Council Opens Campaign to Halt Cheaper Production Abroad by U. S. Studios". Severe complications arose; an artery was damaged, and Chandler hemorrhaged. Jeffrey is related to Jeff G Chandler and Dana Leigh Chandler as well as 2 additional people. Sister of Dana Grossel. Hearn Role in 'The Naked and the Dead' for Norma Productions" by THOMAS F. BRADY. [70], He was linked with Esther Williams, who wrote in her 1999 autobiography Chandler was a cross dresser and she broke off the relationship. [80] It was deemed malpractice and resulted in his children suing the hospital for $1.5 million. He worked for two years in stock companies, including a performance of The Trojan Horse opposite famous singers and actors Gordon MacRae and his wife Sheila MacRae, who became his good friends. He was reunited with Fox and Delmer Daves to play a Polynesian chief in Bird of Paradise (1951), which Chandler admitted was a variation of his performance as Cochise. Interment Grandview Cemetery. Jeff was a customer service specialist for Johnstown Wire Technologies and member of Liberty Grace and Bridge of Life Church, Westmont. [26], Chandler made up with Universal,[41] which cast him in Lady Godiva of Coventry. Jeff Jeff Chandler March 9, 1968 – January 1, 2011 George Frederick (Jeff) Chandler III 42 of Eatonton died Saturday, January 1, 2011. And in Hollywood, if you're not working on a picture or getting ready for one, you have to keep studying. In the coloured stills and on posters his studio always showed his hair as blue, heightening the unreality. Please allow 24 hours for your entry to be reviewed for appropriate content. Jeff Chandler (born Ira Grossel; December 15, 1918 – June 17, 1961) was an American actor, film producer and singer best remembered for playing … Sadly, his only 2 movies of note would probably be Joan Crawford's Female on a Beach and Kim Novak's Jeanne Eagels. Chandler was a cousin of actor David Roya, who played the young villain Bernard Posner in Billy Jack. [54], Chandler made another for Universal, A Stranger in My Arms with June Allyson. The couple had two daughters, Jamie Tucker (May 16, 1947–2003) and Dana Grossel (1949–2002). "Jeff Chandler Finally Gets to 'Act His Age': Rising Young (31) Screens Player Considers Himself 'a Lucky Kid'" SCHEUER, PHILIP K. "The News of Radio: John Kieran Will Perform for Television in Series of Films on Natural History", "WELLMAN DIRECTOR OF 'BATTLEGROUND': METRO NAMES HIM TO HANDLE FILM OF BATTLE OF THE BULGE – CRAIG IN 'SIDE STREET'" by THOMAS F. BRADY, "THEDA BARA MOVIE GOES TO COLUMBIA: De Sylva's 'The Great Vampire' Will Be Distributed by Studio -- 'Champion' Suit Ruling" by THOMAS F. BRADY. For that he had the requisite Jewishness (of which he was very proud) – and he was not quite real. Chandler replaced Lee J. Cobb, and it was one of his least-typical roles, a character part rather than a leading man. (Thanks to Brian) The Jayhawkers (1959) [Luke Darcy]: Shot to death in a shoot-out with Fess Parker. [31][32] His first movie under this was a Western, The Great Sioux Uprising. Shortly after his last film Merrill's Marauders (1962), Jeff died, at 42, from blood poisoning after an operation for a slipped disc. He's The Busiest, Now". Jebediah S. Hawks]: Hit by shrapnel when a kamikaze plane hits his ship, he dies of the injury some time later. Daughter of actors Jeff Chandler and Marjorie Hoshelle. He had injections to deaden the pain and enable him to finish the production. In May, Chandler refused to play the lead in Six Bridges to Cross and Universal put him on suspension. The part was proving tricky to cast; in Chandler's words, "Fox was looking for a guy big enough physically to play the role and unfamiliar enough to moviegoers to lend authenticity. [10] He went on to appear in episodes of anthology drama series such as Escape and Academy Award Theater, and became well known for playing the lead in Michael Shayne. "VIDEO AND RADIO TO REACH HIGH POINT AT YULE: Programs Are Listed for Holiday" REMENIH, ANTON. He would never have been lost in a crowd, with that big, square, sculpted 20th century face and his prematurely grey wavy hair. [65] The court ordered Chandler to continue paying $1,500 per month. [17] As part of the arrangement, Chandler signed a deal with Fox to make a film a year with them for six years. He was killed by a surgical complication. I want to eventually branch off into writing and directing. Share Jeff's life story with friends and family. He was born in Decatur, GA the son of George F. Chandler, Jr. and Barbara Holt Chandler. you can now have memorial trees planted in a National Forest in memory of your loved