Bill is an actor playing the role of Lucentio in a touring production READ MORE - PRO MEMBERS ONLY Join the StageAgent community to read our character analysis for Bill Calhoun (Lucentio) and unlock other amazing theatre resources! He said in a 1959 article that the only two good films he made were With a Song in My Heart and How to Marry a Millionaire, the rest being "terrible".[17]. [citation needed], He left home at 17 to escape beatings from his stepfather and began hot-wiring cars. His final appearance, 70 years old but handsome as ever, was as Ernest Tucker in Pure Country (1992). His first public appearance in the film capital was as Lana Turner's escort to the premiere of Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound (1945), a Selznick production. Calhoun then left Fox. Christopher Colquhoun (born in Carlisle, England) is an English actor who trained at RADA.He is known for appearing as Simon Kaminski in the BBC drama series Casualty, from 2002 to 2004.He also appeared in Holby City in this role as well. Accessibility Statement Terms Privacy |StageAgent © 2020. In the mid-'50s blackmailers threatened to make his prison record public; instead, Calhoun himself revealed it. In 2014 he played Joff in The Believers at the Tricycle, London,[2] and Scar in The Lion King (musical) on its UK tour.[3]. Upgrade to PRO Cole Porter, Bill is an actor playing the role of Lucentio in a touring production. Rory Calhoun was born Francis Timothy McCown in Los Angeles, the son of Elizabeth Cuthbert and James McCown. He returned to the U.S. to make several films for producer A.C. Lyles, such as The Young and The Brave (1963), Young Fury (1965) and Apache Uprising (1965) as well as other films such as Face in the Rain (1963). Calhoun has two stars on Hollywood's Walk of Fame: one for motion pictures, and one for television. He returned to Europe to make Our Men in Bagdad (1966) and The Emerald of Artatama (1969). Rory Calhoun (born Francis Timothy McCown, August 8, 1922 – April 28, 1999) was an American film and television actor, screenwriter and producer. Some of his popular appearances came in TV shows, such as, ‘Massacre River’ (1947), ‘I’d Climb the Highest Mountain’ (1951), ‘The Looters’ (1955), ‘Young Fury’ (1960), ‘Bitter Heritage’ (1979), and ‘Pure Country’ (1992). William Calhoun, Actor: Peter Stuyvesant. 1944–1945: Early acting credits as Frank McCown, 1945–1949: Change to Rory Calhoun and partnership with David O. Selznick, 1950–1954: 20th Century Fox and stardom, 1954–1956: Freelancing and Universal Studios, 1944–1945: Early acting credits as Frank McCown, 1945–1949: Change to Rory Calhoun and partnership with David O. Selznick, 1950–1954: 20th Century Fox and stardom, 1954–1956: Freelancing and Universal Studios. Rory starred in over 80 films and 1,000 television episodes. Calhoun produced and wrote screenplays throughout his career. During Calhoun's contract with 20th Century Fox, he was in A Ticket to Tomahawk (1950) and was second male lead in I'd Climb the Highest Mountain (1951) with Susan Hayward, and Meet Me After the Show (1951) with Betty Grable. Before becoming an actor he worked as a boxer, a lumberjack, a truck driver and a cowpuncher. In late 1956, he arranged to pull out of his contract with Universal and said his fee was $75,000 per film. Tall and handsome, he benefited from a screen test at 20th Century-Fox, arranged for him by Sue Carol, a Hollywood agent and the wife of actor Alan Ladd, who is said to have spotted Calhoun while he was riding a horse in a Los Angeles park. [22] He stayed with the series until 1987.[23]. Calhoun replied to her charge: "Heck, she didn't even include half of them". His young criminal career was rather extensive. When the news came out he received an offer to play "The Champion" on Climax! Willson signed McCown to a contract with Selznick's company Vanguard and his name was soon changed to Rory Calhoun.