Robert Alda

Robert Alda

  • Highest Rated: 89% The Beast With Five Fingers (1946)
  • Lowest Rated: 20% Rhapsody in Blue (2001)
  • Birthday: Feb 26, 1914
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Actor Robert Alda studied architecture at NYU, briefly working in this field until choosing show business. He started performing in vaudeville, and in burlesque as a tenor and straight man; by 1934, he was well established on radio. He made a spectacular film debut in Warner Bros.' 1945 biopic Rhapsody in Blue (1945), essaying the role of George Gershwin over the objections of director Irving Rapper, who'd wanted to hold off production until Tyrone Power was available. Alda did as good a job as possible, given the banalities of the scripts, though his piano-playing sequences are obviously faked and tricked up. Alda's starring career faded out rather quickly; he was more successful with second leads and villainous roles, and in the early 1960s became a fixture of Italian sword-and-sandal and spy films. Returning to Broadway in 1950, Alda created the role of Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, winning a Tony Award in the process. In 1954, he starred in the syndicated TV series Secret File USA. Robert Alda was the father of Alan Alda, with whom he appeared in a poignant MASH TV episode of the late 1970s.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

20% Rhapsody in Blue George Gershwin 2001
No Score Yet Express to Terror Actor 1979
No Score Yet The Squeeze (The Rip-Off) Donati 1978
No Score Yet Spiderman: The Deadly Dust Actor 1978
No Score Yet Every Girl Should Have One Adam Becker 1978
No Score Yet Bittersweet Love Ben 1977
20% Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood Richard Entwhistle 1976
No Score Yet Love by Appointment Actor 1976
No Score Yet I Will, I Will...For Now Dr. Magnus 1975
No Score Yet The Serpent Interrogator 1973
62% Lisa And The Devil (Lisa e il diavolo) (The Devil in the House of Exorcism) Actor 1973
No Score Yet The Girl Who Knew Too Much Kenneth Allandice 1969
No Score Yet Revenge of the Barbarians Actor 1964
No Score Yet The Devil's Hand Rick Turner 1961
No Score Yet Force of Impulse Warren 1960
81% Imitation of Life Allen Loomis 1959
No Score Yet Beautiful But Dangerous (La Donna Piu Bella del Mondo) Maestro Doria 1955
No Score Yet Tarzan and the Slave Girl Neil 1950
No Score Yet Homicide Andy 1949
No Score Yet April Showers Billy Shay 1948
No Score Yet Nora Prentiss Nick Dinardos 1947
No Score Yet The Man I Love Nicky Toresca 1947
78% Cloak and Dagger Pinkie 1946
89% The Beast With Five Fingers Bruce Conrad 1946

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D.
1979-1986
Derrick Peters Sr.
  • 1982
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
Temple
  • 1981
No Score Yet Dukes of Hazzard
1979-1985
  • 1980
No Score Yet M*A*S*H
1972-1983
Dr. Borelli
  • 1980
  • 1975
No Score Yet The Facts of Life
1979-1988
Robert Garrett
  • 1979
No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley
1976-1983
Harrison
  • 1979
  • 1978
No Score Yet The Incredible Hulk
1978-1982
Giancarlo Jason
  • 1979
  • 1978
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
Cy Margulies
  • 1978
100% Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
Harcourt
  • 1978
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Adrian Marshall
  • 1975
No Score Yet Rhoda
1978
Paul
  • 1974
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Diego Maximillian
  • 1970
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Utrecht Walter Thorne F.A. Hobarth
  • 1969
  • 1968
  • 1967
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Ben Nelson
  • 1959

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