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Overview (4)

Born in Missouri, USA
Died in Butte, California, USA  (suicide)
Birth NameJohn Harris Armstrong
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Todd Armstrong was born on July 25, 1937 in Missouri, USA as John Harris Armstrong. He was an actor, known for Jason and the Argonauts (1963), Icebound in the Antarctic (1983) and Iron Horse (1966). He died on November 17, 1992 in Butte, California, USA.

Trivia (3)

Briefly a leading man in the 1960's, formerly trained in drama at the Pasadena Playhouse. 'Discovered' by actress Gloria Henry, while working for her as a landscape gardener. Signed by Columbia and cast in the titular role of Jason and the Argonauts (1963). Thereafter, subsided back into supporting roles.
Armstrong committed suicide by gunshot, some sources claim after building an addiction to painkillers for a terrible work-related injury he sustained, other sources claim that he was HIV positive and suffering from AIDS.
Brother-in-law of casting director Tom Jennings.

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