Shepperd Strudwick was an American actor of film, television, and stage.
Born in Hillsborough, North Carolina, he began his film career as the title character in the film Joaquin Murrieta; he was credited as Sheppard Strudwick. He appeared as Yugoslav guerrilla leader Lt. Aleksa Petrovic, an aide to General Draza Mihailovich, in the 20th Century Fox war film Chetniks! The Fighting Guerrillas in 1943. He played Edgar Allan Poe in The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe and also appeared in Strange Triangle, Fighter Squadron, The Reckless Moment, The Red Pony, and A Place in the Sun, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift. Perhaps his most famous film role was that of Adam Stanton, the idealistic doctor who finally kills Willie Stark in the classic film All the King's Men. Another notable role was Father Jean Massieu in Joan of Arc, starring Ingrid Bergman as Joan.
Strudwick made many appearances on television, including the role of Dr. Charles Morris in the 1958 Perry Mason episode, "The Case of the Fugitive Nurse." He also appeared on The Twilight Zone, and several roles on the soap operas As the World Turns, Another World, One Life to Live, and Love of Life.
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