one. [14], Chandler's performance in Our Miss Brooks brought him to the attention of executives at Universal, who were looking for someone to play an Israeli leader in Sword in the Desert (1949). Sister of Jamie Tucker. Chandler stated: I don't want to make pictures in other countries; I want to stay home. Wife Divorces Jeff Chandler, Screen Actor, Divorce Planned but Called Off, Says Jeff Chandler, "Jeff Chandler, Wife Refuse Reconciliation: Actor Offers to Continue $1500-a-Month Allowance; She Asks Total of $6500", "Jeff Chandler Must Pay Wife $1500 Monthly", "Jeff Chandler's Wife Gets Divorce, $100,000: She Says She Developed Ulcer Because He Was Too Absorbed in His Film Work", "'Spying' on Anita Told by Detective: Pejury Action Possible". Jeff Chandler was a 6'4" gorgeous hunk of beefcake with thick curly silvery hair and he was often photographed to show off his massive hairy chest. HINSDALE - Jeff Allen Chandler, 62, a longtime resident of Olean and recently of Underwood Manor in Hinsdale, passed away Monday (Nov. 23, 2020) in Olean. Instead, he appeared in Yankee Pasha, and started singing in nightclubs. "NEW MOVIE DEAL FOR BILLY WILDER: Signed to Direct 'Witness for the Prosecution' After Completing 2 Other Films R.K.O. Hopper, Hedda. by THOMAS M. PRYOR. I was born to be an executive – an idea man. And let's face it, acting is the easiest way I know to make a buck. "Tribune GO-TO-MOVIE GUIDE: Tony Martin Gives Views on Career" At a trial, Fred Otash said the detectives had followed them to get the story. Jeff leaves behind two sons, Jordan and Zac Chandler, and countless numbers of friends he made along the way. He had injections to deaden the pain and enable him to finish the production. [58] Allied was so pleased with the film, they requested three more movies from August, but Chandler never got to make them.[57]. While working on Merrill's Marauders in the Philippines, on April 15, 1961, Chandler injured his back while playing baseball with U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers who served as extras in the film. In 1954, Chandler was starting to gripe about his workload: You just can't call your time your own. He then went on to make a war film, Red Ball Express, and a swashbuckler, Yankee Buccaneer. Jeff Chandler, Actor: Broken Arrow. [26] Young later said Chandler "was more of a personality than an actor... a charming man."[27]. Ms. Tucker was profoundly involved with communty service. Chandler's father was connected with the restaurant business and got his son a job as a restaurant cashier. The Los Angeles Times wrote that Chandler "is proving remarkable in performing singing duty, even though he is not exactly a singing type". If I don't, I'm labeled the tightest guy in town. He went back to Fox for his second film for them, as an embittered Union cavalryman in Two Flags West for director Robert Wise. Great uncle of Knox Williamson. [78] He was buried at Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City. this broad sweeping book covers his early childhood in brooklyn, ny and proves the old adage that we are indeed the sum of all that comes before us. "Ann Sheridan, Jeff Chandler to Co-Star in 'Steel Town': Looking at Hollywood" Hopper, Hedda. Back at Universal, he played a boxer in Iron Man (1951), a remake of an old Lew Ayres movie. Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed ), memorial page for Jeff Chandler (15 Dec 1918–17 Jun 1961), Find a Grave Memorial no. [3] Universal refused to lend him, though, as he was now one of their biggest stars. I like being recognized – it's flattering. Obituary of Jeffrey Chandler Kesterson. "He became so absorbed by his career that he spent all time when not actually working on a picture in his business office", said his wife. They have also lived in Washington, UT and Seattle, WA. He is 101 years old and is a Sagittarius. 187, citing Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave . [63], In 1957, he had an affair with Esther Williams while making a movie together, and his wife filed for divorce at the end of the year. Chandler played villains. He attended Erasmus Hall High School, the alma mater of many stage and film personalities, where he acted in school plays; his schoolmates included Susan Hayward. But no more. However, Chandler intended to continue to make films for Universal under a multipicture contract. Jeff Chandler (born Ira Grossel; December 15, 1918 – June 17, 1961) was an American actor, film producer, and singer best remembered for playing Cochise in Broken Arrow (1950), for which he was nominated for an Oscar. Jeff Chandler was an American actor, singer, and film producer best