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Reed Hadley

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Reed Hadley (June 25, 1911 – December 11, 1974) was an American movie, television and radio actor. Reed Hadley was born Reed Herring in Petrolia in Clay County near Wichita Falls, Texas, to Bert Herring, an oil well driller, and his wife Minnie. Hadley had one sister, Bess Brenner. He was reared in Buffalo, New York. He graduated from Bennett High School in Buffalo and was involved in local theater with the Studio Arena Theater. Hadley and his wife, Helen, had one son, Dale. Before moving to Hollywood, he acted in Hamlet on stage in New York City. Throughout his thirty-five-year career in film, Hadley was cast as both a villain and a hero of the law, in such movies as The Baron of Arizona (1950), The Half-Breed (1952), Highway Dragnet (1954) and Big House, USA (1955). With his bass voice, he narrated a number of documentaries. He starred in two television series, Racket Squad (1950–1953) as Captain Braddock, and The Public Defender (1954–1955) as Bart Matthews, a fictional attorney for the indigent. Hadley also worked on the Red Ryder radio show during the 1940s, being the first actor to portray the title character. In films, among other things, he starred as Zorro in the 1939 serial Zorro's Fighting Legion. He is immortalized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his television work. He was the voice of cowboy hero Red Ryder on radio and the narrator of several Department of Defense films: "Operation Ivy", about the first hydrogen bomb test, Ivy Mike, "Military Participation on Tumbler/Snapper"; "Military Participation on Buster Jangle"; and "Operation Upshot-Knothole" all of which were produced by Lookout Mountain studios. The films were originally intended for internal military use, but have been "sanitized", edited, and de-classified, and are now available to the public. During the period he narrated these films, Hadley held a Top Secret security clearance. Hadley also served as the narrator on various Hollywood films, including House on 92nd Street (1945), Call Northside 777 (1947) and Boomerang (1947). He died at age 63 on December 11, 1974, in Los Angeles, California, of a heart attack. He is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills. Description above from the Wikipedia article Reed Hadley, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​


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Born:
Jun 25, 1911 In Petrolia, Clay County Texas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
81
First Appeared:
In the movie Hollywood Stadium Mystery 1938-02-21
Latest Project:
Movie The Men Who Made the Movies: Samuel Fuller 2002-07-02
Known For
Poster of Jungle Goddess
Poster of Happy Land
Poster of Flight Command
Poster of Bachelor Mother
Filmography

The Men Who Made the Movies: Samuel Fuller (2002)

Documentary
Movie
as Jesse James (archive footage)

Men of Crisis: The Harvey Wallinger Story (1971)

Movie
as Narrator
5.5 2 votes

Brain of Blood (1971)

Horror Science Fiction
Movie
as Amir
1 1 votes

The Fabulous Bastard from Chicago (1969)

Movie
as Narrator (voice)
4 1 votes

Hondo (1967)

Western
Series
as Unknown

The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967)

Crime Drama History
Movie
as Hymie Weiss
5.8 17 votes

Young Dillinger (1965)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Federal Agent Parker

Green Acres (1965)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.3 14 votes

Moro Witch Doctor (1964)

Movie
as Robert Collins

Tightrope (1959)

Drama Crime
Series
as Unknown

Rawhide (1959)

Western
Series
as Unknown
7.4 8 votes

The Texan (1958)

Western
Series
as Unknown

Sea Hunt (1958)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.3 5 votes

Bat Masterson (1958)

Western
Series
as Unknown
7.5 2 votes

Perry Mason (1957)

Mystery Drama Crime Family
Series
as Unknown
7.8 21 votes

Big House, U.S.A. (1955)

Action Thriller Crime
Movie
as Special FBI Agent James Madden
6.5 4 votes

Navy Log (1955)

War & Politics Drama
Series
as Unknown

Hazard House (1954)

Movie
as Television Host

Highway Dragnet (1954)

Crime Drama Thriller
Movie
as Det. Lt. Joe White Eagle
5.8 3 votes

Public Defender (1954)

Drama
Series

Kansas Pacific (1953)

Western Action
Movie
as Bill Quantrill
3.8 4 votes

Woman They Almost Lynched (1953)

Action Drama Music
Movie
as Bitterroot Bill Maris
5.8 3 votes

The Half-Breed (1952)

Western
Movie
as Frank Crawford

Operation Ivy (1952)

Documentary War
Movie
as Host / Narrator
3.5 1 votes

Cavalcade of America (1952)

Series
as Unknown

Insurance Investigator (1951)

Crime Drama Romance
Movie
as Chuck Malone

Racket Squad (1951)

Drama Action & Adventure Crime
Series

Little Big Horn (1951)

Western
Movie
as Sgt. Maj. Peter Grierson

Riders of the Range (1950)

Western
Movie
as Clint Burrows

The Baron of Arizona (1950)

History Western Drama Romance
Movie
as John Griff
7.4 12 votes

The Killer That Stalked New York (1950)

