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Ted de Corsia

Ted de Corsia
de Corsia in The Enforcer
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Birth nameEdward Gildea De Corsia
Birth dateSeptember 29, 1903
Place of birthBrooklyn, New York, U.S.
Date of deathApril 11, 1973(age 69)
Death placeEncino, California, U.S.
OccupationRadio, film, television actor

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Ted de Corsia (September 29, 1903 in Brooklyn, New York - April 11, 1973 in Encino, California) was a radio and movie actor.

He is probably best remembered for his role as a gangster turned state's evidence in The Enforcer (1951). In radio, he voiced roles on many radio shows including The March of Time, The Shadow and Mike Hammer.

He made his movie debut in Orson Welles' The Lady from Shanghai and went on to make a career playing villains and gangsters in 1940s and 1950s films including The Naked City (1948),The Big Combo (1955), The Killing (1956), Baby Face Nelson, and Slightly Scarlet (1956).

In the 1960s, he appeared in a number of television series, including The Twilight Zone playing in episodes "The Brain Center at Whipple's" and "The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine". Appeared also in I Dream of Jeannie 1966 series, episode 9, "Who Needs a Green-Eyed Genie?"

He also starred as Natz in 2 episodes of Get Smart in 1965 and 1967.

In his last film, The Outside Man with Ann-Margret and Angie Dickinson, his character, the mobster Victor, is killed off early in the film, but he later appears as his embalmed corpse, posed in a chair, holding a cigar.

He died at the age of 69 in Encino, California from a heart attack. His body was donated to medical science upon his death.

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