remembered for his portrayal of Cochise in the 1950 western film, ‘Broken Arrow,’ for which he was nominated for an Oscar. Here is all you want to know, and more! Chandler refused the role and was replaced again by George Nader, but this time, the dispute was not over money, but due to Chandler's overwork. Gossip columnist Liz Smith scolded her in print for outing Chandler 38 years after his death and wrote, "You didn't have to do it, Esther." He later reflected "I've tried heavies – but audiences didn't seem to take to that. Chandler was born Ira Grossel to a Jewish family in Brooklyn, the only child of Anna (née Herman) and Phillip Grossel. Plant a tree to honor the memory of your loved one. He left to work on a movie after three and a half weeks. "[6] Chandler's performance as a similar resistance leader-type in Sword of the Desert brought him to the studio's attention, and he was borrowed from Universal for the role in May 1949. Even before Broken Arrow was released, Chandler was upped to leading-man status back at Universal. Some injuries people incur include slipping on a pool deck at a hotel, tripping in the bathtub at a resort, wave runner and jet ski accidents, boating incidents, golf cart accidents, moped accidents, and many more. HINSDALE - Jeff Allen Chandler, 62, a longtime resident of Olean and recently of Underwood Manor in Hinsdale, passed away Monday (Nov. 23, 2020) in Olean. "[71], He was also linked with Ann Sheridan. I walk into a restaurant and get a ringside table- but you remember I also have to leave the biggest tip. [40] He announced "being a movie star isn't worth it", complaining that: I can't go anywhere as an ordinary individual. Dearest uncle of Jessica (Rob) Williamson. "Steigers Act Out Breakup of a Marriage: Breakup Acted Out by Steigers Loynd, Ray". He was announced for another film with Buckner, The Wild Bunch,[24] which was not made; instead, he played an Arab chief in Flame of Araby (1951), opposite Maureen O'Hara. All other countries are giving inducements to companies and to players; even a little country like Israel is trying to formulate a plan for subsidies. [4] He served for four years, mostly in the Aleutians, finishing with the rank of lieutenant. In Part 5 of Accidental Deaths in Hollywood I look at five drownings, four actors who died from falls, and another who failed to survive a botched operation. A May 1955 review of a Chandler live performance in Variety said "it is in the realm of pure song" that Chandler "falters and shows weakness."[101]. He was 42. 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Jeff Chandler was an American actor, film producer and singer best remembered for playing Cochise in Broken Arrow (1950), for which he was Oscar nominated. Chandler was the first actor to portray Chad Remington in Frontier Town. For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Chandler has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 1770 Vine Street. After he was discharged from the service, he became busy acting in radio drama's and comedies until he was signed by Universal. I marked two radio scripts and have finished synopses and five movie stories. Once again, location work required him to regularly commute back and forth to Hollywood throughout the shoot. [49] He acted in and produced the first Earlmar production, a Western, Drango. He was cast in February 1949. Mr. Chandler, who underwent three operations, was hospitalized May 13 for correction of a slipped spinal disc. AKA Ira Grossel. Around this time, Chandler expressed his dissatisfaction with acting in film as opposed to radio: [Radio actors] have to make their roles come alive, and they only have their voices with which to do it, but in pictures, the technique is quite different. "It's no Indian story," said Chandler, "let Cochise rest in peace. Jeff Chandler (1918 - 1961) Taza, Son of Cochise (1954) [Cochise]: Dies of old age/natural causes. When his friend Sammy Davis Jr. lost an eye in an accident and was in danger of losing the other, Chandler offered to give Davis one of his own eyes. None of it helped, and everybody raved about Jeff's singing, but let's face it: He really didn't sing very well. jeff chandler, actor of many motion pictures some 40 years ago, died before his time & before he explored all of his overt & hidden talents. JEFF CHANDLER Ever after his death on 17 June 1961, Jeff Chandler’s contribution to the world of film remains an enduring one. Jeff Chandler Among Movie Visitors Here He worked briefly in radio, then got a job in a stock company on Long Island as an actor and stage manager. Jeff Chandler (1918 – 1961) I'd like to do some