William Hopper

Biography

Date of Birth 26 January 1915, New York City, New York, USA Date of Death 6 March 1970, Palm Springs, California, USA (pneumonia) Birth Name William DeWolf Hopper Jr. Height 6' 3" (1.91 m) Spouse Jane Gilbert (1940 - 1959) (divorced) 1 child Jeanette J. Hopper (? - ?) (his death) Trivia Son of the actress-turned-gossip-columnist Hedda Hopper and DeWolf Hopper Sr. Brother-in-law of actress Margaret Lindsay. Prior to being a Navy frogman doing underwater demolition in the pacific during WW II his hair was dark blonde, the stress of the danger turned it permanently white. Suffered a stroke on 14 February 1970. Personal Quotes I didn't dislike movie people, but they were nothing special to me. I'd been around them all my life. My mother's [Hedda Hopper] the kind who could say "Howdeedo" to the king of England and feel perfectly at home. But I couldn't.

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20 Million Miles to Earth

Col. Robert Calder

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The Deadly Mantis

Dr. Nedrick (Ned) Jackson

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The Bad Seed

Col. Kenneth Penmark

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Mystery House

Lal Killian

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Good-bye, My Lady

Walden Grover

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The Cowboy Quarterback

Handsome Sam Saxon (as DeWolf Hopper)

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Breakdowns of 1937

Self

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The Adventurous Blonde

Matt

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Sunshine Dad

Infant in carriage (as DeWolf Hopper Jr.)

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The Body Disappears

Terrence Abbott (as DeWolf Hopper)

Starring In
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Myra Breckinridge

Judge Frederic D. Cannon (uncredited)

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The Deadly Mantis

Dr. Nedrick (Ned) Jackson

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20 Million Miles to Earth

Col. Robert Calder

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The Bad Seed

Col. Kenneth Penmark

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Der Held von Texas

William Barrett Travis

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Good-bye, My Lady

Walden Grover

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Rebel Without a Cause

Judy's Father

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One Desire

'Mac' MacBain

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Conquest of Space

Dr. George Fenton

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Robbers' Roost

Robert Bell

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Fury

Dr. Steve Brown / ... (1 episode, 1956)

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The High and the Mighty

Roy (as William DeWolf Hopper)

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Sitting Bull

Charles Wentworth (as Bill Hopper)

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L'amante proibita

District Attorney

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El Rastro de la Pantera

Arthur Bridges

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Action in the North Atlantic

Canadian Soldier (uncredited)

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Air Force

Sergeant (uncredited)

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Hard Way, The

Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)

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Across the Pacific

Orderly (uncredited)

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Yankee Doodle Dandy

Reporter (uncredited)

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Larceny, Inc.

Traffic Policeman (uncredited)

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Desperate Journey

Radio Operator (uncredited)

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The Male Animal

Reporter on Porch (uncredited)

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Juke Girl

Atlanta Postal Clerk (uncredited)

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Gentleman Jim

Bit part (uncredited)

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Murder in the Big House

Reporter (uncredited)

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Lady Gangster

John (as DeWolf Hopper)

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All Through The Night

Reporter (uncredited)

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They Died with Their Boots On

Lt. Frazier (uncredited)

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Blues in the Night

Billiard Player (uncredited)

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The Maltese Falcon

Reporter (uncredited)

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Dive Bomber

Pilot Telling Joe 'Tim Landed RAF Plane' (uncredited)

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The Bride Came C.O.D.

Keenan's and Brice's pilot (as DeWolf Hopper)

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The Body Disappears

Terrence Abbott (as DeWolf Hopper)

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Manpower

Power Company Telephone Operator (uncredited)

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Virginia City

Lieutenant Reporting Murrell's Attack (uncredited)

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Santa Fe Trail

Officer (scenes deleted)

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Knute Rockne All American

New York Reporter When Knute is Ill (uncredited)

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Brother Orchid

2nd Reporter on Return Ship (uncredited)

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'Til We Meet Again

Man (uncredited)

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The Fighting 69th

Private Turner (as DeWolf Hopper)

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No Time for Comedy

First-Nighter (uncredited)

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On Your Toes

Ronald - Peggy's Escort (uncredited)

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The Old Maid

John Ward

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Angels Wash Their Faces

Photographer (uncredited)

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Midnight

Flammarions' Party Guest (uncredited)

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Nancy Drew: Reporter

Bit Role (uncredited)

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Daughters Courageous

Striped-Shirted Man at Beach (uncredited)

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Barreras Invisibles

Society Gent in Top Hat (uncredited)

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Espionage Agent

Student (uncredited)

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The Cowboy Quarterback

Handsome Sam Saxon (as DeWolf Hopper)

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On Dress Parade

Soldier Getting Radio Report from H4 (uncredited)

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Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase

Reporter (as DeWolf Hopper)

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The Return of Doctor X

Interne (as DeWolf Hopper)

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Mystery House

Lal Killian

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Breakdowns of 1937

Self

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The Adventurous Blonde

Matt

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Dick Tracy - 15-Episode Serial

Dirigible Pilot (uncredited)

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The Big Broadcast of 1937

Ship's Officer (uncredited)

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Murder with Pictures

Photographer (uncredited)

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Sunshine Dad

Infant in carriage (as DeWolf Hopper Jr.)

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Divide And Conquer / The Battle Of Britain: Why We Fight

Bit Role (uncredited)

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