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William Bendix

1946 Paramount Pictures studio photo
Personal information
Birth dateJanuary 14, 1906
Place of birthNew York City, New York, United States
Date of deathDecember 14, 1964(age 58)
Death placeLos Angeles, California, United States
OccupationFilm, radio, television actor
SpouseTheresa Stefanotti (1927-64) (his death)

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William Bendix (January 14, 1906 December 14, 1964) was an American film, radio, and television actor, best remembered in movies for the title role in the movie The Babe Ruth Story and for portraying clumsily earnest aircraft plant worker Chester A. Riley in radio and television's The Life of Riley. He also received an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor for Wake Island (1942).

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