One of my favorite actors, William Lundigan, was born in Syracuse, New York, on June 12, 1914.
Lundigan was an immensely likeable actor, especially good as men of integrity in films such as FOLLOW ME QUIETLY (1949), THE HOUSE ON TELEGRAPH HILL (1951), and I'D CLIMB THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN (1953), seen below.
That said, he was also impressively effective as an amoral killer in INFERNO (1953) opposite Robert Ryan and Rhonda Fleming.
He also starred in an utterly charming musical which deserves to be better known, I'LL GET BY (1951), costarring June Haver.
Off the screen Lundigan served in the Marines during WWII; he was married for three decades before his untimely passing at the age of 61 in 1975. He is interred with his parents at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.
I encourage readers who aren't familiar with William Lundigan to check out some of his movies! Links to my reviews of William Lundigan films: WIVES UNDER SUSPICION (1938), THREE SMART GIRLS GROW UP (1939), THREE CHEERS FOR THE IRISH (1940), EAST OF THE RIVER (1940) (also here), NORTHWEST RANGERS (1942), DR. GILLESPIE'S CRIMINAL CASE (1943), DISHONORED LADY (1947), THE INSIDE STORY (1947), MYSTERY IN MEXICO (1948) (also here), FOLLOW ME QUIETLY (1949) (also here), MOTHER DIDN'T TELL ME (1950), ELOPEMENT (1951), THE HOUSE ON TELEGRAPH HILL (1951), I'D CLIMB THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN (1951), I'LL GET BY (1951), INFERNO (1953), DOWN AMONG THE SHELTERING PALMS (1953), and RIDERS TO THE STARS (1954).
Other notable Lundigan films are DODGE CITY (1939), THE OLD MAID (1939), THE FIGHTING 69TH (1940), THE SEA HAWK (1940), and PINKY (1949), to name just a few more titles from a screen career which began in 1937 and spanned over 30 years.