writing. Published in Olean Times Herald on Nov. 27, 2020. He said he was under contract to Universal to make two films a year at $60,000 per film for 1957 and $75,000 per film for 1958. Artist. "Jeff Chandler Will Star in 'Holy Grail'" Hopper, Hedda. Jeff was born in Brooklyn and attended Erasmus High School. Louella Parsons called Chandler "the busiest actor in town... Jeff is so happy in his private life these days that he's doing everything the studio wants. "Pine-Thomas Tradition Lives On; Jeff Chandler Makes Debut in Vegas" Schallert, Edwin. Actor Jeff Chandler and actress Jan Sterling in a scene from the crime drama movie 'Female On The Beach', directed by Joseph Pevney, 1955. Chandler initially struggled to find work in Hollywood, and had spent all his savings when he got his first job as a radio actor in May 1946. [36] He left the radio show Our Miss Brooks after five years "to get a rest," he said, "Although it didn't take long to do the show, it tied up all my Sundays."[37]. I make a point of answering all my mail, and when anyone asks me for an autograph, I'm not just flattered. Guest Book sponsored by Casey Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, Share to let others add their own memories and condolences. [64], In his 1958 divorce proceedings, Chandler was revealed to be paying his wife an allowance of $1,500 per month. Jeff Chandler died in Culver City, California on June 17th 1961. CHANDLER, Jefrey Kidd Loving husband, father, and friend to all, Jefrey Kidd Chandler, son of Lydia and Jack Chandler, and brother to Marlena Chandler, passed away May 29th, 2019 while vacationing with his wife of 39 years, Kathi Chandler. Away all Boats (1956) [Capt. His acting versatility and on-screen presence won him a long list of high-profile roles alongside a variety of top leading ladies. Chandler appeared in an expensive (for Universal) epic, playing the Emperor Marcian in Sign of the Pagan and co-starred with Jane Russell in Foxfire (1955), which he enjoyed because, "I don't have to be so darned monosyllabic in this one. His first film under the arrangement was a supporting role in Abandoned (1949). [28] 20th Century-Fox was keen to use Chandler again and offered him roles in The Day the Earth Stood Still, Lydia Bailey, Les Misérables, and The Secret of Convict Lake. [10] Hollywood tended to cast him, though, in different nationalities. So why did she? "Jeff Chandler Is Dead; Blame Blood Poison: JEFF CHANDLER". "Chief Crazyhorse' Held Right for Jeff Chandler; Slate Signs Term Deal" Schallert, Edwin. "JEFF CHANDLER MAN OF MANY FACES: He Can Play Any Kind of Character Role, and Is a Glamor Guy, Too Hedda Hopper Writes of Jeff Chandler" Hopper, Hedda. It was followed by more adventure fare: East of Sumatra and War Arrow with Maureen O'Hara. In addition to his acting in film, he was known for his role on the radio program Our Miss Brooks and for his musical recordings. [33] He also missed out on the lead in the remake of Magnificent Obsession, for which he had been mooted; the part was taken by Rock Hudson, who had supported Chandler in Iron Man. [56] In Ten Seconds to Hell and The Jayhawkers! [77], At the time of his death, Chandler was involved with British actress Barbara Shelley. The cause was a blood infection complicated by pneumonia. Jeff Chandler was born in Brooklyn on Sunday, December 15, 1918 (G.I. [8], After being discharged from the Army, Chandler moved to Los Angeles in December 1945 with $3,000 he had saved. I'd quit work immediately if I had the money, and travel for a while. "Renewal at Allied for Jeff Chandler: 'Plunderers' Pleases Studio; Star Urges Subsidy for Films" Scheuer, Philip K. "Marsha Hunt Signs for 'Plunderers': 'Threepenny Opera' Due Here; 'Untouchables' Will Expand" Scheuer, Philip K. "CHANDLER SIGNED FOR BIBLE DRAMAS: Actor to Play David in Two Specials on A.B.C.-TV – Baseball Schedule Set" By RICHARD F. SHEPARD. [10], Chandler reprised his role as Cochise in another Western, The Battle at Apache Pass, for Universal. I can't go anywhere unnoticed. For a number of years, film exhibitors voted Chandler among the top stars at the box office. After Drango, Chandler made the final two films owed under his original contract with Universal: The Tattered Dress, playing a lawyer in a melodrama, and Man in the Shadow, co-starring opposite Orson Welles. On May 17, in a seven-and-a-half-hour emergency operation over-and-above the original surgery, he was given 55 pints of blood. He followed this with two films for Universal, The Lady Takes a Flyer with Lana Turner and Raw Wind in Eden with Esther Williams. