Actor Jeff Chandler, born Ira Grossel, made his film debut in 1945's "Thrill of a Romance" and his last role was in 1962's "Merrill's Marauders," with many star turns and supporting roles in war films and westerns between the two. IMDb maintains a complete list of all of Chandler's projects on his actor information page.Continue Reading
Chandler's star-making turn was the 1950 film "Broken Arrow" in which he was nominated for an Academy Award for playing the role of Cochise. He reprised the role in two subsequent films and starred in numerous other Westerns alongside romantic comedies and other studio films.
Chandler appeared in war films like 1956's "Away All Boats" and his final film, "Merrill's Marauders" alongside more refined and elegant costume dramas like 1954's "Sign of the Pagan." He was noted for his tall, commanding stature and for his hair which had gone prematurely gray during his early adulthood.
All told, Chandler's career counts fifty-one film credits for voice work, bit appearances and more than one-star turn. He died in 1961 at the age of 42 when an operation to correct the slippage of one of his discs went afoul and led to an incurable case of blood poisoning, leading to a swift and unexpected death.Learn more about Art & Literature