Brooklyn, New York, USA
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Palm Springs, California, USA
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Virile Brooklyn-born actor Harry Guardino with dark, wavy hair and a perpetual worried look on his craggy-looking mug started out in the acting school of hard knocks, slumming for nearly a decade in small, obscure `tough guy` film parts in the early to mid 50s. A definite man`s man, he finally attracted some attention on the Broadway stage with "A Hatful of Rain" (1956) and was nominated for a Tony for "One More River" in 1960. By then juicier film roles began to gravitate his way, stealing the thunder out from under Cary Grant and Sophia Loren as a comic handyman in Houseboat (1958). Harry went on to play other brash guys with and without a comic edge to them in both crime and war stories such as Pork Chop Hill (1959), 5 Branded Women (1960), Hell Is for Heroes (1962), Madigan (1968), Dirty Harry (1971) and _Enforcer, The (1976)_, the last two pairing up with Clint Eastwood. He even played Barabbas in the classic bible epic King of Kings (1961) for a change of pace and scenery. More and more, however, TV became Harry`s favorite medium. He portrayed attorney Hamilton Burger in the 70s revival series of "Perry Mason" and co-starred in dozens of grim, rugged mini-movies often as a street-smart cop. Not so true to nature, he found an unlikely outlet in musical theatre in later years, going on to star in productions of "Woman of the Year" and "Chicago". A solid, durable, all-round actor, he died of lung cancer in 1995 at age 69.
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Harry Vincent Guardino
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Harry Guardino (December 23, 1925 – July 17, 1995) was an American actor whose career spanned from the early 1950s to the early 1990s. In 1964, he was cast in a CBS series entitled The Reporter, a drama about a hard-hitting investigative journalist named Danny Taylor. His principal co-star was Gary Merrill as city editor Lou Sheldon. He had co-starred with Merrill the year before in "The Human Factor" episode of The Outer Limits.
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