Jeff Chandler

Mamie Van Doren - De Lach Magazine Pictorial [Netherlands] (16 July 1954)
1918 - 1961

Jeff Chandler  American Actor


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Jeff Chandler passed away on 17th Jun 1961 aged 42.


Jeff Chandler was previously married to Marjorie Hoshelle (1946 - 1954).

He was in relationships with Esther Williams (1957 - 1960), Mamie Van Doren (1954), Susan Hayward (1954 - 1955), Julie Adams (1953 - 1954), Märta Torén (1951) and Marilyn Maxwell.

Jeff Chandler had encounters with Joan Crawford (1953).


American Actor Jeff Chandler passed away on 17th Jun 1961 Culver City, CA aged 42. Born Ira Grossel on 15th December, 1918 in Brooklyn, New York and educated at Erasmus Hall High School, Brooklyn, NY, Jeff Chandler is most remembered for Broken Arrow in a career that spanned 1945–1961. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Jeff Chandler was in 4 on-screen matchups, including Elaine Stewart in The Tattered Dress (1957), Faith Domergue in The Great Sioux Uprising (1953), Kim Novak in Jeanne Eagels (1957) and Lana Turner in The Lady Takes a Flyer (1958).

Jeff Chandler is a member of the following lists: Musicians from Brooklyn, American male radio actors and Male actors from New York.


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Relationship Statistics

Married1 8 years - -
Dating6 63 years, 10 months 11 years, 2 months 1 month
Encounter1 64 years, 10 months - -
Total8 64 years, 10 months 17 years, 4 months 1 month


First Name Jeff
Last Name Chandler
Full Name at Birth Ira Grossel
Alternative Name The silver fox, Big Gray
Age 42 (age at death) years
Birthday 15th December, 1918
Birthplace Brooklyn, New York
Died 17th June, 1961
Place of Death Culver City, CA
Cause of Death Vascular injury and exsanguination following disc herniation surgery
Height 6' 4" (193 cm)
Build Athletic
Hair Color Grey
Distinctive Feature Prematurely gray hair, scar over his left eye
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Straight
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Erasmus Hall High School, Brooklyn, NY
University Feagin School of Dramatic Art in New York
Occupation Text Actor, Producer
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Broken Arrow
Year(s) Active 1945–1961
Official Websites,,
Friend Tony Curtis (was a pallbearer at his funeral), Sammy Davis Jr, Susan Hayward (were childhood friends)

Jeff Chandler (born Ira Grossel; December 15, 1918 – June 17, 1961) was an American actor, film producer and singer best remembered for playing Cochise in Broken Arrow (1950), for which he was Oscar nominated. He was one of Universal International's most popular male stars of the 1950s, his best known other credits including Sword in the Desert (1948), Female on the Beach (1955) and Away All Boats (1956). He was notable for being gray-haired at an early age, and for releasing a number of successful recording singles.

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Partner Comparison

Jeff Chandler42 SagittariusActor
Esther Williams91 LeoActress
Mamie Van Doren85 AquariusActress
Susan Hayward57 CancerActress
Julie Adams90 LibraActress
Joan Crawford71 AriesActress
Märta Torén30 TaurusActress
Marjorie Hoshelle71 CapricornActress
Marilyn Maxwell50 LeoActress


JamieFemale13th May, 194769 years old
DanaFemale29th October, 194966 years old


Merrill's Marauders1962Brig. Gen. Frank D. MerrillMovie
Return to Peyton Place1961Lewis JackmanMovie
A Story of David: The Hunted1961DavidMovie
The Plunderers1960Sam ChristyMovie
A Stranger in My Arms1959Major Pike YarnellMovie
Ten Seconds to Hell1959Karl WirtzMovie
The Jayhawkers!1959Luke DarcyMovie
Thunder in the Sun1959Lon BennettMovie
The Lady Takes a Flyer1958Mike DandridgeMovie
Raw Wind in Eden1958Mark MooreMovie
Drango1957Major Clint DrangoMovie
Jeanne Eagels1957Sal SatoriMovie
Man in the Shadow1957Ben SadlerMovie
The Tattered Dress1957James Gordon BlaneMovie
Away All Boats1956Capt. Jebediah S. HawksMovie
Pillars of the Sky1956First Sgt. Emmett BellMovie
The Toy Tiger1956Rick ToddMovie
Female on the Beach1955Drummond HallMovie
Foxfire1955Jonathan DartlandMovie
Six Bridges to Cross1955NarratorMovie
The Spoilers1955Roy GlennisterMovie
The Nat 'King' Cole Musical Story1955NarratorShort Film
Sign of the Pagan1954MarcianMovie
Taza, Son of Cochise1954CochiseMovie
Yankee Pasha1954Jason StarbuckMovie
East of Sumatra1953Duke MullaneMovie
Girls in the Night1953Narrator (voice, uncredited)Movie
The Great Sioux Uprising1953Jonathan WestgateMovie
War Arrow1953Major Howell BradyMovie
Because of You1952Steve KimberlyMovie
Red Ball Express1952Lt. Chick CampbellMovie
Son of Ali Baba1952Opening Narrator (voice, uncredited)Movie
The Battle at Apache Pass1952CochiseMovie
Yankee Buccaneer1952Cmdr. David PorterMovie
Bird of Paradise1951TengaMovie
Double Crossbones1951Narrator (voice, uncredited)Movie
Flame of Araby1951TamerlaneMovie
Iron Man1951Coke MasonMovie
Meet Danny Wilson1951Jeff Chandler - Nightclub Patron (cameo appearance) (uncredited)Movie
Smuggler's Island1951Steve KentMovie
Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion1950Narrator (voice, uncredited)Movie
Broken Arrow1950CochiseMovie
The Desert Hawk1950Opening Off-Screen Narrator (uncredited)Movie
Two Flags West1950Maj. Henry KennistonMovie
Deported1950Vic SmithMovie
Abandoned1949Chief MacRaeMovie
Mr. Belvedere Goes to College1949Police Officer #66Movie
Sword in the Desert1949Asvan KurtaMovie
Johnny O'Clock1947TurkMovie
Roses Are Red1947John Jones aka The KnuckleMovie
The Invisible Wall1947Al ConwayMovie
Thrill of a Romance1945Singer (uncredited)Movie
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