Person Details

Birthday: 1912-01-13 13:14:22

Death: 1969-05-24 13:14:22

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Atmore, Alabama, U.S.

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Movie Involvements: 28

TV Involvements: 1


Most Famous Work

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Paul Birch (born January 13, 1912, Atmore, Alabama – died May 24, 1969, St. George's, Grenada) was an American actor of stage and film. Birch was born Paul Smith in Atmore, Alabama. He was a veteran of 39 movies, 50 stage dramas and a number of television shows including the Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951). In the late 1950s he starred, along with William Campbell, in the syndicated Canadian series Cannonball (1958), a half-hour drama/adventure show about truckers. He was the original "Marlboro Man" in TV commercials and played both Union General Ulysses S. Grant and Confederate General Robert E. Lee in several historical plays. He started out as the first of the original members of the Pasadena Playhouse and his stage work included The Caine Mutiny. He also had a recurring role as Captain Carpenter, the boss of Lt. Phillip Gerard in The Fugitive starring David Janssen. He starred in some low-budget science-fiction films in the 1950s, including The Beast with a Million Eyes (1955), Day the World Ended (1955), Not of This Earth (1957) and the cult classic Queen of Outer Space (1958). Birch also had small roles in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), and Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round (1967). Description above from the Wikipedia article Paul Birch, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Most Famous Work

The War of the Worlds
Average
7

The War of the Worlds

(1953) Alonzo Hogue
Rebel Without a Cause
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8

Rebel Without a Cause

(1955) Police Lieutenant
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
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8

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

(1962) Mayor Winder
Two Rode Together
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7

Two Rode Together

(1961) Judge Edward Purcell
Welcome to Hard Times
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5

Welcome to Hard Times

(1967) Mr. Fee
Day the World Ended
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5

Day the World Ended

(1955) Jim Madison
The 27th Day
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6

The 27th Day

(1957) Admiral
Queen of Outer Space
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4

Queen of Outer Space

(1958) Prof. Konrad

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
1967 Mr. Fee
Governor
1965 N/A
1963 Paul King
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1962 N/A
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Mayor Winder
1961 N/A
Judge Edward Purcell
1960 N/A
Detective lieutenant
1959 N/A
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Marshal Matt Crawford
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1958 N/A
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Prof. Konrad
Jake Breslin
Sy Phillips
Bob Selkirk
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Martin Ranker
1957 N/A
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Sam Benson
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Frank Weaver
Prosecutor Frank Mitchell
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Paul Johnson
Andy Niven
Admiral
1956 Thad Arnold
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Sheriff Mack McBride
1955 Jim Madison
Polizeileutnant
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Sherrif
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Allan Kelley
J.C. Haggard
Mark Toliver
1954 Col. Carrington
Fred Kenyon
1953 N/A
Alonzo Hogue
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1952 N/A
1951 N/A
1950 N/A
1948 N/A
1945 First Mate (uncredited)
Year Character Movie/Tv

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