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Efrem Zimbalist Jr

Actor

Born - 30 November 1918, New York City, USA
Died - 2 May 2014

Born to wealthy parents - a famous violinist and successful opera singer - the rich-voiced Zimbalist was tall, dark and classically handsome but apparently limited as an actor until he found his niche playing TV cops and private eyes, in the wildly successful series 77 Sunset Strip, Hawaiian Eye and The FBI. He never quite cracked movie stardom, but was a solid presence in a good few films: House of Strangers (1949), Band of Angels (1957), The Deep Six (1958), The Crowded Sky (1960), By Love Possessed (1961), The Chapman Report (1962), the Reward (1965), Wait Until Dark (1967), Airport 1975 (1974), The Avenging (1982), Hot Shots! (1991), Street Corner Kids (1994) and the short feature The Delivery (2008), his last. His first wife died early in life from cancer and his second pre-deceased him in 2008 after 50 years of marriage. The actress Stephanie Zimbalist is their daughter.