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Peter Marshall is a Actor and Writer American born on 30 march 1926 at Huntington (USA)

Peter Marshall

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Birth name Ralph Pierre LaCock
Nationality USA
Birth 30 march 1926 (98 years) at Huntington (USA)
Awards Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host

Ralph Pierre LaCock, better known by his stage name Peter Marshall (born March 30, 1926), is an American television and radio personality, singer, and actor. He was the original host of The Hollywood Squares, from 1966 to 1981. He has almost fifty television, movie, and Broadway credits. His stage name reportedly derived from the college in his home town (Marshall College, which became Marshall University in 1961).


Peter Marshall was born Ralph Pierre LaCock on March 30, 1926 to Ralph and Jean LaCock, in Huntington, West Virginia, to a show business family. Following his father's death, he moved to New York City when he was a teenager to be with his mother, a costume designer. His elder sister, Joanne Dru, was an actress who is best remembered for her roles in the films Red River, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, and All the King's Men.

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Filmography of Peter Marshall (18 films)

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Teddy Bears' Picnic, 1h20
Directed by Harry Shearer
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors John Michael Higgins, Ming-Na Wen, Henry Gibson, Peter Marshall, David Rasche, Brenda Strong
Roles Peter Marshall
Rating39% 1.975211.975211.975211.975211.97521
Teddy Bears' Picnic covers an annual encampment of prominent male leaders at the Zambezi Glen, a thinly-veiled reference to the Bohemian Grove.
The Last Dance, 1h53
Directed by Colin Nutley
Origin Danemark
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Dance films, Sports films
Actors Helena Bergström, Reine Brynolfsson, Ewa Fröling, Peter Andersson, Rikard Wolff, Philip Jackson
Rating51% 2.5579452.5579452.5579452.5579452.557945
A Swedish woman is found dead in Blackpool. Was she murdered?
Annie (1982)
, 2h6
Directed by John Huston
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about adoption, Films about children, Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, Children's films
Actors Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Bernadette Peters, Ann Reinking, Tim Curry, Geoffrey Holder
Roles Bert Healy, a radio show host.
Rating65% 3.2992353.2992353.2992353.2992353.299235
In 1933, during The Great Depression, a young orphan named Annie is living in the Hudson Street Orphanage in New York City. One night, Annie comforts one of the youngest orphans by singing to her (“Maybe”). The orphanage's cruel and alcoholic supervisor Agatha Hannigan hears the singing, and punishes the orphans by making them clean up the orphanage ("It's the Hard Knock Life"). Later while trying to flee in a laundry truck, Annie rescues a dog being tormented by a group of boys. She names him Sandy after convincing a dogcatcher that he is hers (“Dumb Dog”), and the pair is escorted back to the orphanage. Soon after, Miss Hannigan discovers Sandy and threatens to send him to the sausage factory (“Sandy”). However, Grace Farrell, a secretary to billionaire Oliver Warbucks, arrives, saying that he wants an orphan to stay at his mansion for a week to help his image. Despite Hannigan's objections, Grace picks Annie and allows Sandy to accompany her.
Americathon, 1h26
Directed by Neal Israel
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Environmental films, Films set in the future, Films based on plays
Actors John Ritter, Peter Riegert, Harvey Korman, Fred Willard, Richard Schaal, Chief Dan George
Roles Himself
Rating45% 2.2597852.2597852.2597852.2597852.259785
In the (then-near future) year 1998, the USA has run out of oil, and many Americans are living in their now-stationary cars and using other non-gas-powered means of transportation such as jogging, riding bicycles and rollerskating. Many Americans wear sweatsuits. In search of leadership, Americans elect Chet Roosevelt (Ritter) as President. Roosevelt, a "cosmically inspired" former governor of California, proves to have little else in common with Teddy Roosevelt or FDR other than his name. Roosevelt, an overly-optimistic man who quotes positive affirmation slogans, stages a number of highly publicized fund raising events, all of which fail. Real money comes in the form of loans from a cartel of Native Americans, led by billionaire Sam Birdwater (George), in control of Nike (which has been renamed "National Indian Knitting Enterprise").
Rabbit Test, 1h24
Directed by Joan Rivers
Genres Comedy
Actors Billy Crystal, Roddy McDowall, Joan Prather, Alex Rocco, Doris Roberts, Michael Keaton
Roles Self
Rating31% 1.5870551.5870551.5870551.5870551.587055
