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Cause of death  Renal failure
Role  Film actor
Name  John Bromfield
Years active  1948-1960

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Full Name  Farron Bromfield
Born  June 11, 1922 (1922-06-11) South Bend, Indiana, U.S.
Occupation  Actor and commercial fisherman
Died  September 19, 2005, Palm Desert, California, United States
Spouse  Mary Bromfield (m. 1962–2005), Larri Thomas (m. 1955–1959), Corinne Calvet (m. 1948–1954)
Movies and TV shows  Sheriff of Cochise, Curucu - Beast of the Amaz, Sorry - Wrong Number, Crime Against Joe, The Big Bluff
Similar People  Corinne Calvet, Larri Thomas, Lesley Selander, Ray Nazarro, Curt Siodmak

Resting place  Forest Lawn Memorial Park

DRIVE-IN CLASSIC: 'THREE BAD SISTERS' (1956) Marla English, John Bromfield

John Bromfield (born Farron Bromfield; June 11, 1922 – September 19, 2005) was an American film and television actor.


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Early years

Farron Bromfield was born in South Bend, Indiana. He played football and was a boxing champion at Saint Mary's College of California, where he also lettered in football, baseball, track and swimming. In the 1940s, he gained his first acting experience at the La Jolla Playhouse.

Military service

Bromfield served in the United States Navy in World War II.


Bromfield's screen debut came in Harpoon (1948). The same year, he was cast as a detective in Sorry, Wrong Number, starring Burt Lancaster and Barbara Stanwyck for Paramount Pictures. In 1953, Bromfield appeared with Esther Williams, Van Johnson and Tony Martin in Easy to Love.

He also starred in horror films, including the 1955 3D production Revenge of the Creature, one of the Creature from the Black Lagoon sequels.


In the middle 1950s, Bromfield appeared in westerns, such as NBC's Frontier anthology series in the role of a sheriff in the episode "The Hanging at Thunder Butte Creek".

In 1956, Bromfield was cast as law enforcement officer Frank Morgan in the syndicated western-themed crime drama series Sheriff of Cochise, and in its spinoff, U.S. Marshal.:1134 The real sheriff of Cochise County at the time, Jack Howard, visited the set when the program began and made Bromfield an honorary deputy. Bromfield once told The Los Angeles Times: "About 40 million see 'Sheriff of Cochise' or 'U.S. Marshal' every week. I'd have to do about twenty-five pictures, major pictures, over a span of eight or nine years for enough people to see me in the theater who see me in one week on 'U.S. Marshal'... The show is seen all over the world. Television is a fabulous medium." The series was actually created by his co-star Stan Jones, who appeared in twenty-four segments as Deputy Harry Olson.

Later years

In 1960, Bromfield retired from acting to produce sports shows and work as a commercial fisherman off Newport Beach, California.

Personal life

Bromfield married actress Corinne Calvet in Boulder, Colorado, in 1948. They were divorced March 16, 1954. He also was divorced from actress/dancer Larri Thomas. He and his third wife, actress/dancer and author Mary Ellen Bromfield, were married 43 years.


Bromfield died September 18, 2005, at age 83 from renal failure in Palm Desert, California, being survived by his third wife, Mary Ellen Bromfield.


  • The Colt Revolver in the American West—John Bromfield's Official Police Model
  • Filmography

  • Harpoon (1948)
  • Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
  • Rope of Sand (1949)
  • Paid in Full (1950)
  • The Furies (1950)
  • Hold That Line (1952)
  • Flat Top (1952)
  • Easy to Love (1953)
  • Ring of Fear (1954)
  • Revenge of the Creature (1955)
  • The Big Bluff (1955)
  • Three Bad Sisters (1956)
  • Manfish (1956)
  • Crime Against Joe (1956)
  • Hot Cars (1956)
  • References

    John Bromfield Wikipedia