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Tony … Louella Parsons: "Jeff Chandler? Send your deepest condolences with fresh flowers. Above all, he was impossibly handsome. July 12, 1960 - May 1, 2019. "[21] The movie was shot on location in Italy, although Chandler's radio commitments meant some of it had to be filmed in Hollywood. Jeff Chandler, the movie actor, died today in Culver City Hospital of blood poisoning following spinal surgery. [44], He made a Western, Pillars of the Sky, then had a change of pace with the comedy The Toy Tiger, the fourth movie he made that year. "[45], Towards the end of the year, Chandler formed his own production company, Earlmar, with his agent Meyer Mishkin. The company toured the Midwest with some success, presenting such plays as The Bad Man, Seventh Heaven, The New Minister, and Pigs. His real name was Ira Grossel and his film-name was exactly right[8], Known for his careful attention to detail in making pictures, Chandler was often described as introverted. Instead, he took over a role originally meant for Dana Andrews, a Lucky Luciano-style gangster in Deported, for producer Robert Buckner, who cast him in Sword in the Desert. [67], Chandler was involved in a will dispute concerning his stepfather in 1960.[68]. Select this result to view Jeffrey Chandler's phone number, address, and more. If the movies had not found him the advertising agencies would have done – and in fact, whenever you saw a still of him you looked at his wrist-watch or pipe before realising that he wasn't promoting something. A member of the Lane Arts Council who shared her art experience with youngsters through the programs such as YouthArts as well as her own studio in Cottage Grove. "Looking at Hollywood: Ann Sheridan, Jeff Chandler to Star in 'Vermilion O'Toole'" HEDDA HOPPER'S STAFF. Chris Valente, officiating. Jeff was born February 22, 1954 to Clare and Norabelle (Bouck) Washburn in Owosso, MI. He was born October 13, 1960 to Bonita Lacroix and the late Thomas Chandler in Miami–Dade County, Florida. "Looking at Hollywood: Jean Simmons, Vic Mature Will Co-Star in 'Breakup'" [16], - Maureen O'Hara on acting with Chandler in War Arrow (2004), Writer-director Delmer Daves was looking for an actor to play Cochise in Broken Arrow (1950) at 20th Century Fox. According to one profile, "he has unusual face, with taut, bony features,which seem to fit neatly into any sort of role".[23]. He went on to play small roles as gangsters in Roses are Red and The Invisible Wall, and a policeman in Mr Belvedere Goes to College. "Big Chief! In 1955 he became only the second star to play at the Riviera, after Liberace was the featured headliner. He put together an act and we opened at the Riviera. I like to push buttons. He definitely had guts to open in Vegas". Chandler played Cochise for the third time, a cameo in Taza, Son of Cochise, starring Hudson, who soon overtook Chandler as Universal's biggest male star. He said he earned $250,000 in 1957 from his acting and singing, but had a lot of expenses, with his personal manager, business manager, and agent taking 25% of his income. Movie fans seem to think that actors belong to them, but we like to feel we belong to ourselves. "'Chief Crazyhorse' Held Right for Jeff Chandler; Slate Signs Term Deal" Schallert, Edwin. "Looking at Hollywood: Movie Studio Plans Remake of 'The Magnificent Obsession'" Hopper, Hedda. In her autobiography Hold the Roses (2002), Rose Marie wrote that "Jeff Chandler was a great guy, but he was no singer. "I developed an ulcer." There was a time I could walk around Times Square in New York (my home town) and look into shop windows or go into a cafe and eat in peace. Chandler had appeared on air in Rogue's Gallery with Dick Powell, who was impressed by the actor, and put pressure on Columbia to give Chandler his first film role, a small part as a gangster in Johnny O'Clock (1947). [76] He died on June 17, 1961. [80][83] His ex-wife sued his estate for $80,000 for money owed under their divorce settlement.[84]. Chandler's next two movies were made for a brand new company, Seven Arts: Ten Seconds to Hell, a drama with Jack Palance for director Robert Aldrich, and Thunder in the Sun, a Western with Susan Hayward. [15] Chandler impressed studio executives so much with his work that shortly into filming, Universal signed him to a seven-year contract. Tony Curtis and Gerald Mohr were among the pallbearers at Chandler's funeral, attended by more than 1,500 people. Biography - A Short Wiki Silver-haired actor who portrayed Cochise in Broken Arrow. [7] When America entered World War II, Chandler enlisted in the army. 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