Howard Duff

Howard Duff
1913 - 1990

Howard Duff  American Actor


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Howard Duff was previously married to Ida Lupino (1951 - 1984) and Gloria DeHaven.

Howard Duff was engaged to Yvonne De Carlo (1947 - 1948).

Howard Duff was in relationships with Piper Laurie (1952 - 1953), Märta Torén (1949) and Ava Gardner (1947 - 1950).


American Actor Howard Duff was born Howard Green Duff on 24th November, 1913 in Bremerton, Washington, USA and passed away on 8th Jul 1990 Santa Barbara, California, USA aged 76. He is most remembered for Sam Spade on radio. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Howard Duff was in 3 on-screen matchups, including Eva Bartok in Spaceways (1953), Lori Nelson in Dante (1960) and Susan Dorn in The Twilight Zone (1959).

Howard Duff is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American television actors and California Democrats.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating3 3 years 1 year, 4 months 5 months, 3 days
Engaged1 2 years - -
Married2 32 years, 3 months 16 years, 1 month -
Total6 32 years, 3 months 6 years, 4 months 5 months, 3 days


First Name Howard
Last Name Duff
Full Name at Birth Howard Green Duff
Age 76 (age at death) years
Birthday 24th November, 1913
Birthplace Bremerton, Washington, USA
Died 8th July, 1990
Place of Death Santa Barbara, California, USA
Cause of Death Heart Attack
Buried Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Height 6' 0" (183 cm)
Weight 185lbs (84 kg)
Build Athletic
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Straight
Religion Christian
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actor, Director, Producer
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Sam Spade on radio
Year(s) Active 1947–1990
Favorite Songs A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody
Favorite Colors Blue

Howard Green Duff (November 24, 1913 – July 8, 1990) was an American actor.

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Howard Duff76 SagittariusActor
Piper Laurie89 AquariusActress
Ida Lupino77 AquariusActress
Märta Torén30 TaurusActress
Ava Gardner67 CapricornActress
Yvonne De Carlo84 VirgoActress
Gloria DeHaven91 CancerActress


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
BridgetFemale23rd April, 195269 years oldIda Lupino


