Ed Flanders

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Real name is Flanders, Edward Paul
Was born at 29 December 1934 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA . Died at 22 February 1995, Denny, California, USA (suicide)
There is some small facts about Ed Flanders:
  • He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on February 22, 1995 in Denny, California. He left no note, but had been struggling with depression for some time. His family lived nearby in Eureka. He and his wife were divorced about a year earlier.
  • Actor and three-time Emmy winner Ed Flanders was best known as the kindhearted "Dr. Donald Westphall" on the '80s NBC series "St. Elsewhere" (1982) .
  • Won a Tony Award for playing "Phil Hogan" in "A Moon for the Misbegotten" on Broadway in 1974 and the first of his three Emmy Awards for the same role in 1976 for the televised version of the 'Eugene O'Neill (I)' play.
  • Played U. S. President 'Harry S. Truman' on film more times than any other single actor, and in more different productions.
  • A great part of his depression was a result of severe chronic back pain.
  • Had 4 children: 'Scott Flanders' , Suzanne Flanders, 'Ian Geer Flanders' , and Evan Flanders.
  • Ex-son-in-law of 'Will Geer' and 'Herta Ware' .
  • Ex-brother-in-law of 'Kate Geer' and 'Thad Geer' .
  • Former member of the Globe Theatre Company in San Diego, where he made his stage debut in 'Mr. Roberts'.
  • Upon his death, he was cremated.
  • Before he was a successful actor, served as an x-ray tech in the U.S. Army.
  • Started acting when he was in high school.
  • With his salary from "St. Elsewhere" (1982) , he was able to purchase a ranch in Eureka, California.
  • Met his second wife, 'Ellen Geer' , when the two were skating in Milwaukee.
  • Had two siblings: Rene and Bud.
  • Met 'Christina Pickles' at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, who would later co-star opposite him on "St. Elsewhere" (1982) .
  • Just before his death, he worked with ex-"St. Elsewhere" (1982) co-star, 'Terence Knox' , on "The Road Home" (1994) , also produced by 'Bruce Paltrow' .
  • Former neighbor of 'Mark Rowley (I)' .
  • Before he was a successful actor, he used to work at the Old Globe Theater.
  • Graduated from Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1953.
  • Flanders lost his mother, when he was age 14, in an automobile accident.
  • Acting mentor of: 'Ed Begley Jr.' , 'Howie Mandel (I)' , 'David Morse (I)' , and 'Denzel Washington' .
  • The Lure of Shakespeare soon took him to the University of Michigan-based Association of Producing Artists, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • In 1959, Flanders won the first of two Atlas awards (The Globe equivalent of the Tony) for his role as Banjo in The Man Who Came to Dinner. He won his second Atlas in 1960 for Golden Fleecing, a comedy.
  • Friends of: 'Norman Lloyd (I)' , 'William Daniels (I)' , 'Bonnie Bartlett' , 'Bruce Paltrow' , 'David Wayne (I)' , 'Herb Edelman' , 'Paul Sand (I)' , 'Betty White (I)' , 'Steve Allen (I)' , 'Jayne Meadows' , 'Jack Lord (I)' , 'France Nuyen' , 'Jack Dodson (I)' , 'Jane Wyatt (I)' , 'Christina Pickles' and 'Stephen Elliott (I)' .
  • For most of his life, he suffered with depression.
  • Was drafted into the U.S. Army, his enlistment created an estrangement that ended his marriage and also subsequently separated him from his children for the next two decades.
  • When he attended Patrick Henry High School, he was a part of the hockey team.
  • Never retired from acting, despite his physical pain.
  • Was involved in a near-fatal car accident (1989).
  • At Minneapolis's Patrick Henry High School, Flanders was voted 'Peppiest'... a trait that would also characterize his energy as an actor.
  • Was a reclusive person.
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There is the list of movies, where Ed Flanders was taked part:
1 Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan movie Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan 1975 as Ralph Paine
2 The Amazing Howard Hughes movie The Amazing Howard Hughes 1977 as Noah Dietrich
3 The Legend of Lizzie Borden movie The Legend of Lizzie Borden 1975 as Hosea Knowlton
4 The Ninth Configuration movie The Ninth Configuration 1980 as Col. Richard Fell
5 The Sad and Lonely Sundays movie The Sad and Lonely Sundays 1976 as Dr. Frankman
6 The Trial of the Catonsville Nine movie The Trial of the Catonsville Nine 1972 as Father Daniel Berrigan
7 Truman at Potsdam movie Truman at Potsdam 1976 as President Harry S Truman
8 Backstairs at the White House movie Backstairs at the White House 1979 as President Calvin Coolidge
9 A Moon for the Misbegotten movie A Moon for the Misbegotten 1975 as Phil Hogan
10 Bye Bye Love movie Bye Bye Love 1995 as Walter Sims
11 Citizen Cohn movie Citizen Cohn 1992 as Joseph N. Welch
12 Eleanor and Franklin movie Eleanor and Franklin 1976 as Louis Howe
13 Goodbye, Raggedy Ann movie Goodbye, Raggedy Ann 1971 as David Bevin
14 Harry S. Truman: Plain Speaking movie Harry S. Truman: Plain Speaking 1976 as Harry S. Truman
15 Hunter movie Hunter 1973 as Dr. Miles
16 Inchon movie Inchon 1981 as President Harry S. Truman
17 Indict and Convict movie Indict and Convict 1974 as Timothy Fitzgerald
18 MacArthur movie MacArthur 1977 as President Truman
19 Mary White movie Mary White 1977 as William Allen White
20 Message from Nam movie Message from Nam 1993 as Ed Wilson
21 Salems Lot movie Salems Lot 1979 as Dr. Bill Norton
22 Skokie movie Skokie 1981 as Mayor Albert J. Smith
23 Special Bulletin movie Special Bulletin 1983 as John Woodley
24 The 28th Annual Tony Awards movie The 28th Annual Tony Awards 1974 as Himself
25 The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards movie The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1979 as Himself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special
26 The 36th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards movie The 36th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1984 as Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
27 The 9th Annual Peoples Choice Awards movie The 9th Annual Peoples Choice Awards 1983 as Himself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Dramatic Program
28 The Exorcist III movie The Exorcist III 1990 as Father Dyer
29 The Final Days movie The Final Days 1989 as Leonard Garment
30 The Grasshopper movie The Grasshopper 1970 as Jack Benton
31 The Perfect Tribute movie The Perfect Tribute 1991 as Warren
32 The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper movie The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper 1981 as Brigadier
33 Things in Their Season movie Things in Their Season 1974 as Carl Gerlach
34 Tomorrows Child movie Tomorrows Child 1982 as Anders Stenslund
35 Travis Logan, D.A. movie Travis Logan, D.A. 1971 as Psychiatrist
36 True Confessions movie True Confessions 1981 as Dan T. Campion
37 Banyon movie Banyon 1971 as Sergeant Randall
38 Barnaby Jones movie Barnaby Jones 1973 as 'Doc' Fred Tucker
39 Bearcats! movie Bearcats! 1971 as Ben Tillman
40 Blind Ambition movie Blind Ambition 1979 as Charles Shaffer
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