William Conrad

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Biography

  • Birth Name: John William Cann Jr.
  • Birth Place: Louisville, KY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/27/1920, Libra
  • Date of Death: 02/11/1994
  • Profession: Actor; director
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William Conrad Fast Facts:
  • Received his Air Force commission on the day he married his first wife, June Nelson, in 1943.
  • Served as a producer-director of the Armed Forces Radio Service during World War II.
  • Played Marshal Matt Dillon in the original CBS radio version of Gunsmoke.
  • Second wife, Tippy Stringer, was the widow of newscaster Chet Huntley.
  • Was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1977.
  • Though he's not in the movie, was given one of the original Maltese Falcon statue props by studio head Jack Warner.
  • William Conrad Relationships:
  • June Nelson - Wife (deceased)
  • Tippy Stringer Huntley Conrad - Wife
  • Christopher Conrad - Son
  • William Conrad Awards:
  • 1973 Emmy: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama, Continuing - Nominee
  • 1973 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 1972 Golden Globe: Actor in a Leading Role - Drama Series or Television Movie - Nominee
  • 1974 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA

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