Lionel Carpenter is a night-school teacher who has bad luck with women. He remains a virgin until his brash cousin Danny (Alex Rocco) sets him up with a one-night stand. Soon after, Lionel starts feeling nauseated and vomits, eventually doing so onto Segoynia Savaka (Joan Prather), one of his immigrant students. This turns out to be a blessing in disguise, as it gives him an excuse to ask her out on a date, and a romance develops.
Happy Anniversary and Goodbye, 1h
Directed by Jack Donohue
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lucille Ball, Art Carney, Nanette Fabray, Peter Marshall, Don Porter
Roles Greg Carter
Rating56% 2.8089052.8089052.8089052.8089052.808905
Norma and Malcolm Michaels are a middle-aged married couple who are in the midst of a midlife crisis. Both decide to separate and begin their lives anew away from each other. However, problems ensue once they discover that they are no longer as young as they used to be.
Ensign Pulver, 1h44
Directed by Joshua Logan
Origin USA
Genres War, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Military humor in film, Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Robert Walker Jr., Burl Ives, Walter Matthau, Larry Hagman, Tommy Sands, Millie Perkins
Roles Carney
Rating59% 2.9526352.9526352.9526352.9526352.952635
U.S. Navy Ensign Frank Pulver (Robert Walker, Jr.) feels unappreciated, as usual. Even when he personally aims a sharp object into the hindquarters of the hated Captain Morton (Burl Ives), the happy crew cannot imagine that the all-talk, no-action Pulver could be behind it. A poll to guess at the identity of the "ass-sassin" results in votes for almost everyone except Pulver, which he bitterly resents.
Swingin' Along
Directed by Charles Barton
Genres Comedy
Actors Tommy Noonan, Peter Marshall, Barbara Eden, Ted Knight, Connie Gilchrist, Carol Christensen
Roles Duke
Rating48% 2.4347652.4347652.4347652.4347652.434765
Freddy Merkle never finishes anything. He has a half-done painting, half a sculpture and a sonata he's been composing for quite a while. His girlfriend Ginny encourages him to finish something he starts, but Freddy, a delivery boy, never quite gets around to it.
The Rookie
The Rookie (1959)
, 1h24
Directed by George O'Hanlon
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Peter Marshall, Tommy Noonan, Julie Newmar, Joe Besser, Jerry Lester, Vince Barnett
Roles Pete Marshall / Japanese sailor
Rating44% 2.217912.217912.217912.217912.21791
Set in 1945, Thomas Patrick Noonan (Tommy Noonan) is a radio station page who receives an Army induction draft notice on the day World War II ends. He insists he should fulfill his military duty, and a mistake at the Pentagon results in a decommissioned stateside military facility being kept open to accommodate his basic training.
The 49th Man, 1h13
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Themes Political films
Actors John Ireland, Richard Denning, Peter Marshall, Robert Foulk, Suzanne Dalbert, Mike Connors
Roles Leo Wayne
Rating59% 2.95382.95382.95382.95382.9538
After a fatal car crash in Lordsburg, New Mexico, investigators find a mysterious machine component that they turn over to the nearby Los Alamos National Laboratory for identification. Scientists there declare that it is one component of an advanced portable nuclear weapon designed by an unknown, presumably hostile power. The discovery prompts Paul Reagan (Richard Denning), chief of the Security Investigation Division (SID), to send agent John Williams (John Ireland) to investigate the source of these components and to prevent them from being assembled into a functioning weapon. As more parts are smuggled into the United States, the investigation expands and a pattern begins to emerge which points to Marseilles, France.
Starlift (1951)
, 1h43
Directed by Roy Del Ruth
Origin USA
Genres Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Aviation films, Musical films, Political films
Actors Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Virginia Mayo, Ruth Roman, Gene Nelson, Janice Rule
Roles Noonan and Marshall
Rating58% 2.9027052.9027052.9027052.9027052.902705
Air Force flyers Rick Williams (Ron Hagerthy) and Mike Nolan (Dick Wesson) attempt to meet Nell Wayne (Janice Rule), a (fictitious) film star performing in a star-studded musical in San Francisco. Rick and Nell were both from the same small town, but had never met. Mike attempts to convince both the staff and cast members at the theater that Rick and Nell are best friends and are extremely close. Ruth Roman takes pity on them and takes them to meet Nell. However, the men first meet with Doris Day and Gordon MacRae, who are rehearsing the song "You're Gonna Lose Your Gal."
FBI Girl
FBI Girl (1951)
, 1h14
Directed by William Berke
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Cesar Romero, Margia Dean, George Brent, Audrey Totter, Tom Drake, Raymond Greenleaf
Roles Pete
Rating60% 3.0011853.0011853.0011853.0011853.001185
Governor Grisby is politically ambitious, as is ruthless right-hand man Blake and a man on their payroll, Chercourt, an influential lobbyist. There is a problem, though: Grisby is actually a wanted murderer named John Williams.