He would never have been lost in a crowd, with that big, square, sculpted 20th century face and his prematurely grey wavy hair. [64], In his 1958 divorce proceedings, Chandler was revealed to be paying his wife an allowance of $1,500 per month. historicimages-store has no other items for sale. [7] When America entered World War II, Chandler enlisted in the army. "Looking at Hollywood: Ann Sheridan, Jeff Chandler to Star in 'Vermilion O'Toole'" HEDDA HOPPER'S STAFF. "Jeff Chandler Likely for Demetrius; 'Highest Mountain' New Purchase" Schallert, Edwin. Marjorie Hoshelle was born on January 7, 1918 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. [78] He was buried at Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City. There are 1 items available. [26] Young later said Chandler "was more of a personality than an actor... a charming man."[27]. Daughter of actors Jeff Chandler and Marjorie Hoshelle. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. 'Indian' Chandler Changes Pace; He's Now Half Indian", HEDDA HOPPER: "Jeff Chandler Aims to Do 'Young Moses'", "ALLIED ARTISTS SIGNS PRODUCER: John Huston to Make 3 Films -- Wyler and Wilder Also Completing Similar Deals" by THOMAS M. PRYOR, "NADER TO REPLACE CHANDLER 2D TIME: Actor Will Be Co-Star With Maureen O'Hara in 'Lady Godiva' Film at U.-I." Cross-dressing is the last thing I would expect of Jeff. Will usually ship within 1 business day of receiving cleared payment. The Chandler was borrowed from Van Johnson’s character in “Easy to … "Jeff Chandler Will Star in 'Holy Grail'" Hopper, Hedda. Jane Russell commented, "I've never heard of such a thing. Gerald Mohr was a pallbearer at his funeral. I'd like to do some writing. "Big Chief Cochise Set; Sidney to Direct 'Keys;' Trevor 'Package' Looms" Schallert, Edwin. In 1957, he became involved with actress Esther Williams, causing his wife to divorce him. Council Opens Campaign to Halt Cheaper Production Abroad by U. S. Studios". I marked two radio scripts and have finished synopses and five movie stories. Louella Parsons called Chandler "the busiest actor in town... Jeff is so happy in his private life these days that he's doing everything the studio wants. The cause was a blood infection complicated by pneumonia. [70], He was linked with Esther Williams, who wrote in her 1999 autobiography Chandler was a cross dresser and she broke off the relationship. "VIDEO AND RADIO TO REACH HIGH POINT AT YULE: Programs Are Listed for Holiday" REMENIH, ANTON. Chandler appeared in an expensive (for Universal) epic, playing the Emperor Marcian in Sign of the Pagan and co-starred with Jane Russell in Foxfire (1955), which he enjoyed because, "I don't have to be so darned monosyllabic in this one. A week later there was a second surgery, but a few days later, Chandler’s final credits rolled, gone under very mysterious circumstances at just 42 years old. "BETTE DAVIS SEEKS TO LEAVE WARNERS: Negotiations Are Under Way to Cancel Contract, Making Actress a Free Agent" by THOMAS F. BRADY, "LANCASTER, HECHT BUY MAILER NOVEL: Actor to Play Lieut. Broken Arrow turned out to be a considerable hit, earning Chandler an Oscar nomination and establishing him as a star. If you Buy It Now, you'll only be purchasing this item. Chandler's next two movies were made for a brand new company, Seven Arts: Ten Seconds to Hell, a drama with Jack Palance for director Robert Aldrich, and Thunder in the Sun, a Western with Susan Hayward. When he later confessed the affair to his wife, Sherman recalls her placid response: “Well. [3], Universal announced him for Chief Crazy Horse,[35] but the role ended up being played by Victor Mature. His wife complained that Chandler was "chronically fatigued so that he would fall asleep wherever we were. Even before Broken Arrow was released, Chandler was upped to leading-man status back at Universal. [53] A Motion Picture Exhibitor Poll listed him as the tenth most popular male star in the US in 1957. [22], Returning to Universal, Chandler played an adventurer in Smuggler's Island, a role he liked because he said it was close to his real personality. Jeff Chandler died in Culver City, California on June 17th 1961. Select PayPal Credit at checkout to have the option to pay over time. In 1952, exhibitors voted Chandler the 22nd-most popular star in the US. The actor is only a small part of the performance. [56] In Ten Seconds to Hell and The Jayhawkers! [14], Chandler's performance in Our Miss Brooks brought him to the attention of executives at Universal, who were looking for someone to play an Israeli leader in Sword in the Desert (1949). In exchange for this, Chandler was to make two more films for Universal under his original contract with them, then enter into a new arrangement under which he would appear in two films a year over three years.[48]. The couple had two daughters, Jamie Tucker (May 16, 1947–2003) and Dana Grossel (1949–2002). He put together an act and we opened at the Riviera. "Looking at Hollywood: Orson Welles Will Star in and Direct 'Badge of Evil'" Hopper, Hedda. [80] It was deemed malpractice and resulted in his children suing the hospital for $1.5 million. