At one time housed some strange animals at his Coldwater Canyon home, including a chimpanzee, some goats, and Paderewski, allegedly a piano-playing dog.

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Off-camera, the thrice-married actor (which included a second to actress Fay McKenzie) caught the lustful eye of some of Hollywood's most notorious sex stars including Mamie Van Doren, Jayne Mansfield and Barbara Payton, and the flashbulbs continued to pop for the hormonal star. Failed to remove flower. He is perhaps best remembered for his role of Big Ed Somers, the power hungry gangster pal of James Cagney in "White Heat" (1949).

His death was apparently a mystery, surrounded by various rumors about foul play and poisoning. Was not accepted into the service because of a heart murmur. He was also married and divorced three times, to actress Fay McKenzie, and to non-celebrities Florence Lockwood and Jonna Jensen.

Actress. or don't show this again—I am good at figuring things out. GUATEMALA, June 27 (AP) -- A medical examiner said in a preliminary report today that a man identified as the Hollywood actor Steve Cochran had died of an acute lung infection.

There were numerous rumors of murder and poisoning, and actress / former lover Merle Oberon used her influence to push for further police investigation, but no evidence of foul play was ever determined. In the 2002 documentary "The Importance of Being Morrissey," Steven Morrissey claims that his parents named him after Steve Cochran.

Please try again later. Subscribers may view the full text of this article in its original form through TimesMachine. His early work included that of a cowboy and railroad station hand. He studied at the University of Wyoming and switched from the basketball team to the drama club. You are only allowed to leave one flower per day for any given memorial.

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Au théâtre, il joue à Broadway (New York) dans deux pièces, en 1944 et 1949.

L'acteur s'illustre aussi dans le drame, le film noir surtout : L'Évadée en 1946 avec Michèle Morgan ; L'enfer est à lui de Raoul Walsh, où il est le rival de James Cagney ; L'Esclave du gang avec Joan Crawford ; Ici brigade criminelle de Don Siegel, avec Ida Lupino également scénariste ; The Weapon avec Lizabeth Scott ; The Beat Generation écrit par Richard Matheson, avec Mamie Van Doren, Ray Danton et Louis Armstrong, et Le Témoin doit être assassiné, avec Mickey Rooney et Mel Tormé, en 1959 ; I, Mobster de Roger Corman... Il apparaît dans d'autres genres : western (Dallas, ville frontière avec Gary Cooper dans le rôle principal, New Mexico de Sam Peckinpah en 1961, avec Maureen O'Hara et Brian Keith), la biographie (Le Chevalier du stade avec Burt Lancaster dans le rôle de Jim Thorpe), le film de guerre, etc., abonné aux rôles de brutes (chef de bande, membre du Ku Klux Klan), côtoyant par ailleurs Rock Hudson ou Anne Baxter. Are you sure that you want to delete this photo?

(1950), Of Love and Desire (1963), and Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison (1951), which inspired Johnny Cash to write his song "Folsom Prison Blues".

Full text is unavailable for this digitized archive article. Cochran was the grandfather of film and television producer Alex Johns, who co-executive produced more than seventy episodes of the animated television series Futurama.

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The email does not appear to be a valid email address. His last years were marred by an obligatory Errol Flynn-type ending of drinking and debauchery. [email protected]

Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, August 19, 2012 at the SCHOEDINGER GROVE CITY CHAPEL, 3920 Broadway, Grove City, where the funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 20, 2012. Leaving Acapulco on June 3rd, the boat encountered extremely stormy weather and Steve's health, which was not good in the first place (he took ill while filming Mozambique and failed to see a doctor), quickly took a turn for the worst.

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His debut was Wonder Man (1945) with Virginia Mayo and Danny Kaye. Named after his father, Robert.

One of the girls, a 14 year old, told authorities the 48-year-old film star lay ill for 10 … Sorry!

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Although he received excellent reviews abroad in the Michelangelo Antonioni picture Il Grido (1957) [The Outcry], his career began a final downslide in the late 50s.

