Rory Mallinson

Charles Rory Mallinson (October 27, 1913 – March 26, 1976) was an American actor of film and television. Born in Atlanta, Georgia,[1] Mallinson would begin his acting career after signing a contract with Warner Brothers in 1945.[2] That year he would have a small role in the film, Pride of the Marines, starring John Garfield and Eleanor Powell.[3]

Rory Mallinson
Born
Charles Joseph Mallinson

(1913-10-27)October 27, 1913
DiedMarch 26, 1976(1976-03-26) (aged 62)
OccupationActor
Years active1945–1968
Spouse(s)Helen Mallinson
Eileen D. McNulty

Mallinson would continue making films through the 1940s, and throughout the 1950s, appearing in over 90 films during this period.[4]

Notable films in which he would perform include: a featured role in the 1947 film noir Dark Passage, starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall;[5] Mighty Joe Young (1949);[6] the Abbott and Costello vehicle, Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951);[7] the 1952 western, Springfield Rifle, starring Gary Cooper;[8] and Howard Hawks' 1952 film, The Big Sky, which stars Kirk Douglas, Dewey Martin, and Elizabeth Threatt.[9] In the early 1950s, he also had a featured role in the film serial, Blackhawk.[2]

His final performance in the film industry would be in the western, Westbound (1959), starring Randolph Scott and Virginia Mayo.[10]

During the 1960s, his career diminished, and he would only make a handful of guest appearances on several television series during the decade, including performances on Cheyenne and Mannix.

Death

Mallinson died on March 26, 1976 in Los Angeles, aged 62, from undisclosed causes.[2]

Filmography

(Per AFI database)[4]

References

  1. "Rory Mallinson profile". Omnilexica. Archived from the original on January 31, 2015. Retrieved January 31, 2015.
  2. "Rory Mallinson biography". AllMovie. Archived from the original on May 4, 2014. Retrieved January 31, 2015.
  3. "Pride of the Marines". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on April 22, 2014. Retrieved January 31, 2015.
  4. "Rory Mallinson". American Film Institute. Retrieved January 31, 2015.
  5. "Dark Passage". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on April 24, 2014. Retrieved January 31, 2015.
  6. "Mighty Joe Young". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on March 29, 2014. Retrieved January 31, 2015.
  7. "Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on March 29, 2014. Retrieved January 31, 2015.
  8. "Springfield Rifle". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on March 28, 2014. Retrieved January 31, 2015.
  9. "The Big Sky". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on June 2, 2014. Retrieved January 31, 2015.
  10. "Westbound". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on April 2, 2014. Retrieved January 31, 2015.
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