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William Self (William Edwin Self)

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Biography

Dayton, Ohio, USA
William Self was born June 21, 1921, in Dayton, Ohio. He graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in Political Science in 1943. He worked a year in advertising before beginning a career in acting in 1944. From 1944 to 1952 he acted in over 30 films, one of his largest roles being that of Cpl. Barnes in Howard Hawks' The Thing from Another World (1951).

In 1952 Self began his producing career as an Assistant Producer on the TV series China Smith (1952). Read more...

Actor

Character: Pvt. Cookie Henderson

Story of G.I. Joe 1945

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Character: Sutter - Wounded Wrangler

Red River 1948

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Character: Benjamin Klausner - Jury Foreman

Adam's Rib 1949

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Character: Pvt. L.D. Fowler Jr.

Sands of Iwo Jima 1949

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Character: Pat Pemberton's Caddy

Pat and Mike 1952

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Character: Max - a Reporter

Monsieur Verdoux 1947

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Character: Narcotics Squad Technician

The People Against O'Hara 1951

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Directing