Robert Arthur (actor)

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Robert Arthur
Born (1925-06-18)June 18, 1925
Aberdeen, Washington, U.S.
Died October 1, 2008(2008-10-01) (aged 83)
Aberdeen, Washington, U.S.
Cause of death heart failure
Years active 1945-1966

Robert Arthur (June 18, 1925 – October 1, 2008) was an American motion picture actor who appeared in dozens of films in the 1940s and 1950s.


Born Robert Paul Arthaud, Arthur appeared in the 1949 war film Twelve O'Clock High as the comic relief–providing Sgt. McIllhenny, in the 1951 Billy Wilder film Ace in the Hole, and in the 1950s television program The Lone Ranger. Arthur was known for playing youthful teenage or young adult roles.

In his later years, Arthur became an activist for gay rights on behalf of senior citizens, and was involved with the Log Cabin Republicans.[1]

He never married, but dated actresses Jane Russell, Rhonda Fleming, Jan Sterling, Jane Greer, Ava Gardner and Zsa Zsa Gabor.

Robert Arthur died in Aberdeen, Washington, on October 1, 2008, from heart failure, aged 83.

Partial filmography


  1. "Passings", Los Angeles Times, 6 October 2008, archived from the original on October 12, 2008, retrieved 2008-10-29 Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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