Too Much Sun1990O.M.Movie
Settle the Score1989Cy WhatelyTV Movie
Island Son1989TV Show
The Ed Begley Jr. Show1989Councilman SlaneyTV Movie
War and Remembrance1988William TuttleTV Show
Midnight Caller1988Montgomery CarsonTV Show
No Way Out1987Senator DuvallMovie
Roses Are for the Rich1987DentonTV Movie
Werewolf1987Will 'Big Daddy' FraserTV Show
Monster in the Closet1986Father FinneganMovie
The Golden Girls1985MangiacavalloTV Show
Love on the Run1985Lionel RocklandTV Movie
Detective in the House1985TV Show
Murder, She Wrote1984Ralph, Stephen EarlTV Show
Hotel1983Adam Korsak, Byron ComstockTV Show
Scarecrow and Mrs. King1983Capt. Harry V. Thornton, Harry ThorntonTV Show
This Girl for Hire1983Wolfe MacreadyTV Movie
The Wild Women of Chastity Gulch1982Col. Samuel IsaacsTV Movie
St. Elsewhere1982HerbieTV Show
East of Eden1981Jules EdwardsTV Show
Simon & Simon1981Det. TravisTV Show
Double Negative1980Lester HarlenMovie
Oh, God! Book II1980Dr. Benjamin Charles WhitleyMovie
The Dream Merchants1980Charles SladeTV Show
Flamingo Road1980Sheriff Titus SempleTV Show
Magnum, P.I.1980Captain Thomas Sullivan Magnum ITV Show
Valentine Magic on Love Island1980A.J. MorganTV Movie
Kramer vs. Kramer1979John ShaunessyMovie
Knots Landing1979Paul GalvestonTV Show
Young Maverick1979Herman RuskTV Show
A Wedding1978Dr. Jules MeechamMovie
Battered1978Bill ThompsonTV Movie
Ski Lift to Death1978Ben ForbesTV Movie
Dallas1978Sen. Henry Harrison O'Dell, Senator Henry Harrison O'DellTV Show
Actor1978Winfield SheehanTV Movie
The Late Show1977Harry ReganMovie
In the Glitter Palace1977Raymond Dawson TraversTV Movie
Fantasy Island1977Douglas ShaneTV Show
Lou Grant1977Wild Man MoranTV Show
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries1977Lt. MartinelleTV Show
The Love Boat1977Glen LeciterTV Show
Charlie's Angels1976HarriganTV Show
The Quest1976Mathew DeShantTV Show
Lanigan's Rabbi1976Cyrus HollisterTV Show
Ellery Queen1975Eddie MorganTV Show
Matt Helm1975Dan MalloryTV Show
Switch1975Ira LarkinTV Show
Medical Story1975Roger GrahamTV Show
The Rockford Files1974Edward J. MarksTV Show
Police Story1973DeHart, Lieutenant Blodgett, Lt. HyattTV Show
Shaft1973Tom OliverTV Show
The Wide World of Mystery1973HollisterTV Show
Faraday and Company1973Clark SanfordTV Show
Snatched1973Duncan WoodTV Movie
Kung Fu1972Mr. Jenkins, Noah FleckTV Show
Search1972Dr. JamisonTV Show
The Streets of San Francisco1972Larry DobbsTV Show
The Heist1972Lieutenant NicholsonTV Movie
In Search of America1971Ray ChandlerTV Movie
Alias Smith and Jones1971George FendlerTV Show
A Little Game1971DunlapTV Movie
Marcus Welby, M.D.1969Charles PrescottTV Show
Medical Center1969Matt McKinnonTV Show
Night Gallery1969Arthur Porter (segment "There Aren't Any More MacBanes")TV Show
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors1969Henry SpeiserTV Show
The Immortal1969Arthur CameronTV Show
D.A.: Murder One1969Lynn D. ComptonTV Movie
Panic in the City1968Dave PomeroyMovie
Mod Squad1968Walter GrahamTV Show
The Name of the Game1968Wally CookTV Show
Judd for the Defense1967Det. Sgt. Sam StoneTV Show
Mannix1967Chief Harry DeckenTV Show
Batman1966Cabala, Det. Sgt. Sam StoneTV Show
Felony Squad1966Det. Sgt. Sam StoneTV Show
Men Against Evil1966Sergeant Sam StoneTV Movie
I Spy1965SeanTV Show
The Changing Geometry of Flight1965Narrator (voice)Short Film
The Rogues1964G. Carter HuntingtonTV Show
Calhoun: County Agent1964Sid RaynerTV Movie
Burke's Law1963Charlie January, Lou ColeTV Show
Arrest and Trial1963Robert ForbesTV Show
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1963LeoTV Show
Mr. Novak1963Joe StillmanTV Show
Boys' Night Out1962Doug JacksonMovie
Combat!1962Col. Hobey JabkoTV Show
Sam Benedict1962Gregory TylerTV Show
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour1962Peter HardingTV Show
The Eleventh Hour1962Harold BakerTV Show
The Virginian1962Ed Frazer, Stuart MastersTV Show
War Gods of Babylon1962SardanapaloMovie
Bus Stop1961Steve MartyckTV Show
Insight1960Simon, The MajorTV Show
Dante1960Willie DanteTV Show
Bonanza1959Mark Twain, Samuel ClemensTV Show
The Twilight Zone1959Arthur Curtis, Gerry RaiganTV Show
Target1958Ray BensenTV Show
The George Burns Show1958Howard DuffTV Show
Teenage Idol1958TV Movie
Sierra Stranger1957Jess CollinsMovie
Alcoa Theatre1957Joe KaneTV Show
Mr. Adams and Eve1957Howard AdamsTV Show
The Broken Star1956Deputy Marshal Frank SmeedMovie
While the City Sleeps1956Lt. Burt KaufmanMovie
Flame of the Islands1956Doug DuryeaMovie
Blackjack Ketchum, Desperado1956Tom 'Blackjack' KetchumMovie
Chevron Hall of Stars1956Det. John StoneTV Show
Women's Prison1955Dr. CraneMovie
Crossroads1955TV Show
Science Fiction Theatre1955Dr. Tom MathewsTV Show
Front Row Center1955Phil NyackTV Show
The Star and the Story1955Henry Pell, Malcolm Rainey, TomTV Show
Celebrity Playhouse1955TV Show
Private Hell 361954Police Sgt. Jack FarnhamMovie
Climax!1954Dr. John C. ClarkTV Show
Studio 571954MattTV Show
Tanganyika1954Dan Harder McCrackenMovie
The Whistler1954Ernie MaddenTV Show
The Yellow Mountain1954Pete MenloMovie
Spaceways1953Dr. Stephen MitchellMovie
Jennifer1953Jim HollisMovie
Roar of the Crowd1953Johnny TracyMovie
Steel Town1952Jim DenkoMovie
The Ford Television Theatre1952Charlie O'Connor, John Stevens aka Johnny Nighthawk, Johnny AbelTV Show
Models, Inc.1952Lennie StoneMovie
Schlitz Playhouse1951Terence KerriganTV Show
The Lady from Texas1951Dan MasonMovie
Shakedown1950Jack EarlyMovie
Woman in Hiding1950Keith RamseyMovie
Lux Video Theatre1950JimTV Show
Spy Hunt1950Steve QuainMovie
Calamity Jane and Sam Bass1949Sam BassMovie
Johnny Stool Pigeon1949George MortonMovie
The Life of Riley1949Voice of Sam Spade on Radio Show (voice, uncredited)Movie
Illegal Entry1949Bert PowersMovie
Red Canyon1949Lin SloaneMovie
All My Sons1948George DeeverMovie
The Naked City1948Frank NilesMovie
Brute Force1947Robert 'Soldier' Becker (as Howard Duff - Radio's 'Sam Spade')Movie
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JeffJun 26, 2009

I had the pleasure of knowing Howard`s daughter Bridget and received the opportunity to meet Howard and Judy just one day before he passed away. As we spoke, I realized that dispite the many characters he portrayed over the years, he was a very quiet, gentle and loving man. Their home in the hills above Santa Barbara County was beautiful sancuary where he and Judy could relax. When I received the call from Bridget early Monday morning I was in shock, but I was also very thankful for the opportunity of knowing and sharing conversation with this wonderful man.



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