Alan Baxter (actor)

Alan Baxter (November 19, 1908 May 7, 1976) was an American film and television actor.

Alan Edwin Baxter
Richard Widmark and Baxter (right) in Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Born(1908-11-19)November 19, 1908
DiedMay 7, 1976(1976-05-07) (aged 67)
Years active1935-1971
Spouse(s)Barbara Williams (1936-1953) (her death)
Christy Palmer (1955-1976) (his death)

Early years

Baxter was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned a bachelor's degree from Williams College,[1] where he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity and a classmate of Elia Kazan. He went on to study in the 47 Drama Workshop at Yale University.[1]


Baxter's Broadway credits include The Hallams (1947), Home of the Brave (1945), The Voice of the Turtle (1943), Winged Victory (1943), Thumbs Up! (1934), and Lone Valley (1932).[2]

Military service

Baxter served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II.

Personal life

Baxter had been married to actress Barbara Williams for 17 years at the time of her death on November 9, 1953.[3]


Television roles

Among Baxter's television appearances were four guest roles on the CBS' courtroom drama series, Perry Mason, starring Raymond Burr. In 1961, he played the title role of Eugene Houseman in "The Case of the Left-Handed Liar". Also in 1961 Gunsmoke Long, Long Trail he played Lou Hacker. In 1964, he played Roger Gray in “The Case of the Missing Button”. He also made three guest appearances on The Virginian, starring James Drury and he was guest starred on Ripcord, starring Larry Pennell and Ken Curtis as Leach in the episode "Derelict". In September 1960, he appeared in the season premiere episode "The Longest Rope" of the western series Cheyenne, starring Clint Walker. 1961 Tv. Show ThrillerHosted by Boris Karloff, in season 2,episode 16 Titled, Waxworks He played Sergent Dane.


  1. "Like Jekyll, Off-Stage". The Kansas City Times. Missouri, Kansas City. February 13, 1956. p. 4. Retrieved May 7, 2017 via
  2. "("Alan Baxter" search results". Playbill Vault. Playbill. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  3. "The Final Curtain". Billboard. November 28, 1953. p. 54. Retrieved 7 May 2017.

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