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William Ching

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.


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Born:
Oct 2, 1913 In St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
26
First Appeared:
In the movie The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap 1947-10-07
Latest Project:
Movie My World Dies Screaming 1958-01-01
Known For
Poster of My World Dies Screaming
Poster of Give a Girl A Break
Poster of Never Wave at a WAC
Poster of Oh, Susanna
Filmography

My World Dies Screaming (1958)

Horror
Movie
as Mark Snell (as Bill Ching)
6 3 votes

Panic! (1957)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Perry Mason (1957)

Mystery Drama Crime Family
Series
as Unknown
7.9 23 votes

The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956)

Western
Series
as Unknown

The Magnificent Matador (1955)

Romance Drama
Movie
as Jody Wilton

Tall Man Riding (1955)

Action Western
Movie
as Rex Willard
4.2 3 votes

Scared Stiff (1953)

Comedy
Movie
as Tony Warren
6.3 7 votes

Never Wave at a WAC (1953)

Comedy Adventure Romance
Movie
as Lt. Col. Schuyler 'Sky' Fairchild
5.5 1 votes

The Moonlighter (1953)

Western
Movie
as Tom Anderson
4.5 3 votes

Letter to Loretta (1953)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Give a Girl A Break (1953)

Music Comedy Romance Drama
Movie
as Anson Prichett
6 1 votes

Bal Tabarin (1952)

Music
Movie

Pat and Mike (1952)

Comedy Drama Romance
Movie
as Collier Weld
6 16 votes

Our Miss Brooks (1952)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown

Oh, Susanna (1951)

Western
Movie
as Cpl. Donlin

The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1951)

Western
Series
as Unknown

Belle Le Grand (1951)

Western
Movie
as Bill Shanks

Racket Squad (1951)

Drama Action & Adventure Crime
Series
as Unknown

The Wild Blue Yonder (1951)

War Drama
Movie
as Lt. Ted Cranshaw

The Sea Hornet (1951)

Mystery Adventure Crime
Movie
as Sprowl

D.O.A. (1950)

Crime Drama Mystery
Movie
as Halliday
7.2 43 votes

In a Lonely Place (1950)

Drama Mystery Thriller
Movie
as Ted Barton
7.6 77 votes

Surrender (1950)

Western Drama Romance
Movie
as John Beauregard Hale

The Showdown (1950)

Mystery Western
Movie
as Mike Shattay

Lux Video Theatre (1950)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (1947)

Comedy Family Western
Movie
as Jim Simpson
6.8 4 votes