Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Who Are Those Guys? - John Bentley

John Bentley was born on December 2, 1916 in Sparkhill, Birmingham, England. He was a British film actor who emerged in the 1970s as Hugh Mortimer, Meg Richardson's ill-fated new husband in the soap opera “Crossroads”. He also starred in the jungle adventure series “African Patrol” (1957) as Chief Inspector Paul Derek and made various other guest appearances. Although he made a few ‘A’ films such as the romantic lead in “The Happiest Days of Your Life” (1950) he was relegated mainly to ‘B’ films. Always likeable and authoritative, he was at his best playing sympathetic police inspectors as in his only Euro-western “The Singer Not the Song” (1961) where he played the chief of police. Bentley died on August 13, 2009 in Petworth, Sussex, England.

BENTLEY, John [12/2/1916, Sparkhill, Birmingham, England, U.K. - 8/13/2009, Petworth, Sussex, England, U.K.] – singer, stage, TV actor.
The Singer Not the Song - 1961 (chief of police)

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