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In 1961 he appeared in The Andersonville Trial at the Mermaid Theatre and as Adam Brant in Mourning Becomes Electra at the Old Vic. William „Bill“ Sylvester (* 31. try again, the name must be unique, Please 2010: The Puppet Master: Richard Gordon on 'Devil Doll' Eksterne skakels. November 1988 in St. Louis, Missouri) ist ein US-amerikanischer American-Football-Spieler. His film roles became regrettably scarce and inexplicably brief, consisting of a handful of fleeting appearances in such films as The Lawyer (1970), Busting (1974), The Hindenburg (1975, as a German officer), Warren Beatty's Heaven Can Wait (1978) and First Family (1980). In 1968 Sylvester returned to the US, where his television appearances included a regular role in the mediocre series Gemini Man, starring Ben Murphy as a special agent who could become invisible. The cast was made up of actors rather than stars, and the spellbinding special effects of the film's middle section aboard a space station orbiting the Earth created a sense of wonder in audiences that subverted Kubrick's bleak conception of a world in which human beings had become an increasingly small and insignificant component.
Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. By the early Sixties he was established as a rugged leading man in low- budget thrillers and horror movies, some of them quite good, such as Eugne Louri's Gorgo (1960) and Lindsay Shonteff's Devil Doll (1964), the latter a bizarre extrapolation from the ventriloquist's dummy episode in the 1945 film Dead of Night.

Are you sure you want to submit this vote? Please try again, the name must be unique, Please Sylvester played wisecracking Yanks with names like "Mac" and "Texas" in a couple of the ubiquitous war films of the Fifties, Appointment in London and Albert RN (both 1953) and a member of the Nova Scotian lobster- fishing community in High Tide At Noon (1957).
Er sollte weite Teile seiner Karriere in Großbritannien zubringen, doch während er in den 1950er-Jahren auch einige Hauptrollen in Low-Budget-Produktionen spielte, blieben seine Auftritte insbesondere in späteren Jahren meist auf kleinere Rollen beschränkt. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Second World War, and settled in Britain after the war to pursue his interest in professional acting. Most liked, -1) ? He was married to Veronica Hurst and Sheila Sweet.He died on January 25, 1995 in Butte County, California. His most famous film credit was Dr. Heywood Floyd in Stanley Kubrick's 2001 A Space Odyssey (1968). There were also lead roles in four British horror films: Gorgo (1960), Devil Doll (1963), Devils of Darkness (1964) and The Hand of Night (1966).

Roy Scheider as Heywood Floyd. they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. William Sylvester wurde in Kalifornien als Sohn des italienischen Einwanderers Joseph Silvester (1899–1941) und der Amerikanerin Gertrude Bailey (1898–1957) geboren. Enter your email to follow new comments on this article. Sylvester also combined these qualities as Gordon Lonsdale in Ring of Spies (1964), a fictionalisation of the Portland spy case in which he was affability itself while luring Harry Houghton and Ethel Gee (Bernard Lee and Margaret Tyzack) into passing secrets to the Russians. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. April 2019 um 10:34 Uhr bearbeitet. He also starred in such minor films as A Stranger Came Home (1954, for Hammer), Dublin Nightmare (1958), Offbeat (1960), Information Received (1961), Incident at Midnight, Ring of Spies and Blind Corner (all 1963). Virile and good-humoured, William Sylvester was always good company in the films in which he starred, and he made more of the role of Dr Heywood Floyd in 2001: a Space Odyssey (1968) than was probably the intention of the film's director, Stanley Kubrick. Sylvester fand allerdings dank seiner amerikanischen Akzentes eine Nische und wurde im britischen Filmen und Fernsehen regelmäßig in Rollen als Amerikaner besetzt. Sylvester Williams Jr. (* 21. Er trat auch als ein deutscher Offizier zu Beginn des Films Die Hindenburg (1975) auf.