Sonny Tufts (1911–1970)


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Born into a prominent Boston family of bankers whose patriarch was said to have arrived in America from England in 1683, Sonny Tufts would end his career as a Hollywood "bad boy," immersed in drink and scandal. Tufts was graduated from Yale in 1935 and began pursuing a career in opera, eventually auditioning with the Metropolitan Opera in New York. ... See full bio »

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The Seven Year Itch Tom MacKenzie
(1955)
Here Come the Waves Windy 'Pinetop' Windhurst
(1944)
The Untamed Breed Tom Kilpatrick
(1948)
Cat-Women of the Moon Laird Grainger
(1953)

Filmography

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 1968 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series)
Guest Performer
- Episode #2.5 (1968) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
- Episode #2.4 (1968) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
- Episode #2.2 (1968) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
- Episode #2.1 (1968) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
 1968 Land's End (TV Movie)
Hal
 1967 Cottonpickin' Chickenpickers
Cousin Urie
 1965 The Loner (TV Series)
Barney Windom
- The Ordeal of Bud Windom (1965) ... Barney Windom
 1965 Town Tamer
Carmichael
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Monk
- Have Girls, Will Travel (1964) ... Monk
 1963 The Virginian (TV Series)
Frank Trampas
- Ride a Dark Trail (1963) ... Frank Trampas
 1957 The Parson and the Outlaw
Jack Slade
 1956 Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series)
Sam
- A Tale of Two Citizens (1956) ... Sam
 1956 Come Next Spring
Leroy Hightower
 1955 The Seven Year Itch
Tom MacKenzie
 1954 Serpent Island
Pete Mason
 1953 Cat-Women of the Moon
Laird Grainger
 1953 No Escape
Detective Simon Shayne
 1953 Run for the Hills
Charlie Johnson
 1952 Glory at Sea
Ordinary Seaman 'Yank' Flanagan
 1949 Easy Living
Tim McCarr
 1949 The Crooked Way
Vince Alexander
 1948 The Untamed Breed
Tom Kilpatrick
 1947 Variety Girl
Sonny Tufts
 1947 Blaze of Noon
Roland McDonald
 1947 Easy Come, Easy Go
Kevin O'Connor
 1946 Cross My Heart
Oliver Clarke
 1946 Swell Guy
Jim Duncan
 1946 The Well Groomed Bride
Lt. Torchy McNeil
 1946 The Virginian
Steve Andrews
 1946 Miss Susie Slagle's
Pug Prentiss
 1945 Duffy's Tavern
Sonny Tufts
 1945 Bring on the Girls
Phil North
 1944 Here Come the Waves
Windy 'Pinetop' Windhurst
 1944 I Love a Soldier
Dan Kilgore
 1943 Government Girl
E.H. 'Ed' Browne
 1943 So Proudly We Hail!
Kansas
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(Summer 1949) He acted in Mark Reed's play, "Petticoat Fever," in a Kenley Players production in Lakewood Park Theatre in Barnesville, Pennsylvania. John Kenley was artistic director.

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Trivia:

Had a whole chapter of the Medved Brothers' "Golden Turkey Awards" to himself: Worst Performance by Sonny Tufts. The winning film was Government Girl (1943), probably because of the prominence of his female lead, Olivia de Havilland. See more »

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