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Chet Stratton
Chet Stratton
Credits
Role Captain Johnny Corcoran
Biographical Information
Birth Name Chester B. Stratton
Birthdate July 31, 1910
Birthplace Paterson, New Jersey, United States
Death Date July 7, 1970 (age 59)
Death Place Los Angeles, California, United States

Chet Stratton played Captain Johnny Corcoran, a fictional character come to life, in the second season episode, "And Then I Wrote" (1965).

Biography[]

Chester B. Stratton was a prolific film, radio-television and stage actor and singer. He was born into a theatrical family where he toured as a child in repertory shows and in vaudeville. He studied at the University of Alabama and Rutgers University.

He appeared on Broadway in "White Oaks" with Ethel Barrymore, "The Barretts of Wimpole Street" with Katharine Cornell and in a number of other plays including "Island Fling", "The Live Wire", "The Connecticut Yankee" and "Man and Superman". He played radio's "Hop Harrigan" and was the lead player for a decade on "The O'Neills", also appearing on "The Lux Radio Theater", "Schlitz Playhouse" and "Cavalcade of America". When the television era dawned, he appeared on many live programs from both Hollywood and New York and was a frequent talk-show guest and interviewee. However when acting jobs were scarce, he supported himself by driving a furniture-delivery truck and selling washing-machines, even sailing to Europe aboard an oil tanker.[1]

He died on July 7, 1970 in Los Angeles from a heart attack and stroke. He was 59.[2]

External Link[]

Chester Stratton on the Internet Broadway Database.

References[]

  1. Chet Stratton on the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on April 8, 2020.
  2. Chet Stratton on the TV IV. Retrieved on April 8, 2020.
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