Thriller
Movie
as Narrator (uncredited)
6.3 2 votes

The Return of Jesse James (1950)

Drama Western Action
Movie
as Frank James

Motor Patrol (1950)

Crime Drama Thriller
Movie
as Detective Robert Flynn

I Shot Jesse James (1949)

Drama History Western
Movie
as Jesse James
6.5 10 votes

Rimfire (1949)

Western
Movie
as The Abilene Kid

Jungle Goddess (1948)

Romance Action Adventure Crime
Movie
as Radio Newscaster (uncredited)
2.5 2 votes

Panhandle (1948)

Western
Movie
as Matt Garson

Man from Texas (1948)

Movie
as Marshall Gregg

Canon City (1948)

Action Crime Drama
Movie
as Narrator, off-screen
5.3 5 votes

The Return of Wildfire (1948)

Western
Movie
as Marty Quinn

Last of the Wild Horses (1948)

Western
Movie
as Riley Morgan

He Walked by Night (1948)

Drama Thriller
Movie
as Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
6.3 12 votes

Walk a Crooked Mile (1948)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Narrator (voice)
5.5 2 votes

The Brasher Doubloon (1947)

Crime
Movie
as Dr. Moss (uncredited)
5.1 4 votes

Boomerang! (1947)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Off-Screen Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
6.8 14 votes

T-Men (1947)

Thriller Crime
Movie
as Narrator (uncredited)
6.4 14 votes

The Fabulous Texan (1947)

War Western
Movie
as Jessup

Shock (1946)

Drama Horror Thriller
Movie
as District Attorney O'Neill
5.8 7 votes

The Dark Corner (1946)

Crime Drama Mystery Thriller
Movie
as Lt Frank Reeves
6.9 14 votes

If I'm Lucky (1946)

Music
Movie
as Jed Conklin, Magonnagle's Campaign Manager
6 1 votes

It Shouldn't Happen To A Dog (1946)

Comedy Action
Movie
as Mike Valentine
6 1 votes

The Razor's Edge (1946)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Party Waiter (voice) (uncredited)
6 15 votes

The Caribbean Mystery (1945)

Crime Drama Mystery
Movie
as Dr. Rene Marcel

Circumstantial Evidence (1945)

Crime
Movie
as Prosecutor
4.2 3 votes

Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

Drama Romance Thriller
Movie
as Dr. Mason
7 40 votes

The House on 92nd Street (1945)

Drama Action Thriller Crime
Movie
as Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
5.2 10 votes

Doll Face (1945)

Comedy Music Romance
Movie
as Flo Hartman

Roger Touhy, Gangster (1944)

Crime Drama
Movie
as FBI Agent Boyden

Home in Indiana (1944)

Adventure Drama Romance
Movie
as Narrator in Opening Scene (uncredited)
6.3 2 votes

Rainbow Island (1944)

Music
Movie
as High Priest Kahuna

Wintertime (1943)

Comedy Music Romance
Movie
as Radio Announcer (voice) (uncredited)

Guadalcanal Diary (1943)

Action War Drama
Movie
as War Correspondent/ Narrator
6 4 votes

Happy Land (1943)

Drama Romance War
Movie
as Off-Screen Narrator
6.5 1 votes

Arizona Terrors (1942)

Action Western Romance Adventure
Movie
as Jack Halliday aka Don Pedro

Sky Raiders (1941)

Adventure
Movie
as Caddens
6 1 votes

Ziegfeld Girl (1941)

Drama Music Romance
Movie
as Geoffrey's Friend in Audience (uncredited)
5.1 5 votes

Sea Raiders (1941)

Action War
Movie
as Carl Tonjes

I'll Wait for You (1941)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Tony Berolli
6.5 1 votes

Whistling in the Dark (1941)

Comedy Mystery
Movie
as Beau Smith
6.5 1 votes

I Take This Woman (1940)

Drama
Movie
as Bob Hampton

Flight Command (1940)

Drama War
Movie
as Admiral's Aide
6 1 votes

The Bank Dick (1940)

Comedy
Movie
as Francois
6.6 22 votes

Calling Dr. Kildare (1939)

Drama
Movie
as Tom Crandell
6 1 votes

Sergeant Madden (1939)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Lawyer

Bachelor Mother (1939)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Polly's First Dance Partner (uncredited)
6.1 7 votes

Stronger Than Desire (1939)

Movie
as Flagg's Party Guest

Zorro's Fighting Legion (1939)

Western Action
Movie
as Don Diego Vega and his alter ego Zorro
4.5 2 votes

The Man from Montreal (1939)

Action Adventure
Movie
as Ross Montgomery, aka L. R. Rawlins
4.5 1 votes

Hollywood Stadium Mystery (1938)

Mystery
Movie
as Ralph Mortimer
6 1 votes

Sunset Murder Case (1938)

Crime Drama Mystery
Movie
as Oliver Helton

Female Fugitive (1938)

Drama Thriller
Movie
as Bruce Dunning