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program. I make a point of answering all my mail, and when anyone asks me for an autograph, I'm not just flattered. Jeff Chandler Among Movie Visitors Here I walk into a restaurant and get a ringside table- but you remember I also have to leave the biggest tip. [4] Chandler was an active Democrat. On May 17, in a seven-and-a-half-hour emergency operation over-and-above the original surgery, he was given 55 pints of blood. Jeff Chandler and his wife, Marjorie Hoshelle, attend a first-showing of the new Martin & Lewis picture at a Hollywood theatre. Chandler was born Ira Grossel to a Jewish family in Brooklyn, the only child of Anna (née Herman) and Phillip Grossel. He worked for two years in stock companies, including a performance of The Trojan Horse opposite famous singers and actors Gordon MacRae and his wife Sheila MacRae, who became his good friends. Sister of Jamie Tucker. And let's face it, acting is the easiest way I know to make a buck. If I don't, I'm labeled the tightest guy in town. "Chief Crazyhorse' Held Right for Jeff Chandler; Slate Signs Term Deal" Schallert, Edwin. I want to eventually branch off into writing and directing. "Big Chief! 59 talking about this. [40] He announced "being a movie star isn't worth it", complaining that: I can't go anywhere as an ordinary individual. All other countries are giving inducements to companies and to players; even a little country like Israel is trying to formulate a plan for subsidies. The part was proving tricky to cast; in Chandler's words, "Fox was looking for a guy big enough physically to play the role and unfamiliar enough to moviegoers to lend authenticity. This amount is subject to change until you make payment. "[6] Chandler's performance as a similar resistance leader-type in Sword of the Desert brought him to the studio's attention, and he was borrowed from Universal for the role in May 1949. Excludes: Angola, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, French Polynesia, Libya, Mongolia, Suriname, Guyana, Panama, Mauritius, Brunei Darussalam, Chad, Madagascar, New Caledonia, Bahamas, Bermuda, Iran, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Western Sahara, Bolivia, Laos, Congo, Republic of the, Seychelles, Sudan, Guadeloupe, Venezuela, Somalia, Burma, Cuba, Republic of, Reunion, Yemen, Barbados, Belize, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Central African Republic, Martinique, Dominica, Niger, French Guiana, Saint Pierre and Miquelon. Jeff Chandler (I) (1918–1961) Actor ... Jeff was born in Brooklyn and attended Erasmus High School. Actor Jeff Chandler and wife Marjorie are shown as they appeared in court this morning. [79], An investigation ensued into Chandler's death. It was followed by more adventure fare: East of Sumatra and War Arrow with Maureen O'Hara. He was to star opposite Tony Curtis in Operation Petticoat (1959), but fell ill and had to withdraw.[9][55]. Their divorce was granted in 1959. He went on to play small roles as gangsters in Roses are Red and The Invisible Wall, and a policeman in Mr Belvedere Goes to College. HEDDA HOPPER'S STAFF. Tinee, Mae. Share on Facebook - opens in a new window or tab, Share on Twitter - opens in a new window or tab, Share on Pinterest - opens in a new window or tab. She was married to Jeff Chandler. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program, This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees. They separated in 1951,[60] and 1954,[61] and filed for divorce in 1954. [73], He represented the Screen Actors Guild during talks throughout the 1960 actors' strike. by THOMAS M. PRYOR. Add to cart to save with this special offer. Actor Jeff Chandler with his wife Marjorie attend a dinner in Los Angeles, California. Something went wrong. [8], After being discharged from the Army, Chandler moved to Los Angeles in December 1945 with $3,000 he had saved. [5][6], Chandler formed his own company, the Shady Lane Playhouse, in Illinois in the summer of 1941. Chandler had a relationship with Gloria De Haven that was exposed in Confidential magazine. View cart for details. Jeff Chandler full list of movies and tv shows in theaters, in production and upcoming films. