David Hedison

David Hedison

American actor
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Albert David Hedison Jr. (May 20, 1927 – July 18, 2019) was an American film, television, and stage actor. He was billed as Al Hedison in his early film work until 1959 when he was cast in the role of Victor Sebastian in the short-lived espionage television series Five Fingers. NBC insisted that he change his name and he proposed his middle name and he was billed as David Hedison from then on. He was known for his role as Captain Lee Crane in Irwin Allen's television series Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968) and as CIA agent Felix Leiter in two James Bond films, Live and Let Die (1973) and Licence to Kill (1989).

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David Hedison was born on Friday, 20 May 1927 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. His full name at birth was Albert David Hedison Jr.. He was best known as an actor. Hedison's country of citizenship (nationality) was American. He died on Thursday, 18 July 2019 in Los Angeles, California, USA at the age of 92. He was 6' 1" (185 cm) tall and weighed 172 lbs (78 kg) with an average build. He had hazel eyes and salt and pepper hair (color). His net worth was reported to be $1,000,000 US dollars. His zodiac star sign was Taurus.

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Albert David Hedison Jr.
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Another World, The Young and the Restless
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Date of birth
20 May 1927
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Providence, Rhode Island, USA
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Date of death
18 July 2019
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92 (age at death)
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Los Angeles, California, USA
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Actor
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6' 1" (185 cm)
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When I go back to theater I feel good about myself. When I do films or TV, it's to make a little bread to pay my mortgage or whatever and when I've made the money I do theater again. And when I get a part I like, a part I can work on, that satisfies me. I feed good about myself. Most of the time I don't even watch what I do on TV. I go in, get the job done, and just know it's nothing. It's a job. Sometimes, I try something different and I'll watch out of curiosity. Generally, I don't watch too much of what I do. Movies are basically the same, except it's more money spent on sets.
  • First actor to portray 007`s CIA friend Felix Leiter twice: Live and Let Die (1973) and Licence to Kill (1989).
  • Children are: Alexandra Hedison and Serena Rose Hedison
  • Some publications list his birth name as "Ara Heditsian." His Armenian grandfather reportedly changed the family name from Heditsian to Hedison because everyone always mispronounced it as Hedison.
  • He is half Armenian. The most famous Armenian filmmaker is Sergei Parajanov the best friend of Mikhail Vartanov, also an Armenian. None have Armenian last names.
  • His name is one of just five celebrity names actually incorporated into The Statler Brothers` top ten song "The Movies". The lyricist needed a word that rhymed with Thomas Edison.

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