Actor)

Young Dr. Malone 1958 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

Macabre 1958 (Movie)

Dr Rodney Barrett (Actor)

The Vagabond King 1956 (Movie)

Rene (Actor)

The Man Who Came to Dinner 1954 - 1955 (TV Show)

Actor

The Chevrolet Tele-Theater 1948 - 1950 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Reckoning 1947 (Movie)

Johnny Drake (Actor)

A Time For Miracles (TV Show)

Actor

Aspen (TV Show)

Actor

Captains and the Kings (TV Show)

Actor

Carnegie Hall (Movie)

Tony Salerno, Jr. (Actor)

Cinderella Jones (Movie)

Bart Williams (Actor)

City in Fear (TV Show)

Actor

Concealed Enemies (TV Show)

Actor

Do You Know the Muffin Man? (TV Show)

Actor

Found Money (Movie)

George Peterson (Actor)

Gideon's Trumpet (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Canteen (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye (TV Show)

Actor

Lust for Gold (Movie)

Barry Storm (Actor)

Make Me an Offer (TV Show)

Actor

Objective, Burma! (Movie)

Lt. Sid Jacobs (Actor)

Pillow to Post (Movie)

Lt. Don Mallory (Actor)

Sybil (TV Show)

Actor

The Jericho Mile (TV Show)

Actor

The Missiles of October (TV Show)

Actor

The Moon Is Down (Movie)

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The Portrait (TV Show)

Actor

War and Remembrance (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Prince was a forthright stage actor with a fine string of Broadway credits who never found a niche in 1940s Hollywood but worked in TV for decades and in his senior years had kept busy in features. He made it to Broadway in the 30s and soon joined actor-impresario Maurice Evans' company for well-received versions of "Henry IV", "Richard II" and an unabridged "Hamlet". Tall and hearty-looking, he made it to leading roles in the early 40s with "Guest in the House" and Maxwell Anderson's "The Eve of St. Mark". Prince's success in the latter led to a Hollywood contract at Warner Bros., where he debuted in the war adventure "Destination Tokyo" (1943). He then played romantic leads in films toplining established names, as with the comedy "Pillow to Post" (1945), starring Ida Lupino. Prince soon found himself in a modest featured role in the noir "Dead Reckoning" (1947), though, but was part of the memorable crew of the superior war film, "Objective Burma" (1945).

Relationships

Liza Alldredge

Daughter
mother Dorothy Huass survived him

Augusta Dabney

Wife
played opposite Prince on TV series "Young Dr. Malone" later acted together on a number of TV shows and feature films survived him

Dorothy Huass

Wife
married October 27, 1934 divorced 1964 mother of his four children

Gorman Prince

Father

Myrtle Prince

Mother

Dinah Prince

Daughter
mother Dorothy Huess survived him

Jeremy Prince

Son
mother Dorothy Huass survived him

Nicholas Prince

Son
mother, Dorothy Huass survived him

Charlotte Prince

Sister
survived him

EDUCATION

1936 - 1937
Studied acting with Tamara Daykarhanova

Cornell University

Ithaca , New York 1930 - 1934
dropped out in his senior year to pursue acting career

Milestones

1983

Returned to Broadway in one of the three roles in another Edward Albee play, "The Man Who Had Three Arms", but play closed in 12 days

1969

Returned to feature film work: made rare non-US film credit, the Italian-made crime film, "Sacco and Vanzetti"

1964

Toured major US cities in a stage production of the hit comedy, "Mary, Mary"

1963

Acted in the Broadway production, "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe", by Edward Albee; played Henry Macy

1958

Again left films after playing the leading role in the cult William Castle horror thriller, "Macabre"

1956

Returned to features in the operetta adaptation, "The Vagabond King"

1954

Played Bert Jefferson in a one-hour NBC adaptation of the Broadway comedy, "The Man Who Came to Dinner"

1954

First TV series, "The Mask", an ABC mystery series in which he and Gary Merrill played lawyer brothers

1952

Returned to Broadway in the production, "I Am a Camera", playing the leading male role of writer Christopher Isherwood opposite Julie Harris

1950

Acted opposite Katharine Hepburn in a production of the Shakespeare comedy, "As You Like It"

1950

Last film for six years, "Cyrano de Bergerac"; played second lead in adaptation which starred Jose Ferrer

1949

Played Mortimer Brewster in an hour-long TV presentation of the Broadway comedy, "Arsenic and Old Lace"

1947

Returned to Broadway in the hit comedy, "John Loves Mary"

1947

Left Warner Bros.; free-lanced in films for the next few years (date approximate)

1942

Signed by Warner Brothers; made feature film debut in the war drama, "Destination Tokyo", starring Cary Grant and John Garfield

1941

Enjoyed a notable Broadway success as Private Quizz West in the production of the Maxwell Anderson play, "The Eve of St. Mark"

1940

Played Richard in a revival of Eugene O'Neill's comedy-drama, "Ah! Wilderness" at the Guild Theater in NYC

1937

Joined Maurice Evans' acting company; acted for two years in productions of "Henry IV" (as John of Lancaster), "Richard II" (as a servant to York) and an unabridged version of "Hamlet" (as a page); also toured with a production of "Richard II" in the same

Acted with the Barter Theater Troupe

Acted on Broadway in the revival of the George Bernard Shaw drama, "Heartbreak House"

Played Russell Barry on the ABC serial drama, "A World Apart"

Made Broadway debut as one of 90 extras in Max Reinhardt's production, "The Eternal Road"

Played the title role in the NBC serial drama, "Young Dr. Malone"

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