Tom Tully

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27 April 1908 Durango, Colorado, USA
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Colordo-born Tom Tully got into the acting business after a stint in the U.S. Navy. He had extensive experience in radio and on the stage before making his film debut in Northern Pursuit (1943). Tully worked steadily for the remainder of his career, and was typically cast as a somewhat tough but basically decent cop, military officer or other authority figure. He was nominated for an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for his role as the captain being replaced by Humphrey Bogart in The Caine Mutiny (1954). He had a co-starring role with Warner Anderson in the highly regarded TV cop show "The Lineup" (1954), which was directed by his old friend Don Siegel. His last role was a small but showy one as a crooked gun dealer in Siegel's thriller Charley Varrick (1973).