Franklin Latimore (born Franklin Latimore Kline, September 28, 1925 – November 29, 1998) was an American actor.
|Born||September 28, 1925|
Darien, Connecticut, U.S.
|Died||November 29, 1998 73) (aged|
Life and career
Latimore was born in Darien, Connecticut. He came from a well-to-do family, and was able to trace his lineage back to the American Revolutionary War. He ran away from home at an early age, and shortly thereafter got the lead part in a Broadway play. He began his acting career in the 1930s, when he and longtime friend Lloyd Bridges performed in summer stock theater at a playhouse in Weston, Vermont.
Latimore then went to Hollywood where he signed a contract with 20th Century-Fox, and proceeded to appear in such hits as In the Meantime, Darling, The Dolly Sisters, Three Little Girls in Blue, and Shock.
After his years at Fox, he made films in Europe, most of which were swashbucklers such as Balboa, Conquistador of the Pacific, The Golden Falcon, Devil's Cavaliers and many others, including two Zorro films and some westerns. These were starring roles, much bigger than his Hollywood roles, to the effect that he became the darling of the swashbucklers during the late 50s and early 60s. He appeared in the French film Purple Noon, as well as in the Italian melodrama A Woman Has Killed (1952).
Latimore appeared in two soap operas, playing Dr. Ed Coleridge on Ryan's Hope from 1975 to 1976, and Dr. Emmet Scott on Guiding Light from 1976 to 1979. He did some work for PBS, most notably appearing in a film about the Civil War.
On November 29, 1998, he died in his sleep, at the age of 73. His remains were cremated and buried beneath a venerable old apple tree on ancestral property in Vermont.
- In the Meantime, Darling (1944) – Lt. Daniel Ferguson
- The Dolly Sisters (1945) – Irving Netcher
- 13 Rue Madeleine (1946) – Jeff Lassiter
- Shock (1946) – Lt. Paul Stewart
- Three Little Girls in Blue (1946) – Steve Harrington
- The Razor's Edge (1946) – Bob MacDonald
- Black Magic (1949) – Gilbert de Rezel
- Yvonne of the Night (1949) – Il tenente Carlo Rutelli
- Il caimano del Piave (1951) – Franco
- The Ungrateful Heart (1951) – Enrico De Marchi
- A Woman Has Killed (1952) – Capt. Roy Prescott
- At Sword's Edge (1952) – Don Ruy
- Three Forbidden Stories (1952) – Walter (Third segment)
- La nemica (1952) – Roberto
- Sul ponte dei sospiri (1953) – Capitan Vessillo
- Neapolitans in Milan (1953) – Parenti
- Captain Phantom (1953) – Miguel, Duke of Canabil
- For You I Have Sinned (1953) – Reder
- Vestire gli ignudi (1954) – Franco Laspiga
- Papà Pacifico (1954) – Carlo Torquati
- La figlia di Mata Hari (1954) – Douglas Kent
- Il principe dalla maschera rossa (1955) – Masuccio, il principe dalla maschera rossa
- L'ultimo amante (1955) – Giorgio
- Il falco d'oro (1955) – Simone
- Lo spadaccino misterioso (1956) – Riccardo Degli Argentari
- Terrore sulla città (1957)
- Historias de la feria (1958) – Alfredo
- Cuatro en la frontera (1958) – Javier
- Secretaria para todo (1958) – Carlos García van Waguen
- Conspiracy of the Borgias (1959) – Guido di Belmonte
- John Paul Jones (1959) – Lt. Richard Dale
- Devil's Cavaliers (1959) – Capt. Richard Stiller
- Purple Noon (1960) – O'Brien
- Seven in the Sun (1960) – Frank
- Les Scélérats (1960) – Ted
- The Gallant Hours (1960) – Halsey's Aide (uncredited)
- Then There Were Three (1961) – Lt. Willotsky
- Capitaine tempête (1961)
- Rosa de Lima (1961) – Don Gil de Cepeda
- Zorro the Avenger (1962) – Don José de la Torre – El Zorro
- Shades of Zorro (1962) – Don José de la Torre – El Zorro
- The Shortest Day (1963) – Un soldato siciliano (uncredited)
- Los Conquistadores Del Pacífico (1963) – Vasco Núñez de Balboa
- Juego de hombres (1963)
- Apache Fury (1964) – Mayor Steve Loman
- Cavalry Charge (1964) – Corporal Paul White
- Hotel der toten Gäste (1965) – Larry Cornell
- Los cuatreros (1965) – Ladd
- Cast a Giant Shadow (1966) – 1st U.N. Officer
- The Honey Pot (1967) – Revenue Agent (scenes deleted)
- The Sergeant (1968) – Capt. Loring
- If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969) – George (uncredited)
- Patton (1970) – Lt. Col. Henry Davenport
- Rosolino Paternò, soldato... (1970) – American Lieutenant
- Mafia Connection (1970) – The American
- Le foto proibite di una signora per bene (1970) – Peter (English version, voice, uncredited)
- Confessions of a Police Captain (1971) – Traini (English version, voice, uncredited)
- The Designated Victim (1971) – Stefano (English version, voice, uncredited)
- A Bay of Blood (1971) – Frank (English version, voice, uncredited)
- Hector the Mighty (1972) – Hector (English version, voice, uncredited)
- Una mujer prohibida (1974) – Jaime
- The Girl in Room 2A (1974) – Johnson
- La encadenada (1975) – Alexander (English version, voice, uncredited)
- All the President's Men (1976) – Judge
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- Jacek Klinowski; Adam Garbicz (2012). Feature Cinema in the 20th Century. Volume Two: 1951–1963. Planet RGB Limited. p. 255. ISBN 978-1-62407-565-0.
- Chris Kline (2008-02-03). "Suharto: 'One of the greatest mass murderers of the 20th century'". The Independent. Retrieved 2014-12-21.