Bromfield as Frank Morgan.
June 11, 1922
South Bend, Indiana, U.S.
|Died||September 19, 2005 83) (aged|
Palm Desert, California, U.S.
|Resting place||Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California|
|Occupation||Actor and commercial fisherman|
(m. 1948;div. 1954)
(m. 1955;div. 1959)
John Bromfield (born Farron Bromfield;June 11, 1922 – September 19, 2005) was an American film and television actor.
Farron Bromfield was born in South Bend, Indiana. He played football and was a boxing championat Saint Mary's College of California, where he also lettered in football, baseball, track and swimming. In the 1940s, he gained his first acting experience at the La Jolla Playhouse.
Bromfield served in the United States Navy in World War II.
Bromfield's screen debut came in Harpoon (1948).The same year, he was cast as a detective in Sorry, Wrong Number , starring Burt Lancaster and Barbara Stanwyck for Paramount Pictures. In 1953, Bromfield appeared with Esther Williams, Van Johnson and Tony Martin in Easy to Love .
He also starred in horror films, including the 1955 3D production Revenge of the Creature , one of the Creature from the Black Lagoon sequels.
In the middle 1950s, Bromfield appeared in westerns, such as NBC's Frontier anthology series in the role of a sheriff in the episode "The Hanging at Thunder Butte Creek".
In 1956, Bromfield was cast as law enforcement officer Frank Morgan in the syndicated western-themed crime drama series The Sheriff of Cochise , 1134 The real sheriff of Cochise County at the time, Jack Howard, visited the set when the program began and made Bromfield an honorary deputy. Bromfield once told The Los Angeles Times : "About 40 million see 'Sheriff of Cochise' or 'U.S. Marshal' every week. I'd have to do about twenty-five pictures, major pictures, over a span of eight or nine years for enough people to see me in the theater who see me in one week on 'U.S. Marshal'... The show is seen all over the world. Television is a fabulous medium." The series was actually created by his co-star Stan Jones, who appeared in twenty-four segments as Deputy Harry Olson.and in its spinoff, U.S. Marshal. :
In 1960, Bromfield retired from acting to produce sports shows and work as a commercial fisherman off Newport Beach, California.
Bromfield married Grace Landis while in college. They later divorced. He married actress Corinne Calvet in Boulder, Colorado, in 1948. They were divorced March 16, 1954.He also was divorced from actress/dancer Larri Thomas. He and his fourth wife, actress/dancer and author Mary Ellen Bromfield, were married 43 years.
Bromfield died September 18, 2005, at age 83 from renal failure in Palm Desert, California.
|1948||Sorry, Wrong Number||Joe - Detective|
|1949||Rope of Sand||Thompson|
|1950||Paid in Full||Dr. Clark|
|1950||The Furies||Clay Jeffords|
|1952||The Cimarron Kid||Tulsa Jack||Uncredited|
|1952||Hold That Line||Biff Wallace|
|1952||Flat Top||Ens. Snakehips McKay|
|1953||Easy to Love||Hank|
|1954||Ring of Fear||Armand St. Dennis|
|1954||The Black Dakotas||Mike Daugherty|
|1955||Revenge of the Creature||Joe Hayes|
|1955||The Big Bluff||Ricardo De Villa|
|1955||The Tender Trap||Actor in 'Easy to Love' - Movie on TV||Uncredited|
|1956||Three Bad Sisters||Jim Norton|
|1956||Crime Against Joe||Joe Manning|
|1956||Quincannon, Frontier Scout||Lt. Burke|
|1956||Frontier Gambler||Deputy Marshal Curt Darrow|
|1956||Hot Cars||Nick Dunn|
|1956||Curucu, Beast of the Amazon||Rock Dean|
|1961||Morgan keibu to nazô no otoko||(final film role)|
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