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He and his daughter Xandria, by first wife Florence Lockwood, were long estranged at the time of his death. He was the elder of two children. While playing leading man to 'Constance Bennett' in a tour of "Without Love", he was noticed by Samuel Goldwyn and brought to Hollywood to work with both the Goldwyn Studio and Harry Cohn's Columbia Pictures.Playing a heavy to Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo in Wonder Man (1945) got the ball rolling and he went on to appear in a couple of shady roles in the "Boston Blackie" series before briefly playing Ms. Mayo's extra-marital fling in the war classic The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) and a racketeer in the film noir drama The Chase (1946). A notorious womanizer, Cochran was married and divorced three times, and was often in the Hollywood tabloids reportedly having affairs with such actresses as Mae West, Jayne Mansfield, Joan Crawford, Merle Oberon, Ida Lupino and Mamie Van Doren. He made his film debut with "Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion" (1945) and quickly followed with "Wonder Man" (1945). The Mexican woman and two teenage Mexican girls aboard said he had died 10 days earlier. After the frisky collegiate got the ax from his team due to his fraternizations with the opposite sex, he wound up joining his college's dramatic club. Cause of Death. If you have questions, please contact [email protected]

Edit a memorial you manage or suggest changes to the memorial manager. Born in Eureka, California but raised in Laramie, Wyoming, the son of a lumberman. On June 25, 1965, the yacht drifted into Port Champerico, Guatemala, with three alive but very distraught women aboard and the body of Steve Cochran, who had died ten days earlier. Interesting stories about famous people, biographies, humorous stories, photos and videos.

And with his womanizing reputation preceding him, the tabloids could not have dreamed up a more salacious and mysterious ending for this cinematic bad boy in 1965 than amid a crew of lovely Mexican ladies!Christened Robert Alexander Cochran, the actor was born on May 25, 1917, in Eureka, California, but grew up in Laramie, Wyoming, as the son of a logger. On June 15, 1965, at the age of 48, Cochran died on his yacht off the coast of Guatemala, reportedly due to an acute lung infection. The boat drifted to shore in Port Champerico, Guatemala and was found by authorities.

Cochran’s company attempted to produce some television serieshttp://books.google.com/books?id=riEEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA6&dq=%22robert+alexander+productions%22&lr= and other films such as The Tom Mix Story (with Cochran as Mix),p.142 Parrish, Robert & DeCarl, Lennard Hollywood Players: The Forties 1976 Arlington House Publishers but they were never produced with the exception of a television pilot where he played John C. Fremont in Fremont the Trailblazer.http://briansdriveintheater.com/stevecochran.html Cochran’s final film was Mozambique (1965).

Steve Cochran est un acteur américain, né Robert Alexander Cochran à Eureka (Californie, États-Unis) le 25 mai 1917, mort sur l'océan Pacifique (au large du Guatemala) le 15 juin 1965. Share this memorial using social media sites or email. - IMDb Mini Biography By: We have 2 volunteers within ten miles of your requested photo location. Newspapers.com makes these newspapers available for the purpose of historical research, and is not responsible for the content of any newspapers archived at our site. He quit college in 1937 to give Hollywood a go. We have set your language to Failed to delete memorial. Cochran died under mysterious circumstances.

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Cochran's body was already highly decomposed when found. Please enter your email address and we will send you an email with a reset password code. Cause of death. The big secret in playing a gangster in movies is to really believe that the character you are playing is doing no wrong. This resulted in the excellent but little-known drama Come Next Spring (1956), opposite Ann Sheridan.

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He appeared in many films, including The Chase (1946), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), Copacabana (1947), A Song Is Born (1948), Highway 301 (1950), The Damned Don’t Cry! GREAT NEWS!



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In May 1965, Cochran had revived his production company, and together with three women, whom he had hired as his assistants, boarded his 40-foot yacht to travel to Central and South America to look for filming locations.

After a stint working as a cowpuncher, Cochran developed his acting skills in local theatre and gradually progressed onto Broadway, film, and television. Steve Cochran's Death is Laid to Lung Infection, Paralysis (official Guatemalen cover up). All photos uploaded successfully, click on the Done button to see the photos in the gallery. Drag images here or select from your computer for Steve Cochran memorial.

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