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William Redfield
William Redfield
Credits
Role Adam Newlarkin
Biographical Information
Birthdate January 26, 1927
Birthplace New York, New York, United States
Death Date August 17, 1976 (age 49)
Death Place New York, New York, United States[1]

William Redfield portrayed Adam Newlarkin, Darrin's old Army buddy, in the second season episode, "We're in for a Bad Spell" (1965).

Biography[]

A founding member of the Actor's Studio, William Redfield was an accomplished actor who made his Broadway debut in 1936 at the age of 9. He continued working steadily on Broadway appearing in such productions as "Our Town" while branching out into both radio and movies.

During the 1950's he added television where he was a co-creator of the "Mr. Peepers" television series and starred in two short run series "Jimmy Hughes Rookie Cop" (1953) and "The Marriage" (1954). He made guest appearances on numerous other shows and is credited with creating while continuing to work on Broadway.

Through the 1960's and 1970's, he appeared in movies (such as "Fantastic Voyage", "The Hot Rock" and "For Pete's Sake"), Broadway (appearing in productions such as "A Man for All Seasons" and "You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running") and television (playing Floyd, Felix Unger's younger brother in the "Odd Couple" series).

His biggest role was in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" playing the role of "Harding", Jack Nicholson's antagonist. During the filming, however, he was diagnosed with Leukemia. Redfield died a year after the film was released.[2]

References[]

  1. William Redfield on the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on January 7, 2020.
  2. William Redfield on Find a Grave. Retrieved on January 31, 2020.
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