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John Lund (actor)

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Years active  1938-1962
Resting place  Cremation
Spouse  Marie Lund (m. 1942–1982)
Role  Film actor
Name  John Lund

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Born  February 6, 1911 (1911-02-06) Rochester, New York, USA
Died  May 10, 1992, Los Angeles, California, United States
Movies  A Foreign Affair, High Society, The Battle at Apache Pass, The Mating Season, The Perils of Pauline
Similar People  Mitchell Leisen, George Sherman, Charles Walters, Lydia Reed, Celeste Holm

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John Lund (February 6, 1911 – May 10, 1992) was an American film actor who is probably best remembered for his role in the film A Foreign Affair (1948), directed by Billy Wilder, and a dual role in Mitchell Leisen's To Each His Own (1946).


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John Lund's father was a Norwegian immigrant and glassblower in Rochester, New York. Lund did not finish high school, and he tried several businesses before settling on advertising in the 1930s. His jobs included being "a soda-jerk, carpenter and timekeeper."

Stage career

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While working for an advertising agency, he was asked by a friend to appear in an industrial show for the 1939 World's Fair. As a result, he served as stage manager of Railroad on Parade at the fair and played several roles in the production. Before moving to New York City he had appeared in several amateur productions in Rochester. He began acting professionally by appearing on Broadway in William Shakespeare's As You Like It. He wrote the book and lyrics for Broadway's New Faces of 1943. It was his appearance in the play The Hasty Heart (1945) that got him recognized by Hollywood and led to a long-term film contract with Paramount Pictures.

Radio career

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Lund had the title role in the serial Chaplain Jim on the Blue Network in the early 1940s. Lund also played Johnny Dollar in the radio show Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, taking over from 1952 until 1954.

Film career

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His first film was To Each His Own (1946) with Olivia de Havilland for Paramount, in which he played dual roles. A Foreign Affair (1948), in which Lund played romantic lead to both Marlene Dietrich and Jean Arthur, was highly acclaimed but failed to make him a major star. In 1949, in My Friend Irma, Lund is Al, boyfriend of Irma (Marie Wilson).

In 1951 he co-starred with Gene Tierney, Miriam Hopkins, and Thelma Ritter in Mitchell Leisen's comedy The Mating Season. The same year he appeared with Joan Fontaine in the comedy Darling, How Could You!.

In 1956 he co-starred with Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly in MGM's High Society, the musical remake of MGM's 1940 greatly successful The Philadelphia Story.

Later years

By the early 1960s, he appeared in minor films and secondary roles and then retired from the screen in 1963, becoming a successful Hollywood businessman. Lund retired to his house in Coldwater Canyon in the Hollywood Hills in 1963 and died of heart problems in 1992.


Lund was married to Marie Charton, who was an actress and a model.

Partial film list

  • 1946 – To Each His Own
  • 1947 – The Perils of Pauline
  • 1948 – Night Has a Thousand Eyes
  • 1948 – A Foreign Affair
  • 1948 – Miss Tatlock's Millions
  • 1949 – My Friend Irma
  • 1949 – Bride of Vengeance
  • 1950 – No Man of Her Own
  • 1950 – Duchess of Idaho
  • 1950 – My Friend Irma Goes West
  • 1951 – The Mating Season
  • 1951 – Darling, How Could You!
  • 1952 – Just Across the Street
  • 1952 - Bronco Buster
  • 1952 - The Battle at Apache Pass
  • 1952 - Steel Town
  • 1953 - Latin Lovers
  • 1953 – Woman They Almost Lynched
  • 1955 – White Feather
  • 1955 – Chief Crazy Horse
  • 1955 - Five Guns West
  • 1956 – High Society
  • 1956 - Dakota Incident
  • 1956 – Battle Stations
  • 1957 – Affair in Reno
  • 1960 – The Wackiest Ship in the Army
  • 1962 – If a Man Answers
  • References

    John Lund (actor) Wikipedia