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Occupation
  
Actor, screenwriter

Died
  
1986

Role
  
Leading man


Name
  
Alexander Kirkland

Years active
  
1929–1957

Children
  
Alexandra Kirkland

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Full Name
  
William Alexander Kirkland

Born
  
September 15, 1901 (
1901-09-15
)
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

Spouse
  
Phyllis Adams (m. 1944–1950), Gypsy Rose Lee (m. 1942–1944)

Parents
  
Robert Gowland Kirkland, Charlotte Megan

Movies
  
A Face in the Crowd, Charlie Chan's Chance, Tarnished Lady, A Passport to Hell, Social Register

Similar People
  
Gypsy Rose Lee, Julio De Diego, Erik Lee Preminger, Rose Thompson Hovick, Marshall Neilan

William Alexander Kirkland (September 15, 1901, Mexico City, Mexico – circa 1986) was a leading man in Hollywood during the early sound era, as well as a notable stage actor who starred in productions of the Group Theatre in New York.

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Biography

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Kirkland attended the Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He toured as one of the Yale Puppeteers and then worked with the troupe at the Turnabout Theatre in Los Angeles, which operated from 1941 to 1956. His friend and theater colleague Forman Brown used him as the model for one of his characters in the early gay romance novel Better Angel (1933).

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On radio, Kirkland played David Brewster in the soap opera Big Sister in the early 1940s, Curt Lansing in John's Other Wife, and Russell Barrington in Society Girl in that same era.

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He married entertainer Gypsy Rose Lee in 1942. They separated after three months and finally were divorced in 1944. From 1944 to 1950, he was married to socialite, actress, and TV producer Phyllis Adams Jenkins (1923-2004).

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Little is known about his later years, but there have been no sources indicating his death, save from a source on IMDB, claiming his death sometime in the 1980s.

Broadway credits

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  • Wings Over Europe (1928)
  • Men in White (1933)
  • Gold Eagle Guy (1934)
  • Till the Day I Die (1935)
  • Weep for the Virgins (1935)
  • The Case of Clyde Griffiths (1936)
  • Many Mansions (1937)
  • Filmography

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    This filmography is believed to be complete.

  • Tarnished Lady (1931)
  • Surrender (1931)
  • Charlie Chan's Chance (1932)
  • Devil's Lottery (1932)
  • Almost Married (1932)
  • A Passport to Hell (1932)
  • Strange Interlude (1932)
  • Black Beauty (1933)
  • Bondage (1933)
  • Humanity (1933)
  • The Social Register (1934)
  • 13 Rue Madeleine (1947) (uncredited)
  • A Face in the Crowd (1957)
  • References

    Alexander Kirkland Wikipedia


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