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William Thourlby (1924–2013)

William Thourlby was born on January 22, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He was an actor and producer, known for Two Weeks Notice (2002), Hawaii Five-O (1968) and Angel's Flight (1965). He died on April 15, 2013 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Fri, Aug 30 4:00 PM PDT on LIFE (034)

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Known For

Two Weeks Notice Man in Elevator
Hawaii Five-O HPD Officer
Angel's Flight Ben Wiley
The Creeping Terror Dr. Bradford


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 2002 Two Weeks Notice
Man in Elevator
 1971 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
HPD Officer
- Odd Man In (1971) ... HPD Officer (as Wm. Buddy Thourlby)
 1969 The Best Damn Fiddler from Calabogie to Kaladar
Adam (as Bill Thourlby)
 1966 Castle of Evil
 1965 Angel's Flight
Ben Wiley
 1964 The Creeping Terror (TV Movie)
Dr. Bradford
 1964 Vengeance
Capt. Lafe Todd
 1962 The Manchurian Candidate
Little (uncredited)
 1961 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Sam Starr
- A Bullet for the D.A. (1961) ... Sam Starr
 1961 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Chief Nachez
- Wyatt Takes the Primrose Path (1961) ... Chief Nachez
 1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Lefty James
- The Contest for Aaron Gold (1960) ... Lefty James
 1960 Rawhide (TV Series)
- Incident of the Silent Web (1960) ... Morgan
 1958 Decoy (TV Series)
- Bullet of Hate (1958) ... Detective
 1953 The Joe Louis Story
Max Schmeling (uncredited)
 1951 Fixed Bayonets!
Husky Doggie (uncredited)
 1951 Rhubarb
Baseball Player (uncredited)
 1951 Fort Dodge Stampede
Doubtful (uncredited)
 1951 Government Agents vs Phantom Legion
Henchman Larson [Ch. 3] (uncredited)
 1951 Inside Straight
Immigrant (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "Business Etiquette" (1979) Book: "You Are What You Wear" (1990) Book: "Passport to Power". Forbes/Wittenburg (2002) Book: "Women the New Power Class". Forbes/Wittenburg & Brown

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Alternate Names:

Bill Thourlby | William L. Thourlby | Wm. Buddy Thourlby


6' 4" (1.93 m)

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Was befriended by Jim Thorpe who got him in films. Used to be introduced by Thorpe as his "son, Buddy" which is the name he used in his beginning film career. See more »

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