Earl Holliman


Earl Holliman

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Earl Holliman (born on September 11, 1928, in Delhi, Louisiana) is an American film and television actor.

He first appeared in film in 1953 and three years later won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture for his performance in the 1956 film, "The Rainmaker". Among his other notable film appearances were in "Giant", "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral", "Forbidden Planet", "Hot Spell", "Visit to a Small Planet","The Bridges at Toko-Ri", "The Trap", "The Big Combo","The Sons of Katie Elder", and "Summer and Smoke". In 1970 and 1971, Holliman made two appearances in the successful western comedy "Alias Smith and Jones" starring Pete Duel (né Deuel) and Ben Murphy.

In addition to a successful career in films, Earl Holliman became a popular television personality through his roles as Sundance in "Hotel de Paree" and as Lt. Bill Crowley opposite Angie Dickinson in the "Police Woman" series that ran from 1974 to 1978. He also had the distinction of appearing in the first episode of "The Twilight Zone" titled "Where is Everybody?" which aired on October 2, 1959. He also co-starred with Andrew Prine in the early 1960's TV series, "The Wide Country", about itinerant cowboys in the modern era.

He continued to appear in television guest roles throughout the 1970s and 1980s. His most notable role during this period was in the hit mini series "The Thorn Birds" with Richard Chamberlain and Rachel Ward. He also took part in the Gunsmoke reunion movie "" in 1987 as Jake Flagg.

He earned a nomination for a Golden Globe Award for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a television Series" for his acting with Delta Burke in her short-lived 1992 series "Delta".

For his contribution to the television industry, Earl Holliman has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6901 Hollywood Blvd.

Holliman is also known for his work as an animal-rights activist.

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title = Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
years = 1957
"'for "The Rainmaker"
before= Arthur Kennedy
for "Trial"
after = Red Buttons
for "Sayonara"

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