Jeffrey Lynn

Jeffrey Lynn

Known for: Acting
Biography: 1909-02-16
Deathday: 1995-11-24 (86 years old)

Biography

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Jeffrey Lynn (born Ragnar Godfrey Lind; February 16, 1909 – November 24, 1995) was an American stage-screen actor and film producer who worked primarily through the Golden Age of Hollywood establishing himself as one of the premier talents of his time. Throughout his acting career, both on stage and in film, he was typecast as "the attractive, reliable love interest of the heroine," or "the tall, stalwart hero."


Born and raised in Massachusetts, he attended Bates College, before working as a teacher. He was tapped to act in his first film in 1938, which convinced him to move to Hollywood, California. His second film–Four Daughters (1938)–propelled him into national fame sparking three sequels: Daughters Courageous (1939), Four Wives (1939) and Four Mothers (1941) with Lynn reprising his role in each of them. He was at the center of the Gone with the Wind (1939) screening controversy; he was noted as the top contender to play Ashley Wilkes, however, the directer eventually chose Leslie Howard instead. Lynn was asked to join James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart in The Roaring Twenties (1939), a gangster noir that garnered him critical praise. His success continued with such films as The Fighting 69th (1940) in which he portrayed poet-soldier Joyce Kilmer opposite Cagney, It All Came True (1940), All This and Heaven Too (1940) and Million Dollar Baby (1941).


His movie career was put on hold for World War II draft, where he received a Bronze Star for his service as a in Italy and Austria as a combat intelligence captain. He returned to the screen in 1948 and was in the notably successful, A Letter to Three Wives (1949), which went on to be nominated of best picture in the 1950 prime time Academy Awards. A year later he joined that cast of Home Town Story (1951) billed alongside Marilyn Monroe. His later film career credits include: BUtterfield 8 (1960) along with Elizabeth Taylor and Laurence Harvey, and Tony Rome (1967) with Frank Sinatra.


Lynn also began to act on Broadway and was featured in such plays as Any Wednesday (1966) and Dinner at Eight (1967). Later on in his career he found mixed critical success television starring in hit shows such as Robert Montgomery Presents, Your Show of Shows, My Son Jeep (with young Martin Huston), and Lux Video Theatre.


He died in November 1995 in Burbank, California from natural causes and was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills. Actor Jeffrey Lynn "Jeff" Goldblum is named in honor of Jeffrey Lynn.

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Filmography

all 53

Movies 37

TV Shows 16

self 4

Ambrose McGee
Midnight Caller

Midnight Caller (1988)

TV
6
(archive footage)
The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind

The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind (1988)

Movie
Sam Wilson
Murder, She Wrote

Murder, She Wrote (1984)

TV
7
Simon & Simon

Simon & Simon (1981)

TV
6
Knots Landing

Knots Landing (1979)

TV
5.33
Adam Boyd
Tony Rome

Tony Rome (1967)

Movie
Ironside

Ironside (1967)

TV
6
Doctor Parry
The Spiral Staircase

The Spiral Staircase (1961)

Movie
Bingham Smith
BUtterfield 8

BUtterfield 8 (1960)

Movie
Charlie Walker
Lost Lagoon

Lost Lagoon (1957)

Movie
Self - Host
Star Stage

Star Stage (1955)

TV
Paul Stapleton
Doorway to Suspicion

Doorway to Suspicion (1954)

Movie
Self (uncredited)
Main Street to Broadway

Main Street to Broadway (1953)

Movie
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951)

TV
Tales of Tomorrow

Tales of Tomorrow (1951)

TV
Blake Washburn
Home Town Story

Home Town Story (1951)

Movie
Capt. Ralph Johnson
Up Front

Up Front (1951)

Movie
Tom / Seth Warner / Ralph Caswell
Lux Video Theatre

Lux Video Theatre (1950)

TV
Your Show of Shows

Your Show of Shows (1950)

TV
Capt. George Brendensen
Captain China

Captain China (1950)

Movie
Self - Mystery Guest
What's My Line?

What's My Line? (1950)

TV
Robert Montgomery Presents

Robert Montgomery Presents (1950)

TV
Sam Wilson
Strange Bargain

Strange Bargain (1949)

Movie
Lights Out

Lights Out (1949)

TV
Bradford 'Brad' Bishop
A Letter to Three Wives

A Letter to Three Wives (1949)

Movie
John Bantreagh / Don Ashley
Suspense

Suspense (1949)

TV
Dr. Arnold Vincent
Whiplash

Whiplash (1948)

Movie
Art Hugenon
Studio One

Studio One (1948)

TV
The Philco Television Playhouse

The Philco Television Playhouse (1948)

TV
Phillip Manning
For the Love of Mary

For the Love of Mary (1948)

Movie
Lance Hardeen
Black Bart

Black Bart (1948)

Movie
Self
Breakdowns of 1942

Breakdowns of 1942 (1942)

Movie
Peter DeHaven
The Body Disappears

The Body Disappears (1941)

Movie
Jim Conwoy
Law of the Tropics

Law of the Tropics (1941)

Movie
Kurt Franken
Underground

Underground (1941)

Movie
James Amory
Million Dollar Baby

Million Dollar Baby (1941)

Movie
Michael Farroway
Flight from Destiny

Flight from Destiny (1941)

Movie
Felix Dietz
Four Mothers

Four Mothers (1941)

Movie
Dave Bennett (Bennet in Newspaper Story)
Money and the Woman

Money and the Woman (1940)

Movie
Tony Baldwin
My Love Came Back

My Love Came Back (1940)

Movie
Henry Martyn Field
All This, and Heaven Too

All This, and Heaven Too (1940)

Movie
Tommy Taylor
It All Came True

It All Came True (1940)

Movie
Joyce Kilmer
The Fighting 69th

The Fighting 69th (1940)

Movie
Felix Dietz
Four Wives

Four Wives (1939)

Movie
Jed Sutton
A Child Is Born

A Child Is Born (1939)

Movie
Lloyd Hart
The Roaring Twenties

The Roaring Twenties (1939)

Movie
6
Lowell Warrington
Espionage Agent

Espionage Agent (1939)

Movie
Johnny Heming
Daughters Courageous

Daughters Courageous (1939)

Movie
Douglas Hall
Yes, My Darling Daughter

Yes, My Darling Daughter (1939)

Movie
Felix Deitz
Four Daughters

Four Daughters (1938)

Movie
Chronicle Reporter
Cowboy from Brooklyn

Cowboy from Brooklyn (1938)

Movie
Davis
When Were You Born

When Were You Born (1938)

Movie
The Makeup Artist
Out Where the Stars Begin

Out Where the Stars Begin (1938)

Movie

Ratings

Average 6.11
Based on 109 Thousand movie and tv ratings over time
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Information

Known For
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1909-02-16

Deathday
1995-11-24 (86 years old)

Birth Place
Auburn, United States of America

Relationships
Robin Chandler Duke (1946-01-01 - 1958-01-01)

Citizenships
United States of America

Also Known As
Ragnar Godfrey Lind

Awards
Bronze Star Medal


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