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the balance is not paid in full within 6 months. I can't go anywhere unnoticed. He then went over to Warner Bros. to make Merrill's Marauders, which was his last film. None of it helped, and everybody raved about Jeff's singing, but let's face it: He really didn't sing very well. Some injuries people incur include slipping on a pool deck at a hotel, tripping in the bathtub at a resort, wave runner and jet ski accidents, boating incidents, golf cart accidents, moped accidents, and many more. Filmography. [72], Chandler's public support for Israel's 1956 attack on Egypt during the Suez Crisis prompted the United Arab Republic to ban his films in Arab countries in 1960. Film historian David Shipman once wrote this analysis of Chandler: Jeff Chandler looked as though he had been dreamed up by one of those artists who specialise in male physique studies, or a mite further up the artistic scale, he might have been plucked bodily from some modern mural on a biblical subject. Chandler's father was connected with the restaurant business and got his son a job as a restaurant cashier. Chandler appeared in Return to Peyton Place for Fox. [54], Chandler made another for Universal, A Stranger in My Arms with June Allyson. Please enter 5 or 9 numbers for the ZIP Code. Jeff met his future wife, Charlotte Nilsson, in Newport Beach in 1967. Chandler married actress Marjorie Hoshelle (1918–1989) in 1946. "Tribune GO-TO-MOVIE GUIDE: Tony Martin Gives Views on Career" Find this Pin and more on Favorite Classic Actorsby Marianne Alexander. [10] Hollywood tended to cast him, though, in different nationalities. He was meant to make Death on a Sidestreet[19] and The Lady Count[20] but neither ended up being made. [63], In 1957, he had an affair with Esther Williams while making a movie together, and his wife filed for divorce at the end of the year. [49] He acted in and produced the first Earlmar production, a Western, Drango. Jeff is related to Samuel I Chandler and Sam Gene Chandler as well as 3 additional people. He left to work on a movie after three and a half weeks. There was a time I could walk around Times Square in New York (my home town) and look into shop windows or go into a cafe and eat in peace. [74], While working on Merrill's Marauders in the Philippines, on April 15, 1961, Chandler injured his back while playing baseball with U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers who served as extras in the film. [26], Chandler made up with Universal,[41] which cast him in Lady Godiva of Coventry. [58] Allied was so pleased with the film, they requested three more movies from August, but Chandler never got to make them.[57]. In May, Chandler refused to play the lead in Six Bridges to Cross and Universal put him on suspension. They were married in his parents' Pasadena living room on March 27, 1971. I like to push buttons. George Frederick (Jeff) Chandler III 42 of Eatonton died Saturday, January 1, 2011. Chandler’s ex-wife and their children sued his surgeon and the hospital for malpractice, assault and battery, and wrongful death. According to one profile, "he has unusual face, with taut, bony features,which seem to fit neatly into any sort of role".[23]. This item will be shipped through the Global Shipping Program and includes international tracking. Charlie publicly came to his beau's defense when NBC fired him from DOOL's. After receiving the item, contact seller within. Jeff Chandler, wife Marjorie and their daughters Jamie & Dana. [76] He died on June 17, 1961. Jeffrey Chandler, an influential member of the family that built the Los Angeles Times and the last person with the Chandler name to play a significant role in the newspaper’s ownership, has died. Jeff Chandler (1918-1961) was an Oscar® nominated American actor. [11][81][82], Chandler's own estate was worth $600,000, which he left to his daughters. Get the item you ordered or get your money back. [44], He made a Western, Pillars of the Sky, then had a change of pace with the comedy The Toy Tiger, the fourth movie he made that year. Council Opens Campaign to Halt Cheaper Production Abroad by U. S. Studios Special to The New York Times". Chandler replaced Lee J. Cobb, and it was one of his least-typical roles, a character part rather than a leading man. [10] He went on to appear in episodes of anthology drama series such as Escape and Academy Award Theater, and became well known for playing the lead in Michael Shayne. He attended Erasmus Hall High School, the alma mater of many stage and film personalities, where he acted in school plays; his schoolmates included Susan Hayward. Movie fans seem to think that actors belong to them, but we like to feel we belong to ourselves. He said he was under contract to Universal to make two films a year at $60,000 per film for 1957 and $75,000 per film for 1958. He was mentioned as the possible lead for the television police drama "The Asphalt Jungle" when that show was in development in 1960. American actor Jeff Chandler and his wife, Marjorie Hoshelle, hold 3-D glasses while sitting in the audience for the premiere of director Arch Oboler's film, 'Bwana Devil'. Chandler had a concurrent career as a singer and recording artist, releasing several albums and playing nightclubs. [3][4], Eventually, he saved up enough money to take a drama course at the Feagin School of Dramatic Art in New York. Chandler played Cochise for the third time, a cameo in Taza, Son of Cochise, starring Hudson, who soon overtook Chandler as Universal's biggest male star. [2] He was raised by his mother after his parents separated when he was a