William Ching1913 — 1989 Age: 75 years old
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. William Ching, also credited as William Brooks, Bill Ching and William Brooks Ching (born 2 October 1913, St. Louis, Missouri - died 1 July 1989, Tustin, California) was a United States character actor who appeared in almost 20 films and on television during the later 1940s and throughout the 1950s. By the early 21st century Ching was most widely noted for his supporting role in Rudolph Maté's 1950 film noir drama D.O.A. as Halliday, who slips "luminous poison" into the drink of an accountant visiting San Francisco for the weekend, along with his role as the overbearing boyfriend of Katharine Hepburn's character in George Cukor's 1952 Tracy-Hepburn comedy Pat and Mike. Ching began his career as a professional singer, appearing in musical comedies such as Rodgers and Hammerstein's Allegro (1947). His first film role was in 1946. He signed with Republic Pictures in 1947 and for the next dozen years acted mostly in westerns and dramas. His last major acting credit was in a 1959 episode of the television series 77 Sunset Strip. William Ching died of congestive heart failure in 1989 at the age of 75 and is buried at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana, California. Description above from the Wikipedia article William Ching, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
October 2, 1913, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
July 1, 1989
1947 Buck Privates Come Home2nd Lieutenant, Mess Officer (uncredited) 1947 The Wistful Widow of Wagon GapJim Simpson 1950 In a Lonely PlaceTed Barton 1950 D.O.A.Halliday 1950 The ShowdownMike Shattay 1951 Oh! SusannaCpl. Donlin 1951 The Wild Blue YonderLt. Ted Cranshaw 1952 Pat and MikeCollier Weld 1953 The MoonlighterTom Anderson 1953 Scared StiffTony Warren 1953 Give a Girl a BreakAnson Prichett 1953 Never Wave at a WACLt. Col. Schuyler 'Sky' Fairchild 1955 Tall Man RidingRex Willard 1958 My World Dies ScreamingMark Snell (as Bill Ching) 1959 Escort WestCapt. Howard PooleLimited to the 15 most popular items