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Brad Dexter (born Veljko Soso; April 9, 1917 – December 12, 2002) was an American actor and film producer. He is known for tough-guy and western roles including the 1960 film The Magnificent Seven (1960) and producing several films for Sidney J. Furie such as Lady Sings the Blues. He is also known for a short marriage to Peggy Lee, a friendship with Marilyn Monroe and for saving Frank Sinatra from drowning. Known as a nice guy off screen, Dexter's tough-guy roles contrasted with his easy going and friendly personality.
April 9, 1917, Goldfield, Nevada, USA
December 12, 2002
1950 The Asphalt JungleBob Brannom 1951 Fourteen HoursReporter (uncredited) 1952 The Las Vegas StoryTom Hubler 1957 The OklahomanDobie 1958 Run Silent, Run DeepCartwright 1959 Last Train from Gun HillBeero, Belden Foreman 1960 The Magnificent SevenHarry Luck 1962 Taras BulbaShilo 1963 Kings of the SunAh Haleb 1964 Invitation to a GunfighterKenarsie 1965 Von Ryan's ExpressSergeant Bostick 1965 None But the BraveSgt. Bleeker 1972 Lady Sings the BluesProducer 1975 ShampooSenator East 1979 Winter KillsCaptain Heller OneLimited to the 15 most popular items