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Ted de Corsia (Edward Gildea De Corsia)

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Biography

Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
A big, brawny villain of many 1940s and 1950s films, Ted de Corsia was an actor in touring companies and on radio before making a memorable film debut as the killer in The Lady from Shanghai (1947). Although he occasionally played such sympathetic roles as a judge or prison warden, de Corsia's imposing size, tough New York street demeanor - he was born and raised in Brooklyn - and gravelly voice assured him steady work playing murderous street thugs, outlaw gang leaders or organized-crime bosses. Read more...

Actor

Character: Sidney Broome

The Lady from Shanghai 1947

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Character: Garzah

The Naked City 1948

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Character: Lukie Luzette

Neptune's Daughter 1949

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Character: Manager Jimmy Dolan

It Happens Every Spring 1949

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Character: Judge R.S. Oldendorff

A Place in the Sun 1951

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Character: Joseph Rico

The Enforcer 1951

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Character: Capt. Farragut

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 1954

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Character: 'Doc' Penny

Crime Wave 1954

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Character: Police subaltern

Kismet 1955

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Character: Indian Chief Kowanen

Mohawk 1956

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Character: Georgie Parker

The Joker Is Wild 1957

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Character: Mr. Ralph W. Benziger

From the Terrace 1960

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Character: Hudson - Bartender

Nevada Smith 1966

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Character: Eldon Bates

5 Card Stud 1968

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Character: Ed Crocker

This Is the Life 1952

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Character: Big Jim Harrington

The Untouchables 1959

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Character: Chief Highcloud

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 1964

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Character: Curtis Brandt

Peter Gunn 1958

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Character: Norv Waggoner

The Rifleman 1958

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Character: General Ramsey

Profiles in Courage 1964

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Character: Ben Gale

77 Sunset Strip 1958

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Character: Mr. Natz

Get Smart 1965

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Character: Bulloti

Four Star Playhouse 1952

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Character: Mike Serra

Kraft Suspense Theatre 1963

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Character: Commissioner Putnam

Thriller 1960

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Character: Roy Berg

Mr. Lucky 1959

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Character: Dan Cord

Waterfront 1954

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Character: Adam Brow

Zane Grey Theater 1956

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Character: Capt. Rumbo

The Buccaneer 1958

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Character: Ash

Frontier 1955

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