child. He was one of Universal Pictures's more popular male stars of the 1950s. Chan and Charlie share the same publicist, Jeff Ballard, who Chandler is currently banging, and was banging while he was banging Charlie. "[71], He was also linked with Ann Sheridan. Subject to credit approval. The Jonny Quest character "Race Bannon" was modeled on Jeff Chandler. Sipping from a glass of lemonade, the former MGM star says she was simply telling the truth when she revealed that Jeff Chandler, the actor she nearly married in … It may contain wrinkles, cracks, and possibly even tears due to its age and how it was handled before it got to us. Chandler played villains. This meant Chandler missed the part of Demetrius in The Robe (1953) at Fox, for which he had been considered and which eventually went to Victor Mature. Shortly after his arrival, he was involved in a serious car accident on the way to a screen test, which resulted in a large scar on his forehead.[9]. Other offers may also be available. Jeff Chandler (born Ira Grossel; December 15, 1918 – June 17, 1961) was an American actor, film producer and singer best remembered for playing Cochise in Broken Arrow (1950), for which he was Oscar nominated. "JEFF CHANDLER MAN OF MANY FACES: He Can Play Any Kind of Character Role, and Is a Glamor Guy, Too Hedda Hopper Writes of Jeff Chandler" Hopper, Hedda. I was born to be an executive – an idea man. "[50][51] Chandler bought the rights to a novel, Lincoln McEever, but it was never made; Drango turned out to be Earlmar's sole production. 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The couple had two daughters, Jamie Tucker (May 16, 1947–2003) and Dana Grossel (1949–2002). Qualifying purchases could enjoy No Interest if paid in full in 6 months on purchases of $99 or more. A third operation followed, on May 27, where he received an additional 20 pints of blood. [11][12] He tested for Columbia's The Loves of Carmen[13] and did not get the part. For that he had the requisite Jewishness (of which he was very proud) – and he was not quite real. She died on April 5, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See all photos. He then went on to make a war film, Red Ball Express, and a swashbuckler, Yankee Buccaneer. American actors Jeff Chandler and Esther Williams offer medical assistance to a man with a leg wound while Italian actors Eduardo De Filippo and... Actor Jeff Chandler and actress Jan Sterling in a scene from the crime drama movie 'Female On The Beach', directed by Joseph Pevney, 1955. [77], At the time of his death, Chandler was involved with British actress Barbara Shelley. His real name was Ira Grossel and his film-name was exactly right[8], Known for his careful attention to detail in making pictures, Chandler was often described as introverted. He has also appeared in the films Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, The Wolf of Wall Street, King Kong, and Super 8.. Kyle Chandler: Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity Our Miss Brooks transferred to television, but Chandler was not permitted to do TV under his contract; his part was taken by Robert Rockwell. In 1954, Chandler was starting to gripe about his workload: You just can't call your time your own. 1953 Press Photo Jeff Chandler & Wife Marjorie Hoshelle at Hollywood Premiere, {"modules":["unloadOptimization","bandwidthDetection"],"unloadOptimization":{"browsers":{"Firefox":true,"Chrome":true}},"bandwidthDetection":{"url":"https://ir.ebaystatic.com/cr/v/c1/thirtysevens.jpg","maxViews":4,"imgSize":37,"expiry":300000,"timeout":250}}. Chandler received more attention playing Eve Arden's love interest on radio in Our Miss Brooks, which debuted in July 1948 and became a massive hit. Anyone in the world with imagination and initiative can become a success. "Jeff Chandler Among Movie Visitors Here" Tinee, Mae. His other credits include Sword in the Desert (1948), Deported (1950), Female on the Beach (1955), and Away All Boats (1956). He was born in Decatur, GA the son of George F. Chandler, Jr. and Barbara Holt Chandler. "Jeff Chandler Wanted as Star for Movie on Huk Warfare" Hopper, Hedda. Chandler initially struggled to find work in Hollywood, and had spent all his savings when he got his first job as a radio actor in May 1946. Jeff Chandler: Esther Williams revealed in 1999 that she once found the late actor, at the time a boyfriend of hers, in a red wig, flowered dress, and high heels. Hopper, Hedda. Jeff was a mortgage banker for Brand Mortgage. He was killed by a surgical complication. They separated in 1951, and 1954, and actually divorced in 1954. Please enter a number less than or equal to 1. They have also lived in Union City, CA and San Francisco, CA plus 1 other location. Earlmar signed a six-picture deal with United Artists, under which Chandler was to appear in at least three of the films. "Ann Sheridan, Jeff Chandler to Co-Star in 'Steel Town': Looking at Hollywood" Hopper, Hedda. 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