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Howard Duff is a Actor American born on 24 november 1913 at Bremerton (USA)

Howard Duff

Howard Duff
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Birth name Howard Green Duff
Nationality USA
Birth 24 november 1913 at Bremerton (USA)
Death 8 july 1990 (at 76 years) at Santa Barbara (USA)

Howard Green Duff (November 24, 1913 – July 8, 1990) was an American actor of film, television, stage, and radio.


Duff had a tempestuous relationship with actress Ava Gardner in the late 1940s. In 1951, he married Ida Lupino. After he was listed in Red Channels as a communist subversive in 1950, he lost his radio work and might have forfeited his entire career had it not been for his marriage. They had a daughter, Bridget Duff (born April 23, 1952). They separated in 1966 and divorced in 1984. He subsequently married Judy Jenkinson. Duff was a staunch Democrat.

Best films

Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
The Naked City (1948)

Usually with

Ida Lupino
Ida Lupino
(5 films)
Bud Westmore
Bud Westmore
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Howard Duff (35 films)

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Too Much Sun
Directed by Robert Downey Sr.
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Allan Arbus, Robert Downey Jr., Howard Duff, Lara Harris, James Hong, Eric Idle
Roles O. M.
Rating41% 2.0960152.0960152.0960152.0960152.096015
A multi-millionaire is making out his will. His son is gay and his daughter a lesbian, yet he vows to leave his fortune to the first one who can produce a grandchild.
No Way Out
No Way Out (1987)
, 1h54
Directed by Roger Donaldson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime, Romance
Themes Spy films, Politique, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Political films, LGBT-related films, United States Armed Forces in films, LGBT-related film
Actors Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Will Patton, Sean Young, Howard Duff, David Paymer
Roles Senator Duvall
Rating70% 3.549213.549213.549213.549213.54921
At an inaugural ball, US Navy Lieutenant Commander Tom Farrell meets a woman, Susan Atwell, and they begin an affair, although she is involved with another man. Later, Farrell begins to work at the Pentagon for the US Secretary of Defense, David Brice.
Monster in the Closet, 1h27
Origin USA
Genres Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Paul Dooley, Claude Akins, Denise DuBarry, Stella Stevens, Howard Duff, Kevin Peter Hall
Roles Father Finnegan
Rating49% 2.4566452.4566452.4566452.4566452.456645
After a series of murders in San Francisco that all take place inside closets, a reporter and his scientist friend decide to uncover the mystery and save California. The film contains many comical and subtle references to homosexuality. The title references the state of being a closeted gay, the creature's sudden smitteness and affection for the handsome leading man even though there is no other indication that the creature is female, and the film ends with it collapsing and dying while "marching on San Francisco."
The Wild Women of Chastity Gulch, 1h41
Directed by Philip Leacock
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Western
Actors Priscilla Barnes, Joan Collins, Lee Horsley, Donny Osmond, Morgan Brittany, Phyllis Davis
Rating49% 2.485662.485662.485662.485662.48566
In Civil War-era Southern Missouri, Dr. Maggie McCullough (Priscilla Barnes) travels to the aid of her ailing Aunt Annie (Joan Collins), the town's madame, in the lovely community of Sweetwater. With all of the men away at war, Maggie coordinates a truce between Aunt Annie's girls and the respectable women of the town. While Maggie contemplates the love triangle that's formed with an injured Union fighter (Donny Osmond) and a captured Confederate doctor (Lee Horsley), a demented faction of soldiers invade Sweetwater and the women must spring into action to defend their homes.
Oh, God! Book II, 1h34
Directed by Gilbert Cates
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy
Actors George Burns, Suzanne Pleshette, David Birney, Louanne Sirota, Howard Duff, Conrad Janis
Rating53% 2.652792.652792.652792.652792.65279
In this sequel, God asks the help of 11-year-old Tracy Richards (Louanne Sirota) to help promote Himself. Tracy creates the slogan "Think God" and soon has her friends spreading the message by posters, graffiti and other ways. But Tracy's parents and psychiatrists think the young girl is just insane. God is the only one that can straighten out the situation. One of the memorable scenes showed God riding a motorcycle, with Tracy riding in the sidecar, where there were scenes that showed nobody on the motorcycle, which baffled the two policemen.
Double Negative, 1h36
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller
Actors John Candy, Anthony Perkins, Eugene Levy, Michael Ironside, Susan Clark, Howard Duff
Roles Lester Harlen
Rating45% 2.2813352.2813352.2813352.2813352.281335
Michael Taylor, played by Michael Sarrazin, is tormented by his sheer lack of memory concerning the night his wife was found brutally killed. Michael's girlfriend helps him attempt to make sense of it all. Anthony Perkins plays a blackmailer, John Candy has a supporting role as 'John'.
Kramer vs. Kramer, 1h45
Directed by Robert Benton
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Justin Henry, Jane Alexander, Howard Duff, George Coe
Roles John Shaunessy
Rating77% 3.89833.89833.89833.89833.8983
Ted Kramer (Dustin Hoffman) is a workaholic advertising executive who has just been assigned a new and very important account. Ted arrives home and shares the good news with his wife Joanna (Meryl Streep) only to find that she is leaving him. Saying that she needs to find herself, she leaves Ted to raise their son Billy (Justin Henry) by himself. Ted and Billy initially resent one another as Ted no longer has time to carry his increased workload and Billy misses his mother's love and attention. After months of unrest, Ted and Billy learn to cope and gradually bond as father and son.
A Wedding
A Wedding (1978)
, 2h5
Directed by Robert Altman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about marriage
Actors Desi Arnaz Jr., Carol Burnett, Geraldine Chaplin, Howard Duff, Vittorio Gassman, Mia Farrow
Roles Dr. Jules Meecham
Rating70% 3.546593.546593.546593.546593.54659
Dino Corelli (Desi Arnaz Jr.) marries Muffin Brenner (Amy Stryker) in a lavish Episcopalian church wedding presided over by a doddering, forgetful bishop. After the ceremony, the wedding party and guests drive back to the Corelli mansion for the reception. Meanwhile, the elderly, bedridden matriarch Nettie Sloan (Lillian Gish), mother of Regina Sloan Corelli (Nina Van Pallandt) and grandmother of the groom Dino, is being tended in her upstairs bedroom at the mansion by drunk, lecherous Dr. Jules Meecham (Howard Duff). Nettie is lying in her bed speaking with wedding planner Rita Billingsley (Geraldine Chaplin) when Nettie suddenly dies peacefully. Dr. Meecham informs Dino's father and head of household Luigi Corelli (Vittorio Gassman) of Nettie's death, but leaves it to him to tell his wife Regina, which Luigi is unable to do because Regina is high on drugs and mentally unstable. Nettie's corpse remains lying in bed, appearing to be asleep, throughout the reception, while various attendees are quietly told about her death or in some cases visit her in her room without realizing she's actually dead. By the time her bossy daughter Toni (Dina Merrill) finds out and calls a family meeting to make a dramatic announcement, the other family members are mostly not surprised or even too upset.
The Late Show, 1h33
Directed by Robert Benton
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Actors Art Carney, Lily Tomlin, Eugene Roche, Bill Macy, Joanna Cassidy, Ruth Nelson
Roles Harry Regan
Rating68% 3.442523.442523.442523.442523.44252
A financially strained, aging Los Angeles private detective named Ira Wells isn't a well man and is barely active in the business. He is a loner who doesn't much care for company or small talk. When his ex-partner Harry Regan, however, shows up at Ira's boarding house one night mortally wounded while on a case, Ira feels it's up to him to get to the bottom of it.
Snatched (1973)

Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Howard Duff, John Saxon, Leslie Nielsen, Sheree North, Barbara Parkins, Robert Reed
Rating63% 3.188863.188863.188863.188863.18886
The wives of three wealthy men are kidnapped and held for a $3 million ransom. One of the wives, a diabetic, needs medication or she will soon die. One of the husbands refuses to pay his share of the ransom. There is also an unseen mastermind behind the kidnapping.
Panic in the City, 1h37
Genres Thriller
Actors Howard Duff, Linda Cristal, Nehemiah Persoff, Stephen McNally, Anne Jeffreys, Oscar Beregi, Jr.
Roles Dave Pomeroy
Rating56% 2.8277652.8277652.8277652.8277652.827765
An agent of the National Bureau of Investigation investigates the death of a nuclear scientist and discovers a plot to detonate an atomic weapon in Los Angeles.
Boys' Night Out, 1h55
Directed by Michael Gordon
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Kim Novak, James Garner, Tony Randall, Howard Morris, Howard Duff, Janet Blair
Roles Doug Jackson
Rating65% 3.297863.297863.297863.297863.29786
Three married men, George (Tony Randall), Doug (Howard Duff), and Howie (Howard Morris), and divorcé Fred (James Garner) are friends who commute to work from Greenwich, Connecticut, to New York City on the same train. Seeing Fred's philandering boss, Mr. Bingham (Larry Keating), with his mistress sets the men to fantasizing about sharing the expense of an apartment in the city as a love nest. As a gag, they give Fred the task of finding an unrealistically inexpensive apartment and a blonde "companion" to go with it.
While the City Sleeps, 1h40
Directed by Fritz Lang
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Noir, Crime
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Serial killer films
Actors Dana Andrews, Rhonda Fleming, George Sanders, John Drew Barrymore, Ida Lupino, Howard Duff
Roles Lt. Burt Kaufman
Rating69% 3.4992053.4992053.4992053.4992053.499205
A power struggle ensues after the death of media magnate Amos Kyne (Robert Warick), who turned his corporation over to his sole heir, foppish son Walter (Vincent Price). Rather than run the company himself, Walter decides to let the heads of its three divisions fight it out. Their assignment is to score an exclusive story on a serial killer terrorizing women in New York the Kyne organization's newspaper dubs "The Lipstick Killer". Whoever identifies him before the police will be rewarded the title of executive director.